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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has appointed Karin F.R. Moore its new VP and general counsel, effective April 16. Reporting to president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey, Moore (left) will serve as a member of the GMA’s Senior Leadership Team, direct the organization’s federal and state litigation activity, and provide legal counsel on a range of issues.
“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,” said Bailey.
Moore joins the Washington, D.C.-based trade association from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) where she was VP and co-general counsel. At WSWA, her responsibilities included coordinating the group’s national litigation strategy, advising on regulatory issues facing wholesalers at both the state and federal levels, and being a part of WSWA’s senior management team.
Before joining WSWA, Moore was a counsel with O’Melveny & Myers’ Antitrust and Criminal Defense practice groups, where she worked on antitrust litigation, civil and criminal antitrust investigations, and federal and state cartel class actions. Prior to that position, she held a variety of roles 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.
Moore noted that she would work with Bailey, GMA staffers and the organization’s 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.”