Edward M. Kabak is SVP/LAW of ANA. Kabak is an experienced attorney who has practiced extensively in several areas including: marketing and advertising law, communications,/first amendment, corporate law and intellectual property, compliance, litigation management as well as international law, mergers and acquisitions, social media, IT and privacy. Mr. Kabak is the head of the Program Committee for the ANA/BAA Marketing Law conference. Mr. Kabak was previously vice-president, secretary and general counsel of Grolier Inc., the U.S. direct marketing and publishing arm of the Lagardere Group, an international publishing/marketing and high-technology firm based in France. Mr. Kabak has spoken extensively, including at FTC public workshops, and the New York City Bar Association where he has chaired for several years the panel on Hot Topics on Sweepstakes, Contests and Marketing Law. He is a member of various Bar organizations, is a graduate of Columbia College, and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and cum laude graduate of Columbia Law School. He has published materials in various media including the New York Law Journal, the op-ed page of The N.Y. Times and various magazines; Kabak was profiled as a general counsel by Corporate Counsel Magazine; he is also a published poet and an inventor of word games.