In 1999, Mr. Ettinger joined Keller and Heckman and is a partner in the firm's food and food packaging practice group. Since November of 2012, he has been the managing partner of Keller and Heckman's Shanghai office. He specializes in counseling clients on product development and product protection of food and food packaging in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Mr. Ettinger has assisted clients seek clearance, under the laws and regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for various food and food packaging applications.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Ettinger was the U.S. resident partner in Keller and Heckman's Brussels office where he counseled clients on global food packaging matters, with an emphasis on European law.
Mr. Ettinger is a published author and frequent guest lecturer on international food and food packaging laws and regulations.
Mr. Ettinger was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 practicing FDA Law.
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.
May 20, 2015 David Ettinger and Yin Dai Present on China's Growing (Health) Food Industry
Apr 13, 2015 Keller and Heckman Establishes Chinese Regulatory Working Group on Electronic Cigarettes
Apr 09, 2015 David Ettinger and Azim Chowdhury to Present at 2015 Chinese Int'l Vapor Expo & Shenzhen Int'l e-Cig Expo
Oct 30, 2014 David Ettinger and Azim Chowdhury Present at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
Apr 14, 2014 David Ettinger Discusses China's Food Safety Regulation in Wall Street Journal Interview
Nov 18, 2013 David Ettinger Quoted in freenewspos.com
Oct 16, 2013 David Ettinger to Moderate a Panel at FDLI's International Conference in Beijing, China
Jul 15, 2015 Webinar: Doing Business in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry
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.
Jun 24, 2015 China Regulatory Affairs: China Notifies WTO of Draft General Safety Standard for Food-Contact Materials
Apr 28, 2015 China Passes Sweeping Amendment to Food Safety Law: The Most Stringent To Date
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... (Resident, Shanghai, China Office)