George G. Misko

George G. Misko: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Partner at Keller and Heckman LLP (107 Attorneys)
  • Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
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George Misko is one of the firm’s Food and Drug practice group leaders. Mr. Misko’s practice focuses on food and drug matters and environmental concerns, including pesticide regulation, right-to-know laws, and toxic substance control regulations. He has extensive experience counseling clients on regulatory requirements relating to chemical substances, plastics and food products in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, including Canada, the European Union, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. He also represents trade associations, including acting as legal counsel to the Global Silicones Council.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Misko was Senior Regulatory Counsel for the Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association (now known as the Consumer Specialty Products Association), where he provided counsel on a broad range of environmental and health and safety issues. Mr. Misko also is an experienced civil trial and appellate litigator, and served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Nicholas S. Nunzio, Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Misko is a frequent contributor to trade publications, including Food Safety magazine and Packaging Digest magazine. He also speaks at numerous conferences on food and chemical control laws, and acts as the firm’s editor for (


•Aug 16, 2018 Keller and Heckman LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019
•Feb 22, 2017 Keller and Heckman Professionals to Attend GlobalChem Conference
•Sep 23, 2015 Keller and Heckman Attorneys and Scientist Speak at International Food Contact Compliance Conference
•Feb 27, 2014 Make Sure Alternative Wine Packaging Complies with Federal Requirements
•Oct 24, 2013 George Misko Authors Article on Recycled Food Packaging Materials in Food Safety Magazine
•Mar 22, 2012 George Misko and Cynthia Lieberman Co-Author Article in FDLI’s Update Magazine
•Mar 04, 2011 Keller and Heckman Attorneys Provide Update on Nanomaterial Regulations in FCN Article


•Nov 05, 2014 George Misko to Speak at 2014 Flex Pack Tech Tour
•May 13, 2014 George Misko to Present at 2014 Global Food Contact Conference
•May 06, 2014 TSCA & FDA Seminar - Indianapolis, IN


•Feb 25, 2019 Japan’s Regulation of Food Contact Materials - A Step Closer to the New Positive List System
•Feb 22, 2019 Plastic Packaging in a Circular Economy
•Jan 10, 2019 The Regulation of Food Packaging
•Jun 20, 2018 Ensuring the Safety of Food Contact Materials: GMPs and Beyond
•Jun 06, 2018 USDA Proposes National Bio-engineered Food Labeling Disclosure Rules
•Jan 08, 2018 FDA Announces Enforcement Discretion for Food-Contact Substance Compliance with FSVP
•Dec 13, 2017 The Regulation (and Deregulation) of Additives for Use in Food Contact Paper in the U.S.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • California's Proposition 65
  • Environmental
  • Food & Drug
  • Pesticides
  • Trade and Professional Associations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4170  Phone
202.434.4646  Fax
University Attended:
Catholic University of America, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
Brussels Bar; District of Columbia; Maryland


American Bar Association


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  • 4.4/5.0
  • 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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