Jesse C. Dresser


Jesse C. Dresser, Esq. is a Partner in Frier Levitt’s Life Sciences Department and heads the firm’s Pharmacy Practice Group. In this role, Jesse’s practice is dedicated to representing a broad cross-section of pharmacies and pharmacy providers, including community retail pharmacies, chain pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion providers, digital pharmacies, and dispensing physician practices. Jesse represents pharmacy providers nationally regarding issues with payors and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), including PBM audit appeals, network terminations, network access and credentialing applications, and reimbursement issues.

In addition to his work with pharmacy clients, Jesse also represents a variety of other entities across the healthcare and life sciences spectrum, including other healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors, and healthcare technology companies. Through this work, Jesse has focused on the intersection between the law and economic considerations, including drug pricing, marketing techniques, and benefits management, as well as the relationships between and among the different stakeholders in the drug channel.

Finally, Jesse also assists clients undergoing government investigations in the healthcare space, and works closes with the white collar team in defending civil and criminal cases.

Jesse frequently lectures across the county at national and regional pharmacy and healthcare conferences and organizations, including the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC), the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP), the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP), the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), and the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA),. He also regularly hosts pharmacy industry webinars for a variety of industry organizations and affiliated companies. In addition to lecturing, Jesse has been published or quoted in a variety of internationally-circulated publications and media.

Jesse was awarded the “40 Under 40 in Cancer” honor in 2019, recognizing his contributions made in the field of cancer, and is a member of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).

Jesse joined Frier Levitt in 2010 after graduating magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to joining Frier Levitt, Jesse served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise, former Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

University of Connecticut, magna cum laude

  • State of New Jersey 
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey
  • National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

“The Pill Pack-Amazon Deal and the Importance of Developing a Strategic Plan for Growth and Compliance,” The Voice of Independent Pharmacy Magazine, Summer 2018

“3 Takeaways From FDA’s Drug Compounding Guidances,” Law360, April 16, 2016

Legal and Regulatory Issues in Veterinary Compounding: Where Does Your Pharmacy Fit?” at the February 25, 2016 IACP/ACA/ACVP Educational Conference, San Diego, CA

Understanding the Contours of Veterinary Compounding Regulations,” ACVP Webinar, September 9, 2015

503A or 503B: Where Do You Fit In?” ACA Webinar, July 30, 2015

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True: How to Navigate Business Opportunities While Protecting Your Pharmacy” at the February 26, 2015 IACP/ACA/ACVP Educational Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Payor and Government Trends: An Update to Stay Ahead of the Curve” at the February 26, 2015 IACP/ACA/ACVP Educational Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL

In 2013 and 2014, Jesse gave several lectures regarding various legal, regulatory, and contractual issues relating to pharmacies at Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Tulsa, OK

2020 New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Awards, New Leaders of the Bar Award Recipient 

2019 40 Under 40 in Cancer – Emerging Leaders who have made contributions across the field of cancer