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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.


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Section Events

    Fundamentals of Antitrust Economics Series

    01/06/2015-01/06/2015

    Understanding basic economic principles is critical to antitrust analysis. In this series of brownbag programs, distinguished economists will teach basic economic principles related to antitrust analysis, including market definition, market power, competitive effects, and econometrics. The sessions will ...

    Analyzing Conspiracies with Both Vertical & Horizontal Elements

    01/07/2015-01/07/2015

    Certain conspiracies are alleged to have both horizontal and vertical components. Such conspiracies seem counterintuitive (i.e., why would anyone help a contractual counterparty increase its market power?). This program analyzes the different types of arrangements in which such conspiracies were alleged, ...

    China's Emerging Approach to Evaluating IP Rights in Competition Analyses

    01/07/2015-01/07/2015

    The panelists will discuss recent developments in the Chinese antitrust/IP landscape, including the SAIC's latest draft Antitrust/IP Rules for implementing the AML and the NDRC's forthcoming Qualcomm decision. The discussion will also address general differences in China's approach to antitrust/IP issues ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

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

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CP Updates and Publications

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

An archive of newsletter issues published by the Committee.
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Programs

See upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.
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Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on December 11, 2014

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