On September 4, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced soon-to-be-filed Emergency Rules banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Michigan. The proposed flavor ban, the first of its kind at the state-level, is being promulgated without any public notice and comment using the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) emergency rulemaking powers.
LieAnn Van-Tull practices in the area of food and drug law, as well as tobacco and e-vapor regulation. She advises domestic and foreign clients on compliance with global food and drug packaging requirements. Ms. Van-Tull also provides state and federal legislative counsel to tobacco and e-vapor suppliers and manufacturers.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Ms. Van-Tull served as regulatory counsel for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While at FDA, she was on the lead counsel team on enforcement actions against companies that produce electronic nicotine delivery systems. Ms. Van-Tull also developed policies and programs involving matters affecting the regulation of the tobacco industry. Ms. Van-Tull also has a background in chemistry.
Admitted to practice in Maryland only. Practice limited to matters before the FDA and matters ancillary thereto.