Heili Kim - McDermott Will & Emery


With more than two decades of navigating complex issues for FDA-regulated companies, Heili Kim provides deep knowledge of FDA combined with business pragmatism to solve real world challenges. Heili understands client priorities by identifying short-term gains to reach long term solutions. Her experience as regulatory counsel at FDA provides unique insight into the workings within the Agency as well as its interactions with other state and federal agencies. Heili has guided food, dietary supplement, cosmetic and medical device companies on matters involving regulatory compliance, evaluating new ingredients, product safety, product complaints, recalls, and Agency enforcement actions.

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  • Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, Iota Chapter, 2009
  • US Food and Drug Administration, Pearson Implementation Award, 2001


  • BBB National Programs, National Advertising Division, Annual Conference, Planning Committee Member & Speaker, 2022
  • Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Food and Dietary Supplement Safety and Regulation Conference, Chair, 2022
  • BBB National Programs, National Advertising Division, Hot Topics in Advertising Law, Health & Wellness Claims, 2021

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University of California, Los Angeles, MPH, 2009
American University, Washington College of Law, JD, 1999
University of California, Riverside, BS, 1994

District of Columbia