Shelly Garg

Member, FDA Practice Group Leader
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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Areas of Practice

Bar associations

  • American Bar Association,
    Sectional of International Law
  • The Florida Bar,
    International Law Section & Young Lawyer Division
  • Dade County Bar Association

State Bar Memberships


University of Florida,

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SHELLY GARG is a member of the firm with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. She leads the firm's FDA Practice.

Ms. Garg practices in the areas of food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical devices, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. She assists foreign and domestic businesses, manufacturers, distributors, importers and research institutions with regulatory compliance, trade and enforcement matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Justice, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state and local authorities. She provides counsel to clients in areas such as strategic business planning, product development, testing and approval, advertisement and promotion, liability risk, inspections and related issues.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Garg worked in Washington, D.C. as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In that capacity she was granted a top-secret security clearance and produced intelligence briefs to support U.S. government foreign policy decision-makers on various homeland security concerns.

During law school Ms. Garg worked at the National Science Foundation, Office of the Inspector General, where she assisted attorneys and investigators in the areas of government contracts, grantee compliance, embezzlement, fraud, misrepresentation and plagiarism. She was also involved in qui tam actions and False Claims Act cases.

Ms. Garg earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was an active member of the Florida Moot Court Team and received a Book Award in Evidence. She is a member of the Food Drug Law Institute, the American Bar Association (International Law Section), the Florida Bar Association (International Law Section and Young Lawyer’s Division), the Organization of Women in International Trade, and the Dade County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Florida and has conversational fluency in Hindi.

Lectures and Forums

30th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings, Speaker, “How the New U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations Impact Canadian Shippers and Carriers,” September 2016.

What We Learned in 2014, and What to Expect in 2015, December 2014

What You Need to Know about FSMA’s Food Facility Registration Mandates Before Dec. 31, November 2014

America's Food & Beverage Show 2014, "Top 10 Tips to Comply with FDA and Customs Requirements", October 2014

New Delhi, India, “Overview of U.S. Food System”, September 2014

FDLI Food Safety Day, “FSVP: Hazard Analysis & Verification Requirements”, September 2014

Embassy Briefing, “Issues in FDA and FTC Labeling,” September 2014

Hot Topics in FDA and FTC Labeling, September 2014

Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Training, “Liquidated Damages: Getting Penalties Mitigated,”  July 2014

Association for Food Industries, Annual Convention 2014, “FDA: Updates to Nutrition Facts Labeling and GMO Labeling” Waldorf Astoria, Naples, FL May 3, 2014

FDLI Food Week, “FSVP: Hazard Analysis & Verification Requirements” 2014

ABA Section of International Law, Annual Spring Meeting, "Are We Adequately Protecting Our Food Supplies? A Primer For Those With Discriminating Taste” New York, NY, April 2014

Council for Responsible Nutrition/Virgo, Spring Regulatory Roundup: INDs, FSMA, FTC Webinar, “FSMA Obligations for Finished Dietary Supplement Manufacturers” April 23, 2014

ST&R Breakfast & Brainstorm Series, "FDA Regulation Series Event: FDA Inspections, Be Prepared" December 2013

Association of Food Industries Annual Town Hall Meeting, “What to Expect When FDA Is Inspecting” November 2013

FSMA Update Including Discussion of New Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Third Party Auditor Rules, August 2013

FDA and Customs Regulation for New Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs, June 2013

Importation of FDA Regulated Products – What Chilean Exporters Need to Know, ProChile, June 2013

Food and Dietary Supplements 101: Customs and FDA Compliance Issues for U.S. Importers, April 2013

FSMA Implementation: What to Expect from FDA in 2013, Analysis of Sections 103 and 105, April 2013

Medical Device Excise Tax & Establishment Registration Update: New Requirements for 2013, January 2013


Food Drug Law Institute Update, "Connecting the Dots: Reaffirming the Importance of the Produce Safety Rule and Tracing Technology with the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak," August 2018

Food Drug Law Institute, Top 20 Food and Drug Cases 2015 & Cases to Watch 2016, Case Article “In Re: Incretin-Based Therapies Products Liability Litigation,” April 2016. 

2016 Association of Food Industries U.S. Food Import Industry Annual Report, “Food Packaging: Supply-Chain Compliance, Innovation, Food Safety,” April 2016.

Thomson Reuters, “Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law,” January 2016.

2015 Association of Food Industries U.S. food Import Industry Annual Report, “Importer Food Safety Vulnerability Assessment: What it Is, and Why You Need It,” April 2015.

Food Drug Law Institute, Top 20 Food and Drug Cases 2014 & Cases To Watch, 2015
Author: Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. State of Arkansas

FDLI Update, September/October 2014
“Proposed Federal GMO Legislation: Are Uniform National Standards on Their Way?”

Food Drug Law Institute, Top 20 Food and Drug Cases 2013 & Cases To Watch, 2014
Author: Kane v. Chobani

2014 AFI U.S. Food Import Industry Annual Report
"FSMA 2014 in Review: Designating High-Risk Foods, and Proposed FSMA Sanitary Transport Rule"

"Breaking News: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction in Regenerate Sciences Case Involving Autologous Stem Cell Procedure," Feb 2014

FDLI Update, January/February 2013
"Changes in Gluten-Free Labeling"

Professional Associations

Food Drug Law Institute

Organization of Women in International Trade

Customs & International Headlines