CHICAGO (May 31, 2017) – Global law firm Reed Smith LLP today announced the arrival of Rachael Pontikes, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the Chicago office. Previously a partner with Duane Morris in Chicago, Pontikes is a leading voice in the Drug Quality Security Act-Compounding Quality Act, and brings significant and extensive experience representing clients in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries in disputes, and with regulatory issues involving various federal and state agencies.

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“Rachael will greatly expand our health care capabilities in the Midwest,” said Scot Hasselman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. “Nationally known for her work in the compounding pharmacy space, she complements our existing health care and life science practice, and provides additional depth in compliance and regulatory issues on both the state and federal level. We’re extremely excited to welcome her to our team.”