Jeff Knowles is co-chair of Venable’s Advertising and Marketing Group, where he assists clients with national television advertising, direct-to-consumer marketing, and e-commerce. Jeff is nationally recognized as a prominent attorney in the electronic retailing and direct-response television industries.
Jeff represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), state attorneys general, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and self-regulatory bodies, such as the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulatory Program (ERSP) and the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB). He counsels on matters related to law enforcement, federal and state regulation, litigation, and dispute resolution. He assists clients with unfair competition and protection of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. He also handles media relations and crisis management.
Jeff founded and served for 13 years as general counsel to the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA). He is a member and a past chairman of ERA’s board of directors and a past chair of the Government Affairs Committee.