Career Opportunities

Available Positions

Title: Food and Drug Associate for our Washington, D.C. Office

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Description:

We are seeking a talented junior level associate attorney with 2-4 years of experience to join our growing Food and Drug regulatory practice in our Washington, D.C. Office.  Work will include advising clients on food, food additive, food labeling, food packaging, and food safety matters, establishing appropriate regulatory status for various ingredients, and other FDA and USDA regulatory matters. 

Strong academic credentials; excellent analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and the ability to assume immediate responsibility are required.  Due to the technical nature of the practice, an undergraduate degree or some experience in a scientific field (biology, chemistry, mathematics, or engineering) will be helpful, but is not required.

A desire to learn, and an ability to manage multiple client priorities and take direction are critical.  Successful associates will be given significant client responsibility early on, including direct client contact.  The position requires collaboration across all firm offices on challenging and interesting work involving cutting-edge regulatory and health and safety issues while working in a collegial, team-based atmosphere.

We offer an excellent benefit package, bonus plan, and salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001 or to careers@khlaw.com.  E.O.E.


Title: Food Packaging, Environment (Chemicals), and Waste Associate for our Brussels, Belgium Office

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Description:

We are seeking a Food Packaging, Environment (Chemicals), and Waste Associate to work in our Brussels, Belgium Office.

Requirements include excellent academic records with, preferably, a postgraduate degree in European Law, a qualified lawyer in the EU/UK, fluency and excellent writing skills in English, fluency or good working knowledge of another EU language, preferably in German, Spanish or Italian, scientific background or interest in science, and long term commitment. 

Personal skills required include strong analytical ability with attention to detail, a self-starter, hard-working, willing to learn and grow, strong sense of responsibility, as well as ability to work independently and in a team on multiple client priorities, and desire to achieve the best possible results.

Tasks include legal research, monitoring and collaboration with the firm’s offices worldwide, analysis of legal issues, and drafting summaries and legal opinion letters.

We offer an attractive remuneration package, a multinational environment in a niche international law firm, serving some of the largest conglomerates and organizations world-wide, as well as SMEs on some of their most complex and difficult issues, and the opportunity to join world class food packaging and environment teams constituted of lawyers and scientists, in a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.

Send resume and cover letter (in English) to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, to careers@khlaw.com.  E.O.E.


Title: Food and Drug Chemist for our Washington, D.C. Office

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Description:

We are seeking a Chemist for a non-laboratory position to work in our Washington, D.C. Office.  This individual will work closely with our attorneys and other staff scientists to assess the regulatory status and health and safety considerations related to various products intended for use in food, drugs, medical devices, and related applications.  Responsibilities include assisting in the advisement of steps that can be taken to attain appropriate regulatory status, including assisting in the preparation of submissions and dossiers to regulatory agencies in the United States (such as FDA, EPA, and OSHA) and their sister agencies throughout the world.  This is not an intellectual property position.

The ideal candidate will be able to interpret complex analytical data and should have a strong proficiency in mathematics.  Expertise in any area of non-theoretical chemistry will be considered, though 5+ years of experience in polymer, organic, or analytical chemistry is a positive.  A background in the food, chemical, or packaging industry, and experience with FDA regulations, is a plus.  Must be able to multi-task, work effectively with others, and write clearly.  Graduate Degree in Chemistry is required; Ph.D. preferred but not required.

We offer an excellent benefit package, bonus plan, and salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001 or to careers@khlaw.com.  E.O.E.


Title: Consumer Protection Associate for our Washington, D.C. Office

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Description:

We are seeking an Associate with 1-3 years of experience to work in our Washington, D.C. Office on a broad range of consumer protection regulatory issues.  Candidates with experience in federal and state rulemakings, enforcement investigations, and compliance counseling before the Federal Trade Commission and/or Consumer Product Safety Commission are preferred.  Candidate should have a long-term interest in a collegial D.C. practice and be comfortable with both technical regulatory issues and broader policy matters.  We require strong academic credentials, excellent analytical writing, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to relate well with a variety of people is important.

We offer an excellent benefits package, bonus plan, and salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001 or to careers@khlaw.com.  E.O.E.