Richard L. Cleland

Of Counsel

2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 350S
Washington, District of Columbia 20037


Rich is of counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property practices. He is also a member of the Dietary Supplements team.

A long-time consumer advocate, Rich’s background is deeply entrenched in the advertising and marketing of health-related products and services. He has decades of experience at the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), where he most recently served as assistant director at the Division of Advertising Practices and supervised many of the FTC’s health fraud and weight-loss product and service law enforcement initiatives. Rich also oversaw the FTC’s review of the Endorsement and Testimonial Guides.

Prior to his work at the FTC, Rich served as special assistant attorney general and director of the Division of Consumer Protection in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.


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