Alisa A. Karlsons

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Drug
  • Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes
  • Product Safety
University Bucknell University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
Law SchoolCatholic University of America, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Admitted2008, California; District of Columbia

Alisa Karlsons joined Keller and Heckman in 2008. She practices in the area of food and drug law, with a special focus on food and drug packaging regulation. She advises domestic and foreign companies on continuing compliance obligations for food and drug packaging materials and assists companies with obtaining clearances for additives used in food packaging in the U.S., the European Union, Canada, and South America. Ms. Karlsons is also experienced in advising companies on the new requirements that apply to tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which recently provided the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with authority to regulate tobacco products.

Prior to attending law school and joining the firm, Ms. Karlsons worked in public affairs consulting in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Karlsons is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. As a first-generation American, she was raised speaking Latvian and is a dual American-Latvian citizen.

News, Events & Articles


May 19, 2011 California Green Chemistry Regulation Update
Nov 24, 2010 Client Alert: California Broadens, Then Narrows, Scope of Proposed Green Chemistry Initiative Regulations
Oct 28, 2010 Product Safety Alert: CPSIA Plus 2: New Deadlines, New Proposals Affect Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers
Aug 04, 2010 State Green Chemistry Initiatives Take Root: Are You Ready?
Jul 19, 2010 Client Alert: California's Green Chemistry Initiative Raises Many Litigation Concerns
Jul 07, 2010 Client Alert: California's Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation Could Broadly Affect Consumer Product Makers, Sellers
Dec 22, 2009 Product Safety Alert: CPSIA Update

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Alisa A. Karlsons

Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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