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.
May 05, 2016 Partner Leslie Krasny to Lead Menu Labeling Discussion at FDLI Annual Conference
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
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
Jul 15, 2015 Webinar: Doing Business in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry
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
May 01, 2014 Food and Drug Alert
Apr 25, 2014 Vermont Legislature Passes GMO Labeling Bill