Annie Ugurlayan is Assistant Director of Communications at the National Advertising Division. Since she joined NAD in 2003, she has handled hundred of cases and has successfully argued appeals before the National Advertising Review Board. Annie also serves as a liaison to local Better Business Bureaus relating to advertising review. She oversees case management and is a resource to first-time users of the system, explaining the self-regulatory process and how to be most responsive to an NAD inquiry. Annie is also a frequent lecturer at conference nationwide and abroad, particularly on cosmetics advertising on which has developed an expertise. Prior to joining the NAD in 2003, Annie worked as a temporary attorney in the advertising law department at Davis & Gilbert LLP. She was also an associate at O’Hare Parnagian, LLP where she worked on commercial and personal injury litigation as well as real estate transactions.
Annie is also a published author and is actively involved in many bar associations, most recently as Vice-Chair, Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Annie is fluent in French and Armenian and proficient in Romanian. She is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A., manga cum laude — French and World Politics) and Hofstra University School of Law.