Kelly A. Bonner


  • Kelly A. Bonner
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1158

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Kelly A. Bonner is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on consumer products, securities, antitrust, RICO, cross-jurisdictional and other complex commercial disputes

Kelly has represented clients in a broad array of industries—including health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, consumer products, and financial services—in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the country, as well as cross-border investigations by regulatory agencies. She has handled cases in all phases of litigation and has extensive experience drafting and arguing motions in federal and state court, coordinating cross-border discovery strategies, preparing for and taking numerous party, fact and expert witness depositions, working with experts, and drafting complex settlement agreements.

Kelly is a frequent author on litigation risk and regulatory issues affecting businesses in the cosmetics and personal care industries, and has been quoted in national publications on the application of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and FDA regulations concerning cosmetics.

Kelly maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing applicants for asylum before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and serving as a child advocate in Philadelphia Family Court proceedings

Kelly is a 2010 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and studied E.U. regulatory law at the European University Institute, and a cum laude graduate of New York University. She is proficient in French and knows basic German.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation


  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2010
    - Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • New York University, B.A., cum laude, 2005


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2017-present
  • White & Case LLP
    - Associate, 2011-2017

Professional Activities

  • Food and Drug Law Institute
    - Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference Planning Committee, 2024-2025

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Lighthouse Guild NYC
    - Volunteer reader to blind and visually impaired, 2006-present

Selected Publications

Media Hits

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Cosmetics Bootcamp: New Regulations and Litigation Hazards?" Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference, May 15, 2024
  • Speaker, "FDA Oversight in Cosmetics & Update on MOCRA," Consumer Healthcare Products Association Seminar, April 10, 2024
  • Speaker, "MoCRA Comprehension Hub: A 360 Degree Deep Dive Into the Essential Components of the 2022 Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act," 11th Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics & Personal Care Products, March 19, 2024
  • Moderator, “Cosmetic Safety and Contaminants: PFAS, State Versus Federal Regulation, and More,” Food & Drug Law Institute, Webinar, March 13, 2024