Christie Grymes Thompson, Advertising and Marketing Practice Chair
Phone: (202) 342-8633
Christie Thompson serves as Chair of the firm’s Advertising and Marketing Practice and the Consumer Product Safety Practice. She focuses on consumer protection matters, including promotions, advertising, product safety, promotions, privacy and sweepstakes. She counsels clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance, with a focus on statutes and regulations enforced by the FTC, CPSC, and state attorneys general.
August T. Horvath, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8520
August Horvath focuses his practice on advertising law and antitrust matters. He represents clients in private false advertising and deceptive practices litigation before the FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau and the NAD and in courts around the country. His graduate training and hands-on experience in survey research and statistical analysis have enhanced his skills in developing substantiation protocols, designing and assessing research into the implied meaning of advertising claims and working with and against expert witnesses. Mr. Horvath is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Consumer Protection Law Developments treatise.
Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8603
Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik specializes in advertising, privacy, and data security litigation and counseling. She provides counseling and representation in all forms of consumer protection matters, and regularly assists clients with privacy and data security compliance audits, forensic investigations related to information practices, data security breach notification procedures and represents companies before state and federal regulators on a range of consumer protection compliance matters.
William C. MacLeod, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8811
Bill MacLeod has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in advertising challenges before the FTC, NAD, and courts under the Lanham Act. Mr. MacLeod concentrates on advertising and marketing, focusing on privacy and children and advertising. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, he served as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.
Gonzalo E. Mon, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8576
Gonzalo Mon assists clients in structuring a variety of advertisements and promotions including sweepstakes, contests, and loyalty programs that comply with applicable laws and offer maximum protection. In addition to domestic promotions, he has assisted his clients with clearing promotions in more than 25 countries. Mr. Mon reviews advertisements in print and media to determine compliance with relevant regulations, as well as risk of challenge from regulators and competitors.
Sarah Roller, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8582
Sarah Roller, J.D., R.D., M.P.H., serves as Chair of the firm’s Food and Drug Law Practice. She specializes in the representation of U.S. and global companies and industry trade organizations engaged in the development, manufacture, import, export, distribution, and marketing of foods, beverages, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutraceuticals, medical foods, cosmetics, medicines, and other personal health care and wellness products domestically and abroad. Providing integrated counseling services spanning the legal, regulatory and legislative arenas, Ms. Roller also has extensive experience representing her clients in complex legal, policy, and enforcement matters before federal and state agencies.
Lewis Rose, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8821
Lew Rose specializes in consumer protection, advertising, consumer product safety law, and representing clients before federal and state law enforcement agencies and self-regulatory bodies such as the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Mr. Rose’s practice also includes counseling clients regarding advertising, marketing, electronic commerce, intellectual property issues with respect to interactive and online services and related technology.
Dana B. Rosenfeld, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8588
Dana Rosenfeld is Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Information Security Practice. She focuses on all facets of privacy and data security, advertising and consumer financial issues at the federal and state level. Ms. Rosenfeld’s public service included assignments as advisor to FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky, as senior legal advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and as Assistant Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. While Assistant Director, Ms. Rosenfeld was responsible for coordinating consumer protection policy on advertising and electronic commerce issues.
John E. Villafranco, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8423
John Villafranco provides litigation and counseling services to corporations involved in advertising and marketing. His experience includes Lanham Act litigation, consumer class action defense, representation of clients in advertising substantiation proceedings and investigations conducted by the FTC and state attorneys general, and representation of challengers and advertisers before the NAD and the NARB.
John J. Heitmann, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8544
John Heitmann advises broadband and Internet service providers on a broad range of privacy, data security, and communications law issues. He has more than fifteen years of experience representing clients on regulatory policy, litigation, dispute resolution and enforcement matters before regulatory agencies, and in state, federal and appellate court litigation. He counsels extensively on compliance policies and issues arising from the Communications Act, the FTC Act, and numerous other laws governing privacy, information security and telecommunications law issues.
Kristi L. Wolff, Partner
Phone: (202) 342-8805
Kristi Wolff concentrates on advertising, promotions, and food and drug law matters. Her advertising and marketing law expertise includes counseling clients on the marketing and sale of retail food, medical food, weight loss and medical device products to consumers and health care professionals through a variety of channels. She has experience advising across the full product lifecycle, including manufacturing, new product launches, clinical trials and product recalls. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ms. Wolff was associate general counsel at Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., and also served as senior counsel at Assurant Health.
Katie Bond, Special Counsel
Phone: (202) 342-8537
Katie Bond provides retory counseling and litigation support regarding matters involving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to marketers of a variety of consumer products, including dietary supplements, foods, weight loss products, cosmetics and sports equipment. Katie reviews product labeling and advertising regularly to determine compliance with federal regulations
Christopher M. Loeffler, Special Counsel
Phone: (202) 342-8429
Chris Loeffler concentrates his practice on consumer protection issues, promotions, licensing, data security and privacy. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mr. Loeffler was a Summer Associate at the firm. He also worked as an intern for TBWA Worldwide, an advertising agency in New York City, and as an intern at the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection’s International Division in Washington, DC.
Donnelly L. McDowell, Associate
Phone: (202) 342-8645
Donnelly is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on advertising and marketing, food and drug law, and consumer financial protection matters. 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.
Elisa A. Nemiroff
Phone: (202) 342-8461
Elisa Nemiroff counsels clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance pertaining to advertising, food and drug, and privacy law. She counsels clients on issues regarding regulations, statutes, and policies enforced by the FTC mission and states attorneys general, including laws regarding unfair an deceptive practices, weight loss and dietary supplement advertising, telemarketing, negative option and free trial programs, unsolicited commercial e-mail, endorsements and testimonials, and pricing.
Katherine Riley Townley, Associate
Phone: (202) 342-8887
Katie Townley focuses on advertising and marketing, product safety, and other consumer protection law matters. Previously, Ms. Townley served as a paralegal in the Advertising and Marketing practice at Kelley Drye, and she has experience as an intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for the Honorable Richard G. Stearns.
Katie Rogers, Associate
Phone: (202) 342-8677
Katie Rogers counsels clients on compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and related federal and state agency laws and regulations for marketing and selling products. Previously, Ms. Rogers was an Associate at another Washington, DC-based international law firm where she gained a broad range of experience with food and drug law issues. Ms. Rogers regularly assisted companies in obtaining FDA pre-market approval for their food packaging, food, and drug products.
Crystal N. Skelton, Associate
Phone: (310) 712-6467
Crystal Skelton practices in the areas of advertising and marketing, privacy and data security, and consumer product safety. She counsels clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance, with a focus on statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and state Attorneys General.