In recent days, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP announced that nationally recognized advertising attorney Edward F. Glynn, Jr. joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Advertising, Marketing & Media Division.
Glynn joins from Venable LLP, where he was also a partner.
Glynn is widely recognized for his significant track record in successfully representing leading marketers in investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and in challenges to advertising at the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He advises regional, national and international clients in connection with the review of advertising and marketing practices for compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and industry governing guidelines. He also focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures reviewed by the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Linda A. Goldstein, chair of Manatt’s Advertising, Marketing & Media Division was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Ed’s expansive regulatory and compliance experience – on both sides of the equation – greatly enhances our comprehensive advertising capabilities. In this increasingly aggressive regulatory environment, Ed’s depth of knowledge and keen insight into FTC developments and trends will be an enormous asset to our clients in all industry sectors. Ed is widely recognized within the industry and among his peers as one of the leading FTC and regulatory lawyers in the country, and I could not be more delighted to have him as a member of our team.”
Before joining Venable, Glynn served for ten years as the head of the International Antitrust Section of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. In this role, he was responsible for regulatory oversight of transnational mergers and transnational acquisitions. In addition, he represented the United States on the Committee of Competition Law and Policy of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and was chair of the committee’s working group on competition policy and intellectual property.
Glynn was quoted as saying: “The opportunity to work with such a well-rounded and talented group of lawyers was a pivotal factor in my decision to join Manatt. The advertising group includes many old friends and acquaintances with whom I am delighted to work. This will be a tremendous benefit to my clients, and I am excited to be a part of this dynamic group.”
William T. Quicksilver, Manatt’s chief executive officer and managing partner was quoted as saying: “Ed Glynn brings a sophisticated understanding of the regulatory environment to our nationally recognized advertising team and underscores our commitment to growing our Washington office.”
During the last six months, Manatt has greatly expanded its Washington, D.C. presence; the firm has added environmental lawyers Jeffrey Davidson and James Votaw; insurance recovery litigators David Killalea and Stephen Raptis; as well as former Rep. Daniel Maffei, James Bonham, Julie Minerva and Shawn Hodjati to the Government & Regulatory Policy Division.
Glynn serves as Vice Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association.
Founded over forty years ago, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is now one of the nation’s leading law firms. Based in Los Angeles, the firm employs over 400 attorneys and other professionals.