Mitzi Clark advises domestic and international corporations on a wide range of food, cosmetic, and drug packaging regulatory issues, ranging from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket clearance requirements for food-contact materials and local and state regulations concerning plastics and chemicals, to good manufacturing issues and regulatory requirements for food, cosmetics, and animal feed. Mitzi’s practice extends to the international arena, where she regularly counsels clients on regulatory matters in jurisdictions such as Asia, Canada, the
European Union, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Mitzi began her legal career at Keller and Heckman in the firm’s Washington, DC office where she experienced firsthand the mechanics of US regulatory agencies. Recognizing the need for food-contact expertise on the West Coast, she relocated in 2018 to Keller and Heckman’s San Francisco office, which she currently manages. Since her time in San Francisco, Mitzi has helped numerous companies understand the nuances of various state and local laws and regulations, including California’s Proposition 65, the Rigid Plastic Packaging and Container Program (RPPC), and the State’s plastic bag legislation.
Mitzi has contributed to various trade publications, including Food Packaging Bulletin, Plastics Recycling Update, and FLEXO Magazine, as well as PackagingLaw.com. She is frequently invited to speak at domestic and international conferences and has presented on topics related to food-contact regulatory matters, recycled plastics, and California’s Proposition 65.
Stanford University B.A. 1996
Boston University M.P.H. 1999
Temple University, Beasley School of Law J.D. 2002