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
  • Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes
  • 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 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.


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...


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.


Aug 20, 2015 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016

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 (Resident, Shanghai, China Office)


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China Publishes Draft Amendment to the GB 9685 Hygienic Standard on the Uses of Additives in Food Containers and Packaging Materials
David J. Ettinger,Mark Thompson, April 24, 2015
On January 20, 2015, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published an amendment to the current Hygienic Standards for Uses of Additives in Food Containers and Packaging Materials (GB 9685-2008) for comments from the general public.[1] Comments on the amended...
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David J. Ettinger

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


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