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Krista Hekking is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC, office where she is a member of the Food, Drug, and Device group. She provides strategic advice to food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues. 

  • Counsel food and dietary supplement manufacturers on a range of product development issues, including product labeling and marketing, to minimize risk of regulatory enforcement and class action litigation.
  • Advised food industry trade associations in successfully obtaining enforcement discretion on certain FDA food labeling requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advise food and dietary supplement manufacturers on GMO labeling and compliance with federal GMO disclosure rules.
  • Counsel dietary supplement, food, and pharmaceutical companies on compliance with federal and state laws regarding the development and marketing of CBD products.
  • Advise COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers on global policy efforts to build vaccine confidence and facilitate vaccine rollout.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully petitioned the Army Discharge Review Board to upgrade the discharge characterization of a non-citizen veteran, making the veteran eligible for naturalization.
  • Prepared a handbook for the District Court for the District of Columbia to help pro se litigants navigate the court system.
  • Assist a nonprofit dedicated to reducing poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in responding to federal policies that limit access to food-related benefits for low-income families.