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April 12, 2022
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—Washington, D.C.— International regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP welcomes the addition of Counsel, Daniel P. McGee, to the firm’s expanding Tobacco and E-Vapor practice.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Daniel worked as in-house counsel for several multinational tobacco, e-vapor, and CBD companies, where he honed his skills advising on compliance and regulatory issues related to tobacco, e-vapor, nicotine, hemp, CBD, and related products.

Daniel has experience counseling companies on a broad range of complex tobacco and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory matters and developing strategies to help companies bring new products to market.

“Daniel’s expertise and industry perspective will be invaluable to Keller and Heckman clients who are carefully navigating the challenges and pitfalls of a highly regulated and rapidly evolving legal landscape,” noted Azim Chowdhury, a Partner in the firm’s Tobacco and E-Vapor and Food and Drug practices. “In addition to expanding our tobacco and e-vapor capabilities, we are especially looking forward to utilizing Daniel’s expertise in state law compliance, particularly for clients expanding into the hemp and CBD categories.

Richard Mann, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Management Committee, shares the firm’s enthusiasm noting, “The addition of Daniel to our practice demonstrates Keller and Heckman’s commitment to helping our clients understand and comply with continuously evolving regulations in this growing field.”

Daniel McGee is looking forward to collaborating with one of the leading Tobacco and E-Vapor legal practices. “I am honored to work with Keller and Heckman’s experienced team of tobacco and e-vapor attorneys and to share the corporate perspective with my new colleagues,” said Daniel. “After spending the bulk of my legal career as in-house counsel to the tobacco industry, I made a strategic decision to focus on the industry as a whole and join a law firm that is a leader in tobacco regulatory compliance and public policy initiatives.”

Mr. McGee received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and his B.A. from Boston College, where he graduated with honors.

About Keller and Heckman

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, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, telecommunications, and tobacco and e-vapor. 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 Boulder. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of 90 independent law firms in more than 170 offices in 60 countries. Through our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.