|University ||Bucknell University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002|
|Law School||Catholic University of America, J.D., cum laude, 2008|
|Admitted||2008, 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.
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