Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D.: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D.

Brussels,  Belgium

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Practice Areas

  • Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Control
  • Environmental
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Food & Drug
  • Fuels
  • Health and Safety Compliance Audit
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Nanotechnology Strategy
  • Regulation and Defense
  • Pesticides
  • Product Safety
  • Product Stewardship
  • Green Chemistry and Sustainability
  • Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes
  • Trade and Professional Associations
EducationBrandeis University (B.A., 1975); Harvard University (Ph.D., 1980); New York University (J.D., 1988)
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia; New York; Brussels Bar (B List); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit


•Vice Chair, American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know
past chair, ABA Committee on Environmental Law and Public Health


Herbert Estreicher, Ph.D. joined Keller and Heckman in 2003. He has a broad practice in international environmental regulatory law.

Dr. Estreicher has an interdisciplinary approach combining law and science. He represents leading manufacturers of chemicals, pesticides, insect repellents, food additives, and consumer products before Federal and State regulatory agencies.

Dr. Estreicher provides advice on product liability risk control and assists clients with crisis management for embattled products, including chlorinated pesticides, wood preservatives, dioxins, and persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals. He helps clients secure and maintain chemical approvals and pesticide registrations in Canada and Europe, advises clients on responding to the CEPA challenge program, and provides advice on European chemical directives and initiatives, such as the European Union (EU) Marketing and Use Directive, the EU Biocidal Products Directive, and the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. Dr. Estreicher also represents clients in the negotiation and development of various international environmental instruments governing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), has been actively involved in the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy, and has participated in the Canadian Strategic Options Process (SOP). He is actively engaged in the areas of TSCA Reform and the California Green Chemistry Initiative. His extensive background in organic chemistry, risk assessment and bioengineering is valued highly by clients in the chemical, nanotechnology, and biotechnology industries.

Dr. Estreicher has organized conferences on global PBT regulation, the dioxin reassessment, and the regulation of antimicrobial compounds, children's health, endocrine disruption, and high production volume (HPV) chemicals testing programs.

While in law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the New York University Law Review. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Daniel M. Friedman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1988-1989. Prior to his legal career, he was a senior research chemist and technical project leader for Shell Chemical Company.


Feb 01, 2015 DEHP and its Endocrine Effects on the Environment

Oct 28, 2014 EPA Targets 72 Inert Pesticide Ingredients for Removal

Sep 19, 2014 Senator Boxer Releases Confidential TSCA Reform Proposal

Sep 16, 2014 What Happens Next to Earthjustice's Demand for CBI Reassertion and Resubstantiation?

Aug 07, 2014 What E-Enterprise for the Environment Means for TSCA and the Future of Chemical Control

Aug 01, 2014 Setting the Bar at the Right Level

Jul 01, 2014 K-REACH to Afford Both Benefits and Trials for Companies


Apr 16, 2015 Webinar: TSCA Reform, Ready for Prime Time?

Jun 11, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Webinar on TSCA Modernization and The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013

May 03, 2013 Registration is Closed - FDA and EU Regulation of Tobacco Products Webinar

Nov 15, 2012 Registration is Closed - A Brown Bag Program: California Green Chemistry - November 15, 2012

Sep 13, 2012 Registration is Closed - A Webinar focusing on The Committee Mark-up of Senator Frank Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 - September 13, 2012

Sep 11, 2012 Registration is Closed: The New EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) Changes the Regulatory Landscape Webinar - September 11, 2012

Jun 28, 2012 Register Today for a Webinar: The Substitution Principle Comes to California -- Learning from the EU Experience - June 28, 2012


Jun 15, 2015 Herb Estreicher and Wilfred Feng to Present at ChemCon Asia 2015

Jun 01, 2015 Herb Estreicher Presents on EU REACH - Benefits and Burdens to Non-EU Exporters

May 21, 2015 Herb Estreicher Presents on Purchasing a Letter of Access for the Mid-2018 REACH Registration Tier: Know your Rights and Recourse

May 14, 2015 Herb Estreicher and Tom Berger Present at Int'l Fragrance Association

Sep 11, 2013 David Ettinger and Herb Estreicher to Present at ChemCon Asia 2013

Sep 09, 2013 David Ettinger and Herb Estreicher Will Present at ChemCon Asia 2013

Jul 09, 2013 Tom Berger and Herb Estreicher To Present a Webinar for Bloomberg BNA's Environment, Health & Safety Division


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