Faculty Biography

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Leonard A. Dwarica

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Health Law

BA, St Peters College; MS, New York University; JD, Pace University School of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Health Care Law



Leonard A. Dwarica is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence – Health Law, Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy, and Director of the Health Law concentration at Quinnipiac University School of Law. He teaches courses in health law, food and drug law, healthcare antitrust, and public health law, and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at the Frank Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining Quinnipiac, Dwarica was an adjunct professor of law at Pace University. He also served as Senior Counsel at Bayer Corporation, where he advised on matters related to the development, promotion, and regulation of prescription drugs and medical devices, and was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Technicon Instruments Corporation in Tarrytown, NY. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a former Chair of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Dwarica is a retired Colonel, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserve.

In 2012, Dwarica co-authored an article in The Health Lawyer titled “Federal Preemption of Drugs and Devices - Consequences for Injured Patients.”

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Leonard A. Dwarica & Nicholas R. Herrel, Federal Preemption of Drugs and Devices - Consequences for Injured Patients, 25 HEALTH L. 4 (2012)