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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.

Advertising Claim Substantiation Handbook

Claim substantiation refers to the obligation of advertisers to ensure that the messages they communicate about their products or services are truthful and not misleading. In practice, meeting this obligation can be very challenging for marketers and their legal counsel.

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Consumer Protection


Find materials for upcoming programs as well as recordings and materials for past programs sponsored by the Committee.

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Committee Events

[Program Materials] Consumer Protection November Update

December 13, 2016
Section Events

    Antitrust Law 2018 Spring Meeting

    Marriott Marquis

    NOTE: Please visit our new Spring Meeting page, with complete information and up-to-date resources, at

    Prvacy and Security Quarterly Privacy Update


    PRIS is launching a quarterly privacy update series (to replace the prior monthly updates). The first update will be held on May 3, 2018 and will be sponsored by the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (Aaron Burstein) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Aaron will present with several firm associates. FREE ...

    Spring Training: New Developments Concerning the Business of Baseball Exemptions


    Since 1922, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that the business of baseball does not constitute interstate commerce and is, therefore, exempt from federal antitrust scrutiny. While the Supreme Court has refused to extend the business of baseball exemption to other professional sports, the Court has ...

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Conners, Patricia
Gans, Svetlana

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Koslov, Tara


Blynn, Daniel
Bolton, Joanna
Di Domenico, Antonio
Kalala, Ilunga
Saferstein, Harvey
Savrin, Daniel


Manji-Knight, Alysha
Sherling, Mike

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Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on March 8, 2018

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