Katie Bond is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She provides regulatory counseling and litigation support in matters involving a variety of consumer products, including dietary supplements, foods, OTC drug products, cosmetics and sports equipment. Ms. Bond reviews product labeling and advertising regularly to determine compliance with federal regulations, and as needed, she assists clients in identifying and working with well-credentialed, independent scientific experts to ensure that claims are properly substantiated.
Ms. Bond counsels clients regarding the use of efficacy and health benefit claims, “green” marketing, “made in the USA” claims, social media, and consumer, celebrity, and expert endorsements. She has substantial experience in responding to FTC and state Attorney General investigations, and she has assisted clients with consumer class action defense and initiating and responding to self-regulatory challenges before the National Advertising Division (NAD).
Representation Before the FTC and State AGs
Lead associate in defending against FTC investigation into claims for dietary supplement product; assisted in successful negotiations that led to FTC closure of investigation.
Lead associate in defending against FTC investigation into claims for cosmetic products; assisted in successful negotiations that led to FTC closure of investigation.
Lead associate in defending against FTC investigation into marketing claims for dietary supplements and homeopathic products; assisted in negotiating successful settlement with FTC.
Lead associate in defending against California District Attorney investigation into marketing claims for dietary supplements; assisted in negotiating successful settlement with DAs.
Lead associate in defending against FTC investigation into concussion and other health and safety claims for football helmets; assisted in successful negotiations that led to FTC closure of investigation.
Drafted demand letters to client’s competitors in weight loss industry regarding advertising claims; assisted with successful negotiations with competitors.
Drafted successful response to demand letter regarding advertising claims for sleep product; helped enable client to continue using challenged claims.
Lead associate representing several dietary supplement companies in development of product labels and advertising claims and campaigns.
Counsel television producers at major network on compliance with FTC’s Endorsement Guides.
Assist dietary supplement and food companies in crafting claims that comply with FDA regulations.
Defended dietary supplement company in class action lawsuit in California involving immune support supplement.
Defended companies in class actions following FTC investigations.
Memberships & Associations
American Bar Association
Food and Drug Law Institute
Institute of Food Technologists
Honors & Awards
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014-2015.
Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Marketing & Advertising area, 2012.