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Jim has a dynamic national practice that centers on advertising, marketing, and privacy law in addition to other business-related matters

ames Kaminski (“Jim”) has a dynamic national practice that centers on advertising, marketing, and privacy law in addition to other business-related matters.   Jim guides clients through regulatory scrutiny and helps them achieve optimal results with the government while maintaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.  Jim began his career as a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) staff attorney and then honed his FTC practice with a large D.C. law firm for several years.
Jim is proud to provide innovative, practical counseling to clients on all aspects of advertising, marketing and privacy law.  He regularly reviews advertising and marketing materials in a wide range of media including television, direct mail, telemarketing and mobile and online marketing.  He represents clients before federal and state consumer protection agencies, including the FTC and state attorneys general.  He frequently challenges competitors and defends his client’s advertising at the National Advertising Division, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulatory Program – self-regulatory bodies associated with the National Advertising Review Council and the Council of Better Business Bureaus. 

In addition, Jim has significant regulatory expertise with numerous government agencies besides the FTC.  For example, Jim has assisted clients by providing compliance advice regarding the U.S Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials regulations.  He has also successfully defended clients in front of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as well as the Federal Aviation Administration. 
Jim is fluent in English, Russian and French.  He is obtaining fluency in Polish.  Jim’s language abilities have allowed him to expand his practice to other areas of the law and serve as an active participant on several projects in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.  Most significantly, in this capacity, Jim has worked on several trademark infringement matters and a criminal investigation. Jim is proud to sit on the Board of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society (C-RS).  He chairs the C-RS’ Education Committee.

Loyola Law School of Chicago, J.D. (1997)
Indiana University, B.A. (1991)

Past Employment
Arent Fox, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Washington, D.C.)
Amsted Industries, Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)
Baker & McKenzie (Moscow, Russia & Almaty, Kazakhstan)

“Green Light and Red Flags:  FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers” (Raleigh, NC - 2005)
“Advertising and the Internet,” George Mason Law School (Arlington, VA - 2002)
“The Impact of Privacy Laws on Advertising and Marketing Campaigns” (Knoxville, TN – 2002)
“Online and Offline Privacy Issues Impacting Marketing Campaigns” (New York, NY – 2002) 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
National Advertising Division (NAD)
Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)
Electronic Retailing Self-Regulatory Program (ERSP)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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