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 counsels and advocates on a broad range of regulatory, policy and compliance matters on behalf of manufacturers and trade groups, with a focus on regulated industries, including food and beverage, beverage alcohol, OTC drugs, and medical devices.

Ms. Moore is a pragmatic counselor, adept at helping small and large companies interpret and implement legal and regulatory requirements, including the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, the Food Safety Modernization Act, Prop 65, other state ingredient labeling mandates, and Robinson-Patman Act pricing and promotion compliance.  Her FTC and litigation background provides insight into the analysis of labeling, marketing and advertising claims for a variety of regulated products.

With over a decade of experience analyzing and responding to legislative and regulatory changes at the federal and state levels, Ms. Moore has worked with scientific experts to ensure policy positions are both legally and scientifically sound. She has advocated before the FDA, USDA, FTC and Congress, as well as state attorneys general, legislatures and agencies. Because of this, she is uniquely qualified to advise trade associations and coalitions on regulatory and policy issues, as well as provide antitrust counseling and oversight.

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. Prior to 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. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of positions with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, including Counsel to the Director and staff attorney.

Ms. Moore is an active member of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and is an editor of the forthcoming edition of the ABA’s Antitrust and Associations Handbook.

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