Terri J. Seligman is the co-chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Group at Frankfurt Kurnit. Ms. Seligman is a leader in the advertising law community.
Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women” lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers magazine, Ms. Seligman also regularly receives high marks in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers and is a “Leading Lawyer” in The Legal 500. She was also the only law firm partner selected by New York Business Journal in 2014 for its inaugural “Women of Influence Awards,” honoring business women who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace as well as their commitment to community and mentoring.
Ms. Seligman is one of the country’s preeminent practitioners before the National Advertising Division (NAD), representing both advertisers and challengers in competitive advertising disputes. She also represents companies in disputes and regulatory matters before broadcast networks and state and local enforcement agencies.
In addition, Ms. Seligman advises on the full complement of advertising and marketing law issues, including claims and substantiation, native advertising, social media, mobile marketing and laws governing intellectual property and rights of publicity and privacy. She also regularly advises on sweepstakes and contests, and laws governing gift cards, reward programs, rebates, and other popular marketing devices. In addition to her counseling practice, Ms. Seligman also drafts and negotiates contracts for advertising and marketing arrangements, including celebrity talent deals, sponsorship and co-promotion agreements, media agreements, and licensing agreements.
Ms. Seligman is a well-known public speaker on advertising, marketing, and Internet law issues. She has been a featured speaker at BAA, NAD, ANA, MLRC and other national conferences. Her writings have appeared in Inside Counsel Magazine, Advertising Compliance Service, iMedia Connection, The Computer and Internet Lawyer, and other publications. She has served as a Vice-Chair of the Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is currently a Co-Chair of the Advertising and Commercial Speech committee of the MLRC.
Ms. Seligman is a graduate of New York University School of Law (JD, 1985), and Wesleyan University (BA, with honors, 1982). She clerked for the late Hon. Morey L. Sear, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ms. Seligman is on the Board of Trustees of The Brearley School and is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a past recipient of the Cornerstone Award from Lawyers Alliance for New York, the leading provider of legal services for nonprofit organizations improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Ms. Seligman is admitted to practice in New York and California.