Stuart P. Ingis: Lawyer with Venable LLP

Stuart P. Ingis

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Communications
  • Legislative and Government Affairs
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Consumer Finance
  • Regulatory
  • Advertising and Marketing Litigation
University Hamilton College, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Admitted1997, Pennsylvania; 2000, District of Columbia
Special AgenciesFederal Trade Commission; Federal Communications Commission.
BornMay 24, 1971

Stuart Ingis is nationally recognized as a leading attorney and thought leader on privacy, marketing, advertising, and E-Commerce and Internet law. Mr. Ingis co-leads Venable's privacy practice, which won the Chambers USA Award for Excellence for the top privacy practice and top advertising practice in the United States. Mr. Ingis has also been repeatedly listed in the first tier of privacy attorneys in Chambers USA, Legal 500 and ComputerWorld magazine.

Mr. Ingis regularly represents companies in the media, communications, information services, advertising, and retail industries before the US Congress and the Federal Trade Commission as well as before other Federal and state agencies.

Mr. Ingis regularly defends companies in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and State Consumer Protection Authorities. Mr. Ingis regularly counsels companies with federal and state marketing, privacy and advertising laws. Mr. Ingis and the Venable compliance team conduct internal assessments of company practices and products, and works with companies to design and implement compliance systems and best practices.

Mr. Ingis has represented a number of CEOs in testimony before Congressional Committees. Mr. Ingis also represents clients in Congressional investigations and is well-known for representing clients in crisis management situations, in particular with Congressional relations.

Mr. Ingis serves as the Partner In Charge of the Washington, DC office and is a member of the Venable Board.

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Industry Experience

Mr. Ingis is the General Counsel, marketing counsel, and government affairs and privacy counsel to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Mr. Ingis serves as Washington advertising and privacy counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Mr. Ingis also serves as counsel to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) - the cross-industry self regulation for online advertising initiative, representing the nation's leading marketing and advertising trade associations including the DMA, IAB, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).

Mr. Ingis is the co-author of Privacy Protection in the United States: A Survey. Mr. Ingis was a primary draftsperson of the advertising and consumer protection section of the American Bar Association's millennium plenary paper on Internet jurisdiction. Mr. Ingis also worked with the Electronic Commerce and Consumer Protection Group, comprised of many large companies that drafted a code of best consumer protection principles and an approach to jurisdiction online.

Legislative and Regulatory Policy Experience

Mr. Ingis has represented clients in numerous federal privacy related legislation and rulemakings of recent years, including:

· The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA);

· The Can-Spam Act;

· The Telemarketing Sales Rule;

· The Electronic Signatures Act (E-Sign);

· The Financial Privacy Provisions of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA);

· The Restore Online Shopper's Confidence Act;

· Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);

· The Telecommunications Act of 1996;

· The US Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Program for compliance with the European Union's Data Protection Direction;

· Numerous bills that have been proposed for "comprehensive" privacy;

· Bills that would legislate Federal Data Security Breach Notification; and

· Bills that would limit organized retail crime online and offline.


Recognized in Chambers Global, (Band 1), Privacy and Data Security, 2011-2014

Recognized in Chambers USA, (Band 1), Privacy and Data Security, National, 2008-2013

Recognized as "Leading Lawyer" in Legal 500, 2008-2013

Recognized as "Top 25 Global Privacy Expert" in survey by ComputerWorld


Financial Services

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Task Force


Digital Media


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California's Do Not Track Disclosure Bill
Deborah A. Feinblum,Brett A. Garner,Stuart P. Ingis,Gregory J. Sater,Michael A. Signorelli, January 17, 2014
As of January 1, 2014, California law requires operators of websites and online services to publicly disclose how they respond to "do not track" (dnt) signals, though the exact requirements vary depending on whether an entity is a first party (e.g., web publisher) or third party (e.g., ad...

Warning: Upcoming Enforcement Action - CBBB Announces Compliance Deadline for Web Publishers
Stuart P. Ingis,Michael A. Signorelli,Ariel S. Wolf, November 28, 2013
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (“CBBB”) has issued a Compliance Warning letter announcing that, beginning January 1, 2014, the CBBB will commence enforcement actions against website publishers, operators, and other first parties that do not provide transparency with respect to...

Redial Unsuccessful - TCPA Claims Still Unavailable in New York
Edward P. Boyle,Emilio W. Cividanes,Thomas E. Gilbertsen,Michael C. Hartmere,Stuart P. Ingis, May 6, 2013
On May 1, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz, II of the Eastern District of New York denied a motion to reconsider his earlier decision dismissing claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and its accompanying rules and regulations for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. See Bank v....
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Stuart P. Ingis

575 7th Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20004


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