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Chalana Netasha Damron

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

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

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. 

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.

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.


  • Christopher Newport University, B.S. political science (2009) summa cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2013)


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

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"FDA Enforcement Trends: Reflecting on 2019 and Looking Onward to 2020," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (January 16, 2020). Contacts: John Fuson, Chalana Netasha Damron, Emily Tucker, Mena Gaballah, PharmD
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FDA 483 and Warning Letter Trends," FDAnews Webinar (November 25, 2019). Presenter: John Fuson and Chalana N. Williams.
"FDA 483 and Warning Letter Trends," 14th Annual FDA Inspections Summit, Bethesda, MD (October 25, 2019). Presenter: Chalana N. Damron.
"There May Be Hope for That Label Claim, After All: FDA Proposes to Add Additional Non-Digestible Carbs to the Definition of Dietary Fiber," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (April 2, 2019). Contacts: John Fuson, Chalana Netasha Damron
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Participants (Feb.12.2019)
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Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes 21 Associates to Counsel (Jan.03.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Update on Developments in Advertising Law and Consumer Protection," BAA Legal Affairs Committee Webinar (February 15, 2018). Presenters: Peter B. Miller, Josh Thomas Foust, Lauren Aronson, and Chalana N. Williams.
"Recent Happenings in Advertising & Product Risk Management – December 2017," Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert (December 20, 2017). Contacts: Rebecca Baden Chaney, Chalana Netasha Damron, Robbie Rogart, Kate M. Watkins, Rukiya Mohamed, Christopher A. Cole, Cheryl A. Falvey, John Fuson, David Ervin, Lauren Aronson, Carolyn W. Wagner, Matthew Cohen
Client Alert / Newsletter
"It’s Only A Game. Or Is It? Advergaming In The Digital Age," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (November 21, 2017). Author: Chalana N. Williams.
"Cyber Reputation Defense: Protecting Your Online Reputation," Crowell & Moring Webinar (October 10, 2017). Presenters: Clifford J. Zatz, Joseph L. Meadows, Laura Offenbacher Aradi and Chalana N. Williams.

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