• La Toya Sutton

    Advertising, Marketing and Media
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    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2007.


    Brown University, A.B., Political Science and Afro-American Studies, 2003.

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    Washington, D.C.

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    La Toya Sutton is an associate in Manatt’s Advertising, Marketing and Media Division, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. She advises clients on a broad range of legal and compliance issues related to consumer advertising and product claim substantiation. Her expertise surrounds the marketing and promotion of products subject to the overlapping jurisdictions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), such as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, drugs, and medical devices. She also has significant experience defending and initiating disputes before the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Division (NAD) and Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP). Ms. Sutton also advises clients on matters involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other federal and state agencies.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Best Oralist, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition ‒ Mid-Atlantic Region, 2007.

    First Place Team, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, Mid-Atlantic Region, 2007.

    First Place, Crowell & Moring Diversity in the Legal Profession Scholarship, 2005.


    Coauthor, “5 Product Claims You Didn’t Know Could Get You into Trouble,” New Hope Natural Media, November 25, 2013.

    Contributor, “2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, August 2013.

    Coauthor, “2011 FDA Warning Letter Review: The Rise of GMPs,” Nutra Ingredients-USA, February 10, 2012.

    Coauthor, “Top 20 Cases of 2010 and Cases to Watch, 2011,” Food and Drug Law Institute, April 1, 2011.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    Member, American Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association.

    Member, National Bar Association.

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