Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Manthei served as Majority Counsel for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce (1998-2000). He counseled the Full Commerce Committee Chairman; the Health and Environment and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairmen; as well as the House Leadership on matters relating to the FDA and legislation concerning the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and the Controlled Substances Act.
Since 2000, Mr. Manthei has represented the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries as counsel in nearly every major FDA legislative initiative. He has also testified before Congress on several occasions involving FDA and DEA regulatory and enforcement matters.
Mr. Manthei is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA 2021 for Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory - District of Columbia. He has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA (2010-2021), named a Life Sciences Industry Star by LMG Life Sciences (2012-2020), and a Leading Lawyer in the Healthcare: Life Sciences category by The Legal 500 US (2012-2020). Mr. Manthei was also recently inducted into the “Hall of Fame” by The Legal 500 US, a distinction shared with only four others across all legal practice areas nationwide. In addition, he was named a Life Sciences MVP by Law360 (2016) and recognized as a Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (2018). He has been repeatedly recognized by Washingtonian magazine, including as one of Washington's Best Lawyers (2013) and one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (2006). He currently serves as outside FDA counsel to the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA).
Mr. Manthei has authored numerous articles and has been a featured speaker and lecturer on FDA regulatory and enforcement matters at events sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), AdvaMed, MDMA, BioCom, CLSA, the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), GMA, Harvard University, Stanford University, and MIT, among others.
Mr. Manthei also serves on the editorial board of BNA’s Medical Device Law & Industry Report and LifeSciences Law360.