Karin F.R. Moore Director 202-737-4599
Karin F.R. Moore

Overview

Drawing on her years of experience as a former general counsel to leading trade associations, Karin Moore is an industry expert and thought leader who can anticipate issues and mitigate the multitude of risks to clients. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, beverage alcohol, OTC drugs, cosmetics and personal care products, and household products. Her years of practice with the FTC and in the antitrust arena bring complementary expertise to assist FDA-regulated companies, including counseling on Robinson Patman and other pricing-related issues, labeling and advertising, and FTC investigations. Ms. Moore is also adept at helping companies interpret and implement new regulatory requirements, such as those arising from FDA Covid-19 temporary guidance for various products, the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, the Food Safety Modernization Act, Prop 65 and other state ingredient labeling mandates.  She is uniquely qualified to assist trade associations with everything from regulatory assistance to antitrust expertise.

Before joining Hyman Phelps, Ms. Moore was General Counsel of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (now Consumer Brands Association), and Co-General Counsel of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Before that, she practiced antitrust law at an international law firm where she focused on litigation, civil and criminal investigations, and federal and state class action defense. She previously held a variety of positions with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, including Counsel to the Director and staff attorney

Education & Admissions

Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law
B.A., Economics, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Admissions

District of Columbia
New York
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Experience

  • Coordinated and authored industry association submission on FDA definition of “natural”.
  • Led industry efforts on submission of comments to USDA regarding regulations on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.
  • Authored amicus brief at the 9th Court of Appeals on behalf of industry association in Am. Beverage Ass’n v. City & Cty. of San Francisco, challenging the City and County of San Francisco’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Ordinance, which required health warnings on advertisements for certain sugar-sweetened beverages on First Amendment grounds.
Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law
B.A., Economics, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Admissions

District of Columbia
New York
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas
Industries
FDA Regulatory Categories