Sharon A. Blinkoff: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Sharon A. Blinkoff

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Counseling
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Communications
  • Life Sciences
  • Consumer Products & Retail
University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 1972 Dean's List; J.J. Katz Award
Law SchoolNew England School of Law, J.D., 1975; New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1986
Admitted1975, Connecticut; 1976, District of Columbia; 1989, New York


Bar Association of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association FDA section
American Bar Association Consumer Protection Section
Member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association

BornTorrington, Connecticut, September 21, 1950

Ms. Blinkoff represents manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of cosmetics, dietary supplements, over the counter drugs, and medical devices as well as beauty appliances and other consumer products and luxury goods. Ms. Blinkoff regularly advises clients on compliance with the laws enforced by the FDA, CPSC, and the FTC, and obtaining FDA registrations and 510k premarket clearances.

For many years Ms. Blinkoff has played a leadership role in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry serving on the Board of Directors and as Corporate Secretary for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Trade Association. Ms. Blinkoff on behalf of ICMAD has served as part of the industry negotiating team that met with representatives of the US FDA to develop a framework for new Cosmetic legislation. Ms Blinkoff has also been an active participant on behalf of the industry, by submitting comments on FDA's proposed changes to the OTC Monograph proceedings and the proposal to require IND's for cosmetic testing, as well as other regulatory proceedings both state and federal that impact on the Cosmetic and Personal Care industry.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Ms. Blinkoff served as a Patent Attorney to the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, a Division and Regulatory Counsel for Bristol Myers Squib for its Clairol and Products division, Counsel for the Revlon Department Store Group, General Counsel of Ethan Allen Inc. and served as Counsel to two National Law firms in their FDA/ FTC Advertising Practice Groups.


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FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
Theodore P. Augustinos,Sharon A. Blinkoff,Ellen Marie Giblin,Mark E. Schreiber,David S. Szabo, October 16, 2014
On October 1, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized guidance on recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The purpose of the guidance is to encourage manufacturers to consider possible cybersecurity risks while...
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Sharon A. Blinkoff

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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