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Douglas James Wood

Advertising Attorney at New York, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 46 years
    New Jersey - NJ 47 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1977
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Advertising
    All aspects of advertising and marketing law including unfair and deceptive practices, state and federal regulation, contracts and transacitons, representation of advertisers, advertising agencies, media companies, talent payroll companies, and promotion agencies.

    47 years

  2. Communications and media
    Representation of broadcasters and publishers.

    47 years

  3. Entertainment
    Television and motion picture production; Artists representation.

    47 years

  4. Intellectual property
    Copyright and trademark representation for television producers and publishers.

    47 years

  5. Internet
    Website design and operation representation.

    47 years

  6. Employment and labor
    Chief Negotiator for the Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Relations, the multi-employer bargaining unit that negotiates the collective bargaining agreements with the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television & Radio Actors, and the American Federation of Musicians with respect to actors and musicians who perform in television and radio commercials an in new media.

    47 years

I have more than 30 years' experience representing national and multinational companies in advertising, marketing, promotions, unfair competition, intellectual property, and e-commerce. I am General Counsel to the Association of National Advertisers, the Advertising Research Foundation, and the Advertising Council. and a frequent speaker, writer and commentator for the ANA, the World Federation of Advertisers, the American Advertising Federation, and ad clubs throughout the United States


Douglas James Wood
599 Lexington Ave
New York, NY, 10022-6030

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Work Experience

  • Executive Partner
  • Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood
  • 1977 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Abeles Clark & Osterberg
  • 1976 - 1977


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1977
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BA
  • 1972


  • Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance
  • Chairman and Founder
  • 1996 - Present
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • 1985 - Present
  • Touchdown Club of America
  • President
  • 1980 - 1990

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Advertising
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006


  • Please Be AdVised, the Legal Guide for the Advertising Executive
  • Author
  • 2005
  • Legal Problems in Advertising
  • Co-Author
  • 2003
  • Advertising in Europe and North America
  • The Internet and Advertising Law
  • 1996
  • The Advertiser
  • Regular Columnist
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hawaii Bar Association Conference
  • Protecting Native Hawaiian Arts Using Cultural Trademarks
  • 2008
  • Advetising Law & Business Affairs Conference (Co-Chair)
  • Update on Labor Negotiations with SAG and AFTRA
  • 2008
  • Advertising Law Conference
  • Self Regulation in Advertising
  • 2008
  • 2008 Advertising Conference
  • The Business and Creative Sids of Advertising Law
  • 2008
  • e-Commerce Law Institute (Ireland)
  • Comparative Advertising Law
  • 2007
  • Conference on Advertising Law (Colombia)
  • Taste and Decency in Advertising
  • 2007
  • Ad Asia 2007 (Jeju, South Korea)
  • Ambush Marketing
  • 2007
  • 1st China Advertising Congress (Beijing, China)
  • Self-Regulation -- A Partnership for Consumer Protection
  • 2007
  • 40th Annual Congress (Dubai, UAE)
  • International Self-Regulation
  • 2006
  • Ad Asia 2005 (Singapore)
  • Legal Issues Surrounding Global Advertising
  • 2005
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Communications and media Attorney | Mar 03
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"Doug has probably forgotten more about communications and entertainment law than most other lawyers will ever know. I consider him the pre-eminent expert in the field. He is also an accomplished speaker, and one of the more enjoyable people in the industry to talk to (and learn from). I recommend him wholeheartedly."
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New York Advertising Lawyer Douglas James Wood
Douglas James Wood
Advertising Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 47 years