Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
is pleased to announce that Edward F. Glynn, Jr. has joined the firm’s office in Washington, DC as a partner in its Intellectual Property Department. A former senior official with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Glynn advises clients involved in federal and state regulatory investigations.
Glynn represents consumer products and services, pharmaceutical and dietary supplements, and advertising and marketing companies in federal and state regulatory matters, government investigations, and litigation. In addition, he is well-versed on all aspects of consumer protection, antitrust and trade regulation issues, and he advises companies on advertising campaigns for compliance with regulatory requirements. Glynn also regularly counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures reviewed by the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as well as in proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
“With his extensive background in regulatory agencies and in private practice, Ed will be in a strong position to leverage our platform and grow his practice internationally, including in cutting-edge areas such as consumer direct marketing,” said Jamie Armstrong, the partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman’s Washington, DC office and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. “We are delighted to welcome Ed to our firm.”
Before joining Edwards Wildman, Glynn was a partner in the Washington, DC offices of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Venable. Previously, he spent 14 years as a senior official in the Federal Trade Commission, where he led the FTC’s regulatory oversight of cross-border mergers and acquisitions for almost a decade. He also served as the assistant director of international antitrust and the associate director of international matters at the Bureau of Competition at the FTC.
While at the FTC, 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. Glynn also counseled the Canadian government on drafting merger legislation, advised the Japanese government regarding new guidelines on intellectual property licensing, and served as a member of the U.S. Government Interagency Task Force on Europe 1992 Investment Policy.
Glynn serves as vice chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the Antitrust Section, American Bar Association. He regularly speaks about direct response marketing, consumer financial protection, and how to navigate government agencies at several prominent business association conferences, including the Electronic Retailing Association (where he serves as the chair of the Government Affairs Committee), American Bar Association, National Advertising Division, and American Conference Institute. Glynn is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, and Maryland. Glynn earned his law degree from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from McGill University.