Prominent Advertising Attorney Joins Venable’s Los Angeles Office
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In recent days, Venable LLP announced that Greg Sater, one of the nation’s leading advertising attorneys, joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group.

Sater joins Venable from Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff in Los Angeles. There, he built an intellectual property litigation practice in advertising, marketing, trademark, copyright, publicity right, trade dress, trade secret and other IP issues. In particular, he represents direct response television advertisers, online marketers and other direct-to-consumer marketers and retailers in connection with intellectual property issues, false or deceptive advertising concerns, compliance with state and federal advertising regulations, and business contracts.


Sater has also provided representation to a variety of entertainment industry companies in litigation matters. As well as the multitude of jury trials in which Sater has been involved, Sater has briefed and argued precedent setting cases before the California Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

Jeffrey D. Knowles, head of Venable’s Advertising and Marketing Practice Group was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “For more than a decade, Greg has been a colleague, collaborator and friend. Now I am proud to call him my partner. Greg’s creative and talented practice of law will enhance the formidable depth and breadth of Venable’s Advertising practice.  In addition, Greg’s current clients will now benefit from the depth of Venable’s resources.”

Doug Emhoff, Los Angeles Managing Partner and also a member of the Advertising Practice Group, was quoted as saying: “I am pleased to welcome Greg to the Los Angeles office. Along with the recent additions of Brett Garner and Dan Silverman, Greg boosts our West Coast presence in the advertising arena and will help service our clients across the United States. We are continuing to grow in LA in several different practice areas, and just last week added, Jan Handzlik, one of the country’s top white collar attorneys.”

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Sater earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. His pro bono work has included time spent as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles. There, he obtained guilty verdicts in criminal jury trials involving handguns, domestic violence, and assault and battery. He has also made significant contributions in several public interest lawsuits against the federal government seeking to protect habitats for endangered species on public lands.

Venable’s Advertising and Marketing practice is internationally recognized and respected. Among the many honors it has received, the group recently received the Chambers USA 2011 Award for Excellence in Advertising Law, for the second year in a row. This is an achievement no other law firm has accomplished.

An American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients globally. The firm has headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia.

The firm was founded in Baltimore in 1900, and has over 500 attorneys practicing in more than seventy practice and industry areas, including corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and regulatory and government affairs.


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