Keller and Heckman LLP’s comprehensive Food and Drug Practice offers regulatory and litigation support to clients in the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, medical device, veterinary product, cosmetic, and food packaging sectors. We counsel clients on a wide range of issues relating to these products, including securing appropriate marketing clearances; providing labeling and advertising advice; assisting with responses to incidents and crises (e.g., inspections, recalls, complaints); and defending companies against challenges by regulatory authorities, competitors, and other private parties. With offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Brussels, Shanghai, and Boulder, Keller and Heckman is well positioned to offer truly global support to our clients. Working together with our in-house scientific staff – including toxicologists, chemists, and microbiologists – we are able to offer comprehensive legal, regulatory, and scientific support to clients in highly regulated areas. Chambers & Partners – a leading legal ranking publication – has ranked Keller and Heckman’s Food and Beverages practice in the highest tier, “Band 1,” which includes the top three practices nationwide. U.S. News & World Report ranks FDA law specialists Mel Drozen and Eve Pelonis among the “Best Lawyers in the U.S.” These accolades are accessible at

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Mel Drozen

Rick Mann

Eve Pelonis

Rick Stearns

Food Litigation Specialists

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