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Melissa Landau Steinman

Attorney at Venable LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia
Melissa Landau Steinman practices primarily in the areas of advertising and marketing, antitrust, trade regulation, and consumer protection. She is uniquely familiar with the technology, retail, media, and hospitality industries.

Ms. Steinman assists companies advertising and marketing their products in traditional and new media: reviewing advertising and marketing materials; vetting pricing and "sales" claims; creating product warranties; advising on product safety issues; and addressing intellectual property and privacy matters. With over twenty years’ experience in the area, she has represented clients in private and government litigation, class actions, Lanham Act cases and Federal and State government investigations. Ms. Steinman wrote and edited the "Guide to Federal and State Regulation of Advertising," a comprehensive two-volume book/CD-ROM on the law of advertising and promotions, and the U.S. chapter of an upcoming treatise (exp. spring 2014) from Globe Law and Business on international advertising law.

About Me

What is your professional experience?
Extensive experience working with clients on antitrust issues, advising them on minimum advertised price and resale price maintenance, price discrimination, and other issues relevant to buying and selling their products. She has also worked with trade association clients on antitrust policies and standards, certification programs, codes of ethics and other programs and policies.
What professional recognitions do you have?
Recognized in the 2010 - 2014 editions of Legal 500, Marketing and Advertising


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Association Position
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia Member
Maryland Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
District of Columbia Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Columbia University B.A. (cum laude) 1990
Harvard Law Schoo J.D. Degree 1993

Contact Information

Venable LLP

575 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004