Kelley Drye

Attorneys & Professionals 

Donnelly L. McDowell

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 342-8645
Fax: (202) 342-8451

Donnelly McDowell is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. McDowell’s practice focuses on advertising and marketing, food and drug law, consumer financial protection matters, and network marketing compliance. Mr. McDowell advises clients on compliance with relevant federal and state laws in these areas and assists in the development of risk minimization strategies to avoid litigation and regulatory action.

Mr. McDowell has experience representing clients in a variety of regulatory and litigation matters, including class action defense, investigations initiated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and state Attorneys General.

Representative Experience

Part of a team that successfully represented a cooperative association of 450 family-owned dairies, maker of the best selling brand of butter in the Western U.S., in a class action filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that the labeling of certain of their dairy products were false and misleading in violation of the California Unfair Competition statutes, as well as the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Judge dismissed the case with prejudice on federal preemption grounds.

Memberships & Associations

American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee, Vice Chair

American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Co-Coordinator, Young Lawyer Representative Program

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March 29, 2017

Fundamentals - Consumer Protection

65th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting