Washington, D.C. Office Expands with FTC, FDA Partner Katie Bond


Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2021 — Lathrop GPM welcomes Katie Bond to the firm as Partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Bond’s practice focuses on advertising law and food and drug law. She brings Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory counseling, risk analysis and litigation support to clients in a variety of industries and for numerous consumer products, including foods, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, weight loss products, cosmetics, sports equipment and CBD products.  

At Lathrop GPM, Bond will continue to support clients with legal and compliance advertising issues related to social media advertising, "green" marketing, health benefit claims, "Made in the USA" claims and the use of third-party consumer celebrity and expert endorsements.

"We are proud to welcome Katie Bond to Lathrop GPM. Katie's experience will supplement many of Lathrop GPM's core practices, including Life Sciences, Agribusiness, Intellectual Property and Franchising & Distribution. Her extensive FTC, FDA and NAD experience will help us increase the value we provide to our clients," said Managing Partner Cameron Garrison.

Bond offers substantial experience with complex FTC and state investigations, including assisting clients with consumer class action defense, applying subject matter expertise to defeat misguided allegations of false advertising. She has significant advertising claims experience, including representing a major trade group and filing amicus briefs supporting defendants' false advertising class actions in courts across the country.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Washington, D.C. office of Lathrop GPM," said Partner Katie Bond. "The firm's comprehensive national platform allows me to provide clients with additional support nationwide. I also welcome the opportunity to help the firm expand its regulatory capabilities and grow the Washington, D.C. office."

Bond has published numerous articles on legal topics related to advertising and consumer health and has been quoted in trade publications extensively, especially on food and nutrition topics. She has multiple honors for her work in consumer and food and drug law. For three consecutive years, she was named a Rising Star in Consumer Law, Food and Drugs by Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C., and she is recommended in the Legal 500 United States guide for Marketing and Advertising.

Bond received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2006 and her B.A. from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., in 2000.