George Misko joined Keller and Heckman in 1989. He is one of the Firm's Food and Drug Practice Group leaders. Mr. Misko's practice focuses on food and drug matters and environmental concerns, including pesticide regulation, right-to-know laws, and toxic substance control regulations. He has extensive experience counseling clients on regulatory requirements relating to chemical substances, plastics and food products in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, including Canada, the European Union, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. He also represents trade associations, including acting as legal counsel to the Global Silicones Council.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Misko was Senior Regulatory Counsel for the Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association (now known as the Consumer Specialty Products Association), where he provided counsel on a broad range of environmental and health and safety issues. Mr. Misko also is an experienced civil trial and appellate litigator, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas S. Nunzio, Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Misko is a frequent contributor to trade publications, including Food Safety magazine, Packaging Digest magazine, and Flexible Packaging magazine. He also speaks at numerous conferences on food packaging regulations, and acts as the firm's editor for Packaginglaw.com.
Oct 20, 2015 FDA's Multiple Conditions of Use
Jun 18, 2015 EPA Studies Food Packaging with Nanoscale Antimicrobials
Jun 12, 2015 FDA Regulation of Adhesives in Food Packaging
Apr 07, 2015 U.S. Beer Label Formats Determined By Product's Ingredients
Jan 09, 2015 FDA Agrees to Finalize the GRAS Notification Process
Dec 15, 2014 FTC Continues to Challenge Claims for Biodegradable Plastics
Nov 17, 2014 Packaging Gets Reprieve From California's Product Safety Regs--For Now
Nov 05, 2014 George Misko to Speak at 2014 Flex Pack Tech Tour
May 13, 2014 George Misko to Present at 2014 Global Food Contact Conference
May 06, 2014 TSCA & FDA Seminar - Indianapolis, IN
Mar 14, 2012 Registration is Closed : 14-15 March 2012 - Keller and Heckman LLP's Food Packaging Law Seminar, Brussels, Belgium
Mar 05, 2012 2012 GlobalChem Conference and Expo
Mar 21, 2011 2011 Globalchem Conference and Expo
Jun 23, 2009 Keller and Heckman attorneys and scientists to speak at Pira's Global Food Contact Legislation 2009 Conference
Sep 23, 2015 Keller and Heckman Attorneys and Scientist Speak at International Food Contact Compliance Conference
Feb 27, 2014 Make Sure Alternative Wine Packaging Complies with Federal Requirements
Oct 24, 2013 George Misko Authors Article on Recycled Food Packaging Materials in Food Safety Magazine
Mar 22, 2012 George Misko and Cynthia Lieberman Co-Author Article in FDLI's Update Magazine
Mar 04, 2011 Keller and Heckman Attorneys Provide Update on Nanomaterial Regulations in FCN Article
Feb 01, 2010 Partner George Misko Quoted in FCN Article on BPA