Melvin S. Drozen: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Melvin S. Drozen

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4222

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Drug
  • Fuels
  • Government Relations
  • International Regulatory Affairs
 
University Georgetown University, B.A., 1971
 
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., 1975
 
Admitted1976, New York; 1979, District of Columbia
 
Biography

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 America2015 practicing FDA Law.

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News

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
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

Events

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

Articles

Sep 15, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - August 2014
Aug 25, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - July 2014
Jul 07, 2014 Food and Drug Alert: Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Jul 03, 2014 Advertising and Promotion Alert: Battle of the Experts Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts
Jun 20, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - May 2014
Jun 16, 2014 Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Protect a Company From the Risk of Liability to Competitors via Unfair Competition Challenges
May 19, 2014 Food Regulatory Update - April 2014

 
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Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Melvin S. Drozen,Alissa D. Jijon,Leslie T. Krasny,Evangelia C. Pelonis,Laura Venker, July 19, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on June 26, 2014 to discuss the proposed rules to revise the Nutrition Facts label and serving sizes. The meeting featured an overview of the proposed rules by FDA, a panel on stakeholder perspectives with representatives from trade...

"Battle of the Experts" Not Sufficient to Establish Violation of State Consumer Protection Acts
Douglas J. Behr,Melvin S. Drozen,Daniel C. Rubenstein, July 11, 2014
In the increasingly litigious area of food labeling claims, manufacturers received a little help in a recent decision from a federal judge in Maryland. Reviewing a consumer’s assertion that the claimed benefit for a dietary supplement had insufficient scientific support, the Court ruled that...

Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Protect a Company From the Risk of Liability to Competitors via Unfair Competition Challenges
Douglas J. Behr,Alyssia J. Bryant,Melvin S. Drozen,Arthur S. Garrett, June 20, 2014
On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously held that one competitor may sue another under the federal Lanham Act for false, misleading, or deceptive advertising and labeling of its food and beverage products even though the labeling may conform with FDA regulations. The Supreme Court took the...



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Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
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