Laura Kim

Laura Kim

Laura Kim advises clients on advertising and consumer law matters. During her twelve years serving in a variety of roles at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including Assistant Director in two divisions, Chief of Staff to former Bureau Director Jessica Rich, and Attorney Advisor to former Chairman Kovacic, she worked on every major type of consumer protection issue. Ms. Kim has expertise in all phases of an FTC matter, from the initial investigation, recommendation to the Commission, litigation in federal court, settlement or trial, compliance investigation, and order enforcement or contempt litigation.

At the Federal Trade Commission, Ms. Kim worked on key FTC Rules and Guides such as the Guides for Environmental Marketing (“Green Guides”) and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. She supervised these and other rule making proceedings and also oversaw dozens of the Commission’s investigations involving compliance with these rules.

Ms. Kim also served as Deputy Chief Enforcement Officer at the U.S. Department of Education, where she helped establish a new Enforcement Office within Federal Student Aid. She managed the office’s investigations of higher education institutions and oversaw issuance of fines and adverse actions for violations of the federal student aid regulations. Ms. Kim also supervised the borrower defense to repayment division and the Clery campus safety and security division.

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Companies Face Greater Scrutiny for Misleading Environmental Claims and Nonstandard Sustainability Reporting

As more companies recognize the value of enhanced sustainability reporting and publicize the positive environmental features of their products and services, they should also be attentive to greater public scrutiny of “green” claims.  Companies that engage in greenwashing – asserting exaggerated, misstated, or immaterial environmental claims – are increasingly exposed to reputational damage and legal … Continue Reading
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