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Keller and Heckman LLP

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

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What the team is known for

At the forefront of food and supplement regulatory matters. Work includes advising on recalls, advertising and animal feed issues. Highly regarded for its representation of companies with complex scientific issues including toxicological assessments and GMO ingredients. Fields additional expertise in handling food packaging issues, regularly providing educational seminars to domestic and European clients. Clients include those in the food and beverage, retail and pharmaceutical and life science industries. Frequently handles the full spectrum of issues associated with newly developed food ingredients.

Strengths

"They do excellent work," comments one interviewee, who adds: "They are unique as they blend a technical expertise along with the legal skills."

Markets sources consider the team to be "one of the most dominant food regulatory firms especially on the side of food packaging, and some of the more scientific food exposure issues."

Another says: "They have toxicologists on staff that can speak to the technical aspects of food regulatory matters and provide expert opinions."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Daikin America in a negotiation with the FDA for a voluntary market exit of per- and poly-fluoralkyl substances, which had been authorized under the FCN.

Notable practitioners

Devon Hill draws strength from his scientific background to advise on complex food packaging issues.
"He is a recognized expert in packaging regulatory law and science. His knowledge and network base is very impressive."

Richard Mann is commended for his ability to advise clients on both regulatory and litigation matters, including advertising and promotional disputes and compliance issues.
"Rick provides advice in a timely and concise manner."

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Overview

Keller and Heckman’s world-renowned Food and Drug practice, provides clients with comprehensive legal and regulatory advice for a vast range of food and drug products, including foods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, veterinary products, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and cannabis products, as well as the packaging for these products.

We advise clients in promoting, protecting, and defending their products that are regulated by a variety of agencies and regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Commission and Member States authorities in the European Union (EU), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and similar authorities and regulators throughout the world.

In the packaging arena, we assist clients with the preparation and submission of food contact notifications, food additive petitions, technical dossiers, and other filings to obtain regulatory clearances for substances (including recycled materials) used in the production of packaging for food, drugs, and other products.

Members

Bond, Rachel

Chowdhury, Azim

Clark, Mitzi

Drozen, Melvin

Hill, Devon

Keithline, Jeffrey

Langhorn, Pamela

Lieberman, Cynthia

Mann, Richard

Misko, George

Nielsen, Catherine

Pelonis, Evangelia

Rainer, Natalie

Skaggs, Kathryn

Stearns, Frederick

Thompson, Mark

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Keller and Heckman LLP

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Location

1001 G Street, NW

Suite 500 West

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation


Devon Hill
Band 3
Richard Mann
Band 3