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Keller and Heckman's Food and Drug Practice Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

Washington, DC, January 7, 2020 - For the third consecutive year, Chambers and Partners (Chambers) Asia-Pacific Guide has ranked Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug Practice in the category of Life Sciences (International Firms) China. Additionally, David Ettinger, was again individually ranked in the same category. The rankings confirm the Shanghai office as a leader in Food and Drug Law and continues to solidify Keller and Heckman as an international firm.

Keller and Heckman’s Food and Drug practice provides clients with the expertise necessary to establish regulatory compliance for foods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tobacco, veterinary products, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, including packaging regulations for items within these industries – thereby assisting clients in bringing products to market. Differentiating the firm from many of its peers, Keller and Heckman utilizes an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm’s attorneys on matters of technical complexity, providing an unparalleled depth of expertise.

Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai office provides legislative and strategic analysis on regulations throughout Asia specifically in the areas of food, food packaging, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, pesticides, and industrial and specialty chemicals. The firm’s attorneys and scientists have strong relationships with government officials, industry associations, market research and financial firms, and other groups throughout Asia. When interviewed by Chambers, a Keller and Heckman client said:

"Their relationship with both the Chinese regulators and their US presence was really helpful in terms of seeing what we were looking at from both sides."

Another client remarked that the firm is:

“very credible in their focus area," and went on to report that they offer a "great blend of international expertise and approach and local experience.”

David Ettinger, partner in the firm’s Food and Drug and Tobacco and E-Vapor practices, and chief representative in the firm’s Shanghai Office, advises multinational companies on regulatory compliance and enforcement within Asian markets, as well as the US and EU. When interviewed by Chambers a Keller and Heckman client said David Ettinger is:

"very solid," sought by clients for his insight in regulatory issues in the food and drink sector. He frequently assists clients with compliance and product review mandates and provides strategic advice concerning manufacture, import and distribution issues.

For over two decades, Chambers has highlighted the uppermost tiers of legal performance, relying on extensive client feedback in addition to robust independent research to determine its rankings. Both Practices and independent attorneys are ranked based on effectiveness, achievements, experience, and value delivered to clients.

Keller and Heckman has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. With offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris, the firm helps the world's most vital businesses achieve their objectives.