John P. Ferry

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Jack Ferry brings hands-on experience to the firm's Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media team. He has represented clients before the National Advertising Division (NAD), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court, on a range of advertising-related matters, including claim substantiation, sweepstakes and promotions, and social media campaigns. Jack has also been seconded to clients as their day-to-day, in-house advertising lawyer.

Select Experience

  • Seconded to both a vertically integrated manufacturer and national retailer as well as an automobile manufacturer to advise on their day-to-day advertising practices and claim substantiation.
  • Represented numerous companies in FTC and state attorney general investigations related to advertising claims.
  • Represented a major food manufacturer before the National Advertising Division in its challenge to a competitor’s disparaging advertisements.
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Experience

  • Seconded to both a vertically integrated manufacturer and national retailer as well as an automobile manufacturer to advise on their day-to-day advertising practices and claim substantiation.
  • Represented numerous companies in FTC and state attorney general investigations related to advertising claims.
  • Represented a major food manufacturer before the National Advertising Division in its challenge to a competitor’s disparaging advertisements.
  • Counseled numerous companies, including an international restaurant chain and an international department store chain, on creating compliant loyalty or rewards programs, including with respect to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Advised companies on the sale and distribution of CBD, as well as related claims in advertising.
  • Advised leading wireless carrier on pricing practices for compliance with state and federal law.
  • Drafted and reviewed rules for sweepstakes and contests as part of national advertising campaigns for numerous companies.
  • Advised clothing retailer on green claims related to its sustainable clothing product line.
  • Counseled numerous companies on subscription programs and compliance with the federal law, the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act, as well as the many state laws governing automatic renewal.
  • Advised clients on compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration: Legal Intern, Office of Chief Counsel (2015)
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of Southern European Affairs: Intern (2012)

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2017, cum laude; Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, Research Editor
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 2013

Blog

In The Blogs

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AD-ttorneys Law Blog
FTC Enforcement: What Is Equitable Relief?
By John P. Ferry, Randal M. Shaheen
October 5, 2020
All eyes remain on the Supreme Court and what, if any, changes the Court may make to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) authority to seek consumer redress. Will the Court strip the FTC of that authority entirely? The Third Circuit’s...
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The Sky Is Not Falling on Loyalty Programs – CCPA Regs Support Flexibility
By John P. Ferry, Alan L. Friel
April 8, 2020
On March 11, the California Attorney General released revised draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This third version of the revised regulations is available here. The comment period for those proposed changes...
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Court Invalidates New York's Legalization of Fantasy Sports
By John P. Ferry, Linda A. Goldstein
February 25, 2020
The New York Appellate Division dealt a shocking blow to the fantasy sports industry by ruling earlier this month that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling and that the law passed by New York in 2016 legalizing and...
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Takeaways from FDA Hearing on CBD
By John P. Ferry
June 3, 2019
On May 31, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, to hear from the public about cannabidiol (CBD). The popularity of CBD was reflected in participation at the meeting, which...
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FDA Slow but Steady on CBD
By John P. Ferry, Lee H. Rosebush, Randal M. Shaheen
April 5, 2019
It seems like CBD oil is all we talk about, but honestly, it’s almost all that our clients are talking about. If your marketing folks haven’t come to you yet with an idea to add CBD oil to something, they will almost certainly show up...
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