Dan Blynn is a Partner in the nationally recognized Advertising and Marketing, and Class Action Defense practices of the Washington, D.C. office of Venable LLP. His practice concentrates primarily on false advertising litigation and complex consumer class actions in both federal and state courts. In addition, Dan represents clients in advertising substantiation investigations and inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state Attorneys General, and provides counseling on a variety of advertising and telemarketing-related matters. Dan has successfully represented trade associations, Fortune 100 companies, a national fast-food chain, numerous dietary supplement companies, energy suppliers, home security companies, and a number of other large and small businesses in false advertising litigation brought under the FTC Act, Lanham Act, and state consumer protection laws, and defending putative consumer class actions seeking certification of nationwide and statewide classes. He is well-versed in electronic discovery rules and best practices, and has made numerous successful burden arguments supporting the narrowing of civil discovery and investigative demands from regulators. He has also worked closely with well-credentialed scientific and consumer perception experts. Dan also provides ongoing counseling and advice to clients regarding, among other things, advertising substantiation; native advertising and “green” marketing issues; “Made in USA,” “up to,” and other types of claims; disclosures in new media; third-party consumer, celebrity, expert endorsements; compliance and related issues under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and state telemarketing laws; and telephone call monitoring and recording practices.