John P. Ferry


Washington, D.C.
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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.

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)


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • 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


In The Blogs

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AD-ttorneys Law Blog
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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A Quick Hit on CBD – Departing Commissioner Gottlieb Talks CBD With Congress
By John P. Ferry, Lee H. Rosebush, Randal M. Shaheen
April 1, 2019
Departing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Gottlieb reiterated many of the things we have blogged about here recently in his testimony before a Senate subcommittee this past Thursday. Among other things, Gottlieb...
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CBD: Coming to a Store Near You TBD
By John P. Ferry, Lee H. Rosebush, Randal M. Shaheen
March 27, 2019
There are both positive and negative developments regarding the likelihood of widespread legal sales of CBD oil products. Last week, a major retailer announced that it will begin selling cannabidiol (CBD) creams and salves in eight states...
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Supplement Sellers Beware
By John P. Ferry, Randal M. Shaheen
March 13, 2019
Recognizing the rapid growth and penetration of dietary supplements into all demographics of American consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is viewing at least some dietary supplements as belonging to “the Wild West,” and...