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About Keller and Heckman LLP

Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law.

Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets.

Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of over 75 independent law firms in more than 140 offices in more than 50 countries. By our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1962 Number of Partners 39
Number of offices 4 Partner:associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 30.30
Number of attorneys 80 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.30
Number of associates 37 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.30
Area of practice

Keller and Heckman LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Advertising And Promotion
  • Antitrust
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Counseling And Transactional
  • California'S Proposition 65
  • Chemical Control
  • Chemical Control Reach
  • International
  • Tsca
  • Employment And Labor
  • Environmental
  • Fuels
  • Environmental And Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Food & Drug
  • Food Litigation
  • Tobacco And Electronic Cigarettes
  • Government Relations
  • Health And Safety Compliance Audit
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Food Recall Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • International Trade
  • Litigation
  • Nanotechnology Strategy Regulation And Defense
  • Pesticides
  • Biocidal Products Regulation
  • Privacy Data Security And Digital Media
  • Product Safety
  • Product Stewardship Green Chemistry And Sustainability
  • Reach
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade And Professional Associations
  • Transportation
  • Workplace Safety And Health
Awards and recognitions

Sheila Millar and Tracy Marshall to Attend The Toy of the Year Awards
Keller and Heckman Named 2015 Recipient of JCS Pro Bono Legal Service Award
Keller and Heckman's Telecommunications Practice is Selected By Corporate LiveWire for its 2015 Global Awards
David Ettinger and Azim Chowdhury to Present at 2015 Chinese Int'l Vapor Expo & Shenzhen Int'l e-Cig Expo
Consumer Protection Alert
Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award Recipient Announced
Diana Graham selected to receive the 2009 SETAC Global Partners Capacity Building Award
Martha Marrapese Selected to Receive 2009 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Leadership and Service Award
Jerome H. Heckman, Keller and Heckman LLP's Founding Partner, Inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Wayne Black Receives Scholarship Honor from ENTELEC


At Keller and Heckman, we recognize that our differences strengthen us as individuals and reinforce our abilities collectively. Diversity in our professional staff is an integral component of our commitment to provide the best service possible to our clients. Keller and Heckman's reputation for innovation and creativity is in great part due to the different talents and experiences we each bring to bear in advancing the interests of our clients. We pride ourselves on the fact that our professionals

Summer associate program

Our summer program is a critical component in Keller and Heckman's recruitment process for new lawyers. It is designed to acquaint students with the firm's practice and to provide law students an opportunity to gain experience in as broad a range of practice areas as possible.

Summer associates generally rotate through two practice areas that interest them most, and receive assignments and direction from both partners and associates within those practices. Among the practice areas from which summer associates may choose are the following: Environmental, Food and Drug, Litigation, and Employment/Workplace Safety and Health. From time to time, summer associates also may have the opportunity to rotate through our Telecommunications practice.

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Keller and Heckman LLP LOCATIONS


Keller and Heckman LLP Headquarters

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


Keller and Heckman LLP Office

P.O. BOX 58895
Philadelphia, PA

215-717-2106 fax


Keller and Heckman LLP Office

Three Embarcadero Center ,
Suite 1420
San Francisco, CA

415-948-2800 phone
415-948-2808 fax


Keller and Heckman LLP Office

Avenue Louise 523 ,
1050 Brussels
Brussels, BRUSSEL

32 (0) 2 645 5000 phone
32 (0) 2 645 5050 fax


Keller and Heckman LLP Office

The Bund Center Suite 3604 ,
222 Yan'an Dong Lu
Shanghai, SHANGHAI

86 21 6335 1000 phone
86 21 6335 1618 fax

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