Amy Comstock Rick, JD

Amy Comstock Rick, J.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), having joined in August, 2014.  FDLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an innovative, open, balanced exchange of ideas and viewpoints across the field of food and drug law.  FDLI’s mission is to provide topical and timely education, training, and publications, foster professional relationships, and to act as a liaison to inform public policy, law, and regulation.  Prior to joining FDLI, Ms. Rick was the Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) from 2003-2014.  PAN is a Washington D.C.-based national nonprofit focused on educating the public and government leaders on better policies for research and therapy development and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease.  Ms. Rick has also served as the President of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, on the NIH Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Advisory Council, and on the Boards of Directors of the National Health Council and the American Brain Coalition. Before joining PAN, she was the Senate-confirmed Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics from 2000-2003 and the Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel’s Office from 1998-2000.  Ms. Rick began her federal service as a career attorney at the U.S. Department of Education in 1989 and became the Assistant General Counsel for Ethics in 1993.  Prior to her government service, Ms. Rick was an associate attorney at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.