Melvin S. Drozen

Melvin S. Drozen

Keller and Heckman LLP

Recognized since 2014

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas


Food and Beverage Law

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Melvin S. Drozen advises clients on a broad spectrum of FDA, FTC, USDA and EPA (pesticides) regulatory matters, ranging from premarket approval requirements for food additives, dietary supplement ingredients, drugs, and medical devices to advertising and labeling provisions applicable to all of these products.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then an attorney in the General Counsel's Office of the Food and Drug Administration for seven years. At the FDA, he represented the agency in a variety of food and drug litigation and provided agency personnel with counsel on food, drugs, and veterinary product matters.Mr. Drozen's practice also extends to the international regulation and requirements for food and drugs and he has interfaced with relevant regulators in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia on these subjects. As part of his practice, Mr. Drozen also frequently counsels clients on topics being considered by the various committees of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the International Conference on Harmonization.

With his partners, Mr. Drozen regularly teaches a seminar on "Practical Food Law." He also frequently lectures on a variety of other food and drug topics including food and drug safety and good manufacturing practices. Mr. Drozen is AV®Preeminent™Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and 2017 practicing FDA Law.

Contact & Links


  • 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001


  • English


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University, BA, graduated 1971

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Keller and Heckman LLP
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • FDA Law
  • Food and Beverage Law

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