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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.

In 2021, European lawmakers and agencies issued a number of proposals to regulate artificial intelligence (“AI”), the Internet of Things (“IoT”), connected and automated vehicles (“CAV”), and data privacy, as well as reports and funding programs to pursue the developments in these emerging areas.  From the adoption of more stringent cybersecurity standards for IoT devices