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Selected for the 2019
Pathfinder Program
of the Leadership Council
on Legal Diversity

Chalana N. Damron

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2566
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Chalana N. Damron is a counsel in the firm's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group. Chalana’s litigation practice spans numerous industries including aviation, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage. She represents clients in a diverse array of litigations, including commercial, antitrust, class action, and product liability.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Representing pharmaceutical distributor in product liability litigation filed in multiple jurisdictions, both state and federal, stemming from voluntary recall.
  • Representing major domestic airline in a federal antitrust class action.
  • Represented leading snack food manufacturer in defense of breach of contract and promissory estoppel claims in Illinois federal court, obtaining summary judgment on all claims prior to trial.
  • Represented parts supplier in litigation over alleged product defect and warranty claims.
  • Represented personal care company in false advertising litigation under the Lanham Act.

Recognizing the intersection between regulatory compliance and litigation vulnerability, Chalana also leverages her litigation experience when advising FDA-regulated companies on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and compliance matters. As part of her regulatory practice, Chalana assists clients with preparing for FDA inspections, evaluating quality systems, responding to FDA 483 observations, and becoming compliant with the Federal Food , Drug and Cosmetic Act. She regularly evaluates and offers commentary on litigation and regulatory developments impacting FDA-regulated industries, and provides clients with mechanisms to limit the risk of marketing-related challenges by plaintiffs and regulators. Additionally, Chalana develops and conducts comprehensive training programs to assist regulatory executives and marketing teams with understanding and complying with FDA regulations.

In response to COVID-19, Chalana has leveraged her litigation and FDA experience to guide companies as they pivot their businesses to mitigate critical supply shortages throughout the country. Chalana also assists companies with navigating the myriad of federal and state regulations aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and counsels clients on COVID-19 litigation strategies and defenses.

Chalana is an active participant in Crowell and Moring's pro bono program and focuses on housing issues, such as housing discrimination and landlord-tenant disputes. She has represented plaintiffs in two fair housing cases brought in the Eastern District of Virginia.

In 2021, Chalana was recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” lawyer by The National Black Lawyers, an organization that recognizes lawyers who have a reputation for providing excellent legal representation and who are leaders in their respective practice areas.

Chalana received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was a member of the Black Law Student Association's Trial Advocacy Team. She earned a B.S. in political science, summa cum laude, from Christopher Newport University.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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May.13.2021 The National Black Lawyers Selects Crowell & Moring Lawyers as Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 Members
Mar.05.2021 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Engage with Corporate Officers at National Bar Association Commercial Law Section’s Annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Feb.12.2019 Crowell & Moring Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Participants
Jan.03.2019 Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel
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