Kristi Wolff is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Wolff's practice focuses on food, dietary supplements, medical devices, and emerging health/wearable technology and privacy issues. She has extensive experience advising clients whose products are within the overlapping jurisdictions of the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Wolff handles matters across the full product lifecycle, including concept analysis, claim substantiation, label review, quality and recall scenarios, and contested matters involving the FTC, FDA, National Advertising Division, and state attorneys general. In addition, she regularly counsels clients regarding network marketing compliance, calling/texting practices and works with several lifestyle brands in the apparel, jewelry, and fur industries.
Having served as in-house counsel in the healthcare and food products industries, Ms. Wolff is particularly attuned to balancing business objectives with legal considerations. Her skill in the consumer protection area was recently recognized as she was named a 2015 Washington, DC, Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ms. Wolff was associate general counsel at Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the world’s largest health, nutrition and wellness company. She also served as senior counsel at Assurant Health, where she performed risk management functions, including litigation and regulatory tasks. During law school, she worked at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Lead associate in successful NAD challenge regarding competitive advertising of water filtration products.
Handled several FTC investigations involving the alleged mislabeling of fur clothing, and persuaded the agency to close them without formal action.
Lead associate in representation of a multi-national food company with respect to FTC investigation into marketing claims.
Lead associate representing a money transfer company in an investigation by 44 state attorneys-general regarding the effectiveness of the company's anti-fraud program.
Counsel Fortune 500 healthcare company with regard to structuring telemarketing compliance program and campaigns.
Lead associate representing a major retailer in settlement with the FTC regarding the Textile Act compliance and environmental marketing of textiles.
Lead associate representing a national retailer in an investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding compliance with the Fur Products Labeling Act. Case closed by the staff without formal action.
Assisted a network television show in structuring an advertising promotion to benefit the American Red Cross and, specifically, victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Counsel celebrity endorser with regard to development, launch, and marketing of cosmetics line.
Lead associate representing multi-national fuel manufacturer in development of claims substantiation and launch of national marketing campaign.
Honors & Awards
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2015.