Leslie Krasny manages the San Francisco office of Keller and Heckman. Ms. Krasny practices regulatory/administrative law, primarily focusing on food/dietary supplements, including safety (FSMA and other regulatory requirements, ingredient evaluations, GRAS/food additive/color additive submissions, recalls, inspections, defense of government investigations, import issues, agricultural practices), labeling and advertising (ingredient/allergen statements, claim eligibility and substantiation, challenges to food marketing, country of origin, Made in USA statements), organic requirements, “green” packaging claims, California's Proposition 65, recall insurance policies, continuing product guarantees, and biotechnology.
She represents food companies throughout the supply chain: growers/shippers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service, and trade associations, 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. She is a member of the Foods and Dietary Supplements Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Processing magazine, and is a frequent speaker and writer on food law topics.
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 is ranked by Chambers & Partners in the 2016 Edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Food & Beverages, Regulatory & Litigation and for the seventh consecutive year was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America -- FDA Law (2016). Ms. Krasny is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
•Jun 09, 2016 Leslie Krasny to Speak at OSC2 Meeting: Food Safety and Labeling Issues
•May 05, 2016 Partner Leslie Krasny to Lead Menu Labeling Discussion at FDLI Annual Conference
•May 03, 2016 Partner Leslie Krasny Authors Article The Foreign Supplier Verification Program - significant new requirements for importers of food into the US
•Apr 22, 2016 Partners Leslie Krasny and Bob Niemann Quoted in Article Non-GMO Claims on Foods Containing Dairy or Meat are Fertile Grounds for False-ad Lawsuits, Warn Attorneys
•Apr 19, 2016 Partner Leslie Krasny to Present New Changes to California's Prop 65: What do They Mean for You?
•May 20, 2015 Chambers Ranks Keller and Heckman LLP Among Top 3 Law Firms in U.S. Food & Beverages: Regulatory and Litigation Category
•Apr 24, 2015 Leslie Krasny and Martha Marrapese author Addressing the Complexities of Regulatory Schemes for GMOs and Products Derived from Them
•Jul 15, 2015 Webinar: Doing Business in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry
•May 31, 2016 Summary of FSMA Intentional Adulteration Final Rule
•Apr 13, 2016 Partner Leslie Krasny Authors Article: FDA Regulated Food Companies Facing More Inspections
•Mar 23, 2016 Proposition 65 - California Proposes Regulations for Exposures to Bisphenol A (BPA)
•Feb 04, 2016 California Finalizes New Lead Agency Website Rulemaking under Proposition 65
•May 13, 2015 Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
•Mar 20, 2015 Food and Drug Alert: California Appellate Court Holds That Reproductive Toxicants Can Be Averaged Over Time When Determining Exposure Under Proposition 65
•Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes