January 17, 2017

Keller and Heckman LLP

Phone: 202-434-4100
Website: www.khlaw.com

Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law.

Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets.

Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, and Shanghai. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of over 75 independent law firms in more than 140 offices in more than 50 countries. By our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.

Contributing authors from Keller and Heckman LLP:

Douglas Behr, white collar criminal defense lawyer, Keller and Heckman, D.C. law
Partner
Douglas Behr joined Keller and Heckman in 1994. He practices civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He handles matters regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Mr....
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 Thomas C. Berger, Keller Heckman, Environmental Protection lawyer, Product Liability Management Attorney
Partner
Tom Berger joined Keller and Heckman in 1993. Mr. Berger is a partner in Keller and Heckman's Washington DC office and heads Keller and Heckman's Indianapolis satellite office. Mr. Berger...
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Nathan Cardon, Keller Heckman, product safety attorney, labor lawyer
Associate
Nathan Cardon joined Keller and Heckman in 2013.  Mr. Cardon practices in the areas of product safety, privacy, and advertising. In his product safety practice, Mr. Cardon counsels clients...
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 Albert J. Catalano, Keller and Heckman, Domestic Joint Ventures Attorney, FCC Regulation Lawyer, DC
Counsel
Albert Catalano joined Keller and Heckman in 2014.  Mr. Catalano has 30 years of experience in telecommunications regulatory and legislative matters, domestic and international joint...
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Owen Chaput, Keller Heckman, tobacco manufacturing lawyer, evapor regulation attorney
Associate
Owen Chaput practices in the area of food law, as well as tobacco and e-vapor regulation. He advises domestic and foreign clients on establishing clearances for food additives and food...
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 Yun Chen, Keller Heckman, Food and Drug regulation Lawyer, International Compliance Attorney
Associate
Yun Chen joined Keller and Heckman in 2014.  Ms. Chen practices in the area of food and drug law.  Ms. Chen advises foreign and domestic clients regarding compliance with international...
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Azim Chowdhury, Keller Heckman, ECigarette Research lawyer, FDA Regulatory Compliance Attorney
Partner
Azim Chowdhury joined Keller and Heckman in 2010 and practices in the area of food, drug and tobacco law.  Mr. Chowdhury advises domestic and foreign corporations in matters of FDA and...
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Gregory A. Clark, Keller Heckman, EPA Contractor Lawyer, Environmental matters Attorney
Associate
Gregory Clark joined Keller and Heckman in 2010. He practices in the area of environmental law. While in law school, Mr. Clark served as an articles editor for the Virginia Journal of Law...
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Mitzi Ng Clark, Food, Drug Law, Keller Heckman Law Firm
Partner
Mitzi Ng Clark practices in the area of food and drug law, with an emphasis on food packaging. Ms. Clark advises domestic and international corporations on a wide range of regulatory issues...
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Scientist
Joe Conti is a staff scientist specializing in chemical, environmental, and pesticide issues. He provides technical assistance on regulatory matters involving EPA, FIFRA, FDA, USDA and...
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Joseph M. Dages, Keller Heckman, Food and Drug Regulation Attorney, Biotechnology Matters lawyer
Associate
Joe Dages joined Keller and Heckman in 2014.  He practices in the area of food and drug law.  Mr. Dages advises domestic and foreign corporations on product compliance issues involving the...
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Yin Dai, Keller Heckman, Multi national Food Companies Regulation, Paralegal, Shanghai, China,
Paralegal
Yin Dai joined Keller and Heckman in 2013.  She is a paralegal in the food and drug practice area. She monitors developments impacting the regulations of food, food packaging, drugs and...
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Scientist
Rhys Daniels, Ph.D. joined Keller and Heckman in 2002. Dr. Daniels is a Staff Scientist specializing in chemical, regulatory, biotechnology, and nanotechnology issues. He assists domestic...
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Peter L. de la Cruz, Keller Heckman, Chemical Regulations Lawyer, Trade Attorney
Partner
Peter L. de la Cruz joined Keller and Heckman in 1980. Mr. de la Cruz has over 35 years of experience advising clients on antitrust, trade association and regulatory matters. His focus is...
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Samantha L. Dietle, Keller Heckman, Food Drug Matters Lawyer, tobacco regulation Attorney
Associate
Samantha Dietle practices in the area of food, drug and tobacco law. Ms. Dietle advises both domestic and international clients on product compliance with FDA regulations pertaining to...
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Timothy A. Doughty, Keller Heckman, Telecommunications Licensing Specialist, Lawyer, FCC Matters Attorney
Associate
Timothy Doughty joined Keller and Heckman in 2009 as a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Licensing Specialist. Mr. Doughty assists clients with the preparation of FCC applications,...
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Partner
Trent M. Doyle advises clients on all types of environmental matters, including compliance with U.S. and international chemical control laws, transportation of dangerous goods regulations,...
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Melvin S. Drozen, FDA, regulatory lawyer, Keller Heckman, law firm
Partner
Melvin S. Drozen joined Keller and Heckman in 1987. Mr. Drozen advises clients on a broad spectrum of FDA, FTC, USDA and EPA (pesticides) regulatory matters, ranging from premarket approval...
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Partner
John Dubeck's scientific background (chemical engineering and nuclear propulsion systems) assists him in his largely science-based practice, representing clients and trade associations...
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Herbert Estreicher Ph.D., Keller Heckman, International Regulation Lawyer, Environmental law Attorney
Partner
Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D. joined Keller and Heckman in 2003. He has a broad practice in international environmental regulatory law. Dr. Estreicher has an interdisciplinary approach...
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David J. Ettinger, Keller Heckman, Partner, Food and Drug Corporation, International Trade Lawyer, Attorney, Shanghai, China
Partner
David Ettinger joined Keller and Heckman in 1999. Mr. Ettinger represents domestic and foreign corporations in the area of food and drug law. Mr. Ettinger relocated to Keller and Heckman's...
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Wilfred Feng, Keller Heckman, registration programs, herbicide development scientist, Consultant, Shanghai, China
Scientist
Wilfred Feng joined Keller and Heckman in 2005. Mr. Feng provides technical assistance to clients on regulatory issues focusing on food and drug regulation and chemical control laws in Asia...
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Michael T. N. Fitch, Keller Heckman, Wireless Communications Attorney, Telecommunication Policy Lawyer,
Senior Counsel
Michael Fitch has over 40 years of experience in wireless, international, infrastructure and other telecommunications regulatory areas.  Mr. Fitch advises clients on a wide range of issues...
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Keller and Heckman offers global food and drug services to its clients. Our comprehensive and extensive food and drug practice is one of the largest in the world. We promote, protect, and...
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 Arthur S. Garrett III, Keller Heckman, National Litigation Attorney, Insurance Coverage Lawyer,
Partner and General Counsel
Arthur Garrett joined Keller and Heckman in 1990. Mr. Garrett is co-chair of Keller and Heckman's national litigation practice, along with Robert S. Niemann. He also serves as the Firm's...
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Eric Gotting, Keller Heckman, ligation attorney, appeals lawyer, personal injury
Partner
Eric Gotting joined Keller and Heckman in 2011. He serves as a partner in the firm's litigation and environmental practice groups specializing in complex civil and appellate matters, with a...
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Associate
Eric Gu advises domestic and foreign clients on the requirements and regulations for a variety of consumer products, including foods, food additives, food packaging materials, drugs,...
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Lawrence P. Halprin, Keller Heckman, Workplace Injury Litigation Lawyer, OSHA Regulation Attorney
Partner
Lawrence Halprin joined Keller and Heckman in 1978. Lawrence Halprin is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of occupational safety and health, and chemical regulation, at the...
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Scientist
Matthew Harney, Ph.D. joined Keller and Heckman in 2011. Dr. Harney is a Staff Scientist specializing in chemical and regulatory issues. His work focuses on the commercialization of new and...
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Devon Wm. Hill, Keller Heckman, Global Marketing Lawyer, Regulation Compliance Attorney
Partner
Devon Hill joined Keller and Heckman in 1996. Mr. Hill's practice focuses on assisting clients with the regulatory issues involved in the global marketing of new products. Specifically, Mr...
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Chen Hu , Keller Heckman, Scientist, Food Chemistry, Regulatory Compliance, Shanghai
Scientist
Chen Hu joined Keller and Heckman in April 2009. He provides technical assistance in the area of food, food packaging, and chemical control, in matters related to regulatory compliance in...
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C. Douglas Jarrett, Keller Heckman, telecommunications lawyer, procurement law
Partner
Douglas Jarrett joined Keller and Heckman in 1979. Mr. Jarrett specializes in telecommunications law, policy and procurement matters. Mr. Jarrett is a recognized expert in representing...
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 Leslie T. Krasny, Keller Heckman, Administrative Law Matters lawyer, Food Supplement Regulation Attorney
Partner
Leslie Krasny joined Keller and Heckman in June 2001 and was instrumental in opening Keller and Heckman's San Francisco office. Ms. Krasny practices in the areas of regulatory and...
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Gregory E. Kunkle, Keller Heckman, regulatory attorney, FCC lawyer
Partner
Gregory Kunkle joined Keller and Heckman in 2006. Mr. Kunkle practices in the area of telecommunications, with an emphasis on assisting corporate clients and trade associations with various...
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Jenny Li, Keller Heckman, China Food Drug Regulation, Shanghai, International Trade
Legal Consultant
Jenny Li joined Keller and Heckman in October 2007. Ms. Li counsels clients on regulatory issues focusing on food and drug, with an emphasis on regulatory regimes in the Asia-Pacific region...
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Partner
Cynthia Lieberman is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the manufacture...
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Thomas B. Magee, Keller Heckman, transactional counsel, litigation attorney
Partner
Thomas Magee joined Keller and Heckman in 2000. Mr. Magee provides regulatory, transactional and litigation counsel to investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and...
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Martha E. Marrapese, emerging technologies attorney, Keller Heckman law firm
Partner
Martha Marrapese joined Keller and Heckman in 1992. Ms. Marrapese focuses on emerging technologies in the industrial chemicals, alternative energy, antimicrobial pesticides, plastic...
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Tracy Marshall, Keller Heckman, regulatory attorney, for-profit company lawyer
Partner
Tracy Marshall joined Keller and Heckman in 2002. She assists clients with a range of business and regulatory matters. In the business and transactional area, Ms. Marshall advises for-...
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Sheila Millar, Keller Heckman, advertising lawyer, privacy attorney
Partner
Sheila A. Millar counsels corporate and association clients on advertising, privacy, product safety, and other public policy and regulatory compliance issues. Ms. Millar advises clients on...
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George G. Misko, Food and Drug Lawyer, Keller Heckman Law firm
Partner
George Misko is one of the Firm's Food and Drug Practice Group leaders. Mr. Misko's practice focuses on food and drug matters and environmental concerns, including pesticide regulation,...
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Robert S. Niemann, Trial Lawyer, Complex Business Attorney, Keller Heckman Law Firm
Partner
Robert Niemann is a trial lawyer in the litigation department concentrating his practice in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation, trade secrets, restrictive covenants,...
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Partner
Michael Novak practices environmental and business law for chemical manufacturers and other clients, including agricultural, antimicrobial, and biochemical pesticide producers. His practice...
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PackagingLaw.com is the premier online resource for the global packaging industry. It provides a wide range of information on laws and regulations—both in the U.S. and other countries...
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Evangelia C. Pelonis, food and drug regulatory lawyer, Keller Heckman law firm
Partner
Evangelia C. Pelonis joined Keller and Heckman in 2003 as a Food and Drug Associate. Ms. Pelonis' practice focuses on all regulatory and compliance matters of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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Natalie E. Rainer, Keller Heckman, US Regulatory Compliance Attorney, Environmental Torts Lawyer,
Associate
Natalie Rainer joined Keller and Heckman in 2007. She practices in the area of food and drug law. Ms. Rainer advises corporate clients regarding regulatory compliance in North America,...
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Manesh K. Rath, Keller Heckman, Occupational Safety lawyer, Associations Attorney
Partner
Manesh Rath is a trial and appellate attorney with experience in general commercial litigation, food litigation, wage and hour and class action litigation, occupational safety and health...
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 Jack Richards, Keller Heckman, FCC counsel, natural gas company lawyer
Partner
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman LLP in 1986, Jack Richards served for 10 years as an Attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, where he held senior policy and management...
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David G. Sarvadi, Keller Heckman, Occupational Health and Safety lawyer, Labor Litigation attorney
Partner
David Sarvadi joined Keller and Heckman in 1990. Mr. Sarvadi practices in the areas of occupational health and safety, toxic substance management, pesticide regulation, employment law, and...
202-434-4249
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Partner
Frederick Stearns' practice involves a wide range of issues affecting manufacturing of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. Mr....
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 Brian P. Sylvester, Keller Heckman, International Drug Regulation Attorney, Food Packaging Matters Lawyer,
Associate
Brian Sylvester practices in the areas of food and drug law and biotechnology with an emphasis on foods, food additives, and food and drug packaging.  He represents both domestic and...
202.434.4139
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Mark Thompson, Keller Heckman, EU Regulatory Compliance, Asian markets Lawyer, Attorney, Shanghai, China
Associate
Mark Thompson joined Keller and Heckman in 2008 as an Associate with the firm’s Washington, DC office.  During that time, Mr. Thompson assisted clients in demonstrating compliance with U.S...
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Adrienne M. Timmel, Keller Heckman, Pre-Market Chemical Approval Lawyer, Products Safety Attorney
Associate
Adrienne Timmel practices in all areas of environmental law and also advises clients on product safety and energy performance matters. In particular, Ms. Timmel assists clients in obtaining...
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Partner
Christopher Van Gundy joined Keller and Heckman as a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Food and Drug Practices.  Mr. Van Gundy’s practice focuses on food law litigation, regulation, and...
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 Laura D. Venker, Keller Heckman, International Trade Attorney, Food Safety Matters Lawyer
Associate
Laura Venker joined Keller and Heckman as an associate in 2012. She practices in the areas of international trade and food and drug law. Ms. Venker advises clients regarding export controls...
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Scientist
Coleen Waldenmayer is a staff scientist specializing in matters involving the state and federal regulation of chemical substances, pesticides, surfactants, food additives and other products...
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Jean-Cyril Walker, Keller Heckman, Environmental Compliance Lawyer, Renewable Fuel Standards Attorney
Partner
Jean-Cyril Walker joined Keller and Heckman in 2000. He advises clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including compliance with U.S. requirements governing the safe management...
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Wesley K. Wright, Keller Heckman, Telecommunications Lawyer, FCC Enforcement Attorney, DC
Partner
Wesley Wright joined Keller and Heckman in 2006 and practices in the areas of telecommunications law.  He assists corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory...
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