Leslie Krasny joined Keller and Heckman in June 2001 and was instrumental in opening Keller and Heckman's San Francisco office. Ms. Krasny practices in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, primarily focusing on food/dietary supplement and consumer product industry matters, including safety and labeling, recalls, ingredient evaluations/GRAS opinions, health-related claim substantiation, organic requirements, green/sustainability claims, advertising, California's Proposition 65, recall insurance policies, continuing product guarantees, international trade and biotechnology.
She represents major food companies, from growers and manufacturers to retailers, and serves as General Counsel to the Produce Marketing Association. Ms. Krasny was Vice President and General Counsel of Dole Packaged Foods Company and also specialized in food and drug law in private practice prior to joining Keller and Heckman, San Francisco. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Food and Drug Law Institute, serves on its Foods and Dietary Supplements Committee, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Processing Magazine. Ms. Krasny is a frequent speaker on food law at conferences and webinars.
Prior to receiving her law degree, Ms. Krasny obtained a Masters in cell and molecular biology and worked in pharmacology research at the University of California, San Francisco and at Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her scientific background is valuable in working with clients and with Keller and Heckman's scientific staff on legal matters involving technical complexity.
Ms. Krasny was ranked by Chambers & Partners in the 2014 Edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business and selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the "Best Law Firms" 2014 list. Ms. Krasny is AV® PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.