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Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection


The Consumer Protection Committee is the ABA’s place to be for developments in the law of false advertising, deceptive marketing, and unfair trade practices. Our focus: law enforcement, rulemaking, and business guidance by the FTC, DoJ, CFPB, other federal agencies, state attorneys general, divisions of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (NAD, ERSP and CARU), and their international counterparts. We keep you informed on the latest developments so you know what’s on the regulatory radar screen and we discuss compliance best practices. Our committee has broad participation from government law enforcers and the defense bar, fostering robust discussion about emerging issues like social media, mobile marketing and privacy. In the past year, members who attended our convenient dial-from-your-desk programs – including the popular monthly current developments series – received timely insights about the revised Telephone Consumer Protection Act, trends in consumer class action litigation, FTC Operation Full Disclosure and advertising substantiation standards. We work closely with the Advertising Disputes & Litigation and Privacy and Information Security committees. Through our publications, programs and communications, the Consumer Protection Committee is your best source for the rules of the road for advertisers and marketers.

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What's In Store

The three Consumer-Protection related committees of the ABA Antitrust Section (Consumer Protection, Privacy, and Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committees) are excited to announce a new initiative geared towards young lawyers and law students interested in the consumer protection and privacy fields - an opportunity to get published in a special edition of our newsletter, What's in Store. This edition will be devoted to issues of concern and interest to the next generation of consumer-protection scholars & practitioners - you!


Consumer Protection


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Committee Events

[Program Materials] Consumer Protection November Update

December 13, 2016
Section Events

    Invitations to Collude: A Brown Bag Panel


    Corporations and their executives are typically aware of the serious legal risks involved in price fixing, bid rigging, market allocation, and other cartel activity; such conduct is prosecuted criminally by the DOJ. However, the FTC has also investigated unilateral invitations to collude, and in several ...

    Airlines and Antitrust: Fundamentals and Networking Event


    While the general antitrust laws apply to airlines, the extra layer of regulation surrounding airlines creates a complex antitrust landscape. Please join us in-person for a discussion of the regulatory bodies involved in airline competition issues, alliances and antitrust immunity, and other quirks of ...

    The State of Cross-Border Criminal and Cartel Enforcement: Enforcement Trends in the U.S. and Canada


    Criminal cartel enforcement is in a state of transition in the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. Department of Justice has recently revised and updated its FAQs for the Antitrust Divisions Leniency Program, and the Competition Bureau is in the process of reviewing and revising its Immunity and Leniency Programs ...

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Conners, Patricia
Gans, Svetlana

Council Representative:

Hutnik, Alysa


Blynn, Daniel
Di Domenico, Antonio
Farrara, Kathryn
Felsten, Nancy
Royall, M
Saferstein, Harvey
Savrin, Daniel


Isselin, Michael
Sherling, Michael

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on April 18, 2017

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