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 for the fifth consecutive year was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 practicing FDA Law. Ms. Krasny is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Aug 20, 2014 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015
Jan 28, 2014 Leslie Krasny Speaks at ACI's Summit on Defending Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation
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
Aug 15, 2013 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014
Jul 31, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Speak at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting
Jun 18, 2013 Leslie Krasny to Speak at the Berry Health Benefits Symposium
May 16, 2013 Leslie Krasny Was Quoted in a May 16th Law360 Article

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
Mar 19, 2012 Registration is closed - March 19-22, 2012- 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 21, 2011 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Apr 16, 2009 California Green Chemistry Webinar

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
May 01, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 25, 2014 Vermont Legislature Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Apr 11, 2014 GMO Labeling Legislation Update
Feb 27, 2014 FDA Announces Major Revisions to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
Jan 01, 2014 Microbial Products of Biotechnology


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Food and Drug Alert: California Appellate Court Holds That Reproductive Toxicants Can Be Averaged Over Time When Determining Exposure Under Proposition 65
Leslie T. Krasny, March 27, 2015
In Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) v. Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., (court opinion), the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District held that in appropriate circumstances, exposures to reproductive toxicants may be averaged over time under Proposition 65, otherwise known as the...

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...

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Leslie T. Krasny

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2110
San FranciscoCA 94111


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