Melvin S. Drozen joined Keller and Heckman in 1987.
Mr. Drozen advises clients on a broad spectrum of FDA, FTC, USDA and EPA (pesticides) regulatory matters, ranging from premarket approval requirements for food additives, dietary supplement ingredients, drugs, and medical devices to advertising and labeling provisions applicable to all of these products. Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then an attorney in the General Counsel's Office of the Food and Drug Administration for seven years. At the FDA, he represented the agency in a variety of food and drug litigation and provided agency personnel with counsel on food, drugs, and veterinary product matters.
Mr. Drozen's practice also extends to the international regulation and requirements for food and drugs and he has interfaced with relevant regulators in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia on these subjects. As part of his practice, Mr. Drozen also frequently counsels clients on topics being considered by the various committees of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the International Conference on Harmonization.
With his partners, Mr. Drozen regularly teaches a seminar on Practical Food Law. He also frequently lectures on a variety of other food and drug topics including food and drug safety and good manufacturing practices. Mr. Drozen is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 practicing FDA Law.
Jun 16, 2015 FDA Announces Final Determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils are Not GRAS
May 21, 2015 Food Regulatory Update - April 2015
May 13, 2015 Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
Mar 30, 2015 FDA Announces Plan to Streamline Animal Food Regulation
Mar 23, 2015 Food Regulatory Update - February 2015
Feb 20, 2015 Food Regulatory Update - January 2015
Feb 06, 2015 Food Regulatory Update - December 2014
May 28, 2014 Mel Drozen and Alissa Jijon to Present at the American Peanut Shellers Associations Supply Chain Educational Program
Apr 27, 2014 Mel Drozen to Speak at the IMR International's Annual Food Hydrocolloid Conference
Apr 01, 2014 Practical Food Law Seminar - San Francisco, CA - April 1-3, 2014
Mar 07, 2013 Registration is Closed - An Ingredient Supplier's Guide to FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food Webinar
Mar 19, 2012 Registration is closed - March 19-22, 2012- Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Mar 21, 2011 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Mar 16, 2009 Keller and Heckman's Annual Practical Food Law Program, San Francisco, California
Aug 20, 2015 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
Aug 20, 2014 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015
Aug 15, 2013 Keller and Heckman LLP has Four Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014
Jul 29, 2013 Melvin Drozen Was Quoted in Law360 Article on a Recent FDA Proposal That Would Set Importers and Suppliers Against Each Other
May 17, 2013 Mel Drozen to Speak at the Synthetic Amorphous Silica and Silicate Industry (SASSI) Annual Meeting
Jun 12, 2012 Partner Mel Drozen to Join Legal Panel at ABA's 2nd Food & Supplements Annual Workshop
Oct 26, 2011 FDA Releases Guidance Document on Administrative Detention Under FSMA