Manatt announced that Ivan Wasserman has been named administrative partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., office, effective Jan. 10, 2014. Wasserman is a partner in the Firm's nationally preeminent Advertising, Marketing & Media Division.
"It is a privilege to have Ivan assume the leadership of our Washington D.C. office in the new year," said William T. Quicksilver, Manatt's chief executive officer and managing partner. "He is a distinguished lawyer who will bring the same level of commitment, enthusiasm and creativity that is seen throughout his client work. We look forward to working with Ivan to burnish our reputation and further enhance our capabilities and reach in this critical market."
A leader in his field, Wasserman's practice focuses on matters involving the marketing of foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, drugs and medical devices. He regularly represents clients in matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. In addition, he chairs the firm's Consumer Product Safety practice, which advises manufacturers and retailers on product recalls and other issues involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He joined Manatt in 2007 and has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for seven consecutive years.
Manatt's Washington, D.C. office offers an unmatched breadth of public policy and advocacy services. Staffed by former U.S. congressmen, state legislators, presidential appointees and other influencers, the D.C. office combines highly effective government regulatory and legislative capabilities with the firm's full-service legal services to represent clients in key industries, including healthcare; financial services, consumer products, food, drug, and cosmetics, media and entertainment, advertising; energy, environment, natural resources, insurance, technology and real estate.
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