Leading Medical Device and Food Law Expert Suzan Onel Joins Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP, as Partner

Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP, (KKB) announced today that Suzan Onel has joined the firm as a partner.  KKB is a Washington, D.C., boutique law firm that has focused on food-and-drug and advertising law issues for over 60 years.  Ms. Onel’s practice includes counseling international and domestic clients on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues affecting FDA-regulated products, with a particular concentration on medical device and food law.

“Suzan is an expert food-and-drug lawyer with a well-earned reputation for helping clients successfully navigate FDA’s complex regulatory requirements.  She is a true leader in the field, and we are excited about welcoming her to our firm to support the clients we serve,” said Dan Dwyer, KKB’s managing partner.  “Our firm has one of the most comprehensive FDA regulatory and advertising practices in the country, with experts in pharmaceuticals, medical products, foods, dietary supplements, personal care products, tobacco products, and other categories regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.  With her food- and device-focused practice, Suzan is a perfect fit for our firm.”

For over 26 years, Ms. Onel has advised clients on FDA’s requirements for product approval, safety, manufacturing and labeling.  She has dealt with complex enforcement actions and investigations, and counseled senior management on market entry strategies, labeling, promotional activities, regulatory compliance, recalls and the preparation of FDA submissions, especially for medical devices and foods.  She has represented clients before the FDA, FTC, USDA and other federal, state and international agencies.  Her practice also includes FDA due diligence and advising companies and private equity/venture capital investors on transactional matters involving life sciences companies.  For her work in FDA law, Suzan has been recognized by Super Lawyers (2015, 2016) and as a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News and World Report (2015, 2016, 2017).

Ms. Onel joins KKB from the law firm of K&L Gates.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Onel can be reached at or (202) 223-5120.

Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker’s practice is concentrated on the regulation of products subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — food, drugs and biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, dietary supplements, and tobacco products — as well as advertising law and other regulatory law governing consumer products and services.  The practice also covers many related areas, including regulation of controlled substances; meat, poultry and egg products; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, price reporting, and compliance issues; unfair trade practice investigations; consumer product safety; and alcoholic beverages.  The firm has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for FDA Law by U.S. News and World Report (2010 – 2017) and as a leading law firm for healthcare regulation by Chambers USA.  For more information, visit www.kkblaw.com.