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NAD President Andrea Levine to visit Newhouse School Nov. 10

October 25, 2010

Wendy S. Loughlin
(315) 443-2785

Andrea Levine, director of the National Advertising Division (NAD) and senior vice president of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Wednesday, Nov. 10, as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. She will give a public address at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Her talk is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.

levineNAD has resolved more than 3,700 advertising cases, and has generated a 96 percent compliance rate without legal sanction or regulatory authority. Over the course of her legal career, Levine has handled a wide range of advertising challenges, including drafting a comprehensive blueprint for truthful and accurate airline advertising; formulating (at the request of the industry) advertising guidelines for car rentals; analyzing and evaluating environmental marketing claims; and handling product safety issues, particularly as they pertain to toys and other products intended for use by children. She served 10 years as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York.

Levine has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal court, and has operated at the highest levels of the justice system as a member of a litigation team that appeared before the United States Supreme Court. Immediately before joining NAD, Levine was special counsel to the Ryan Community Health Network in New York, a nonprofit managed care company.

Early in her legal career, Levine served for seven years as a staff attorney in a poverty law program, Community Action for Legal Services, providing legal representation for low-income families in New York City.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

For more information about her lecture, contact Karen Greenfield at (315) 443-2304 or

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