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Allison Fitzpatrick is a partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. She represents advertisers, media companies, and agencies in connection with all aspects of advertising, marketing, and promotions.

Ms. Fitzpatrick frequently counsels clients on new media issues, including with respect to influencer marketing, native advertising and other emerging media. She frequently develops clients’ influencer and social media policies and reviews clients’ social media campaigns to ensure compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Endorsement Guides and other regulations. Ms. Fitzpatrick also speaks about and advises clients on all aspects of children’s advertising and privacy, including compliance with the Children’s Advertising Review Unit’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). She routinely reviews websites, apps, privacy policies and promotions to ensure compliance with COPPA and other privacy laws. Ms. Fitzpatrick has represented clients in proceedings before the Children’s Advertising Review Unit and the National Advertising Division and in state regulatory investigations, including comprehensive multi-state actions, most notably in connection with negative option marketing and free trial offers.

In addition, Ms. Fitzpatrick has significant experience in the area of sweepstakes and promotions and advises clients on games of chance, complex skill contests, rebates, gift cards, and coupons, including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and YouTube for agency clients, as well as directly for many well-known companies. She regularly counsels clients on all aspects of promotions, including with respect to drafting and reviewing their rules, prize supplier and promotional agreements, and winner affidavits and notifications. Ms. Fitzpatrick has also developed a number of loyalty/reward programs for clients.

Ms. Fitzpatrick regularly counsels clients on price advertising, false and deceptive advertising, claim substantiation, privacy, telemarketing, direct mail, email marketing (e.g., CAN-SPAM), endorsement and testimonial issues, and negative option marketing, as well as intellectual property matters involving copyright, trademark, right of privacy and publicity. She also advises clients with respect to drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, including agency-client agreements, talent agreements, sponsorship and production agreements.

Ms. Fitzpatrick was recognized as a leading lawyer for advertising law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2018 and 2019. The Legal 500 United States has recognized her in the area of advertising and marketing for seven consecutive years (2013-2019). She has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in advertising law (2020). In 2019, Ms. Fitzpatrick was named as a leader in influencer marketing by PR News.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Enjoy the Success of Influencer Marketing," Davis & Gilbert Counsel 2U®: Marketing & Advertising Seminar, April 11, 2019

"Alexa, How is IoT Impacting the Children’s Industry?" NAD & CARU: West Coast Conferences 2019, March 5-6, 2019

"'Batteries Not Included' – Substantiating Claims in an Advertisement Geared for Children," ACI's 2nd Annual Advertising Claims Substantiation Conference, January 31, 2019

"Content & Commerce," TrendSeeder Innovation Series Panel, November 13, 2018

"Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 40th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 7-9, 2018

"Working With Influencers and Social Media - Getting it Right," NAD & CARU: West Coast Conferences 2018, May 1-2, 2018

"Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 39th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 13-15, 2017

"The FTC's Influencer Marketing Guidelines," OMMA@Advertising Week New York, September 27, 2017

"What's Trending in Tech & Advertising," AdThink, 2017: May

"Advertising and Social Media Law: What You Need To Know," Association of Corporate Counsel's Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter Program, February 2, 2017

"Children's Advertising," 38th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 9-11, 2016

"All Things Global: Exploring Legal and Business Considerations for International Sweepstakes or Promotions," American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions, October 17-18, 2016

"Drafting and Negotiating Strategies for Working With Children’s Entertainment Properties," CARU West Coast Conference 2016, May 11, 2016

"Social Media - Can You Win in Court AND in the Court of Public Opinion?" Davis & Gilbert/Peppercomm Seminar, March 9, 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Author, "FTC Settlement Over COPPA Will Change YouTube's Biz Model," Law360, September 19, 2019

Co-Author, "A Must 'Follow': Stricter Groundwork for Influencer Marketing," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (6th Edition), 2019

Co-Author, "After 20 Years, COPPA Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (6th Edition), 2019

Co-Author, "Two Websites Settle FTC Allegations That They Failed to Secure Consumer Data," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Settlement Over Charges of Misleading Consumer Reviews and Deceptive Negative Option Marketing Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2019

Co-Author, "Video Social Networking App Agrees to Pay $5.7 Million to Settle FTC's COPPA Action," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2019

Co-Author, "New York and Florida AGs Settle Charges with Seller of Fake Social Media Accounts and Engagements," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2019

Co-Author, "Mastercard Announces New Free Trial Rules for Merchants," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2019

Co-Author, "Celebrity Endorsers of Initial Coin Offerings Settle with Securities and Exchange Commission," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2018 

Co-Author, "New York Attorney General Reaches Record COPPA Settlement with AOL," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2018

Co-Author, "FTC Brings Action Against PR Agency and Publisher For Misleading Online Endorsements and Deceptively Formatted Advertising," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2018

Co-Author, "NAD's BuzzFeed Decision May Be a Roadmap for Affiliate Marketing," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, October 2018  

Co-Author, "Notice Period Is Over: Regulators Heighten Focus on Individual Influencers," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (5th Edition), 2018 

Co-Author, "Developments in Connected Technology Create New COPPA Challenges," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (5th Edition), 2018

Co-Author, "What We Can Learn from the FTC's 2017 Privacy and Data Security Update," D&G Digital Media, Technology & Privacy Alert, March 2018

Co-Author, "FTC Announces First COPPA Action Involving Connected Toys," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2018

Co-Author, "The Warnings Were Real: Regulators Bring First Action Against Influencers," Campaign US, September 27, 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Brings First Ever Enforcement Action Against Individual Social Media Influencers; Updates Warnings and Guidance for Influencers and Marketers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, September 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Reviews Rules, including CAN-SPAM, to Keep Pace with Changing Times," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2017

Co-Author, "Instagram Adds Paid Partnership Tool for Transparency," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2017

Co-Author, "Trampoline Sellers Settle FTC Charges Over Alleged Fake Logos, Websites and Reviews," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, June 2017

Co-Author, "Amazon, FTC Withdraw Appeal of Decision Holding Amazon Liable for Billing Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Tells Influencers to Disclose Connections on Social Media," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2017

Co-Author, "Influencer Campaigns See Increased Scrutiny," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (4th Edition), 2017 

Co-Author, "Children's Privacy and Children-Directed Influencer Marketing Face Greater Scrutiny," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (4th Edition), 2017 

Co-Author, "New Federal Law Protects Consumer Reviews of Products and Services," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2017

Co-Author, "FTC's First COPPA Action Against Mobile Ad Network Highlights Risks for Operators As Well," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2016

Co-Author, "Self-Regulatory Principles Applied for First Time to Mobile Apps and Discussed at DAA and ASRC Events," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2016

Co-Author, "Regulators Scrutinize Social Media Campaigns," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Author, "Children's Privacy at the Heart of Regulatory Action," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Co-Author, "Why FTC’s Action Against Lord & Taylor Was More Than Slap on Wrist," Corporate Counsel, April 4, 2016

Author, "Candy Companies Agree to Stop Advertising to Children," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2016

Co-Author, "FTC Brings First Action Alleging Deceptive Native Advertising Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Marathon Organizer Sued Over Alleged Illegal Lottery," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2016

Author, "Views on COPPA Enforcement Actions and Trends From Allison Fitzpatrick, Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP," Bloomberg BNA, February 1, 2016

Author, "FTC Announces COPPA Actions Against App Developers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2016

PRESS

Quoted, Daily Journal, "Is FTC's Bark Worse Than Its Bite When It Comes to Influencers?" April 22, 2019

Quoted, Law.com, "#BadInfluence: How to Protect Your Brand After an Endorser Scandal,” March 20, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "How the UK and the U.S. Differ in Their Treatment of Influencers," January 24, 2019

Featured, PR News, "25 PR Leaders Look at 2019 Trends from Technology, Crisis and Social to Influencers," January 1, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "How Should Brands Handle Influencers Posting Fake Sponsored Content?" December 19, 2018

Quoted, PR News, "This Week in PR: Update from PR News," November 21, 2018

Quoted, Travel Market Report, "Why Your Social Media Could Get You Sued," August 30, 2018

Quoted, Communications Leadership Council, "8 Things to Know Before You Use an Employee's Photo," June 5, 2018

Quoted, FTC:Watch, "FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Criticized For Not 'Firing' On All Cylinders," January 19, 2018

Featured, PR News, "From Increased Technology to More Humanity, 17 PR Leaders Look to 2018, Reflect on 2017," December 19, 2017

Quoted, Minonline, "FTC Turns Up the Heat on the Social-Influencer Economy," September 27, 2017

Quoted, Digiday, "Cheatsheet: How the FTC Is Cracking Down on Deceptive Influencer Marketing," September 19, 2017

Quoted, FTC Watch, "Online Celebrities in Hot Water With FTC Over Posts," September 15, 2017

Quoted, Martechtoday, "What the FTC’s Latest Endorsement Disclosure Actions Mean for Marketers," September 14, 2017

Quoted, PR News, "Influencers Targeted," September 12, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy + Data Security Blog, "FTC Approves Trustarc Online Privacy Program Fixes," August 10, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "If Children's Data Are Delivered to Strangers, Who's to Blame," August 10, 2017

Quoted, Law360, "FTC Turns Up Heat on Smart Devices with COPPA Update," July 18, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "Web-Connected Toy Maker Shakes Off Data Breach Class Claims," July 10, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA's Daily Report for Executives, "FTC Seeks Input on Federal Spam Rule," June 30, 2017

Quoted, Direct Marketing News, "Can the FTC Do Anything About Undisclosed Marketing by Influencers?" June 28, 2017

Quoted, PRWeekPro, "Global Influencers," March 13, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "Anheuser-Busch Mustache IP Tiff Shows Social Media Risks," March 10, 2017

Quoted, PRNewsPro, "Fit To Be Teed," January 30, 2017

Featured, PRNewsPro, "Data, Fake News, Mobility, Recruitment & Retention Top of Mind for PR Pros in 2017," January 9, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Law Report, "FTC Should Step Up Smart Toys Privacy Enforcement," December 15, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Web Toys Spied on Children, Privacy Groups Tell FTC," December 6, 2016

Quoted, PRNewsPro, "Influencer Ban? Not.," October 31, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro to Stop Child Web Tracking," September 14, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "A Second Helping of PewDiePie?" August 22, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "Tips to Work With Influencers, Agencies in the Aftermath of the FTC-Warner Bros. Case," July 18, 2016

Quoted, AdExchanger.com, "InMobi's Illegal Location Tracking Debacle is Just the Tip of the Iceberg and Regulators are Chomping at the Bit," June 27, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Singapore-Based Mobile Ad Network Settles FTC Suit Over Tracking Consumer Locations," June 23, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "To Disclose or Not to Disclose: What You Need to Know About FTC Regulations on Influencers," May 23, 2016

Quoted, Law360.com, "Amazon's Liability for In-App Buys Weighs in FTC's Favor," by Allison Grande, April 28, 2016

Mentioned, Corporate Counsel, "Why FTC's Action Against Lord & Taylor Was More Than Slap on Wrist," April 2016

Quoted, Mobile Marketer, "As Social Influencer Programs Gain, Some Marketers Land in Hot Water," by Brielle Jaekel, March 24, 2016

Quoted, PR News, "The Natives Get Wrestled," March 21, 2016

Quoted, Corporate Counsel, "In a First for the FTC, Lord & Taylor Settles Claims Over Instagram Ads," by Stephanie Forshee, March 16, 2016

Quoted, PR News, "No Love," March 14, 2016

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York State Bar Association
Children's Advertising Review Unit's Supporters Council

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 1995


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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Enjoy the Success of Influencer Marketing," Davis & Gilbert Counsel 2U®: Marketing & Advertising Seminar, April 11, 2019

"Alexa, How is IoT Impacting the Children’s Industry?" NAD & CARU: West Coast Conferences 2019, March 5-6, 2019

"'Batteries Not Included' – Substantiating Claims in an Advertisement Geared for Children," ACI's 2nd Annual Advertising Claims Substantiation Conference, January 31, 2019

"Content & Commerce," TrendSeeder Innovation Series Panel, November 13, 2018

"Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 40th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 7-9, 2018

"Working With Influencers and Social Media - Getting it Right," NAD & CARU: West Coast Conferences 2018, May 1-2, 2018

"Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 39th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 13-15, 2017

"The FTC's Influencer Marketing Guidelines," OMMA@Advertising Week New York, September 27, 2017

"What's Trending in Tech & Advertising," AdThink, 2017: May

"Advertising and Social Media Law: What You Need To Know," Association of Corporate Counsel's Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter Program, February 2, 2017

"Children's Advertising," 38th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 9-11, 2016

"All Things Global: Exploring Legal and Business Considerations for International Sweepstakes or Promotions," American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Summit on Digital Advertising Compliance: Social Media, Sweepstakes & Promotions, October 17-18, 2016

"Drafting and Negotiating Strategies for Working With Children’s Entertainment Properties," CARU West Coast Conference 2016, May 11, 2016

"Social Media - Can You Win in Court AND in the Court of Public Opinion?" Davis & Gilbert/Peppercomm Seminar, March 9, 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Author, "FTC Settlement Over COPPA Will Change YouTube's Biz Model," Law360, September 19, 2019

Co-Author, "A Must 'Follow': Stricter Groundwork for Influencer Marketing," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (6th Edition), 2019

Co-Author, "After 20 Years, COPPA Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (6th Edition), 2019

Co-Author, "Two Websites Settle FTC Allegations That They Failed to Secure Consumer Data," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Settlement Over Charges of Misleading Consumer Reviews and Deceptive Negative Option Marketing Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2019

Co-Author, "Video Social Networking App Agrees to Pay $5.7 Million to Settle FTC's COPPA Action," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2019

Co-Author, "New York and Florida AGs Settle Charges with Seller of Fake Social Media Accounts and Engagements," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2019

Co-Author, "Mastercard Announces New Free Trial Rules for Merchants," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2019

Co-Author, "Celebrity Endorsers of Initial Coin Offerings Settle with Securities and Exchange Commission," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2018 

Co-Author, "New York Attorney General Reaches Record COPPA Settlement with AOL," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2018

Co-Author, "FTC Brings Action Against PR Agency and Publisher For Misleading Online Endorsements and Deceptively Formatted Advertising," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2018

Co-Author, "NAD's BuzzFeed Decision May Be a Roadmap for Affiliate Marketing," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, October 2018  

Co-Author, "Notice Period Is Over: Regulators Heighten Focus on Individual Influencers," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (5th Edition), 2018 

Co-Author, "Developments in Connected Technology Create New COPPA Challenges," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (5th Edition), 2018

Co-Author, "What We Can Learn from the FTC's 2017 Privacy and Data Security Update," D&G Digital Media, Technology & Privacy Alert, March 2018

Co-Author, "FTC Announces First COPPA Action Involving Connected Toys," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2018

Co-Author, "The Warnings Were Real: Regulators Bring First Action Against Influencers," Campaign US, September 27, 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Brings First Ever Enforcement Action Against Individual Social Media Influencers; Updates Warnings and Guidance for Influencers and Marketers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, September 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Reviews Rules, including CAN-SPAM, to Keep Pace with Changing Times," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2017

Co-Author, "Instagram Adds Paid Partnership Tool for Transparency," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2017

Co-Author, "Trampoline Sellers Settle FTC Charges Over Alleged Fake Logos, Websites and Reviews," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, June 2017

Co-Author, "Amazon, FTC Withdraw Appeal of Decision Holding Amazon Liable for Billing Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2017

Co-Author, "FTC Tells Influencers to Disclose Connections on Social Media," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2017

Co-Author, "Influencer Campaigns See Increased Scrutiny," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (4th Edition), 2017 

Co-Author, "Children's Privacy and Children-Directed Influencer Marketing Face Greater Scrutiny," Trends in Marketing Communications Law (4th Edition), 2017 

Co-Author, "New Federal Law Protects Consumer Reviews of Products and Services," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2017

Co-Author, "FTC's First COPPA Action Against Mobile Ad Network Highlights Risks for Operators As Well," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, July 2016

Co-Author, "Self-Regulatory Principles Applied for First Time to Mobile Apps and Discussed at DAA and ASRC Events," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2016

Co-Author, "Regulators Scrutinize Social Media Campaigns," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Author, "Children's Privacy at the Heart of Regulatory Action," D&G Advertising Law: 2015 Lessons Learned & 2016 Practical Advice

Co-Author, "Why FTC’s Action Against Lord & Taylor Was More Than Slap on Wrist," Corporate Counsel, April 4, 2016

Author, "Candy Companies Agree to Stop Advertising to Children," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2016

Co-Author, "FTC Brings First Action Alleging Deceptive Native Advertising Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, March 2016

Co-Author, "NYC Marathon Organizer Sued Over Alleged Illegal Lottery," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2016

Author, "Views on COPPA Enforcement Actions and Trends From Allison Fitzpatrick, Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP," Bloomberg BNA, February 1, 2016

Author, "FTC Announces COPPA Actions Against App Developers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, January 2016

PRESS

Quoted, Daily Journal, "Is FTC's Bark Worse Than Its Bite When It Comes to Influencers?" April 22, 2019

Quoted, Law.com, "#BadInfluence: How to Protect Your Brand After an Endorser Scandal,” March 20, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "How the UK and the U.S. Differ in Their Treatment of Influencers," January 24, 2019

Featured, PR News, "25 PR Leaders Look at 2019 Trends from Technology, Crisis and Social to Influencers," January 1, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "How Should Brands Handle Influencers Posting Fake Sponsored Content?" December 19, 2018

Quoted, PR News, "This Week in PR: Update from PR News," November 21, 2018

Quoted, Travel Market Report, "Why Your Social Media Could Get You Sued," August 30, 2018

Quoted, Communications Leadership Council, "8 Things to Know Before You Use an Employee's Photo," June 5, 2018

Quoted, FTC:Watch, "FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Criticized For Not 'Firing' On All Cylinders," January 19, 2018

Featured, PR News, "From Increased Technology to More Humanity, 17 PR Leaders Look to 2018, Reflect on 2017," December 19, 2017

Quoted, Minonline, "FTC Turns Up the Heat on the Social-Influencer Economy," September 27, 2017

Quoted, Digiday, "Cheatsheet: How the FTC Is Cracking Down on Deceptive Influencer Marketing," September 19, 2017

Quoted, FTC Watch, "Online Celebrities in Hot Water With FTC Over Posts," September 15, 2017

Quoted, Martechtoday, "What the FTC’s Latest Endorsement Disclosure Actions Mean for Marketers," September 14, 2017

Quoted, PR News, "Influencers Targeted," September 12, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy + Data Security Blog, "FTC Approves Trustarc Online Privacy Program Fixes," August 10, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "If Children's Data Are Delivered to Strangers, Who's to Blame," August 10, 2017

Quoted, Law360, "FTC Turns Up Heat on Smart Devices with COPPA Update," July 18, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "Web-Connected Toy Maker Shakes Off Data Breach Class Claims," July 10, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA's Daily Report for Executives, "FTC Seeks Input on Federal Spam Rule," June 30, 2017

Quoted, Direct Marketing News, "Can the FTC Do Anything About Undisclosed Marketing by Influencers?" June 28, 2017

Quoted, PRWeekPro, "Global Influencers," March 13, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, "Anheuser-Busch Mustache IP Tiff Shows Social Media Risks," March 10, 2017

Quoted, PRNewsPro, "Fit To Be Teed," January 30, 2017

Featured, PRNewsPro, "Data, Fake News, Mobility, Recruitment & Retention Top of Mind for PR Pros in 2017," January 9, 2017

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Law Report, "FTC Should Step Up Smart Toys Privacy Enforcement," December 15, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Web Toys Spied on Children, Privacy Groups Tell FTC," December 6, 2016

Quoted, PRNewsPro, "Influencer Ban? Not.," October 31, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro to Stop Child Web Tracking," September 14, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "A Second Helping of PewDiePie?" August 22, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "Tips to Work With Influencers, Agencies in the Aftermath of the FTC-Warner Bros. Case," July 18, 2016

Quoted, AdExchanger.com, "InMobi's Illegal Location Tracking Debacle is Just the Tip of the Iceberg and Regulators are Chomping at the Bit," June 27, 2016

Quoted, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch, "Singapore-Based Mobile Ad Network Settles FTC Suit Over Tracking Consumer Locations," June 23, 2016

Quoted, PRNews, "To Disclose or Not to Disclose: What You Need to Know About FTC Regulations on Influencers," May 23, 2016

Quoted, Law360.com, "Amazon's Liability for In-App Buys Weighs in FTC's Favor," by Allison Grande, April 28, 2016

Mentioned, Corporate Counsel, "Why FTC's Action Against Lord & Taylor Was More Than Slap on Wrist," April 2016

Quoted, Mobile Marketer, "As Social Influencer Programs Gain, Some Marketers Land in Hot Water," by Brielle Jaekel, March 24, 2016

Quoted, PR News, "The Natives Get Wrestled," March 21, 2016

Quoted, Corporate Counsel, "In a First for the FTC, Lord & Taylor Settles Claims Over Instagram Ads," by Stephanie Forshee, March 16, 2016

Quoted, PR News, "No Love," March 14, 2016

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

New York State Bar Association
Children's Advertising Review Unit's Supporters Council

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 1995


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