April 2, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart Public Policy Chair James H. Davidson will present at the Annual Children’s Advertising & Online Privacy Conference in Los Angeles scheduled for April 3, 2012. Davidson, who advises clients while practicing in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, is considered an authority on media and advertising laws impacting children. He will address “Self-Regulation and Responsible Food Marketing to Children.”

“The Food Market continues to receive close scrutiny from the federal government,” said Davidson. “We serve as a voice for our clients to make sure they are in compliance with regulations and are staying ahead of changes that businesses are confronted with on a daily basis.”

The conference will examine domestic and global challenges to self-regulation in the area of advertising to children including social media, mobile marketing, and food and beverage advertising. This conference will include in-depth discussions on the proposed changes to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. For more information on the conference, click here.

For more than 20 years, Davidson has helped companies and business associations define and achieve their goals in the legislative and regulatory arenas of the federal government. His work on Capitol Hill also includes service as chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, chaired by Sen. John C. Culver of Iowa; and chief counsel of the Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, chaired by Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine.

Davidson has helped his clients address a broad range of public policy areas including advertising and media law, food and drug advertising, commercial speech and the First Amendment, privacy, tax policy, telecommunications and the Internet, health care and budget and appropriations policy. Through his work on behalf of a coalition of television and cable networks and national media and advertising trade associations, Davidson is one of the nation's leading authorities on media and advertising law. He was asked by leaders in the advertising, media and food manufacturing industries to help coordinate industry self-regulatory initiatives and supporting legislation and regulations through creation of the Alliance for American Advertising.

Davidson is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Media and advertising law
• Food and drug advertising
• Children’s advertising issues

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael at 816-395-0618,

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