Leslie T. Krasny: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Leslie T. Krasny

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Drug
  • Government Relations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade and Professional Associations
University University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1969; San Francisco State University, M.A., 1974
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1982
Admitted1982, California


California Food Biotechnology Advisory Committee


Leslie Krasny joined Keller and Heckman in June 2001 and was instrumental in opening Keller and Heckman's San Francisco office. Ms. Krasny practices in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, primarily focusing on food/dietary supplement and consumer product industry matters, including safety and labeling, recalls, ingredient evaluations/GRAS opinions, health-related claim substantiation, organic requirements, green/sustainability claims, advertising, California's Proposition 65, recall insurance policies, continuing product guarantees, international trade and biotechnology.

She represents major food companies, from growers and manufacturers to retailers, and serves as General Counsel to the Produce Marketing Association. Ms. Krasny was Vice President and General Counsel of Dole Packaged Foods Company and also specialized in food and drug law in private practice prior to joining Keller and Heckman, San Francisco. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Food and Drug Law Institute, serves on its Foods and Dietary Supplements Committee, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Processing Magazine. Ms. Krasny is a frequent speaker on food law at conferences and webinars.

Prior to receiving her law degree, Ms. Krasny obtained a Masters in cell and molecular biology and worked in pharmacology research at the University of California, San Francisco and at Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her scientific background is valuable in working with clients and with Keller and Heckman's scientific staff on legal matters involving technical complexity.

Ms. Krasny was ranked by Chambers & Partners in the 2014 Edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business and selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the Best Law Firms 2013 list. Ms. Krasny is AV PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Sep 01, 2009 Leslie Krasny Quoted in Food Processing Magazine Editorial on FDA Enforcement
Jun 28, 2010 Partner Leslie Krasny to Speak at American Conference Institute's Advanced Summit on Food Safety Regulatory Compliance
Sep 09, 2010 Partner Leslie Krasny Quoted in Article on Food Safety
Sep 23, 2010 Partner Leslie Krasny's Article on Food Safety Featured in the Daily Journal
Jan 24, 2011 Partner Leslie Krasny to Speak at 2011 American Conference Institute's Advertising Law Forum
Oct 14, 2010 Leslie Krasny Advises Caution When Marketing Health Benefits of Food in Daily Journal Article
Oct 22, 2010 Leslie Krasny Authors Article on Electronic Cigarette Regulations for the Daily Journal
Jan 04, 2011 Partner Leslie Krasny Discusses Increased Regulatory Activities in Daily Journal Article
Jun 16, 2011 Partner Leslie Krasny to Speak at American Conference Institute's Food Safety Regulatory Compliance
Jun 30, 2011 Partner Leslie Krasny Authors Article in E-Commerce Law & Policy, The E-Commerce Newsletter for Lawyers
Mar 07, 2012 Partner Leslie Krasny to Speak at the Southern California Food Industry Conference
Apr 18, 2012 Partner Leslie Krasny to Present Webinar on Food Traceability
Apr 24, 2012 Partner Leslie Krasny to Moderate CFSAN Break-out Session at the 2012 FDLI Annual Conference
Jun 26, 2012 Partner Leslie Krasny to Speak on the Produce Safety Requirements Under the Food Safety Modernization Act at the 3rd Advanced Summit on Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Jun 17, 2012 Partner Leslie Krasny Quoted on Food Safety in Business Insurance Magazine
Aug 23, 2012 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013
Oct 16, 2012 Leslie Krasny to Speak at Webinar on Proposition 65: The Impact on Food and Beverage Products
Nov 15, 2012 Leslie Krasny to Moderate a Panel at the Food and Drug Law Institute's Food Advertising: Claims, Litigation and Strategies Conference
Jan 31, 2013 Leslie Krasny Will Present a Seminar on Food Marketing Claims for Compliance Online
Feb 25, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Teach a Food and Drug Law Class at Hastings College of Law
Apr 09, 2013 Herb Estreicher, Leslie Krasny, and Diana Graham to Present at Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2013 Green Chemistry Conference
May 16, 2013 Leslie Krasny Was Quoted in a May 16th Law360 Article
Jun 18, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Speak at the Berry Health Benefits Symposium
Jul 31, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Speak at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting
Sep 20, 2013 Leslie Krasny and Robert Niemann to Teach a Course for Compliance Online on Food Marketing Claims - Risk of Enforcement Actions & Class Action Lawsuits, Defense Strategies and Best Practices
Jan 28, 2014 Leslie Krasny Speaks at ACI's Summit on Defending Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation
Jul 03, 2012 Chambers Ranks Keller and Heckman Among Leading Law Firms
Aug 15, 2013 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014
Aug 20, 2014 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015


Mar 12, 2007 Practical Food Law: The Essentials (March 12-13, 2007) and Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion (March 14-15, 2007)
Feb 18, 2007 19th North American Mushroom Conference
Oct 16, 2007 Practical Food Law
Sep 27, 2007 Fruit Summit
Mar 10, 2008 Practical Food Law
Nov 13, 2008 Industry Initiatives on Product Tracing Systems for Fresh Produce
Nov 20, 2008 Legal and Regulatory Considerations of a Produce Pathogen Testing Program
Mar 16, 2009 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Apr 16, 2009 California Green Chemistry Webinar
Mar 21, 2011 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Oct 24, 2011 Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011
Oct 18, 2011 Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry: M&A Due Diligence Issues and Food Safety, Labeling and Advertising Compliance Breakfast Briefing
Mar 19, 2012 Registration is closed - March 19-22, 2012- Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Apr 01, 2014 Practical Food Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA - April 1-3, 2014
Dec 11, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Speak at FDLI's Enforcement, Litigation and Compliance Conference


Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
May 01, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 25, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 11, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Feb 27, 2014 FDA Announces Major Revisions to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology
Oct 04, 2013 What is California Up To? - The Initial List of Candidate Chemicals is Published
Jul 19, 2013 Failure to Strictly Comply with FDA Regulations May Get You Sued
Apr 23, 2013 California's Green Chemistry Initiative/Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Apr 18, 2013 FDA's Strict Criminal Liability Standard has Far-Reaching Consequences
Jan 17, 2013 FDA Issues Proposed Rules to Implement FSMA Produce Safety Standards and Preventive Controls
Nov 27, 2012 FDA Suspends Sunland Inc.'s Food Facility Registration
Aug 22, 2012 Mandatory Biotech Labeling in California: The Impact of Prop 37
Jun 10, 2011 FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Nanotechnology
May 19, 2011 California Green Chemistry Regulation Update
Jan 05, 2011 Client Alert: Employer Compliance Guidance for Whistleblower Provisions Under New Food Safety Modernization Act
Nov 24, 2010 Client Alert: California Broadens, Then Narrows, Scope of Proposed Green Chemistry Initiative Regulations
Aug 04, 2010 State Green Chemistry Initiatives Take Root: Are You Ready?
Jul 19, 2010 Client Alert: California's Green Chemistry Initiative Raises Many Litigation Concerns
Jul 07, 2010 Client Alert: California's Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation Could Broadly Affect Consumer Product Makers, Sellers
Apr 24, 2009 Green Ribbon Science Panel Members Selected and Safer Alternatives Draft Rule Released
Mar 16, 2009 California Appellate Court Decision: No Warnings For Canned Tuna -- Methylmercury is Naturally Occurring
Dec 19, 2008 DTSC Issues Final Green Chemistry Initiative Report
Apr 01, 2007 It's a Natural
Feb 01, 2007 Food Allergen Update
Oct 01, 2006 Regulatory Roundup
Aug 01, 2006 Food Safety Warnings
Jun 01, 2006 I Can Do It by Myself: Self-Regulation of Advertising to Children
Apr 01, 2006 Marketing Products Using the Dietary Guidelines
Feb 01, 2006 FDA Denies Petition on Whole Grain Descriptors
Dec 01, 2005 California Assesses Acrylamides
Oct 01, 2005 FDA Accepts Use of Existing Labels
Aug 01, 2005 Synthetic Organics Out
Jun 01, 2005 New Recordkeeping Under the Bioterrorism Act
May 25, 2005 Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Alert
Apr 01, 2005 Second-Generation Biotech
Mar 16, 2005 Practical Food Law: Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion Manual
Mar 14, 2005 Practical Food Law: The Essentials Manual
Feb 01, 2005 Obesity Report In, Allergens Out
Dec 01, 2004 Meal Replacements- Convenience or Compromise?
Oct 01, 2004 Legal Requirements for Antioxidant Claims
Aug 01, 2004 FDA Allows Omega-3 Content Claims
Apr 01, 2004 Matters of Principles
Feb 01, 2004 Three Options
Dec 01, 2003 Carb Claims: What Can You Say?
Aug 01, 2003 Beverages in Nutrition and Health
Jan 15, 2002 USDA's National Organic Program: The Final Rule


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FSIS Proposes New Recordkeeping Requirements for Ground Beef Processors & Retailers
Leslie T. Krasny,Manesh K. Rath,David G. Sarvadi,Brian P. Sylvester, July 21, 2014
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to propose a rule, in the coming days, that imposes new recordkeeping requirements on ground beef processor establishments and retail facilities.

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...

FDA Finalizes Rule Prohibiting Certain Nutrient Content Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Richard F. Mann,Evangelia C. Pelonis, May 6, 2014
On April 28, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule that will prohibit certain nutrient content claims for foods and dietary supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). As...

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One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2110
San FranciscoCA 94111


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