David works to help individuals and companies with professional licensing issues, ranging from the application process to defending disciplinary allegations. His experience includes... more
David works to help individuals and companies with professional licensing issues, ranging from the application process to defending disciplinary allegations. His experience includes representing individuals, companies and professional licensing bodies. David is a panelist in the Missouir Bar's Complaint Resolution Program and an arbitrator for the Finacial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.