Sonali P. Gunawardhana
Sonali P. Gunawardhana has joined the life science team of Shook, Hardy and Bacon.


WASHINGTON — Sonali P. Gunawardhana has joined the life science team of Shook, Hardy and Bacon, a law firm specializing in health, science and technology.

Ms. Gunawardhana will counsel food and beverage, drug and device and dietary supplement companies on regulatory matters from Shook’s Washington office.

“Providing health, life science and consumer product companies with a forward-looking approach to the F.D.A. is critical to meet their business objectives,” said Madeleine McDonough, Shook chair. “Sonali brings a wealth of practical guidance and a refined understanding of evolving regulatory challenges. Her F.D.A. knowledge combined with her legal and industry acumen will make her a powerful advocate for our clients.”

Ms. Gunawardhana joined Shook from Wiley Rein L.L.P., where she helped food and beverage companies as well as pharmaceutical and medical device businesses seeking to resolve Food and Drug Administration challenges.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law with a focus on health law, Ms. Gunawardhana holds a master's of law degree from American University College of Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, a graduate degree from Webster University and an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.

Established in 1889, Shook, Hardy and Bacon L.L.P. has 12 offices in the United States and London.