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Keller and Heckman Announces Promotions to Counsel and Senior Regulatory Counselor

Keller and Heckman LLP is pleased to announce that

Ales Bartl


Neelam Gill

have been promoted to Counsel and

Eric Gu

has been promoted to Senior Regulatory Counselor.

Ales Bartl, Counsel, resident in the firm’s Brussels office, practices in the area of environmental and health and safety regulation law. He counsels clients in the European Courts and in procedures before the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  He also represents clients in various proceedings before the ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), as well as before EU and national competent authorities on compliance and enforcement issues, including withdrawals and recalls of unsafe or non-compliant products. 

Contact: email:; phone: +32 (0) 2 645 5085

Neelam Gill, Counsel, resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office, practices in the area of food and drug law and tobacco and e-vapor law. In her tobacco and e-vapor practice, Neelam advises tobacco, e-cigarette, and e-liquid manufacturers, distributors, retailers, suppliers, and trade associations on FDA, state, and global regulatory compliance issues. In the food and drug arena, she assists clients with a variety of FDA regulatory matters and labeling issues. Ms. Gill advises clients on preparation of FDA submissions, including premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs), substantial equivalence (SE) reports, tobacco product master files (TPMFs), and quality issues pertaining to the entire tobacco and nicotine product lifecycle.

Contact: email:; phone: +1 202.434.4292

Eric Gu, Senior Regulatory Counsel, resident in the firm’s Shanghai office, practices in the area of food and food packaging law. He counsels clients on food labeling, food ingredients and food packaging compliance matters. In addition, he counsels clients on regulatory issues with respect to other products, including cosmetics, drug/drug excipients, tobacco and e-cigarettes, and other consumer products. He frequently assists clients in obtaining important pre-market approvals and permits, including approvals of new food packaging substances, the food production license, and the drug excipient registration. Eric’s regulatory experience is expansive and extends to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Southeast Asia, the European Union and the United States.

Contact: email:; phone: +86 21 6335 1000