Deborah J. Burditt began her career in food, drug and medical device law in 1980 when she joined Burditt & Calkins, a law firm specializing in food and drug law and founded by her father, George M. Burditt. Her practice focuses on advising clients in the food and health care industry on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

Ms. Burditt has experience in a wide range of matters involving food regulation, including food safety issues, food standards, and food product labeling and advertising. She also assists clients with submissions to regulatory agencies for approval of food, drug and medical device products.

Ms. Burditt has extensive experience with the regulation of human tissue heart valves, having been involved in representing and counseling a trade association of processors in that industry. Interacting closely with FDA, she was instrumental in assuring that FDA's regulation of that evolving industry via rulemaking was balanced and appropriate to protect public health, but not overly burdensome for the client companies.

Ms. Burditt has many interests outside of her law practice, including gardening, tennis and her most recent passion, golf. She is also involved in many philanthropic activities and enjoys spending time with her husband and their six children, particularly at their summer home in northern Michigan.

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1980
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977 summa cum laude