Areas of Practice

Government Experience

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Corinne Beckwith, D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable John D. Bates, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Press Intern, Office of Senator John Kerry

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2015

    Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Law Review

  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Michigan, 2010

    Phi Beta Kappa

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Brian R. Tengel


Brian Tengel is a member of Venable’s Regulatory Group in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on advertising and marketing and consumer protection. He counsels clients on FTC, NAD, and CPSC matters, advertising claim substantiation and review, pricing and sales claims, and sweepstakes and promotions in the automotive, retail, sports, gaming, hospitality, dietary supplements, and food and beverage industries. Brian also has extensive experience advising clients on gift card and unclaimed property matters.


  • Performed FTC and NAD advertising counseling and compliance for an international hospitality brand and large automotive company;
  • Advised a major ride-sharing company and a fitness app on gift card and unclaimed property matters;
  • Drafted sweepstakes and contest promotions for an international e-gaming brand and a national sports franchise; and
  • Created a subscription box company’s policies and procedures for Consumer Product Safety Act reporting and compliance

Prior to Venable, Brian graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.