Laura Venker

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • International Trade
  • Food & Drug
University University of Virginia, B.A., 2008; University of Virginia, M.T., 2008
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 2012
AdmittedVirginia; District of Columbia

Laura Venker joined Keller and Heckman as an associate in 2012. She practices in the areas of international trade and food and drug law. Ms. Venker advises clients regarding export controls, economic sanctions, and customs matters. Her experience includes compliance with the State Department's International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the U.S. Commerce Department's Export Administration Regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control's economic sanctions regulations, and Customs and Border Protection's regulations.

Ms. Venker's food and drug experience includes compliance with direct food additive and food packaging regulations, as well as requirements for import and export of FDA-regulated products. Ms. Venker has also advised domestic and foreign clients regarding compliance with labeling requirements for food, dietary supplements, drugs, medical devices, and alcoholic beverages.

While in law school, Ms. Venker was on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics. She competed in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition and served on the Student Bar Association. Ms. Venker also worked as a research assistant to law Professor Anne Coughlin.

Apr 29, 2015 Webinar: Made in the USA Claims: A Marketer's Guide

Mar 24, 2015 Country of Origin Marking Requirements
Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology
Aug 15, 2013 FDA Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Medical Foods
Aug 07, 2013 Gluten-Free Claims - FDA Publishes Final Rule
Apr 16, 2013 Substantial U.S. Export Control Reform Has Finally Arrived
Mar 28, 2013 U.S. Exercises New Authority to Ban High-Tech Exports


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Country of Origin Marking Requirements
Evangelia C. Pelonis,Laura Venker, April 1, 2015
Rules of origin are used to determine the country of origin (COO) of a product for purposes of international trade. The COO of merchandise can affect, among other things, admissibility, rate of duty, eligibility for special programs, and marking requirements.

Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Evangelia C. Pelonis,Laura Venker, July 19, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on June 26, 2014 to discuss the proposed rules to revise the Nutrition Facts label and serving sizes. The meeting featured an overview of the proposed rules by FDA, a panel on stakeholder perspectives with representatives from trade...
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Laura Venker

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


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