Annie Ugurlayan is the Assistant Director of Communications at the National Advertising Division. Since 2003, she has handled over 150 cases, with a particular focus on has worked on cosmetics and food cases. Prior to joining the NAD in 2003, Annie worked as a temporary attorney in the advertising law department at Davis & Gilbert LLP conducting insurance related research on long-term projects. Annie 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 (Advertising Self-Regulation – A Review of Cosmetics Claims and Natural/Organic Claims in Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products [forthcoming, June 2011]; co-author, Consumer Protection and Self-Regulation of Advertising, Consumer Protection Law Developments, American Bar Association ; Obesity and the Carbohydrate Connection – The NAD’s Approach to Low Carb Claims, Consumer Protection Update, American Bar Association (Spring 2005); co-author, Self-Regulatory Techniques for Threading the Antitrust Needle, Antitrust, American Bar Association (Summer 2004); “Armenia: Privatization and Foreign Direct Investment in a Climate of Political and Economic Instability,” Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Volume 23, Issue 3 (2001)). She is Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Annie is also a member of other local and national bar associations. Annie is fluent in French and Armenian and proficient in Romanian. She is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A., magna cum laude -- French and World Politics) and Hofstra University School of Law.