Laura Kim

Lawyer (Partner)

Laura Kim draws upon her experience in senior positions at the Federal Trade Commission to advise clients across industries on complex advertising, privacy, and data security matters. She provides practical compliance advice and represents clients in FTC and State AG investigations. Laura advises on a wide range of consumer protection issues, including green claims, influencers, native advertising, claim substantiation, Made in USA claims, children’s privacy, subscription auto-renewal marketing, and other digital advertising matters. In addition, Laura actively practices before the NAD, including recent successful resolution of matters for both challengers and advertisers. She co-chairs Covington’s Advertising and Consumer Protection Practice Group and participates in the firm’s Internet of Things Initiative. Laura re-joined Covington after a twelve-year tenure at the FTC, where she served as Assistant Director in two divisions of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, as well as Chief of Staff in the Bureau of Consumer Protection and Attorney Advisor to former Chairman William E. Kovacic. She worked on key FTC Rules and Guides such as the Green Guides, Jewelry Guides, and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. She supervised these and other rule-making proceedings and oversaw dozens of the Commission’s investigations and enforcement actions involving compliance with these rules. Laura also supervised compliance monitoring for companies under federal court or Commission order.


126 Bulletin

Terrell McSweeny, Andrew Smith, John D. Graubert, Laura Kim The US FTC holds an open meeting and adopts several significant proposals that lay the groundwork for what is expected to be an active, expansionist enforcement and rulemaking program at the agency


In her first public action, a mere 16 days after her confirmation and swearing-in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on July 1, 2021, Lina Khan led a public, open meeting of the Commission to adopt several significant proposals that lay the groundwork for what is expected to be an (...)

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