J.D., Harvard Law School
M.P.H., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
B.A., Rice University (magna cum laude)


New York
District of Columbia (pending)


Samantha Hong advises clients in the food, drug, cosmetic, dietary supplement, and tobacco industries on wide-ranging legal and regulatory matters related to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal and state agencies.  As a former attorney at FDA, Samantha brings valuable insight regarding regulatory compliance matters and FDA enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, Samantha served as an Associate Chief Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel at FDA where she handled enforcement matters across all product areas and litigated challenges to agency actions on issues ranging from drug exclusivity and tobacco product policies to emergency use authorizations.  In this role, Samantha worked closely with the U.S. Department of Justice and was responsible for advising senior agency officials on case strategy, implications for agency policy development, and settlement negotiations.

Samantha also previously served in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) where she advised various HHS components including the Office of Research Integrity and the National Vaccine Program Office.  Prior to her government tenure, Samantha worked as a patent litigator at two international law firms.

*Practicing under the supervision of attorneys licensed in the District of Columbia