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Christopher Cole

Christopher Cole is the co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Chris practices complex commercial litigation and is well-known for defending companies accused of false advertising and deceptive or unfair trade practices. He handles investigations and litigation before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other agencies. And, he has successfully resolved dozens of matters before the National Advertising Division (NAD) and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), where he has achieved some of the most notable results for his clients in that forum over the last decade. As part of his work for advertisers, Chris regularly advises regarding the development, substantiation, approval, and defense of advertising campaigns. Chris also handles many other types of cases, including consumer class actions, unfair competition, intellectual property, commercial litigation, and government enforcement proceedings. He is a vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Committee on Advertising Disputes and Litigation and an editor of the ABA's major treatise on Consumer Protection Law and Developments. Education: B.S. Biology, Yale University M.S. Marine Biology, University of Miami J.D. Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude.