Gregory W. Fortsch


Senior Legal Counsel, Regulatory, NBTY, Inc., Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Johns Hopkins; J.D., Seton Hall

B.A., History, Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law. Professor Fortsch is currently Senior Legal Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at NBTY,...

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B.A., History, Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins; J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law. Professor Fortsch is currently Senior Legal Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at NBTY, Inc., a global company that makes over 20,000 products including vitamins and dietary supplements.  Prior to NBTY, he spent nearly 9 years at the Federal Trade Commission.  At the FTC, he served as a senior staff attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Advertising Practices where he was responsible for monitoring, investigating and prosecuting companies and individuals that violate federal laws prohibiting false and deceptive advertising with a focus on health-related products such as dietary supplements and non-conventional remedies; an Assistant Director in the Bureau's Division of Planning and Information; and counsel to Bureau Director David Vladeck. Prior to working at the FTC, he clerked for the Honorable Mark B. Epstein of the Superior Court of New Jersey and worked in Washington in private practice at Epstein, Becker & Green and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs.  He is the co-editor of the chapter on the FTC for the American Bar Association's 2011, 2013, and 2016 editions of its "Consumer Protection Law Developments" treatise.