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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 for three consecutive years (2018-2020). The Legal 500 United States has recognized her in the area of advertising and marketing for eight consecutive years (2013-2020) and named her a “Leading Lawyer” (2020). Ms. Fitzpatrick was also recognized in cyber law: data privacy and protection in 2020. She has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in advertising law (2020 & 2021). In 2019, Ms. Fitzpatrick was named as a leader in influencer marketing by PR News.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Hot Topics in Children's Advertising and Privacy," Association of National Advertisers Brand Activation Legal Webinar, December 17, 2019

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Influencer Marketing,” Association of National Advertisers 2019 Influencer Marketing Conference, November 20, 2019

"Children's Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 41th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 4-6, 2019

"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

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, “#Goals: Using Social Media Without Getting Sued,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, “Mixed Reality: Navigating Influencer and Native Advertising in a Virtual World,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, “Record COPPA Settlements Indicate Stronger Privacy Protections for Children,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Action Regarding Violations of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act and Deceptive Commercial Practices Results in $10 Million Dollar Settlement," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, October 2020

Co-Author, “Building Guard Rails for Employees Without Infringing on Legal Rights,” Crisis Insider, August 2020

Co-Author, “A Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls and Reaping Benefits of Influencers during COVID-19,” PR News, June 2, 2020

Author, "The Importance of Including Social Distancing in Marketing Campaigns," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "The Warnings Were Real: FTC Fines Teami, and Sends Letters to Influencers about Inadequate Disclosures," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "SEC Settles with Steven Seagal for Failure to Disclose Payments for Promoting Cryptocurrency," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Provides Guidance for Ed Tech Providers and Schools on Protecting Children’s Privacy while Remote Learning," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Avoiding the Pitfalls While Reaping the Benefits of Sweepstakes and Contests during COVID-19," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Is the Influencer Landscape Going to Change? FTC Seeks Public Comments on Its Endorsement Guides," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Offers YouTube Channel Owners Guidance on COPPA Compliance," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2019

Co-Author, "The FTC is Drilling Down on Negative Option Marketing Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Releases New Resources for Influencers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Brings Actions Against the Sale of ‘Fake Indicators of Social Media Influence’ and ‘Fake Reviews’," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

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

Co-Author, "Google and YouTube to Pay $170 Million in Largest Ever COPPA Settlement," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, September 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, "FTC to Review the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, August 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

PRESS

Quoted, Bloomberg Law, "Federal Enforcers Mount Coordinated Attack on Coronavirus Scams," May 6, 2020

Featured, PR News, "Strong Demand Seen for Acquisition of PR Firms in 2020," January 3, 2020

Quoted, PR News, "FTC Issues a Step-by-Step Guide to Being a Good Influencer," November 15, 2019

Quoted, Law360, "FTC's Historic YouTube Deal Raises COPPA Enforcement Bar," September 6, 2019

Quoted, Bloomberg Law, "YouTube Settlement Offers Lessons for Child Privacy Compliance," September 5, 2019

Quoted, Law360, "Kids' Data Again In Spotlight As FTC Revisits Privacy Rule,"
July 19, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "Influencers Here to Stay, Through Issues with ROI, Budgets and Regulatory Compliance Linger," June 3, 2019

Quoted, Associated Press, "Parents Can’t Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant," May 9, 2019

Quoted, Daily Journal, "Is FTC's Bark Worse Than Its Bite When It Comes toInfluencers?" 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

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


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Hot Topics in Children's Advertising and Privacy," Association of National Advertisers Brand Activation Legal Webinar, December 17, 2019

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Influencer Marketing,” Association of National Advertisers 2019 Influencer Marketing Conference, November 20, 2019

"Children's Advertising, CARU, COPPA, Connected Toys & Child Influencers," 41th Annual Brand Activation Association Marketing Law Conference, November 4-6, 2019

"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

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, “#Goals: Using Social Media Without Getting Sued,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, “Mixed Reality: Navigating Influencer and Native Advertising in a Virtual World,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, “Record COPPA Settlements Indicate Stronger Privacy Protections for Children,” Trends in Marketing Communications Law (7th Edition), 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Action Regarding Violations of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act and Deceptive Commercial Practices Results in $10 Million Dollar Settlement," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, October 2020

Co-Author, “Building Guard Rails for Employees Without Infringing on Legal Rights,” Crisis Insider, August 2020

Co-Author, “A Guide to Avoiding Pitfalls and Reaping Benefits of Influencers during COVID-19,” PR News, June 2, 2020

Author, "The Importance of Including Social Distancing in Marketing Campaigns," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "The Warnings Were Real: FTC Fines Teami, and Sends Letters to Influencers about Inadequate Disclosures," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "SEC Settles with Steven Seagal for Failure to Disclose Payments for Promoting Cryptocurrency," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Provides Guidance for Ed Tech Providers and Schools on Protecting Children’s Privacy while Remote Learning," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Avoiding the Pitfalls While Reaping the Benefits of Sweepstakes and Contests during COVID-19," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Is the Influencer Landscape Going to Change? FTC Seeks Public Comments on Its Endorsement Guides," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, February 2020

Co-Author, "FTC Offers YouTube Channel Owners Guidance on COPPA Compliance," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, December 2019

Co-Author, "The FTC is Drilling Down on Negative Option Marketing Practices," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Releases New Resources for Influencers," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

Co-Author, "FTC Brings Actions Against the Sale of ‘Fake Indicators of Social Media Influence’ and ‘Fake Reviews’," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, November 2019

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

Co-Author, "Google and YouTube to Pay $170 Million in Largest Ever COPPA Settlement," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, September 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, "FTC to Review the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act," D&G Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert, August 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

PRESS

Quoted, Bloomberg Law, "Federal Enforcers Mount Coordinated Attack on Coronavirus Scams," May 6, 2020

Featured, PR News, "Strong Demand Seen for Acquisition of PR Firms in 2020," January 3, 2020

Quoted, PR News, "FTC Issues a Step-by-Step Guide to Being a Good Influencer," November 15, 2019

Quoted, Law360, "FTC's Historic YouTube Deal Raises COPPA Enforcement Bar," September 6, 2019

Quoted, Bloomberg Law, "YouTube Settlement Offers Lessons for Child Privacy Compliance," September 5, 2019

Quoted, Law360, "Kids' Data Again In Spotlight As FTC Revisits Privacy Rule,"
July 19, 2019

Quoted, PR News, "Influencers Here to Stay, Through Issues with ROI, Budgets and Regulatory Compliance Linger," June 3, 2019

Quoted, Associated Press, "Parents Can’t Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant," May 9, 2019

Quoted, Daily Journal, "Is FTC's Bark Worse Than Its Bite When It Comes toInfluencers?" 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

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