Steve Wieker is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office whose practice focuses on regulatory counseling, government investigations, privacy, and advertising.
Mr. Wieker provides counseling on regulatory compliance issues for a diverse group of clients from the financial services, technology, consumer products, media, retail, and advertising industries. This counseling has helped numerous companies navigate the complex regulatory landscape through practical guidance on rules implemented by the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Food & Drug Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Wieker has represented clients in numerous government investigations concerning false, deceptive, and unfair business practices brought by agencies such as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Commerce, and International Trade Commission. These investigations and enforcement actions have targeted firms in the financial services, consumer products, and technology industries. In addition to advocating for clients in front of government agencies, Mr. Wieker has brought successful appeals challenging underlying investigations in federal district and appellate courts.
Mr. Wieker also advises clients on advertising clearance and claim substantiation and privacy and data security issues, including in connection with e-mail marketing, behavioral advertising, marketing to children, and mobile marketing.
Mr. Wieker is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Mr. Wieker received a B.S. in Economics in 2002 from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. in 2009 from William & Mary School of Law, where he received the William B. Spong Professionalism Prize and served as an editor of the William and Mary Law Review.
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Wieker contributes regularly to Winston & Strawn’s Advertising, Marketing & Privacy Law News and Privacy Law Corner blogs and has served as editor of the firm’s Financial Services Update.