Deborah C. Attwood

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Food & Drug
    University Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
    Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., 2009
    Admitted2009, Virginia; 2010, District of Columbia

    Deborah Attwood joined Keller and Heckman in 2009. She practices in the area of food and drug law. In particular, Ms. Attwood advises both domestic and international clients on product compliance with FDA regulations pertaining to direct and indirect food additives, food packaging, and labeling issues.

    While attending The George Washington University Law School, Ms. Attwood clerked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor, and the non-profit organization Oceana. Ms. Attwood also participated in various pro bono activities, including testifying before the D.C. Council regarding pending legislation. Prior to law school, Ms. Attwood was a paralegal for a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and specialized in defending against toxic tort litigation.

    News, Events & Articles


    Aug 13, 2013 Devon Hill, Eric Gotting, and Deborah Attwood to Conduct a Webinar for SPI on the Conflict Minerals Rule
    Dec 07, 2011 David Ettinger and Deborah Attwood Co-Author Feature Article in FDLI's November/December Update
    Jun 10, 2011 Keller and Heckman Attends FDA Public Meeting on FSMA Inspections and Compliance Provisions
    Jun 06, 2011 Partner Mel Drozen and Associate Deborah Attwood to Attend FDA's Public Meeting


    Feb 28, 2013 Registration is Closed - What Food Packaging Material Suppliers Should Know About FSMA Webinar - February 28, 2013


    Aug 01, 2013 Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications
    Aug 01, 2013 Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
    May 03, 2012 FDA Issues Two Draft Guidances on Nanotechnology
    Mar 13, 2012 FDA Publishes Criteria for High Risk Facilities
    FDA Continues FSMA Implementation For User Fees and Suspension of Registration

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    Deborah C. Attwood

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


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