Melvin S. 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.
•May 05, 2016 Keller and Heckman Professionals to Attend FDLI's Annual Conference
•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
•Apr 27, 2016 Webinar: FSMA: A Foreign Suppliers Guide
•Oct 20, 2015 FSMA Fundamentals: A Guide to the Final Rules Implementing HARPC Provisions for Human and Animal Food Webinar
•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
•Aug 01, 2016 President Obama Signs S. 764 into Law, Preempting the Vermont GE Labeling Law
•Jun 27, 2016 United States Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Establish First Mandatory, Nationwide Labeling Requirements for Bioengineered Foods
•Jun 02, 2016 Summaries of Final Rules on Revisions to Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labeling and Serving Sizes
•May 31, 2016 Summary of FSMA Intentional Adulteration Final Rule
•Apr 21, 2016 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): A Foreign Suppliers Guide
•Mar 23, 2016 Proposition 65 - California Proposes Regulations for Exposures to Bisphenol A (BPA)
•Dec 01, 2015 Summaries of Three FSMA Final Rules - Foreign Supplier Verification Program, Third-Party Accreditation Program, and Produce Safety Standards