Speaker Profile

Christopher Cole
Partner / Crowell & Moring LLP

Christopher (Chris) Cole leads Crowell & Moring's advertising and media group. Mr. Cole focuses on false advertising, unfair competition, reputation, ad fraud and intellectual property. He is an experienced litigator, handling Lanham Act and consumer class action cases, and defending against Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement and related investigations. Christopher has handled dozens of cases before the National Advertising Division (NAD). He also provides strategic and risk management guidance to some of the world's leading companies in industries such as food and beverages, media and telecommunications, home appliances, technology and consumer products. Chris has for many years been ranked among the top false advertising litigators in the country by Chambers and Partners. He is included by Super Lawyers among the top advertising and media and First Amendment lawyers in Washington, D.C., and also by Best Lawyers in America for advertising law. Mr. Cole chairs the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Committee on Advertising Disputes and Litigation. Chris has been an editor of the ABA's major treatise on consumer protection law and developments, author of the chapter on “Claims Substantiation” in the ABA’s recently released Advertising Claims Substantiation Handbook, and a frequent speaker and commentator on advertising issues.