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Venable's bench continues to strengthen in the advertising and electronic marketing world


Los Angeles, CA (October 10, 2011) – Venable LLP announced today that Greg Sater, one the nation's leading advertising attorneys, has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group. 

Mr. Sater comes to Venable from Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff in Los Angeles, where he developed an intellectual property litigation practice in advertising, marketing, trademark, copyright, publicity right, trade dress, trade secret and other IP issues.  In particular, he represents direct response television advertisers, online marketers and other direct-to-consumer marketers and retailers in connection with intellectual property issues, false or deceptive advertising concerns, compliance with state and federal advertising regulations, and business contracts. Mr. Sater has also represented several entertainment industry companies in litigation matters.  In addition to his many jury trials, Mr. Sater has briefed and argued precedent-setting cases before the California Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

Venable's Advertising and Marketing practice is internationally recognized and respected. Among its many honors, the group recently received the Chambers USA 2011 Award for Excellence in Advertising Law, for the second consecutive year, an achievement no other law firm has accomplished.

"For more than a decade, Greg has been a colleague, collaborator and friend,” said Jeffrey D. Knowles, head of Venable’s Advertising and Marketing Practice Group.  “Now I am proud to call him my partner.  Greg’s creative and talented practice of law will enhance the formidable depth and breadth of Venable’s Advertising practice.  In addition, Greg’s current clients will now benefit from the depth of Venable’s resources.”

"I am pleased to welcome Greg to the Los Angeles office," added Doug Emhoff, Los Angeles Managing Partner and also a member of the Advertising Practice Group. "Along with the recent additions of Brett Garner and Dan Silverman, Greg boosts our West Coast presence in the advertising arena and will help service our clients across the United States. We are continuing to grow in LA in several different practice areas, and just last week added, Jan Handzlik, one of the country's top white collar attorneys.”

Mr. Sater earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his law degree at Harvard Law School. He has volunteered much time pro bono as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles, where he has secured guilty verdicts in criminal jury trials involving handguns, domestic violence, assault and battery, and has been instrumental in several public interest lawsuits against the federal government seeking to protect habitats for endangered species on public lands.

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