To ensure that our clients and contacts are receiving timely updates on the advertising and marketing legal issues affecting their businesses, we are pleased to present Adlaw® by Request™. This blog is designed to provide regular news on advertising law developments around the world, with practical commentary and analysis from Reed Smith’s Advertising & Marketing practice.

Content on Adlaw® by Request™ is published by Reed Smith to keep you informed of significant news and general legal developments in the advertising industry. It is not intended to provide legal advice and/or to be used in a specific fact situation.

This blog is maintained by its editors:

Douglas J. Wood. Doug is the managing partner of the New York office, a member of the firm’s Entertainment and Media Industry Group and the leader of its advertising and marketing law practice. He has more than 35 years’ experience representing the entertainment and media industries, including individuals and multinational companies in motion picture, publishing, advertising, marketing, promotions, unfair competition, intellectual property, and e-commerce matters. He is the author of Please be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, now in its 7th edition. Doug is a member of the firm’s Social and Digital Media Task Force and co-editor, together with Stacy Marcus and Gregor Pryor, of the Social Media White Paper, entitled Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon.

Stacy Marcus. Stacy is a partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. She concentrates her practice in advertising, entertainment and technology law, and has counseled clients in a wide variety of services available through the Internet and mobile platforms, including issues related to social media, user-generated content and premium SMS promotions. Her clients include both global and regional advertisers and advertising agencies, financial institutions and social media platforms. Stacy is also member of the Social and Digital Media Task Force. She co-authored the Advertising & Marketing chapter of the Social Media White Paper and was a co-editor for the entire piece.

Huw Morris. Huw is a senior associate in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group and a founding member of the Reed Smith Advertising Compliance Team (ReACTS). He leads the firm’s Advertising team in the UK and has extensive experience in copy clearance, regulatory investigations, intellectual property, digital, contractual and regulatory matters, advising some of Reed Smith’s major clients in the advertising, media, gaming and FMCG sectors. He joined Reed Smith from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, where he advised an impressive client list of the major UK advertising agencies on a wide variety of legal issues relevant to the advertising industry.