David J. Ettinger: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

David J. Ettinger

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone+86 21.6335.1000

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  • Food & Drug
  • International Regulatory Affairs
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1989
Law SchoolPace University School of Law, J.D., 1992; King's College, London, England, London School of Economics, LL.M., International Law, 1993
Admitted1993, New York and Connecticut; 1999, District of Columbia


American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association


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 Shanghai office in November 2012 to focus on the Asian market and counsel companies in the Far East on food, drug, and chemical regulatory matters. He has extensive experience counseling clients on product development and product protection of food and drug packaging in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. From 2006-2007, Mr. Ettinger was located in Keller and Heckman's Brussels office where he counseled clients on global food packaging matters.

Mr. Ettinger serves as Chair of the Firm's Recruitment Committee, and is a member of the Firm's Marketing Committee. In addition, he is on the Executive Board of Mackrell International (a global network of over 75 international law firms), and is Chair of Mackrell International's Regulatory Practice Group.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Ettinger was a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, he has extensive trial experience as a former assistant district attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney's Office in New York where he prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors.


Dec 07, 2011 David Ettinger and Deborah Attwood Co-Author Feature Article in FDLI's November/December Update
Apr 30, 2012 Keller and Heckman Attorneys David Ettinger and Jacquelyn Thompson to Speak at RadTech UV&EB Technology Expo & Conference 2012
Jul 09, 2012 Partner David Ettinger Elected to Serve on Mackrell's International Committee
Jan 11, 2013 David Ettinger, Mitzi Ng Clark, and Mark Thompson Author an Update on the Regulation of Food Contact Materials in China for the Food Packaging Bulletin
May 23, 2013 David Ettinger Quoted in Article on Food Packaging Regulations in China
Jun 04, 2013 Keller and Heckman to Participate in the 11th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging
Sep 11, 2013 David Ettinger and Herb Estreicher to Present at ChemCon Asia 2013
Oct 16, 2013 David Ettinger to Moderate a Panel at FDLI's International Conference in Beijing, China
Sep 09, 2013 David Ettinger and Herb Estreicher Will Present at ChemCon Asia 2013
Nov 18, 2013 David Ettinger Quoted in freenewspos.com
Apr 14, 2014 David Ettinger Discusses China's Food Safety Regulation in Wall Street Journal Interview


May 29, 2014 David Ettinger and Wilfred Feng to Participate in Asia Food Tech Innovation Summit Roundtable Discussion

May 29, 2014 David Ettinger to Speak at the 6th International Food and Beverage Summit

Nov 13, 2013 David Ettinger to Speak at the 2013 & 9th Annual Food & Beverage Industry Summit Week

Oct 18, 2011 Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry: M&A Due Diligence Issues and Food Safety, Labeling and Advertising Compliance Breakfast Briefing

May 24, 2011 Register Today! What U.S. Companies Need to Know: How to Manage the Regulatory Hurdles of TSCA, FIFRA & FDA

Oct 21, 2008 Global Food Packaging Law Seminar - Washington, D.C.

Oct 03, 2007 8th Annual Food Packaging Law Seminar


Jul 26, 2013 David Ettinger and Eric Gu Author Article on China's Food Safety Regulatory Regime for Food Chemical News
Jun 07, 2012 Now on PackagingLaw.com: Japanese Food Packaging Regulations Update; Commentary on Proposed FCN User Fees in U.S.
Sep 23, 2011 David Ettinger and Mitzi Clark Co-author Article in Food Chemical News
Apr 14, 2011 Packaging Law Alert: China Publishes Procedure for Clearing New Food-Contact Substances
Nov 08, 2010 FDA Due Diligence - An Ounce of Prevention...
Jun 25, 2010 Protecting Children: U.S Regulations May Have Broader Impact On All Businesses
Apr 01, 2010 Critical Regulatory Issues to Consider in a Non-Regulatory Setting
Feb 16, 2006 The Food Contact Notification Story
Feb 16, 2006 Update on FDA's New Budget Request Proposing to Eliminate the FCN Program
Feb 07, 2006 President's Budget Proposal Would End FCN Program
Jan 09, 2006 New Food Allergen Labeling Law Raises Questions for Packaging Suppliers
Sep 01, 2004 FDA'S Bioterrorism Regulations: Food Contact Substances Are Exempt, Aren't They? (Resident, Shanghai, China Office)

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David J. Ettinger

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


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