In June 2015, the National Law Journal published Trailblazers: Regulatory & Compliance that profiled several attorneys who have made a difference navigating the complex and constantly changing field of regulatory and compliance law. Among those profiled this year were Venable partner Stuart P. Ingis.
In its profile of Ingis, National Law Journal noted that while in law school he "worked as a legal aide to help with a project that helped fund internet connectivity in Bosnia after the war." After working on his first FTC privacy investigation in 1997 and 1998, he represented several groups on do-not-call regulations. "We won a case showing that the FTC did not have jurisdiction, and Congress immediately passed a law giving it authority." An advocate of industry self-regulation, Ingis helped found the Digital Advertising Alliance. "Our tiny blue chevron 'advertising options' icon takes users to the rules. I drew that on the back of a napkin." Speaking about future explorations, Ingis said, "We are still at the beginning of the convergence of data, advertising, marketing and consumer interactions. I expect that the law will continue to be shaped by regulatory and enforcement trends, such as how it will play out in a global environment, industry standards and state regulations."