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Keller and Heckman Welcomes Leading Food Attorney Tony Pavel to its Food and Drug Practice

– Washington, DC – Regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP continues to expand their internationally recognized Food and Drug practice with the strategic addition of Partner Anthony (Tony) Pavel in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

After having worked for over ten years in private practice at major international law firms, Tony led the Global Food Law Team at one of the world’s largest food and agricultural products producers. He then served as Deputy General Counsel, Global Food Law for a global precision fermentation start-up and its portfolio of biotech services and food/ingredient offerings. He has a robust understanding of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations related to food, animal feed, food additives and ingredients, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, as well as issues related to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other regulatory bodies around the world. Tony also has significant experience helping clients navigate recall and market withdrawal strategies, import detentions, seizures, and alleged food tampering.

“Tony’s impressive career path syncs seamlessly with Keller and Heckman’s collaboration of law and science," said Richard (Rick) Mann, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Management Committee and a partner in the Food and Drug practice. “Tony’s esteemed reputation and professional accomplishments both in-house and in private practice are an asset to our clients and enhances our already dynamic Food and Drug team.”

Tony focuses his practice on an array of comprehensive food and drug regulatory matters, bringing his global corporate experience to counseling clients on items such as obtaining the authorization of new food ingredients, complying with manufacturing requirements, promotional and labeling claims, regulatory advocacy and regulatory compliance within the global supply chain.

“Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug practice is an international leader in food and drug regulations. When considering a move back to private practice I knew I wanted to be part of this talented team of attorneys and scientists with unmatched global expertise in key geographies,” said Tony. “I am eager to share my experience and guide clients through the multitude of issues that I have become so familiar with during my 20-plus years in the food industry.”

Tony received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his Honors B.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Western Ontario.

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman is an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation. From offices around the world, we represent global companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs, medical devices, and transportation. We are a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving with an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the attorneys on matters of technical complexity.