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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.

The German regulation of pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals is probably one of the most complicated legal areas in the entire world of life sciences laws. Now, the German government is adding another layer of complexity to the existing rules.

On 20 October 2022, the German Parliament has accepted the draft Act for the Financial