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Sophie Herold is an associate in Covington’s Frankfurt office and a member of our Food, Drug and Device Practice and our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. She advises clients on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters.

Sophie advises clients on all aspects of pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, clinical research, advertising, data protection and other regulatory issues over the entire product lifecycle. She also counsels clients on legal, contractual and privacy issues that affect digital health products and services. Besides, Sophie assists clients with data privacy and technology related matters, including medical apps, automated vehicles, IoT and AI-based devices.

Sophie's practice includes advisory work. She also represents clients before authorities and in court.

On June 1, 2021, several German supervisory authorities (“SAs”) announced the launch of a “nationwide investigation” into German companies transferring personal data outside of the European Economic Area.  Currently, there is no official list of all the SAs participating in the investigation, but at least 8 of Germany’s 16 regional SAs have announced their intention to take part in it, including: Baden Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saarland.
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