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® PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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
Jun 13, 2011, Partners John Eldred and Mel Drozen to Attend the US-China Food and Drug Law: Ensuring Quality, Improving Safety, Expanding Access Conference
Jun 10, 2011, Keller and Heckman Attends FDA Public Meeting on FSMA Inspections and Compliance Provisions
Jun 06, 2011, Partner Mel Drozen and Associate Deborah Attwood to Attend FDA's Public Meeting
May 18, 2011, FDA Division of Foreign Field Investigations Hosts Webinar on Foreign Inspection
Dec 10, 2010, Partner Melvin Drozen Quoted in FCN Article on Food Safety Bill
Feb 04, 2010, Partner Melvin Drozen to Speak at 2010 Global Food Safety Conference
Dec 22, 2008, Keller and Heckman LLP Schedules Annual Practical Food Law Program
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
Mar 10, 2008, Practical Food Law
Oct 16, 2007, Practical Food Law
Mar 12, 2007, Practical Food Law: The Essentials (March 12-13, 2007) and Labeling, Advertising, and Promotion (March 14-15, 2007)