Grocery Manufacturers Association names new legal head

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association has named Karin F.R. Moore as VP and general counsel.

“I am pleased to welcome Karin to the GMA team,” said GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey.  “Her legal skill and trade association management experience make her the logical choice for this position, and I am certain that she will provide great value to GMA and its member companies as we advance the association’s member-driven agenda.”

Moore joins GMA from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) where she was vice president and co-general counsel.  At WSWA, her responsibilities included coordinating the association’s national litigation strategy, advising on regulatory issues facing wholesalers at both the state and federal levels, and serving on WSWA’s senior management team.

Prior to joining WSWA, Moore was a counsel with O’Melveny & Myers’ Antitrust and Criminal Defense practice groups, where she focused on antitrust litigation, civil and criminal antitrust investigations, and federal and state cartel class actions. Prior to O’Melveny, she held a variety of positions with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, including counsel to the director and staff attorney with the Anticompetitive Practices Division. She holds a law degree from George Mason University School of Law and is vice-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Trade, Sports and Professional Associations Committee.

“GMA represents many of the world’s most iconic brands and leading companies. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the food, beverage and consumer products industry,” said Moore.  “I look forward to working with Pam Bailey, the GMA staff and its members to promote pro-growth policies and advocate for responsible public policy solutions that will allow the industry to continue to provide consumers around the world with safe, healthful, affordable products every day.”

Moore will report to GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey and will serve as a member of the GMA Senior Leadership Team.  In her new role, she will direct the association’s federal and state litigation activity and provide legal counsel on a host of issues.  She will assume her new post on April 16.


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