Patty Kaeding

Position title: Board of Visitors

Patty Karding

Patty Kaeding (’89) has focused her legal career on health and regulatory law matters. At UW-Madison, Patty received her B.A. Honors degree in History and Political Science. After completing her J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School in 1992, she started as a federal government attorney by joining the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. She served for over ten years in the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel in metro Washington, D.C., where her work included a wide range of litigation, policy, and legislative matters. In 2004, she returned to Madison to work at a Wisconsin-based law firm. For fourteen years, from 2006 to 2020, she was Chief Regulatory Counsel at GE Healthcare, a $18 billion unit of General Electric Company, focusing on healthcare product regulatory compliance and strategy globally. Based in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, she now is a consultant for those seeking assistance on FDA and related regulatory matters.