Speaker Profile

Douglas J. Wood
Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Doug Wood is co-chair of the media and entertainment industry group and the advertising, technology, and media group and a member of its social and digital media task force. Mr. Wood has more than 30 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 was a co-editor of the social media white paper entitled “Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon.” Mr. Wood is general counsel to the ANA, the Advertising Research Foundation, and the Advertising Council. He is also the chief negotiator for the advertising industry in relations and collective bargaining with the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Federation of Musicians. In addition, Mr. Wood is founder and chairman of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island; a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center; and an LL.M. in trade regulation from the New York University School of Law.