In London this week, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary.  GALA is an association of law firms with expertise in advertising law, representing more than 90 countries around the world -- from Argentina to Zimbabwe.  

The celebration included a packed conference on advertising law, Global Advertising in an Age of Crisis and Change.  For people who were not able to make it to London for the conference, the sessions were recorded and will be available in the coming weeks on GALA's YouTube channel.  

GALA also held its annual meeting -- the first in-person meeting in nearly three years -- with more than 100 people from around the world participating.  GALA also released the second edition of its two-volume book, Privacy Law:  A Global Legal Perspective on Data Protection Relating to Advertising and Marketing.  

The celebration also included a black tie GALA, which celebrated the founders of the organization, recognized members celebrating anniversaries with the organization, and featured a special tribute to GALA's member from Ukraine.  The evening ended with a performance by GALA's own in-house band, the Galactics.