LOS ANGELES & WASHINGTON– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Manatt,…

LOS ANGELES & WASHINGTON– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced today that Ivan J. Wasserman and Kerrie L. Campbell have joined the firm’s Advertising, Marketing & Media practice. Both attorneys, who join Manatt from Kelley Drye Collier Shannon, are based in Washington, D.C.

“We are extremely fortunate and thrilled to have these two distinguished attorneys join our marquee advertising practice,” said Linda A. Goldstein, chair of Manatt’s advertising, Marketing & Media division. “Both Ivan and Kerrie are widely regarded as two of the pre-eminent regulatory attorneys in the country, and their specialized expertise in representing clients before the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission will greatly expand the resources we can provide to our clients across a broad spectrum of industries.”

“Ivan and Kerrie are true leaders in their fields and outstanding additions to our growing office in the nation’s capital,” added John Ray, administrative partner of Manatt’s Washington, D.C. office.

William T. Quicksilver, Manatt’s chief executive officer and managing partner, noted that Mr. Wasserman and Ms. Campbell “bring a commitment to excellence and deep experience in specialized regulatory arenas that will solidify Manatt’s position as a leader representing companies in regulatory and litigation needs nationwide.”

Mr. Wasserman’s practice is focused on assisting clients with matters involving the marketing of foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and consumer products. He regularly represents clients in matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as in proceedings before the National Advertising Division and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program.

A frequent speaker and a prolific writer on regulatory issues, Mr. Wasserman is a member of the Electronic Retailing Association, the Food and Drug Law Institute, and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization. In addition, he was selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2007 by America Lawyer Media. Mr. Wasserman holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Ms. Campbell, who was chair of the Consumer Product Safety practice group at Kelley Drye Collier Shannon, specializes in consumer product safety counseling and represents major manufacturers and retailers in investigation, enforcement and penalty proceedings before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Ms. Campbell advises clients on potential reporting requirements, product recalls and Freedom of Information Act requests. She is a member of the advisory board for BNA’s Product Safety and Liability Reporter. Also a litigation specialist, Ms. Campbell has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, including defamation and Lanham Act matters. Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. from George Mason University and a J.D., cum laude, from American University.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides legal and consulting services to a global client base from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sacramento, California; New York City and Albany, New York; and Washington, D.C. Manatt includes Manatt Health Solutions, a healthcare policy and strategic business advisory group, and ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary that develops and implements strategies to expand client businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit www.manatt.com, and www.manatthealthsolutions.com.