Ed Chansky: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ed Chansky

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Gaming
  • Sweepstakes & Promotions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Contact InfoTelephone: 702.599.8016
Fax: 702.792.9002
University Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted1987, Connecticut; 2008, Nevada; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Professional & Community Involvement

•Director, Promotion Marketing Association (PMA)

•Former Chair, Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

•Former Member, American Federation of Musicians

•Member, American Bar Association

•Past President, The Orchestra of New England, Board of Trustees

BornBeverly, Massachusetts, March 17, 1960

Ed Chansky focuses his practice in the areas of intellectual property (particularly development, selection, protection and licensing of trademarks worldwide) and advertising, sales promotion, and trade-regulation law, including charitable promotions, cause-related marketing, sweepstakes, contests, gift cards, eCommerce, substantiation of advertising claims, social gaming, social media, and all aspects of unfair or deceptive trade practices in a wide variety of industries.

A trusted advisor to many national companies, Ed is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on advertising and promotion law topics, including sweepstakes, premium production, coupon and rebate offers, charitable promotions, social gaming, and social media, and has helped shape state legislation affecting sales promotion matters. He also works with clients on a wide range of contract and licensing matters, including agency-client agreements in the advertising and sales promotion industries, software and website development, privacy policies and terms of use, and other matters affecting intellectual property, marketing and electronic commerce. For many years, he worked as a part-time musician (trombone) playing everything from grand opera to rhythm and blues.

Areas of Concentration

•Cause-related marketing

•Antitrust and trade regulation


•Contracts and licensing

•Privacy and data security

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,Managing IPmagazine,World IP Handbook and Survey, IP Stars, 2013-2014

•Listed,VEGAS INC, Top Lawyers, Business and Intellectual Property, 2012 and 2013

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


•Law Clerk, Ruth I. Abrams, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Author, For Goodness Sake: Legal Regulation and Best Practices in the Field of Cause-Related Marketing,NYSBA, Spring/Summer 2010

•Author, When Enough is Too Much: Excess Compensation for Nonprofit Entity Executives,Willamette Management Associates Insights, Spring 2007

•Author, Putting a Coin Slot on the Virtual Jukebox: Copyright Protection in the Post-Napster World,The Connecticut Lawyer, June/July 2001

•Author, A Practical Guide to Non-Competition Agreements,Promotion Marketing Association Law & Business Analysis & Planning Report, February 2000

•Author, Protecting Your Web Rights,Connecticut Law Tribune, July 26, 1999


•Contributor, Legal Issues Section, Win-Win for the Greater Good , Bruce W. Burch, 1st Ed., 2013

•Contributor, Marketing Law Sections, eCommerce and Internet Law: Treatise With Forms , Thomson West, 3d, 2012

•Contributor, Promotion and Marketing Law , The PMA Educational Foundation, 7th Ed., 2011

•Contributor, Consumer Protection Law Developments , ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2009

•Co-Author, Legal Chapter, Sales Promotion Handbook, Dartnell, 1994


•Co-Chair, 34 th Annual Marketing Law Conference, Brand Activation Association (formerly PMA), Chicago, IL, November 18-20, 2013

•Speaker, Transparency vs. Privacy/Confidentiality, Public Records Act Litigation Seminar, Law Seminars International, Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2013

•Speaker, Digital Advertising Compliance: Sweepstakes, Social Media and Promotions, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, September 9-11, 2013

•Speaker, 10th Annual Cause Marketing Forum, Chicago, IL, May 29-30, 2013

•Speaker, Coupons and Gift Cards, Strafford Webinar, May 15, 2013

•Speaker, What In-House Counsel Need to Know About eCoupons and Gift Cards in eCommerce and Social Media, ACC Privacy, Social Media & eCommerce Committee Meeting CLE, East Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA, December 4-5, 2012

•Speaker, Gaming, Gambling and Pretextual Sweepstakes, PMA Marketing Law Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2012

•Panelist, Social Media Series: Latest Developments in Cause Marketing, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, October 2012

•Speaker, Hot Legal Issues in Social Media Marketing, Greenberg Traurig, Los Angeles, CA, October 2012

•Speaker, Cool Legal Perspectives on the Hottest New Trends in Cause Marketing, Cause Marketing Forum Non-Profit Summit, Chicago, IL, June 2012

•Speaker, Emerging Issues and Enforcement of Cause Marketing Laws, Cause Marketing Forum, Chicago, IL, May 2012

•Speaker, Cause Marketing, Fourth Annual Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit, The Giving Back Fund, Las Vegas, NV, April 2012

•Panelist, Stars on the Strip: An Insider's Guide to Legal Careers in the Entertainment Industry, ABA Business Law Section, Las Vegas, NV, March 2012

•Speaker, Contemporary Issues in Cause Marketing, American Marketing Association, San Diego, CA, March 2012

•Speaker, Hot Issues in Social Media Marketing, ABA Consumer Protection Law Section Tele-Seminar, February 2012

•Speaker, Doing Good While Doing Well: Ensuring You Compliantly Integrate Cause Marketing into Your Campaign, ACI, New York, NY, January 2012

•Creator and Moderator, Courting Disaster: Mock Trial of Promotional Mishaps, PMA Marketing Law Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2011

•Speaker, Social Media for Advertising and Other Forms of Promotion, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, CO, September 2011

•Speaker, Companies and Causes, American Marketing Association, San Diego, CA, March 2011

•Speaker, Contemporary Legal Issues in Cause Marketing, Cause Marketing Masters Series Teleseminar, Cause Marketing Forum, December 2010

•Speaker, Cause Marketing: The How-To Session, Promotion Marketing Association, Chicago, IL, November 2010

•Speaker, Ethical Issues and Risks in IP Investigations, Nevada Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, November 2010

•Speaker, Doing Business for the Greater Good: Legal Regulation and Best Practices in the Burgeoning Field of Cause Marketing, Association of Corporate Counsel National Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2010

•Speaker, Doing Good While Doing Well: Integrity Charity with Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, September 2010

•Speaker, What Went Wrong? A Review of Major Promotion Law Disasters and How to Avoid Them, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2009

•Speaker, Building Brands Bigger than Trademarks: The Halo Effect of Cause-Related Marketing, Ohio Association of Intellectual Property Attorneys, Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH, September 2009

•Speaker, Cause Marketing in a New Era, Greater>Than Conference, Portland, ME, July 2009

•Speaker, User Generated Content, National Advanced Forum on Advertising Law, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, January 2009

•Speaker, Cause Marketing Legal Workshop, Cause Marketing Forum, New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA, 2004-2009

•Speaker, Copyright Liability for Blogs, Social Networks and Other Service Providers Under U.S. Law, Insight Internet Law Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 2008

•Speaker, 'Tis Certainly Noble, but What is Cause Marketing and How Can it Really Make a Difference? Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2008

•Speaker, Best Practices for Cause-Related Marketing, Better Business Bureau of New York, May 2008

•Speaker, Non-Profit Partnerships - Regulation of Cause Marketing, City Bar of New York, May 2008

•Speaker, PR, Cause Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility .... Doing Good or Driving Deception? Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Area Chapter and the USC Annenberg School for Communication, February 2008

•Speaker, Legal Regulation of Cause Marketing, Advertisers' and Marketers' Regulatory Summit, American Conference Institute, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA, 2007

•Speaker, Taking Apart a Promotion From Top to Bottom, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2005

•Speaker, Has Intellectual Property Lost Its Mind? The Schizophrenic Struggle Over Copyright in Cyberspace, Connecticut Bar Association, 2005

•Speaker, A Movie Tie-in Promotion Gone Wrong, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2004

•Speaker, Legal Issues of Charitable Giving, 13 th Annual Corporate Community Involvement Conference, The Conference Board, New York, NY, July 2004

•Speaker, Keeping Your Marketers Out of Trouble: An Introduction to Advertising Law, New England Corporate Counsel Association, Waltham, MA, May 2004

•Speaker, Shall We Tango? A 7-Step Analysis Whether to File Under the Madrid Protocol, Westchester Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association, Stamford, CT, April 2004

•Speaker, Cause-Related Marketing: The Law of Commercial Co-Venturing, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2003

•Speaker, The Death of Copyright: Misappropriation, Trespass and Contract as Grounds to Protect Non-Copyrightable Content, Connecticut Bar Association, November 2003

•Speaker and Conference Chair, Mastering Promotion Law Front to Back, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2002

•Speaker, The Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Copyright and Trademark Law, Connecticut Bar Association, May 2002

•Speaker, Introduction to Legal Regulation of Sweepstakes, Contests and Other Games, Promotion Marketing Association Law Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2001

Associated News & Events


06.10.14 Managing IP Magazine Recognizes 27 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice as 'IP Stars'

11.15.13 Greenberg Traurig's Ed Chansky and Alan Sutin to Speak at 35th Annual BAA Marketing Law Conference

05.03.13 24 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Recognized as IP Stars by Managing IP Magazine

03.15.11 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Edward 'Ed' Chansky to Shareholder

10.28.08 Greenberg Traurig Expands No. 1 Ranked Las Vegas IP Practice

Published Articles

05.03.10 For Goodness Sake: Legal Regulation and Best Practices in the Field of Cause-Related Marketing


07.08.14 Stepped Up Enforcement Against Inadequate Negative Option/Automatic-Renewal Disclosures

06.30.14 New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests

04.16.14 Social Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply

01.10.14 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

01.07.14 'Natural' Target of False Advertising Class Action Escapes Liability

11.05.13 Time for a Privacy Policy Tune-Up?

09.06.13 Facebook Functionality Now Fair Game for Promotion Marketers

03.19.13 FTC Issues Revised Guidelines for Disclosure in Online Advertising

11.01.12 Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing - New York Attorney General Issues New Guidelines

12.16.09 What Advertisers Need to Know About Running Contests and Advertising on Facebook and Twitter


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Price Advertising Claims Make a Comeback - As Class Actions
Ed Chansky,Irving Scher, September 10, 2014
In the 1950s and 1960s, many of the deceptive advertising cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general involved challenges to alleged “fictitious price advertising” by retailers. Indeed, the FTC determined that deceptive price advertising was so...

Privacy and Data Security Reminders for Mobile Technology Providers
Ed Chansky,Erica Okerberg, August 28, 2014
Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently hosted a talk in its Silicon Valley office about privacy and software security for mobile technology providers with Nithan Sannappa, an attorney in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Three key areas were highlighted.

Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook
Ed Chansky, August 14, 2014
For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.

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3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North
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