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Cornell Law School, J.D., 1971.
McGill University, B.A., 1968.
Fluent in French.
Ed Glynn is a partner in the Advertising, Marketing & Media practice and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Glynn offers his clients decades of experience in advising leading consumer products and services, pharmaceutical and dietary supplements, advertising and marketing companies on federal and state regulatory matters, government investigations and litigation. He provides strategic business counseling involving consumer protection, antitrust and trade regulation issues.
As a former senior official in the Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Glynn’s practice includes advising clients facing federal and state regulatory investigations, including FTC investigations; representation in connection with mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures reviewed by the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice; and reviewing advertising campaigns for compliance with regulatory requirements. He also actively represents clients in proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Mr. Glynn previously served for over 14 years in various positions with the FTC. He was a central player in the Commission’s merger review process and led the FTC’s regulatory oversight of transnational mergers and acquisitions for almost 10 years. During his time with the FTC, he was also the assistant director (international antitrust) and associate director (international) of the Bureau of Competition. Additionally, Mr. Glynn served as a trial attorney where he led several of the most significant investigations undertaken by the FTC and represented the Commission extensively in litigation in the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeals.
Mr. Glynn represented the United States on the Committee on Competition Law and Policy of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and was Chair of the Committee’s Working Group on Competition Policy and Intellectual Property. Other noteworthy accomplishments include advising the Canadian government on drafting merger legislation, advising the Japanese government with respect to new guidelines on intellectual property licensing, and service as a member of the U.S. Government Interagency Task Force on Europe 1992 Investment Policy.
Most recently Mr. Glynn was a partner in the advertising and marketing, antitrust and regulatory practices of an international full-service law firm where his practice focused on advertising, antitrust and trade regulation issues.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York and Maryland.
Former Chair, Consumer Protection Committee of the Antitrust Section and current member of the Council of the Section, American Bar Association.
Mr. Glynn is frequently asked to participate as a speaker in prominent business and trade association conferences, including the Electronic Retailing Association, Direct Response Marketing Alliance, American Bar Association, National Advertising Division and American Conference Institute. The following are representative presentations of the past several years:
“Opportunities and Pitfalls in Direct Response Marketing,” CalCPA Entertainment Industry Conference, Santa Monica, CA, June 15, 2011.
“FDA Workshop,” Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, New York, NY, April 28, 2011.
“Rulemaking Under Obama’s Open Government Directive: What Does the New Focus on Transparency and Participation Mean for You, Your Business and Your Clients?” Cornell Law School Alumni Association, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2010.
“Has the FTC Strengthened Its Claim Substantiation Standard?” Electronic Retailing Association webinar, August 5, 2010.
“New Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Meet the New Sheriff in Town,” ALI-ABA webinar, July 20, 2010.
“Effectively Navigating the Interplay Between Government Regulatory Activity and Private Advertising Litigation,” American Conference Institute’s Forum on Litigating and Resolving Advertising Disputes, New York, NY, June 16, 2010.
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