Steven J. Lynn, MS

Executive Principal Consultant, Pharma and Biologics


FDA Consultant


Steve has over 25 years of quality and regulatory compliance related experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, blood, plasma and tissue industries. He served in executive leadership roles with global accountability in both the private sector, as well as at the US FDA.

Steve is an expert in Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) compliance related matters and has significant experience with other GxP quality compliance and regulatory issues (Ex: GCP and PV).

Steve is currently the Executive Principal Consultant, Pharmaceuticals and Biologics for Regulatory Compliance Associates (RCA). Prior to RCA he was the principal consultant/owner for Lynn Consulting, LLC, which provided expert GxP consulting services to the life sciences industry.

Before entering the consulting world, Steve was the Global Head of Group (Corporate) Compliance and Audit at Novartis AG. In this role Steve led the corporate compliance and audit functions for Novartis. Prior to joining Novartis, Steve was the inaugural Vice President of Global Quality Compliance at Mylan, Inc. in Canonsburg, PA.


FDA Compliance Consultant


Prior to Mylan, Steve was the Director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Manufacturing and Product Quality (OMPQ) within the Office of Compliance (OC). In this role he was responsible for the global Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) oversight of all drugs manufactured and/or imported into the United States to assure compliance with CGMPs. In addition, in his last year at the FDA he served in a dual position as the Operations Transition Lead for CDER’s new Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) reporting to CDER’s Center Director where he was responsible for setting up OPQ operations.

Steve also served in two acting roles on the inspectorate side of FDA within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). First, he served as the acting Senior Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner for Operations (ACO) within the Immediate Office of ORA’s Office of Operations. In this role, Steve was responsible for advising the ACO in their role of leading and managing ORA’s Office of Operations, which is responsible for all of the Agency’s Headquarters, Domestic and Foreign Field Investigatory, Compliance and Laboratory Operations. Second, Steve served as the acting Director for ORA’s Office of Medical Products and Tobacco Operations (OMPTO).

In this role, Steve represented and made decisions on behalf of the ACO relating to medical and tobacco product program investigatory operational issues, including emergency response activities. In addition, he directed the coordination and management of all domestic and foreign Agency field operations related to medical (drugs, biologics and medical devices) and tobacco products and served as the operational liaison for medical products and tobacco inspection programs to FDA’s medical product and tobacco Centers, as well as to the Agency’s foreign offices.

Before re-joining CDER, Steve served as the Lead Quality System Manager in the Immediate Office of the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (ACRA) in ORA. In this position he led a group of 50+ quality system managers (QSMs) in the planning, development and implementation of ORA’s inaugural (and the Agency’s first) organization-wide formal Quality Management System.


FDA Consulting Services


Steve received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bethany College in Bethany, WV, and a Master of Science Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School in Falmouth, MA. He is an Eagle Scout, Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and an Excellence in Government Program Senior Fellow.


Pharmaceutical Consultant & Pharma Consulting Services 


Regulatory Compliance Associates (RCA) has helped thousands of pharmaceutical companies meet regulatory, compliance, quality assurance, and remediation challenges. With more than 20 years of experience with FDA, Health Canada, EU and global regulatory agencies worldwide, Regulatory Compliance Associates® offers leading pharmaceutical consultants. We’re one of the few pharma consulting companies that can help you navigate the challenges associated with industry regulations.

Our pharmaceutical consulting firm includes over 500 seasoned FDA, Health Canada & EU compliance consultants and regulatory affairs experts who understand industry complexities. It’s a pharma consultancy founded by regulatory compliance executives from the pharmaceutical industry. Every pharmaceutical industry consultant on the Regulatory Compliance Associates team knows the unique inner workings of the regulatory process. 


Client Solutions


Whether you’re in the product planning, development or pharmaceutical lifecycle management stage or need a remediation strategy for a compliance crisis, Regulatory Compliance Associates will guide you through every pharmaceutical consulting step of the regulatory process. Our pharmaceutical consulting Experts will create a customized approach depending on your product and company’s individual needs. Our regulatory compliance clients include:

  • Companies new to FDA, Health Canada or EU regulations and regulatory compliance
  • Start-up organizations with novel submissions to 510(k) submissions from multi-national corporations
  • Investment firms seeking private equity due diligence for pre-acquisition and post-deal research
  • Law firms seeking pharmaceutical consulting firm expertise in the remediation of warning letters, consent decrees, 483’s or import bans


Regulatory Affairs


Regulatory affairs is Regulatory Compliance Associates backbone. We exceed other pharma consulting companies with industry experts experienced in complexities of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Our pharma consulting expertise spans all facets and levels of Regulatory Affairs. Additionally, we specialize in Regulatory Support for New Products to Life Cycle Management, Outsourced Regulatory Affairs, Submissions, Training, and more.

As your partner, we can negotiate the potential assessment minefield of regulatory compliance services with insight, hindsight, and the clear advantage of our breadth and depth of knowledge and regulatory compliance consulting. We offer the following pharma consulting regulatory affairs services for pharmaceutical companies.

  • New Product Support
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Other Regulatory Services
  • Combination Products


Compliance Assurance


The regulations process surrounding pharmaceutical companies can be tricky for even the most experienced industry veteran to understand. Just one misstep could mean significant and lasting consequences for your business. At Regulatory Compliance Associates, we offer the pharma consulting experience and pharma consultants necessary to guide you through the quality compliance process.

  • Assessments
  • Audits
  • Regulatory Agency Response
  • Preparation and Training
  • Inspection Readiness
  • Data Integrity


Quality Assurance


Regulatory Compliance Associates Quality consulting includes assessments, strategy, implementations, staff augmentations, and identification of quality metrics to ensure continuous improvement. Our pharma consultants understand the strategic thinking needed to align your business needs and goals. Regulatory Compliance Associates quality assurance services include quality experts with experience spanning major corporations and start-ups. Our pharmaceutical consulting firm knows firsthand how to achieve, maintain, and improve quality. Finally, our regulatory compliance services team excels in transferring continuous improvement knowledge to your organization.

  • 21 CFR Part 11
  • Data Integrity
  • Manufacturing Support
  • Facility Support
  • Quality Metrics


Remediation Services 


Regulatory Compliance Associates has a proven remediation services approach to managing FDA Warning Letters, Consent Decrees, Remediation and other serious regulatory situations. Our pharma consultants know how to partner with executive, legal, and communication teams. Each RCA pharma consulting Expert will develop a response that will be accepted by the regulatory agency and be realistic to execute.

Regulatory Compliance Associates pharma regulatory consultants will develop a comprehensive proof book of documented evidence demonstrating the corrective action taken to remediate non-compliant issues. In addition, each Regulatory Compliance Associates pharma consulting Expert understands compliance enforcement. We’ll prepare a comprehensive pharma consulting strategy to assist in your remediation efforts, drive continuous improvement, and maintain regulatory compliance with the regulations.

  • Regulatory Action
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Warning Letter
  • 483 Observation
  • Oversight Services
  • Risk Management Plan


About Regulatory Compliance Associates


pharmaceutical consultantsRegulatory Compliance Associates® (RCA) provides pharmaceutical consulting to the following industries for resolution of life science challenges:

We understand the complexities of running a life science business and possess areas of expertise that include every facet of R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, quality, and manufacturing. We are used to working on the front lines and thriving in the scrutiny of FDA, Health Canada, MHRA and globally-regulated companies.

As your partners, Regulatory Compliance Associates can negotiate the potential minefield of regulatory compliance and regulatory due diligence with insight, hindsight, and the clear advantage of our unique expertise and experience.

  • Founded in 2000
  • Headquartered in Wisconsin (USA)
  • Expertise backed by over 500 industry subject matter experts
  • Acquired by Sotera Health in 2021


About Sotera Health


The name Sotera Health was inspired by Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, and reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®.

Sotera Health Company, along with its three best-in-class businesses – Sterigenics®Nordion® and Nelson Labs®, is a leading global provider of mission-critical end-to-end sterilization solutions and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across our businesses of nearly 200 years and our industry-recognized scientific and technological expertise, we help to ensure the safety of over 190 million patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year.

We are a trusted partner to 5,800+ customers in over 50 countries, including 40 of the top 50 medical device companies and 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies.


Commitment to Quality


Our Certificate of Registration demonstrates that our Quality Management System meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, an internationally recognized standard of quality.


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