WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Anthony E. DiResta has joined its advertising, marketing, and entertainment law practice in Washington, D.C. as a partner. DiResta brings more than 25 years of experience in governmental investigations, white collar civil defense matters, and complex commercial litigation in the state and federal trial and appellate courts with a particular focus on consumer protection issues affecting a wide range of industries (including privacy, false advertising and unfair marketing practices, and financial practices). DiResta is also a recognized authority on social and new media issues, and serves as general counsel to the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), which is the leading voice in the United States for the viral, buzz, and word of mouth marketing industry. He joins Winston from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.
Before going into private practice, DiResta served as Director of the Federal Trade Commission Southeast Regional Office, where he was responsible for enforcement, investigative, litigation and outreach efforts of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bureaus of the agency in seven states. "Tony brings outstanding experience and high energy to our advertising, regulatory investigations, and litigation practice," said Tom Mills, managing partner of Winston's Washington, D.C. office. "His track record of success in governmental investigations, especially involving the FTC and state attorneys general, as well as his vast knowledge of unfair advertising and marketing practices will be an immediate asset to both the Washington, D.C. advertising, marketing and entertainment law practice, and the firm as a whole."
"Tony is an incredible asset to our advertising, marketing and entertainment law practice," said Brian Heidelberger, chair of the firm's advertising, marketing, and entertainment group. "He reinforces our already strong presence in the world of social media and privacy law, and offers our clients a powerful advocate when facing FTC, state attorneys general or other regulatory actions."
DiResta earned his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, where he was Articles and Notes Editor, Law Review. He also was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Owen Forrester of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with 14 offices in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about the firm is available at www.winston.com.
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