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   3Andrea E. FriedmanChicago(773) 248-9455afriedman@marketing-law.comafriedman@marketing-law.comFriedman Law Group & Media LawArts, Entertainment & Sports LawIntellectual Property LawAdvertising and MediaArts Entertainment and SportsIntellectual Property
Andrea E.
Friedman Law Group Ltd
1700 W Irving Park Rd Ste 305A
Chicago IL 60613-2462
Ph.(773) 248-9455 Fx.(312) 276-8812
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Advertising & Media Law    Advertising and Media
Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law    Arts Entertainment and Sports
Intellectual Property Law     Intellectual Property
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Andrea Friedman’s principal practice is marketing law. Her expertise covers advertising, claim substantiation, public relations, trade practice, sweepstakes, and promotions in traditional, digital and emerging platforms, as well as event, sponsorship, and other entertainment marketing matters, including extensive counseling with respect to compliance with the SAG/AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreements and compliance with FTC regulations and guidelines.

Ms. Friedman’s practice areas encompass marketing-related aspects of "green" marketing, privacy, publicity, trademark, and copyright law. Additionally, her extensive experience includes such marketing practices as pricing, packaging and labeling, warranties, as well as the structure and documentation of home services and other brand licensing programs for products and services. She counsels clients with respect to state laws governing deceptive pricing practices and popular marketing devices including gift cards, reward programs, and rebates.

Ms. Friedman drafts and negotiates contracts for a variety of advertising and marketing arrangements, including Client-Agency agreements across all areas of advertising, public relations and marketing services, spokesperson and celebrity talent agreements, music licenses, sponsorship, joint marketing and co-promotion agreements, media agreements, brand licensing agreements, and vendor contracts of all stripes and hues.

Additionally, Ms. Friedman represents companies in disputes and regulatory matters involving advertising and marketing issues before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD) and broadcast networks, and trademark matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has served on trial teams in U.S. Federal and state court litigation on various matters of marketing and trademark law.

Bar Admissions:  Illinois

Year of Birth:  1957

Law School:  University of Chicago, J.D, 1985

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois, B.S., 1979

Employment History:  
Ms. Friedman is a business lawyer who has chosen to focus her talent serving the legal needs of the marketing and advertising industry. She was a founding partner of the Chicago office of Hall Dickler Kent Goldstein & Wood, a partner at Schiff Hardin, and the Associate General Counsel for Marketing Practices at Sears, Roebuck and Co. She began her advertising law career with True North Communications as counsel for its U.S. advertising, media, and promotions agencies, including Foote, Cone & Belding. Immediately prior to establishing Friedman Law Group, Ms. Friedman’s practice was affiliated with the intellectual property and advertising boutique firm of Neal & McDevitt. Prior to specializing in advertising law, Ms. Friedman spent eight years practicing business law (mergers and acquisitions, banking law, real estate, and corporate and securities law) at the Schiff Hardin law firm in Chicago.

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Ms. Friedman is recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in the fields of Advertising and Media Law, Arts Entertainment and Sports Law, and Intellectual Property Law. In April 2015 she was recognized as one of the Top 10 Women Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property in Illinois.

Firm Description:  
Friedman Law Group is a client-focused firm, delivering innovative and pragmatic business strategies consistent with our clients' objectives and needs. We draw on our combined knowledge, creativity and expertise in order to be an integral part of each client's success.

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