Leslie T. Krasny

Leslie T. Krasny: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP


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 (2017). Ms. Krasny is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


•May 12, 2017 Leslie Krasny to Present Recalls and Misdemeanor Liability at the 2nd Annual CLE International Food Law Conference
•May 05, 2017 Leslie Krasny to Open the FDLI Annual Conference as Planning Committee Co-Chair
•Apr 26, 2017 Leslie Krasny and Bob Niemann Will Attend the San Francisco Business Times Hosted Food & Beverage Innovators Forum
•Apr 25, 2017 Keller and Heckman's Litigation Team Secures 7.5 Million Dollars for Oregon based berry producer Townsend Farms, Inc.
•Dec 07, 2016 Leslie Krasny to Present Preparing for and Responding to FDA Enforcement Actions
•Nov 15, 2016 Leslie Krasny to Present Recalls and Detentions: Understanding the Scope of FDA and Related Agencies' Authority Under FSMA
•Oct 20, 2016 Leslie Krasny Mentioned in The Packer Article Workshop Covers Crisis Planning, Proactive Testing


•Jul 21, 2016 Webinar: Refresher On Food Recalls And Recall Protection
•Jul 15, 2015 Webinar: Doing Business in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Food Industry


•Dec 09, 2016 California Finalizes Proposition 65 Rule Regarding Point-Of- Sale Warnings for Bisphenol A (BPA)
•Nov 01, 2016 Leslie Krasny Authors Article Liability For 'Made In USA' Claims
•Oct 05, 2016 California Attorney General Issues New Proposition 65 Enforcement Regulations
•Sep 08, 2016 California Issues Final Rule on Proposition 65 -- Article 6: Clear and Reasonable Warnings
•Aug 29, 2016 Summaries on FDA's Final Rule on GRAS Notices and the Draft Guidance Document on New Dietary Ingredient Issues
•Aug 24, 2016 FDA Changes Certain Compliance Dates for Rules Implementing FSMA
•Aug 01, 2016 President Obama Signs S. 764 into Law, Preempting the Vermont GE Labeling Law

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Biotechnology
  • California's Proposition 65
  • Food & Drug
  • Food Recall Insurance Coverage
  • Government Relations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade and Professional Associations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415.948.2810  Phone
415.948.2808  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1969; San Francisco State University, M.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1982
Year of First admission:
1982, California


•American Bar Association


Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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