Roger A. Colaizzi chairs Venable's national Advertising Litigation Group. He has significant trial experience in intellectual property rights, including Lanham Act false advertising, state deceptive trade practices, trademark, trade dress, patent, copyright, unfair competition, direct-to-consumer marketing, social networking, affiliate advertising and other e-commerce matters. Mr. Colaizzi has successfully brought and defended against dozens of preliminary injunction motions and requests for temporary restraining orders, which are important remedies in competitive advertising and the protection of intellectual property, product brands and other proprietary assets. Roger has represented clients before regulatory agencies such as the FTC and self-regulating bodies such as ERSP and NAD, and in state AG investigations. He also counsels clients in many global brand protection matters. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Colaizzi was named one of the top advertising litigators by legal guides Chambers USA and Legal 500. Roger began his career in the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where he devoted more than four years to representing the United States in the prosecution of employment-related race and sex discrimination claims. He also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting criminal cases for the District of Columbia.