Lewis Rose Becomes Managing Partner of Kelley Drye's Washington, D.C. Office
January 8, 2013

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Lewis Rose, former chair of the Advertising and Marketing practice and noted advertising attorney, has been named the new managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Rose succeeds Paul Rosenthal who held the position since Kelley Drye merged with Collier Shannon Scott in 2006. Prior to the merger with Kelley Drye, Mr. Rosenthal was chairman of Collier Shannon. Mr. Rosenthal will remain at the firm and maintain his active International Trade and Government Relations practice.

Mr. Rose represents clients before federal and state law enforcement agencies and self-regulatory bodies such as the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He has handled numerous high-profile investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), particularly enforcement actions involving substantiation of advertising claims, compliance with trade regulation rules and a broad spectrum of marketing practices.

Firm Chairman Paul McCurdy remarked, “Our Washington, D.C. office represents a wide range of industries facing legislative, regulatory and litigation hurdles and has become known for its outstanding client service. Under Lew’s stewardship, Kelley Drye’s Advertising and Marketing practice has become one of our most successful practices. Lew is an outstanding lawyer and leader.”

Under Mr. Rose’s leadership, the Advertising and Marketing practice received a Tier 1 ranking in the “Advertising Law – National” and “Advertising Law – DC” categories in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” studies published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

“Clients turn to us for industry-specific services and strategic analysis of how developments in our nation’s capital affect their businesses at home and abroad. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this outstanding office. Based on Kelley Drye’s high caliber of attorneys and clients, I’m confident that we have great things in our future,” said Mr. Rose.