Leslie T. Krasny: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Leslie T. Krasny

Partner
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415.948.2810

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Practice Areas

  • 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
 
Biography

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 2013 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® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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California Food Biotechnology Advisory Committee

 
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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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Leslie T. Krasny

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2110
San FranciscoCA 94111




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