American Bar Association
 
Consumer Protection

 Section of Antitrust Law

Consumer Protection


Upcoming Events






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, the Better Business Bureau, 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 and mobile marketing. 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 Green Guides, ad substantiation standards, “up to” claims, and “natural” claims. 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.


Related Products

    2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments

    2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments

    ISBN: 978-1-61438-922-4 Product Code: 50306032013, 536 pages, 7x10The 2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments is an essential and comprehensive update on the consumer protection issues detailed in Consumer Protection Law Developments, published in 2009, and the 2011

Consumer Protection


Recent Consumer Protection Updates


Recent Newsletters


Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Calendar

Committee Events

[Program Materials] August, September 2014 Monthly Consumer Protection Update

October 14, 2014
 
Section Events

    NC Dental Amici: The Scope of the State Action Doctrine

    10/24/2014-10/24/2014

    In NC Dental v. FTC, the Supreme Court will review the scope of the state-action doctrine of federal antitrust immunity, with important implications for how state regulatory boards are constituted and governed. Numerous amici have weighed in on how free states should be to allow professional organizations ...

    Merger Efficiencies: Hot Documents and Hot Data

    10/28/2014-10/28/2014

    What do the government agencies find persuasive on efficiencies? What types of data and documents will help deals get to the finish line? What types of data and documents will undermine efficiencies claims and potentially jeopardize the deal? When can efficiencies offset potential anticompetitive ...

    Trial Practice Fundamentals: How to Pick a Jury in an Antitrust Trial

    10/29/2014-10/29/2014

    Distinguised panel participants include Matt Axelrod (Cohen Milstein), Mark Sobus (Edge Litigation Consulting), and Bart Williams (Munger Tolles), and the panel will be moderated by Bill Katz (Thompson & Knight). The panelists will discuss topics related to selecting a jury in an antitrust trial, including ...

Join Us


Leadership

Chair:

Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Colbath, Bruce
Fair, Lesley
Kahn, Benita
Miller, Randall

Committee Roster  


CP Updates and Publications

Summaries of recent consumer protection- and advertising-related litigation decisions and filings (co-sponsored by the Advertising Disputes & Litigation committee).
more...


Newsletters

An archive of newsletter issues published by the Committee.
more...


Programs

See upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.
more...

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on October 15, 2014

Back to Top