Tony Subketkaew

Tony Subketkaew

Tony Subketkaew leverages his experience working for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in various legal and policy capacities to assist clients with FDA regulatory matters. Tony's practice focuses on such topics as advertising claims, good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance, product recalls, enforcement matters, labeling issues, and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) issues.

Before joining Venable, Tony worked in the Human and Animal Food Policy Branch in the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). While at ORA, he provided regulatory counsel to ORA leadership and program offices on import and operational policy, helping develop agency guidance documents and policies. Tony began his career at the FDA as part of the Presidential Management Fellowship in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, also completing a detail in FDA's Office of Chief Counsel.

Prior to law school, Tony taught elementary school in Baltimore City as a member of Teach For America.


Government Experience

  • Regulatory counsel, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Human and Animal Food Policy Branch
  • Attorney Advisor, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Chief Counsel
  • Presidential Management Fellow, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition




  • J.D. Ohio State University Moritz School of Law 2013
    • Associate editor, Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal
    • Business Law Society
    • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • M.A. Teaching Johns Hopkins University 2010
  • B.S. Agricultural Economics and Philosophy cum laude Oklahoma State University 2008
    • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education academic scholar (full tuition academic scholarship)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association (DC)
  • Completed Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance FSVP Training
  • Completed FSVP Regulator Training
  • Completed Preventive Controls Inspection


  • Thai


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021



  • Chapter president, Oklahoma State University Alumni Association (DC)