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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] Consumer Protection October Update

November 15, 2016
 
Section Events

    Everywhere and Everything Series: Compliance in Latin America

    12/12/2016-12/12/2016

    In the Compliance and Ethics, Everywhere and Everything program series, practitioners share insights, best practices and updates on issues relating to compliance and ethics in the various jurisdictions and legal practices involved in antitrust or consumer protection. The inaugural program, addressing ...

    Fundamentals of Antitrust Economics Series: Market Definition

    12/12/2016-12/12/2016

    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 ...

    Consumer Protection November Update

    12/13/2016-12/13/2016

    This telephonic update will summarize the significant developments in consumer protection law that occurred during November, 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 ...

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Conners, Patricia
Gans, Svetlana

Council Representative:

Hutnik, Alysa

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Di Domenico, Antonio
Farrara, Kathryn
Felsten, Nancy
Royall, M
Saferstein, Harvey
Savrin, Daniel

Liaisons:

Isselin, Michael
Sherling, Michael

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on December 9, 2016

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