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Harvard Law School, J.D., 1973.
University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1970.
Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Edelstein is one of the leading advertising, marketing and media lawyers in the United States. He represents clients in all areas of advertising, marketing and media law. Mr. Edelstein has developed a well-earned reputation for the numerous successes he has achieved on behalf of leading companies involved in false advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division (NAD) and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the primary self-regulatory bodies of the advertising industry; the television networks; and the courts. His practice also includes reviewing advertising for legal acceptability on behalf of many advertising agencies and advertisers; obtaining network and other media clearance; handling matters before the Federal Trade Commission; representing clients in false advertising cases; advising clients on trademark, copyright, right of publicity and other intellectual property matters; and negotiating and drafting advertising and entertainment contracts, including talent, sponsorship, and social media contracts. Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Edelstein was a partner at the New York law firm Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood, LLP.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Edelstein joined the Federal Trade Commission and served in the General Counsel's Office. He later became Attorney-Advisor to FTC Commissioner Elizabeth Hanford Dole. He then became Director of Broadcast Standards and Practices of the American Broadcasting Company, where he supervised commercial clearance for television and radio broadcast and false advertising challenges.
Mr. Edelstein's accomplishments include:
Named as one of the Top-Ranked Attorneys, Chambers USA, 2008-2015.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016.
New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2015.
The Legal 500 United States Guide, key lawyer in the area of Marketing & Advertising, 2015; leading lawyer for Marketing and Advertising: Litigation and Transactions, 2009, 2012.
Co-editor of AdvertisingLaw@manatt, the weekly newsletter of the Manatt Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group.
"The Future of Self-Regulation of Behavioral Advertising," Advertising Compliance Service, July 20 and August 3, 2009.
"Noteworthy Developments in NAD and CARU False Advertising Cases, "Advertising Compliance Service, July 21, 2008.
"Self-Regulation of Advertising: An Alternative to Litigation and Government Action," IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2003.
"District Court Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Product Demonstration Case," Advertising Compliance Service, September 2, 2002.
"Dustin Hoffman Decision Reversed on Appeal," Advertising Compliance Service, September 3, 2001.
Co-author, "Recent Developments in Trade Dress Infringement Law," IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2000.
"Advertising Law in the New Media Age," Practising Law Institute Conferences, 1996-2000.
Admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.
Member, Legal Affairs Committee of the American Advertising Federation.
Past Chairman, Consumer Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Past Member, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
"The Television Network Advertising Clearance Process: Soup to Nuts," American Bar Association, November 5, 2011.
"Advertising and Censorship: Pushing the Envelope," Pittsburgh Advertising Federation, July 27, 2011.
"Social Media Marketing and the Law," West Legal EdCenter, July 19, 2011.
"Top Ten Recent Advertising Cases of Note," American Advertising Federation Annual Conference, June 3, 2011.
Social Media, Privacy & Other Advertising Issues: Bring Your Questions!, American Advertising Federation Annual Conference, June 11, 2010.
"New Advertising and Marketing Guidelines and Practices: How to Stay Compliant with the FTC," West Legal EdCenter, January 20, 2010
"Budget Busters: Bongs, Blogs and Brand Wars," American Advertising Federation National Webinar, October 24 and April 29, 2009."
"Can They Say That? Testimonials and Endorsements," National Advertising Division Annual Conference, October 5, 2009.
"Green Marketing: Understanding the Legal Risks," Progressive Business Conferences Webinar, September 23, 2009.
"Recent Developments in Right of Publicity Law," International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, May 19, 2009.
"Make It Personal: Behavioral Marketing and Privacy Issues," American Advertising Federation National Conference, June 4, 2009.
"Recent Trends in NAD and Lanham Act False Advertising Cases," American Advertising Federation National Conference, June 9, 2008.
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