David J. Ettinger - Keller and Heckman LLP

David J. Ettinger

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

David Ettinger joined Keller and Heckman in 1999. As the resident U.S. partner in Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai, China office, Mr. Ettinger counsels clients on the import and export of food and food-related products to ensure compliance with regulations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  Mr. Ettinger also worked in the firm’s Washington, DC and Brussels offices, and is uniquely positioned to counsel foreign food and food packaging companies in the Asian market.  In China, he handles compliance and enforcement matters ranging from ingredient and labeling to product detention and food recalls.

Mr. Ettinger is on the Executive Board of Mackrell International (a global network of over 90 international law firms), and is Chair of Mackrell International's North American Business Development Committee.  Mr. Ettinger is Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai’s Food, Agriculture & Beverage Committee and member of Keller and Heckman’s Marketing Committee.  He is a frequent lecturer and author on international food safety matters and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (FDA Law).

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Ettinger was a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, he has extensive trial experience as a former assistant district attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney's Office in New York where he prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors.

State University of New York at AlbanyBA 1989Pace UniversityJ.D. 1992King's College, London School of EconomicsLL.M 1993
Mackrell International

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1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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Gender: Male