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Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection


Welcome

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 Protectio 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.


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!

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Programs

Find materials for upcoming programs as well as recordings and materials for past programs sponsored by the Committee.
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Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Calendar

Section Events

    Communicating Without Signaling: Antitrust Compliant Public Communications

    05/02/2016-05/02/2016

    Sometimes an announcement is just an announcement not a signal or an invitation to collude. As FTC cases like those against McWane, U-Haul, and Valassis demonstrate, public communications are under increasing scrutiny. Learn how to stay on the right side of the line without compromising investor ...

    The FCC's new broadband consumer privacy NPRM: What it means for your client

    05/02/2016-05/02/2016

    The FCC is planning to issue new rules regarding a proposed framework for ensuring that consumers have the tools they need to make informed choices about how their data is used and when it is shared by their broadband providers. This program will provide the regulatory framework of the proposed rules ...

    Monthly Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel

    05/03/2016-05/03/2016

    The Corporate Counseling Committee will hold its monthly Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel, a telephonic committee program, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 12:00-1:00 pm ET. This program continues our popular monthly series of committee program in which antitrust practitioners report on the most recent ...

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Conners, Patricia
Gans, Svetlana

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Christian, Michelle
Farrara, Kathryn
Felsten, Nancy
Royall, M
Saferstein, Harvey

Liaison:

Rakes, Kenzie

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on April 29, 2016

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