Washington, DC

Melvin S. Drozen

  • Partner
  • Direct Dial: +1 202.434.4222
  • Fax: +1 202.434.4646
  • Professional Assistants: Lois Christopher, Beverly Bolden and Elena Obregon, Ph: +1 202.434.4346

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001


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® PreeminentRated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and 2017 practicing FDA Law.

 

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  • Georgetown University
    • B.A., 1971
  • Brooklyn Law School
    • J.D., 1975

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  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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  • American Bar Association 

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