Speaker Profile

Douglas Wood
Senior Counsel, Reed Smith LLP / General Counsel to ANA

Douglas Wood has practiced law for more than 45 years. Listed among the leading global specialists in advertising law in Chambers, the Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers, he is known and respected worldwide and is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. He also serves as general counsel to the Association of National Advertisers, the Mobile Marketing Association, the Advertising Research Foundation, and the Advertising Council. He has specialized in advertising and marketing law his entire career.

Mr. Wood received his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, Masters of Law from New York University School of Law, and Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of New Hampshire. He has been adjunct professor of advertising law at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and the University College Cork in Ireland.

Mr. Wood is the author of Please Be AdVised — The Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive (seventh edition), considered the legal bible for the industry. He is also a novelist with seven other books.