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ANA Webinar – Protecting Brands in the Event of a Data Breach

Data breaches are increasingly posing massive risks to brands. On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Mark Melodia, head of our firm's Global Data Security, Privacy & Management Group will be presenting a webinar, hosted by the ANA, to discuss strategies companies must implement to mitigate risk and damage to brands. He will examine the crucial ways for brands to work effectively with outside counsel - from initial indications and preparedness to litigation, reporting and resolution. Mark also will touch upon effective management of external support vendors to maintain privilege and confidentiality and, as appropriate, how to interface with law enforcement (including the FTC), state attorneys general and others.… Continue Reading

Help Reed Smith Get to SXSW 2015

Stacy Marcus and Barbara Bispham recently submitted a proposal to present a panel session entitled "Make it Rain: Prep for Acquisitions, IPOs & More" at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015, the leading annual film, interactive, and music festival/conference held in Austin, TX. Part of getting selected is determined by a public voting component, which accounts for 30 percent of the decision-making process. We are asking for your votes to help ensure that Stacy and Barbara's panel is chosen, and we have outlined below three easy steps to submit your vote (which should take approximately 2-3 minutes of your time). Voting closes on Friday, September 5. How to vote for their panel: 1.) Visit the SXSW site and create a login. 2.) Confirm your account and sign in. 3.) Search for "Make it Rain: Prep for Acquisitions, IPOs & More" and cast your vote. Announcements regarding the selected panels will be made after October 20, and with your assistance we hope that theirs will be one of them. Thank you in advance for your support!… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar – Managing the Risk of Social Media

While social media has matured over the past decade as a marketing platform, it is still very much a legal work in progress. Join Reed Smith partner and ANA General Counsel, Douglas J. Wood, on Tuesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a complimentary webinar entitled Social Media's Murky Legal Waters to hear what legal risks lie ahead for marketers operating in the social media space, and how they can work to build powerful creative while keeping those risks within reason.… Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in New York

Join us on Wednesday, June 25, for the Joint Policy Committee's New York Town Hall Meeting, hosted by The TEAM Companies. Find out what's new in 2014, including the following hot topics: - Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitration - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for Made Fors - AFM Update Register Now! RSVP to Leon Vaught at lvaught@teamservices.net (space is limited) Date: Wednesday, June 25th 8:30am - 10:00am: Breakfast & Networking 10:00am - 12:00pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC - NY Town Hall Meeting Location: Helen Mills Event Space 135 West 26th Street, Suite 7A New York, NY 10001… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar – Bot Fraud: How to Protect Your Company and Brand

Next Tuesday, May 13, the ANA will be providing a complimentary webinar titled Bot Fraud: How to Protect Your Company and Your Brand. Bots -- computer-generated, phony visitors to a website that are designed to mimic real traffic and trick advertisers into paying for non-human traffic -- are a serious problem for digital marketers, causing damage in terms of CPM, revenue, and reputation. As this problem grows more prolific, it's imperative to learn how to protect your company and your brand. To register and learn more, visit the ANA's Webinars Page at: http://www.ana.net/webinars/index?st3=140409whiteops Date and Time: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. EDT… Continue Reading

Risky Business: Identifying & Protecting Against Risk in Film, Music & Advertising

Join Reed Smith and Marsh for a lively roundtable in Beverly Hills on Thursday, May 29, covering key risks in media and entertainment, including advertising, film and television, and music publishing and performance. This event is designed as a forum for candid and thought-provoking conversation between peers regarding current issues facing the industry, and is recommended for financial executives, risk managers and in-house counsel. Date and time: Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:30 - 4:00 pm Registration & Networking 4:00 - 6:00 pm Program 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception Location: Beverly Wilshire Hotel (A Four Seasons Hotel) in the Champagne & Burgundy Rooms 9500 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212… Continue Reading

Reed Smith to Participate at World IP Day Event in NYC

This Friday, April 25, Reed Smith will be part of a World IP Day event in New York City titled, Movies a Global Passion, hosted by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Keri S. Bruce will be speaking on a panel to discuss intellectual property in films, alongside David Morrison (Indie Film Clinic) and Neil J. Rosini (Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.). Among the event's keynote speakers are Michelle Lee, Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Congressman Hakeem Jeffries; and Congresswoman Grace Meng (invited). The event is FREE and open to the public, and will feature an exhibition by film studios, directors and IP service providers. RSVP now for this event at tinyurl.com/m8wabct.… Continue Reading

Teleseminar This Week – Heartbleed Heartburn: What Your Company Needs to Know

Please join us for a teleseminar this Wednesday, April 23 at 12 Noon ET on what you need to know about the Heartbleed security bug, presented by Khurram Nasir Gore and Timothy J. Nagle of Reed Smith's Data Privacy, Security, and Management group, and leading internet security company, IID. Date and Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. PT Presenters: Rod Rasmussen, President and Chief Technology Officer, IID Khurram Nasir Gore, Reed Smith LLP, New York Timothy J. Nagle, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, D.C. About Heartbleed: On April 7, 2014, the Heartbleed bug came to light as a massive blow to the security of the Internet, and all things connected. The Heartbleed bug is not a virus, but a security vulnerability caused by an error in the software writing of OpenSSL, an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. Preliminary analyses indicate that up to two-thirds of all web servers were exposed to this security vulnerability. While the first response clearly should be to update all affected corporate systems, corporate counsel and information security officers will also have an opportunity to step back and consider the sufficiency of their incident-response procedures and configuration-management processes.… Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles

Joint Policy Committee's LA Town Hall Meeting, Hosted by Talent Partners Join us on Tuesday, April 29th to find out what's new in 2014, including the following hot topics: - Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitration - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for Made Fors - AFM Update Register by RSVP'ing directly to Michelle Elliott at melliott@talentpartners.com. (Space is limited) Date: Tuesday, April 29th 10:00am - 10:30am: Breakfast & Networking 10:30am - 12:00pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC - LA Town Hall Meeting Location: JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot 1740 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar Make Up Session: Monday, March 31

For those of you who were unable to participate or are interested in joining the make up session of the ANA's complimentary webinar, SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract: Common Myths and Mistakes, presented by Stacy Marcus, here is the information: Monday, March 31 at 3:00 pm EDT Access the webinar using this login link: https://ana.adobeconnect.com/_a986900632/ana-lre-mar14-2/ To access the audio: Phone number: 866.302.7047 Access code: 5434704902 The information to access the audio will also be displayed once you click the link above. You will be able to access the seminar room up to one-half hour before the session. Webinar Overview: Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract. Also, just a reminder that Stacy Marcus will be speaking on the SAG-AFTRA commercials contract at the upcoming ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, April 23-24 in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar: What You Should Know About SAG-AFTRA

Join presenter Stacy Marcus on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a complimentary webinar hosted by the ANA, titled SAG-AFTRA: Common Industry Mistakes. Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.… Continue Reading

Join Us for ABA Webinar on Social Media in Consumer Finance

As part of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee monthly webinar series, Reed Smith attorneys Stacy K. Marcus and Travis P. Nelson will be leading a discussion tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, examining the effect of social media on the consumer finance industry, including how social media can and should be used by the industry and how to apply existing laws to this dynamic and evolving medium.… Continue Reading

ANA and Reed Smith Offering TCPA Webinar Next Week

We invite you to participate in a webinar hosted by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) along with Timothy J. Nagle and Christine Nielsen Czuprynski of Reed Smith's Data Security, Privacy & Management Group, titled Navigating the TCPA Minefield, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST. The session will provide participants a valuable update on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and what marketers need to know when distributing text message promotions. Among the topics that will be discussed are: - The current state of the TCPA - Recommendations for conducting compliant text messaging campaigns - Best practices for avoiding class action scrutiny This session is part of a new webinar series hosted by the ANA's Government Relations group, focusing on current legal and regulatory issues affecting the marketing and advertising community. For additional information, visit the ANA Webinars page at http://www.ana.net/webinars/index.… Continue Reading

Sponsored by, the FTC – Sponsored Content Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") will host a one-day workshop on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 to look at the issue of "sponsored content" or "native advertising," terms which refer to advertising that is blended into news, entertainment, and other content. According to the FTC, the workshop will "bring together publishing and advertising industry representatives, consumer advocates, academics, and self-regulatory organizations to explore: the ways in which sponsored content is presented to consumers online and in mobile apps; consumers' recognition and understanding of it; the contexts in which it should be identifiable as advertising; and effective ways of differentiating it from editorial content."… Continue Reading

Reminder: Joint Policy Committee Seminar – July 10

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the ANA-4A's JPC will be conducting an in-person seminar in Boston to review the new provisions of the SAG-AFTRA 2013-2016 Commercials Contracts. This will be the last in the current series of regional JPC seminars regarding the new provisions. Stacy Marcus, Legal Counsel to the JPC will be leading the discussion. This seminar is open to all industry members and is geared to those industry professionals involved in paying actors under the collective bargaining agreements.… Continue Reading

Joint Policy Committee Seminar Hosted by Talent Partners

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the ANA-4A's JPC will be conducting an in-person seminar in Boston to review the new provisions of the SAG-AFTRA 2013-2016 Commercials Contracts. This will be the last in the current series of regional JPC seminars regarding the new provisions. Stacy Marcus, Legal Counsel to the JPC will be leading the discussion. This seminar is open to all industry members and is geared to those industry professionals involved in paying actors under the collective bargaining agreements.… Continue Reading

CARU’s 3rd Annual Children’s Advertising & Online Privacy Conference

CARU's West Coast Conference 2013 is scheduled for April 10 at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and once again promises to be a not-to-be-missed event. Confirmed speakers include Mamie Kresses, Federal Trade Commission; Katie Ratte, The Walt Disney Company; Jeannette Neumann, Mattel; Cynthia Nishimoto, Bandai; Stevan Levy, Kabillion; and Ryan Shadrick Wilson, The Partnership for a Healthier America. CARU believes if there is one conference to attend this year, this is the one, particularly in view of the impending COPPA modifications. CARU will devote a panel to the COPPA changes and will have detailed, lively discussions about the impact to the industry at-large. Indeed, rather than just a panel discussion, CARU hopes it will be more of a training session to prepare advertisers and website operators for the changes. Additionally, panelists will examine domestic and global challenges to self-regulation in the areas of social media, mobile marketing, sweepstakes, and food and beverage advertising.… Continue Reading

JPC-SAG-AFTRA Commercial Contract Negotiations-Open Session 2/14/13

The JPC will commence negotiations with SAG-AFTRA in regard to successor commercials contracts on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The negotiations will be held at the Warwick Hotel- New York City. Further information regarding the Warwick Hotel can be found at: warwickhotelny.com. Throughout the negotiations there may be joint industry-union sessions that will be open to … Continue Reading

ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference

On March 19-20, the Association of National Advertisers will be holding its 10th annual Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference.  Speakers include Reed Smith’s Douglas Wood, Stacy Marcus, John Feldman, and Marc Kaufman as well as other leading lawyers and policy makers, including Sen. Mark Pryor, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, … Continue Reading

2013 Ad Law & Public Policy Conference

Mark your calendar: the 2013 ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference is scheduled for March 19-20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. Speakers for this popular annual event will include important government regulators, leading advertising and marketing law practitioners, and top client-side marketers. This is your opportunity to get the latest insights … Continue Reading
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