Dr. Michelle Twaroski joins the firm.
Heckman LLP is pleased to announce the expansion
of its Food and Drug Practice with the addition of Dr. Michelle Twaroski as a
scientist in the firm’s Washington,
D.C. office. Twaroski served for
nine years as Toxicology Group Supervisor in the Food and Drug Administration’s
(FDA) Division for Food Contact Notifications, Office of Food Additive Safety,
and she brings to Keller and Heckman more than eleven years of government
experience in the areas of toxicology, risk assessment, and general safety
issues impacting food packaging materials.
In her role
as Toxicology Group Supervisor, Twaroski had direct
responsibility for the toxicological evaluation of hundreds of food-contact
substances. During her
tenure at FDA, she also was involved in enhancing the safety review of
food-contact substances through the use of structure activity relationship (SAR)
More recently, Twaroski was Chief of the New Chemicals Screening and
Assessment Branch in the Risk Assessment Division of the Environmental
Protection Agency's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, where she
oversaw human health and ecological safety assessments of new chemicals under the
Toxic Substances Control Act.
received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University
of Kentucky, and her B.A. in Biology
from the University
of Louisville. She has
authored or co-authored dozens of publications on issues related to food-contact
substance risk assessment, structure activity relationship (SAR) analysis, and
Keller and Heckman has a broad practice in
the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving
both domestic and international clients.
For more information, visitwww.khlaw.com
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