Douglas Wood is a partner with Reed Smith LLP and a member of its Entertainment & Media Industry Group. He has specialized in advertising and marketing law for more than 40 years and is General Counsel to the Association of National Advertisers, the Mobile Marketing Association and the Ad Council. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, a JD from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, an LLM in Trade Regulation from New York University School of Law, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of New Hampshire. Doug is the author of Please Be AdVised – The Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, 7th edition (2014); Presidential Intentions (2014), Presidential Declarations (2015), and Presidential Conclusions (2017), fictional historical novels about the first woman President of the United States; and 101 Things I Want to Say…the Collection (2014), a book on fatherly advice to his children. He is working on his next novel, Fifteen Minutes to Cybergeddon, scheduled to be published in 2018. He is listed among the leading global specialists in advertising law in Chambers, the Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.