Douglas J. Wood
Doug Wood is a senior partner of Reed Smith's Advertising Technology & Media Law Group. He has more than 30 years of experience representing national and multinational companies in advertising, marketing, promotions, unfair competition, intellectual property, and e-commerce matters. Mr. Wood serves as legal adviser to several worldwide advertising industry trade organizations and 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 connection with the collective bargaining agreements with the Screen Actor's Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Federation of Musicians.
In addition, Mr. Wood is the founder and chairman of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), a network of independent law firms located in more than 50 countries that have expertise in advertising and marketing law.
He is a frequent speaker, writer, and media commentator on legal topics involving advertising and marketing and is the author of two books on advertising law, including the ANA's publication, Please Be Ad-Vised. He is the Editor in Chief of Adlaw by Request (www.adlawbyrequest.com).
Mr. Wood holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island, a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (where he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees), and an LL.M. in trade regulation from the New York University School of Law.