Andrea C. Levine is the Director of NAD and a Senior Vice President of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Andrea leads the team of NAD’s highly experienced lawyers and oversees the advertising monitoring and review process. During Andrea’s 8-year tenure, NAD has resolved over 950 cases, and has generated a 96% compliance rate without legal sanction or regulatory authority. Andrea lectures frequently on NAD’s system of voluntary self-regulation and issues concerning truth-in-advertising, including weight loss products, health and nutrition claims and environmental marketing, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and in the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe.
Andrea also serves on the Advisory Board for Advertising Compliance Service. Prior to joining NAD, Andrea served for ten years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York where she handled a wide range of advertising challenges, including drafting a comprehensive blueprint for truthful and accurate airline advertising; formulating (at the request of the industry) advertising guidelines for car rentals; analyzing and evaluating environmental marketing claims; handling product safety issues particularly as they pertain to toys and other products intended for use by children; and appearing before the United States Supreme Court in a case concerning airline advertising. In addition, while at the Attorney General’s office, Andrea worked closely with the Federal Trade Commission, Attorneys General nationwide, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
In 1990, Andrea was the recipient of the Marvin Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, expertise and achievement in advancing the goals of the National Association of Attorneys General. Immediately before joining NAD, Andrea was special counsel to the Ryan Community Health Network in New York, a not-for-profit managed care company. Early in her legal career, Andrea served for seven years as a staff attorney at Community Action for Legal Services, providing legal representation for low-income families in New York City. Andrea received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Andrea is admitted to the bars of New York State, the United States Supreme Court, the First, Second and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.