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.


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    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
    Deborah C. Attwood,Melvin S. Drozen,Evangelia C. Pelonis, August 9, 2013
    On July 29, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule regarding the accreditation of third-parties. The proposed rule implements Section 307 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which added Section 808 to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)....

    Overview of FDA's Proposed Rule to Implement FSMA's Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
    Deborah C. Attwood,Melvin S. Drozen,Evangelia C. Pelonis, August 9, 2013
    On July 29, 2013, FDA published its long-awaited proposed rule to implement the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This proposed rule establishes the verification activities that importers of food must undertake to ensure that the food they...
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