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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 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.

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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


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] The Great Social Divide: Exploring Legal Issues in Native Advertising, Social Media and Real-Time Marketing

October 24, 2016
Section Events

    Ask Me Anything About ... Cartel Investigations in the EU


    This is the fifth installment of the Ask Me Anything About series, which solicits questions in advance from Antitrust Section members regarding the particular cartel topic at issue and selects the best of those questions and poses them to a widely-recognized practitioner in the field during a 1-hour ...

    Emory University Why Antitrust/Why Consumer Protection?


    Panel discussion at Emory University Law School to share insights with law students on pursuing antitrust law or consumer protection law as a possible career. Discussion will include ways in which the Section of Antitrust Law can serve as a valuable resource for law students. In-Person Event: Emory ...

    Women and Personal Branding


    This will be an evening of lively discussion and networking. Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the reception. We will break for a panel of distinguished female attorneys in both the government and private sectors, in various stages of their careers and personal lives, discussing how they stood ...

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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 October 21, 2016

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