San Francisco

Leslie T. Krasny

  • Partner
  • Direct Dial: +1 415.948.2810
  • Fax: +1 415.948.2808
  • Professional Assistants: Serena Chobanian and Christina Hemlock, Ph: +1 415.948.2828

    San Francisco

    Three Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1420
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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® PreeminentRated by Martindale-Hubbell. 




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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A., 1969
  • San Francisco State University
    • M.A., 1974
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • J.D., 1982

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  • California

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  • American Bar Association

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