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Venable partner Randy Miller was quoted in an article in ars Technica on August 17, 2017, regarding Venable's client, Sharp Corp., filing a lawsuit in Washington, DC, federal court to lift a gag order barring the electronics maker from discussing ongoing arbitration against Chinese state-owned Hisense Co. Ltd., attacking what it called a blatant First Amendment violation by a Singapore arbitrator.

"This is not the way our free market economy works. It depends on vibrant and robust commercial speech. You can point out comparisons, or shortcomings, in a competitor’s product—the First Amendment protects that," said Miller.