Ricki A. Chase, M.S.
Ricki A. Chase, M.S., is Executive Director in the Compliance Practice at Lachman Consultants. She is an expert in Food and Drug Law, Compliance Law, and Current Good Manufacturing Practices. Ms. Chase has served in leadership development positions in all regulated program areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, human and animal foods, biomonitoring, veterinary medicine, biologics, and imports.
During her sixteen-year tenure at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) she served as U.S. FDA Investigator, Supervisory Investigator, Program Manager and Director of Investigations (Chicago), and Instructor for Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA U) Training Program. While Director, Ms. Chase led the operations of the Investigations Branch, including inspections, special investigations, sample collections, consumer complaints, import operations, and emergency response programs.
Ms. Chase is an accomplished and much-sought-after speaker, especially on the topics of Medical Device Current Events, FDA Compliance Trends, and FDA Inspection Readiness and Response. She has made numerous presentations, including “New Initiatives of FDA, Office of Regulatory Affairs” at ASQ, annual presentations regarding field activities, compliance activities, and trends in medical devices and drug program areas at Association of Food and Drug Officials, and compliance law and field activities at John Marshall Law.
Online, Ms. Chase has contributed her knowledge, insights, and expertise to webinars for the FDA News on Field Alert requirements (FAERS), and is an ongoing contributor to MedTech Insight on current topics in medical device compliance matters. In addition, she is also the host of two installments of Lachman Consultants’ webinar series on FDA-related topics.
Board and Association Participation
Her professional memberships and affiliations include the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), and Agence Français de Développment (AFD).