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Keller and Heckman Maintains Rankings Among EU Market Leaders in 2023 Edition of The Legal 500 EMEA

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Guide continues to rank Keller and Heckman within the EU Regulatory: Food and EU Regulatory: Privacy and Data Protection categories in the 2023 edition. These prominent rankings reflect the firm’s consistent growth in the EU market and commitment to supporting clients conducting business in the EU and internationally. 

Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug team in the Brussels, Belgium office provides representation and legal advice to food and food packaging clients on a comprehensive array of legal and regulatory issues related to European market entry, new products, including recycled products and other matters contributing to waste reduction in support of the circular economy, and more. Partner Rachida Semail and Partner Hazel O’Keeffe are both featured in the Guide for their deep knowledge within the food and drug regulatory landscape. They routinely advise the world’s largest and most prestigious food manufacturing, food packaging, and food processing conglomerates, as well as industry trade associations. As stated in the Guide, the group is known for “their expertise in the field, being able to address the different requirements: legal, toxicity, scientific.” Their ability “to establish personal links with the customer, guiding and checking status” is also noted as one of the group’s differentiators. 

The firm’s Privacy, Data Security, and Digital Media practice is led by Peter Craddock, who was named a “Next Generation Partner” in this year’s guide for being a “recognized specialist in the market on tech law (including privacy and data protection).” Peter’s legal experience and distinctive background as a software developer serve him well in advising global clients on new and existing technologies and in analyzing data protection laws and regulations with a fresh perspective. Peter’s pragmatic approach to a sophisticated and rapidly changing industry is applauded by clients who say he “facilitates a lot of our interactions and significantly improves the quality of deliverables.” Additionally, the Guide recognizes the practice as “intellectually agile, energetic and always available.” 

The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world by assessing the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. The rankings highlight the practice areas of firms that are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The Legal 500’s research is based on feedback from firm clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers. 

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman LLP represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including advertising, food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, privacy and data security, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as public policy and litigation matters. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Boulder.