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Welcome to the webpage of the State Enforcement Committee. Our Committee monitors and reports on recent developments in state antitrust and consumer protection enforcement. We examine current and possible future state enforcement practices and initiatives, and evaluate the significance of these activities from the perspectives of state enforcers, private plaintiffs, defense counsel and the business community.






The Committee's programming includes brown bag presentations on state antitrust enforcement in national and international cases, state consumer protection enforcement, disparities between federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, sponsorship of the annual "Breakfast with State Antitrust Enforcers" at the Section's Spring Meeting, and sponsorship of other Spring Meeting programs.






The Committee publishes a newsletter semi-annually, and is responsible for sections related to state antitrust enforcement in Antitrust Law Developments and its annual updates. The Committee publishes a State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook, which was updated in 2008. It has also revised Proving Antitrust Damages, first published in 1996.






To keep members informed of recent developments in state enforcement, the Committee maintains an ABA Connect page, where we post documents and host discussions via our active listserv. We also have a social media presence on LinkedIn.






The Committee administers the State Enforcer Participation Enhancement Grants. These grants, which are designed to facilitate active involvement by state enforcers in the Section’s activities, provide funds to travel to Section programs. For more information about these grants, please follow the link on the right.






We welcome participation, so if you'd like to get involved in the Committee - whether by writing an article for the newsletter, suggesting a topic for a brownbag, contributing commentary to our listserv, or becoming active in any other way - please get in touch with any of our Chairs, Vice-Chairs, or Young Lawyer representatives. We look forward to hearing from you!






If you have any problems accessing the site, please use the Website Problems? link.







If you have any suggestions or comments on the site, please contact Victor Domen or Tracy Wertz.


June 26 Program Video

Former FTC Commissioner, Panelists Report New Solutions to Fight IP Theft

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law hosted a panel headed by former FTC Commissioner Bill Kovacic and featuring former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, Deputy California Attorney General Emilio Varanini, and National Association of Manufacturers Vice President for Public Affairs Tiffany Adams.

The panelists discussed the recent use of unfair competition laws to stop IP theft and software piracy. During the question and answer period, Vic Domen of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office announced a settlement with a Thai tire manufacturer that used stolen intellectual property to compete unfairly against local manufacturing businesses.

Watch/Download Video (1 GB)

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Calendar

Section Events

    Consumer Protection Update

    07/12/2016-07/12/2016

    This telephonic update will summarize the significant developments in consumer protection law that occurred during June, 2016. The presentation will cover cases, settlements, and other initiatives at the federal and state levels, as well as consumer class actions, Lanham Act litigation, and National ...

    CFPB's Proposed Arbitration Ban -- What You Need To Know

    07/20/2016-07/20/2016

    The CFPB recently proposed rules prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts for consumer financial products and services. The rules are expected to take effect next year following a 90-day public comment period which ends on August 22, 2016. Proponents of the rules argue that arbitration ...

    Complying with FTC's Endorsement and Testimonial Guidelines

    07/26/2016-07/26/2016

    Complying with FTCs Endorsement and Testimonial Guidelines presents unique challenges for in-house counsel of advertisers. Live tweeting, native advertising and influencers campaigns may be just the tip of the iceberg . This program will address approaches to compliance with FTC law and best practices ...


Recent Litigation Documents


Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


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Programs

View all past and upcoming programs sponsored by the State Enforcement Committee.
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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Domen, Victor
Wertz, Tracy

Council Representative:

Martucci, Paula

Vice-Chairs:

Brosky, Darcy
Cooley, Gwendolyn
Lawson, Richard
McFarlane, Amy
Stein, Elisabeth

Liaison:

Laevsky, George

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