Azim Chowdhury


Azim Chowdhury, a partner with the law firm of Keller and Heckman LLP, counsels domestic and foreign corporations on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and international regulatory compliance matters and on tobacco and e-vapor product regulation.

Mr. Chowdhury advises corporations in establishing clearances for food and drug additives in the U.S., Canada, and European Union, with an emphasis on indirect additives used in drug and food-contact materials. He has expertise in the tobacco and e-vapor product regulation relating to the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and spearheads the FDA Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette practice at Keller and Heckman LLP. 

Mr. Chowdhury has experience representing tobacco, e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers, suppliers and trade associations in matters of FDA regulatory and corporate compliance. He represents clients on tobacco, e-cigarette and e-liquid matters before the FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He is also a frequent contributor to the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Update Magazine, has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal, and edited and co-authored FDLI’s recent publications, Tobacco Regulation and Compliance: An Essential Resource and FDA Regulation of Tobacco: A Comprehensive Guide – An FDLI Primer. Mr. Chowdhury is a frequent speaker and author.