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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.


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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!

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Consumer Protection


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

Committee Events

[Program Materials] May 2016 Consumer Protection Update

June 14, 2016
 
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 ...

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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

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on June 23, 2016

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