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 2015 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 2016 practicing FDA Law. Ms. Krasny is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
•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
•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
•Jul 15, 2015 Webinar: Doing Business in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry
•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
•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