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Hal Hodes

Hal Hodes Senior Staff Attorney Staff Attorney Hal Hodes joined NAD in August 2012. Prior to joining NAD, Hal worked in private practice focusing on litigation. As an associate at McAloon & Friedman, P.C., he represented hospitals and other health care practitioners in malpractice litigation and proceedings undHaer the New York State Mental Hygiene Law. Previously, Hal was an attorney at the New York City Human Resources Administration, where he represented the City’s social services programs. Hal is also on the steering committee of a prominent voting rights group, conducting research...

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Anuradha Gokhale

Anuradha Gokhale Staff Attorney Anu Gokhale joined NAD as a Staff Attorney in February 2015 . Prior to joining NAD, Anu was a litigator at King & Spalding LLP in New York City, where she represented a wide variety of clients in intellectual property and complex commercial matters. Anu has also served as a visiting lawyer with South Africa’s Legal Resources Centre, where she handled refugee and environmental advocacy matters. Prior to law school, Anu was a research assistant at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she studied the role of sterol regulatory element-binding...

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Robyn Lewis

Robyn Lewis Staff Attorney Robyn Lewis, Staff Attorney, joined NAD in November 2016. Prior to joining NAD, Robyn worked as the staff attorney at the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) for more than a year. Prior to ERSP,  Robyn was a litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including, securities fraud, antitrust, internal investigations and other complex commercial disputes. She was also an attorney at Bronx Defenders where she represented indigent defendants accused of misdemeanor offenses. During law school, Robyn...

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Alex Goldman

Alex Goldman Staff Attorney Alexander Goldman has long been intimately involved with telecommunications regulation and the law. He joined NAD in December 2017. Previously, he worked at the New York Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Consumer Frauds, working on consumer deception cases and on matters before the New York Public Service Commission. Earlier, he founded and ran a telecommunications consultancy, earning $20 million in federal telecommunications grants and loans for clients, financing projects that are still providing internet access to some of the most rural and most poor...

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La Toya Sutton

La Toya Sutton Staff Attorney La Toya Sutton, staff attorney, joined NAD in April 2018. Prior to joining NAD, La Toya worked in private practice, focusing on the marketing and promotion of consumer goods and services. As an associate at Baker & Hostetler, LLP, she specialized in counseling clients regarding the advertising of products subject to the overlapping jurisdictions of the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration. La Toya has authored numerous articles on various consumer protection issues and speaks regularly at industry conferences. La Toya received her B.A....

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NAD Determines Broadcasting Advertising for Tyson’s Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Doesn’t Materially Alter Product Appearance

New York, NY – July 11, 2018 – The National Advertising Division has determined that Tyson Foods, Inc., “did not materially alter or enhance” the appearance of the company’s Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Oven Roasted Turkey Breast when it removed the inner plastic package from the product before filming. NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory system. It is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Kraft Heinz Food Company, maker of Oscar Mayer cold cuts, contended that the removal of inner packaging reasonably conveyed the message that...

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