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Keller and Heckman LLP

Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation, 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 and other packaging materials, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, 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, Shanghai, and Boulder. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of 90 independent law firms in more than 170 offices in 60 countries. By our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.

Paralegal
Jaimy “Sindy” Alarcon is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Licensing Specialist.
Sindy works in conjunction with the attorneys in the…
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Partner
James (Jim) Baller represents clients across the U.S. in a broad range of communications matters including high-capacity broadband network projects, public-private broadband partnerships,…
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Partner
Ales Bartl advises clients on regulatory compliance of a broad range of products marketed in the European Union (EU). Ales primarily focuses on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and…
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Senior Counsel
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.
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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.
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Partner
J. Kathleen (Katie) Bond counsels clients on food, drug, advertising, and labeling regulations with extensive experience in matters related to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food…
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Associate
Samuel Butler works with clients to analyze and manage risk related to product labeling and marketing, with a particular focus on health, nutrition, and environmental advertising in the…
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Partner
Sophia (Sophie) Castillo counsels domestic and international importers, distributors, national brands, private labels, institutional suppliers, family-owned food processing businesses, and…
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Partner
Azim Chowdhury advises domestic and international corporations on regulatory compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its global counterparts, particularly focusing…
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Partner
Greg Clark counsels clients on regulatory and environmental issues, focusing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), state volatile organic compound (VOC)…
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Partner
Mitzi Clark advises domestic and international corporations on a wide range of food, cosmetic, and drug packaging regulatory issues, ranging from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
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Scientist
Peter (Pete) Coneski, Ph.D., provides technical assistance in determining the regulatory status of food additives and food packaging materials and assists in the preparation of related…
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Partner
Peter Craddock counsels clients in the areas of privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, e-commerce, and software contracting in the European Union (EU) and worldwide. Peter assists clients…
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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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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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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 Doyle advises clients on environmental, transportation, and risk management matters, including compliance with United States (U.S.) and international chemical control laws, hazardous…
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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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Associate
Ryan D’Souza is an Associate with Keller Heckman's Food and Drug practice. 
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Associate
Marie Escorneboueu counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters related to food and drug law, with an emphasis on food and drug packaging, cosmetics, chemical control, and…
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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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Partner
David Ettinger counsels multinational companies on food (with a unique emphasis on alternative proteins including plant- and cell-based foods) and food packaging, as well as consumer and…
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Counsel
David Fischer advises clients on environmental, policy, and health and safety matters, with a concentration on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide…
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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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Law Graduate
Liam Fulling is a Law Graduate with Keller and Heckman's Telecommunications practice.
Education
University of Maryland, B.A., 2020The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law…
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Scientist
Preston Fulmer, Ph.D., focuses on EPA, FDA, and USDA issues related to the production of fuel, and other chemicals in both modified and unmodified microorganisms, as well as food additives…
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Counsel
Sara Gaines advises domestic and international clients regarding global compliance with food additive and food packaging regulations, focusing on the United States (U.S.), the European…
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Scientist
Javier Jaramillo García, Ph.D., is a scientist with expertise in organic chemistry. He provides technical and scientific support to Keller and Heckman attorneys and their clients on…
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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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Counsel
Neelam Gill advises clients in the areas of food and drug law and tobacco and e-vapor law, counseling both domestic and international corporations on product and regulatory compliance…
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Associate
Elisa Giusto counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters in food and drug law, with an emphasis on food-contact materials, food additives, packaging for drugs, medical devices and…
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Partner
Eric Gotting represents Keller and Heckman’s clients in litigation and related matters, specializing in complex civil and appellate matters, internal investigations, and regulatory…
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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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Associate
John Gustafson practices primarily in the area of environmental law, where he counsels clients on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters under domestic and international legal…
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Associate
Lauren Haas advises domestic and foreign clients on regulatory and compliance matters as a member of the firm’s food and drug practice group, with an emphasis on food additives, wine…
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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 (Matt) Harney, Ph.D., specializes in chemical and regulatory issues. He works closely with our attorneys to help clients that are focusing on the commercialization of new chemicals…
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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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Associate
Josephine Hsu counsels domestic and foreign clients on regulatory and compliance matters as a member of the firm’s food and drug practice group, with an emphasis on food additives, food…
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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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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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Associate
Taylor Johnson is an environmental lawyer specializing in the area of environmental regulation of products, including chemical control, pesticides, energy efficiency regulation, and…
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Partner
David Joy counsels clients in a broad range of food and drug regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical regulation and in the regulation of food additives,…
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Partner
Jeffrey (Jeff) Keithline practices in the area of food and drug law at Keller & Heckman's D.C. office.
Jeff assists companies in establishing the suitable regulatory status of their…
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Keller and Heckman has extensive experience and expertise in chemical control matters arising under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and a number of voluntary programs and…
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Partner
Gregory (Greg) Kunkle assists telecommunications corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).…
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Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Counselor
Christophe Leprêtre is an experienced advisor to the firm’s clients on matters of national, regional, and international complexity. Mr. Leprêtre has a unique expertise in regulatory matters…
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Senior Regulatory Counselor
Jenny Xin Li has vast experience handling food, beverage, and agriculture regulatory compliance issues throughout the product life cycle, from product composition, labeling, and advertising…
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Partner
Casey Lide represents clients on a broad range of communications matters including telecommunications, cable television, broadband Internet access service, wireless communications, right-of…
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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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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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Partner
Richard (Rick) Mann represents his clients in business and trade association disputes relating to food advertising, promotional and labeling claims, food safety and compliance issues, and…
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Partner
Tracy Marshall assists clients with a range of business and regulatory matters.
In the business and transactional area, Ms. Marshall advises for-profit and non-profit clients on corporate…
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Counsel
Daniel McGee advises manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of tobacco products, including cigars, e-vapor, hookah, and nicotine, as well as cannabis, hemp, and cannabinoid (CBD)…
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Partner
Sheila leads our firm’s consumer protection regulatory practices and brings deep experience to a range of public policy and regulatory matters, including advertising and promotions,…
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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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Associate
Ian Murray assists domestic and foreign clients with regulatory compliance related to food and drug law, with an emphasis on food and drug packaging. He works with corporations to obtain…
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Partner
Catherine Nielsen, a partner in our Food and Drug Practice, specializes in counseling domestic and foreign corporations on the regulatory status of food additives and food contact materials…
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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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Associate
Elizabeth Nugent counsels clients on the regulatory compliance of environmental and occupational safety and health matters and relevant litigation. She has a wide range of experience…
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Partner
Hazel O'Keeffe counsels clients on the regulation of food contact materials, notably in the European Union (EU), Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, focusing on establishing a suitable…
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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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Associate
Alexa Pecht practices primarily in the area of environmental law, where she counsels clients on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters under the Resource Conservation and Recovery…
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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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Associate
Nicholas Prust is an Associate at Keller Heckman's D.C. office. He advises domestic and foreign clients on regulatory requirements for food, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and food…
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Associate
Anushka Rahman counsels clients on domestic and international regulations related to privacy and cybersecurity, advertising and promotions, consumer product safety, hazardous materials…
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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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Associate
Galen Rende counsels domestic and international clients on food and drug regulations, with an emphasis on food packaging and other types of food contact materials. He assists clients in…
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Partner
Rachida Semail is a partner in the Brussels, Belgium office, affiliated with the Paris bar (France).
Ms. Semail assists clients with food packaging matters, particularly with the…
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Partner
Kathryn (Katie) Skaggs counsels clients in the regulation of food contact materials in a host of jurisdictions, including the United States (U.S.), the European Union (EU), South America (…
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Counsel
Antonia Stamenova-Dancheva counsels clients on a wide range of matters, including compliance with federal and state requirements governing product safety, consumer protection, and…
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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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Partner
Sean Stokes represents clients nationally on a wide range of communications matters including broadband, cable television, wireless communications, right-of-way management, pole attachments…
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Keller and Heckman’s Telecommunications practice represents major domestic and multinational companies, start-ups, associations, cooperatives, municipalities, and other government entities…
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Associate
Kathleen Slattery Thompson practices in all areas of telecommunications law assisting corporate clients, trade associations, critical infrastructure companies and commercial providers with…
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Partner
Mark Thompson counsels companies and trade associations on global compliance requirements applicable to finished foods, food additives, food packaging materials, cosmetics, industrial…
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Paralegal
Sharon Tian is a paralegal in the Food and Drug practice. She monitors developments impacting the regulations of food, food packaging, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics throughout Asia.…
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Associate
LieAnn Van-Tull practices food and drug law with an emphasis on food and drug packaging regulation and tobacco and e-vapor regulation. She advises domestic and foreign clients regarding…
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Partner
James Votaw has an extensive practice focusing on environmental and health and safety regulation.Within that arena, he concentrates on the regulation of conventional and nanoscale chemicals…
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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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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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 Keller and Heckman LLP has been named a Go-To Thought Leader in the category of Biotech, Food, and Drug Law for 2022. Providing timely analysis on the topic of synthetic nicotine regulation in the United States, authors Azim Chowdhury, Neelam Gill, and Josephine Hsu article reached approximately 100,000 readers, demonstrating the extremely high quality of their thought leadership, as well as their authority regarding the FDA’s recent rulemaking. As the nicotine regulation landscape continues to change, the authors’ analysis serves as a valuable guide for attorneys and industry professionals.

 

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