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Advertising Self-Regulation in the United States and Around the World


Speaker(s): C. Lee Peeler, Catherine Bate, Guy Parker, Jani Yates, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum
Recorded on: Oct. 31, 2019
PLI Program #: 287117

C. Lee Peeler, Esq., is President and CEO of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC) and Executive Vice President, National Advertising, Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB).

Mr. Peeler is responsible for leading the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation, a system dedicated to fostering truth and accuracy in advertising. He oversees the operation of ASRC investigative and appeals units; briefs elected officials on self-regulatory initiatives, works to expand advertising self-regulation to industries that are not yet regular participants and consults with representatives of foreign governments on the value of industry self-regulation.

Mr. Peeler joined ASRC and BBB in 2006, following a 33-year career at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he held a number management positions. While at the FTC, he served as Associate Director of the Division of Advertising Practices (1985-2001) and Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection (2001-2006.)

He has spoken and testified widely on consumer protection issues including truth in advertising, consumer credit, electronic commerce, privacy and data security.  Mr. Peeler received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. 


Catherine Bate joined Ad Standards in 2019 as the Chief Legal & Policy Officer. She is a recognized leader in the field of marketing, advertising and consumer product regulatory law in Canada. Previously, Catherine chaired the marketing and advertising law groups of two national law firms.  While in private practice, Catherine advised clients on issues ranging from consumer marketing and advertising strategies, promotions and sweepstakes, and data privacy practices. She also advised clients on consumer protection matters, product claims, labeling compliance, and navigating the rules around specially regulated products. Catherine holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Education

  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2001
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1998

Professional Achievements

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Advertising and Marketing
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Marketing, Advertising and Regulatory Law
  • The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Advertising & Marketing Law – Toronto)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in Canada, Advertising and Marketing, 2012, 2018 
  • Lexpert® Rising Stars Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40 - 2012
  • Chambers Canada, Advertising, Marketing and Data Protection


Guy Parker

Chief Executive

Guy became Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK regulator of ads in all media, in 2009. He is responsible for executing the ASA’s strategy to make ads responsible, including through the development of regulatory policy, the provision of CAP advice and training, the investigation of complaints, proactive project work, enforcement activity and the system’s communications, marketing, public affairs and research activities.

From 2013 to 2016, Guy chaired the European Advertising Standards Alliance, the single authoritative voice on advertising self-regulation comprising national advertising self-regulatory organisations and organisations representing the advertising and media industries in Europe and beyond. He remains a Board and Executive Committee member.

Guy is Vice President of the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation, a member of the Fundraising Regulator’s Standards Committee, a member of the UK government’s Consumer Protection Partnership Strategic Group, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s UK Marketing and Advertising Committee and a Fellow of the Institute of Promotional Marketing.  

Married with three children, he lives in North London.


Managing Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit since 2010, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum is one of the country’s leading advertising lawyers. He is a partner in the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Group and has extensive experience representing advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies on advertising, marketing, branded entertainment, and intellectual property matters. Best Lawyers named him “Advertising Lawyer of the Year” in the New York metro area for 2015.

Mr. Greenbaum advises clients on a wide variety of advertising-related matters, including advertising regulation, rights clearance, agency/client contracts, production contracts, e-commerce, consumer privacy, sweepstakes and contests, union issues, network clearance, and global advertising clearance. He also regularly represents advertisers in connection with advertising litigation, including federal, state, and local regulatory investigations, as well as before the National Advertising Division and other self-regulatory organizations.

Mr. Greenbaum is also the Chairman of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, a network of independent law firms around the world with expertise in advertising law.

He is also a Director of the Brand Activation Association (formerly, the PMA), and has also served as a member of the BAA’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of the BAA’s Government and Legal Affairs Committee. He was also Co-Chair of the 2007 PMA law conference.

Mr. Greenbaum has previously served as chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs of the New York City Bar. For more than a decade, he has also chaired the New York City Bar’s annual “Hot Topics in Advertising” program. He has also served on the INTA Nontraditional Marks Committee and is a member of ASIPI.

Mr. Greenbaum is a frequent speaker on advertising issues. He has spoken at the Federal Trade Commission’s “Protecting Kids’ Privacy Online” workshop, the “FTC at 100” workshop, the FTC’s “Rebate Debate” workshop, and at the FTC’s “Green Lights and Red Flags: FTC/BBB Rules of the Road for Advertisers” program. He has also spoken at conferences and programs sponsored by the National Advertising Division, the Association of National Advertisers, the Brand Activation Association, the National Advertising Review Council, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, the Electronic Retailing Association, INTA, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, ASIPI, ALI/ABA, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and others.

Mr. Greenbaum is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Michigan Law School. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design. He has also spoken at programs sponsored by Columbia University, New York University, New York Law School, Brandeis University, and University of Kansas.