Hon. Daniel E. Troy

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

Dan Troy joined GSK as Senior Vice President & General Counsel in September 2008. Reporting to Andrew Witty, he is based in Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia PA, and is a member of the Corporate Executive Team.
Previously a Partner at the Washington law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he represented mainly pharmaceutical companies and trade associations on matters related to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and government regulations, Dan was formerly Chief Counsel for the FDA, where he served as a primary liaison to the White House and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

While leading an office of attorneys who reviewed and approved all major regulations and guidances, Dan oversaw the legislative implications of many of the most important issues facing the pharmaceutical industry today, including the reform of the Hatch-Waxman Act and subsequent legislative ratification. His office also approved and managed all agency litigation, and Dan established procedures for the FDA legal team to follow in preparing and then litigating high-profile cases.


Dan is a graduate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Kent Scholar. After graduation from law school, he was a law clerk for the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Publications and Multimedia
The Future of Federal Pre-Emption - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2009
Federal Preemption and the Supreme Court - Event Audio/Video
Administrative Law Practice Group and American Enterprise Institute
February 21, 2008
Law and Culture- Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline - Event Video
A Conference Discussing the Contributions of Judge Robert H. Bork
June 26, 2007
State Court Docket Watch November 2006
Table of Contents
November 29, 2006
Agency Preemption: Speak Softly, But Carry A Big Stick? - Event Audio
2006 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2006
Manufacturers' Immunity: The FDA Compliance Defense - Event Video
Administrative Law Practice Group
March 21, 2006
FDA Censorship Could Cost Lives
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
October 01, 1999
Taking Commercial Speech Seriously
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1998
May 01, 1998
Foreign Entities Whose Web Sites Violate US Laws Relating to Drug Advertising, Securities Offerings or Obscenities May Subject American Affiliates to Prosecution
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
July 01, 1997