Shahin O. Rothermel

Rothermel Shahin
Shahin Rothermel is an associate in Venable's Regulatory Practice Group, where she assists clients with compliance matters before the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and other regulatory bodies. She has experience counseling clients on a wide range of consumer protection matters, including legal issues related to advertising, privacy, social media, sales practices, warranties, promotions, and sweepstakes.

Shahin advises clients on developments regarding Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the CAN-SPAM Act, state Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statutes, and other privacy and consumer protection laws. She assists clients in drafting, negotiating, and managing financial and marketing arrangements, and she has developed internal and external compliance programs and policies on matters related to email, social media, product claims, telemarketing, and privacy. 

Shahin has also assisted clients with civil investigations before the Federal Trade Commission and state agencies. In addition, she has counseled and defended clients in litigation arising under various consumer protection statutes.

Shahin drafts, revises, and updates marketing and advertiser agreements, ad network agreements, and publisher agreements. She also provides compliance advice regarding advertisements created, published, and hosted by clients, and advises regarding dissemination of such advertisements.




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2012
  • Global Law Scholar
  • B.A. International Relations and Economics summa cum laude New York University 2009

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Iranian-American Bar Association
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • German
  • Persian


Personal Activities

Shahin is vice chair of the Promotion and Marketing Law Committee in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.