Colleen Heisey

Colleen Heisey

Biology, 1999

Partner at Hunton and Williams LLC

I am a member of my firm's administrative law group in the food and drug practice, where I focus on issues surrounding the regulation of drug, biological, medical device, food, dietary supplement and cosmetic products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture and other federal and state agencies.

I enjoy the subject matter, which requires that I understand not only the guiding laws and regulations, but also the therapeutic areas in which my clients operate and the underlying data that supports their products. It's a pleasant blend of science with the law.

Going to college was a life-changing experience, and Lycoming made that possible for me, both financially and environmentally. It was the right environment for me to grow -- the class sizes, the faculty and the breadth of information I was encouraged to experience as part of the liberal arts curriculum. I found new and interesting things to learn, as well as ways of learning about new and interesting things. The former made me more informed and better rounded while the latter revelation bolstered confidence to take on any subject, including the law.