Katelyn J. Patton is an associate at Frankfurt Kurnit, where she advises clients in a broad range of industries on advertising, marketing, regulatory, and intellectual property matters. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the 2021-2024 “Ones to Watch” editions for Commercial Litigation.
Ms. Patton counsels on a wide variety of advertising law issues, including copy and content review, claims substantiation, and compliance with federal, state, and local consumer protection laws and guidelines. She represents advertisers in regulatory investigations and litigation, including before the Federal Trade Commission, and in competitive advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division. She co-authored the USA chapter of Chambers and Partners, "Advertising & Marketing 2023 Law and Practice" guide.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Patton was an associate in the Advertising and Marketing Group at Venable LLP, where she represented companies and individuals before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state attorneys general, as well as in private litigation. Her previous legal experience also includes intellectual property counseling and litigation, including before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
As a student at Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Patton was an inaugural member of a first-of-its-kind privacy education program aimed at engaging middle school students in discussions about privacy and technology. She was also Managing Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. Prior to law school, Ms. Patton worked in marketing communications and government affairs for a leading industry trade association, whose initiatives included advocacy and lobbying efforts in Washington on behalf of business-to-business media companies.
Ms. Patton is admitted to practice in New York and the federal courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
awards & recognition
Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
- Managing Editor, Volume XXV, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
- Privacy Educator, Center on Law and Information Policy
Binghamton University (B.A., English, summa cum laude)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
ABA-IPL Advertising & Marketing Law
Kate Patton presents, “Advertising Law 101” during the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law Advertising and Marketing Law Committee meeting.
October 6 2022
news & press
Chambers and Partners: Advertising & Marketing 2023 Global Practice Guide
Jeffrey A. Greenbaum served as contributing editor and with Kate Patton, co-authored the USA chapter of Chambers and Partners, "Advertising & Marketing 2023 Law and Practice." Additionally, Jeff and Matthew Vittone co-authored the USA "Trends and Developments" piece. The guide provides the latest legal information on advertising law and regulatory bodies; advertising claims, including deceptive claims, substantiation, endorsements, environmental claims and “dark patterns”; comparative advertising and ambush marketing; digital/social media; privacy issues; AI; and product compliance. View Article
The Best Lawyers in America 2024
Best Lawyers in America recognizes 44 Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in the 2024 edition. Read more.