Carolyn Herrmann

Deputy General Counsel

Carolyn Herrmann is responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations to Association staff and members on key issues affecting the OTC, dietary supplement, and consumer medical device industries, representing industry interests on a range of food and drug law regulatory matters, assisting with Association policy development, and managing various industry projects through direct engagement with member company representatives.

Carolyn previously served in this role from 2012 through 2019. From 2019 – 2023 she worked as Associate General Counsel for Nestle Infant Nutrition, supporting the infant and toddler food, supplement and formula businesses and then as Deputy General Counsel, Standards at the U.S. Pharmacopeia in a global leadership team role.

Prior to initially joining CHPA in June 2012, she was an attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, practicing in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division, where she focused primarily on counseling and defending product-liability actions against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

Carolyn is a member of the D.C. Bar Association and the Food and Drug Law Institute. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three boys and two dogs.