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Maia C. Kats

Of Counsel

Maia Kats practices in the area of consumer litigation, with a special emphasis on deceptive labeling in the food and dietary supplements context. Prior to joining Kaplan Fox, Maia was the Litigation Director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, where she led the department to unprecedented success. She is widely regarded as a leading expert in food litigation,and is a frequent speaker on the topic nationwide. Maia is the consumer representative on FDLI’s 2019 Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference Planning Committee. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Maia has served as lead or co-lead counsel in many landmark, deceptive marketing class actions that favorably resolved including, most recently, Coca-Cola (Vitaminwater), PepsiCo (Naked Juice), General Mills (Cheerios Protein), and Campbell’s (Plum Organics). She is currently class counsel in numerous deceptive “health halo” cases, including against CVS (Algal-DHA memory supplements), Jamba Juice (smoothies), and Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association (misleading marketing of sugar drinks as not linked scientifically to obesity and diabetes). Coverage of her cases routinely appears in the press, including on Good Morning America, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, and more.

Maia graduated from the University of Michigan, magna cum laude, and Michigan Law School, where she received the Anthony S Benton Award and was a Belfield & Bates Fellow.