This blog aims to deliver the latest news and developments in advertising and consumer law, paired with thoughtful commentary to inform your business decisions. Topics typically include claim substantiation, competitor litigation, web marketing, sweepstakes/promotions, and a broad range of regulatory issues – FDA, FTC, NAD and CFPB compliance.

Editors Amy Mudge and Randy Shaheen are partners in the Washington-based law firm of Venable LLP. They share a combined 45 years of experience in advertising law and have been blogging on the subject for over six years, garnering a wide, loyal audience of peers. Their clients benefit from Amy and Randy’s thorough knowledge of the regulatory landscape and proven track record in high profile, high stakes cases.

Venable’s Advertising and Marketing practice is recognized as one the best in the nation, and earned the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in 2011. The group represents 10 of the top 20 largest national advertisers, including some of today’s most iconic and beloved brand marketers. Venable’s advertising attorneys advise companies across a wide spread of industries, including agricultural, banking, consumer packaged goods, food and drug, hospitality, retail sales, telecommunications, toys and travel.