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Consumer Protection

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Consumer Protection

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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.

New Publication

Consumer Protection Law Developments

Publication Date: 2009
Regular Price: $149.50 (was $299.00)
Entity Member Price: $124.50

The focus of the book is a complete and detailed perspective on Consumer Protection laws, with emphasis on developments regarding federal, state, and international law, as well as industry self-regulation. You'll find information on administrative litigation, consumer class actions, Lanham Act and Sherman Act litigation, and express, implied, and establishment claims; qualitative and quantitative consumer perception analysis; industry standard, modified industry standards, and nonstandard product testing; statistical analysis and more.

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Consumer Protection

Recent Consumer Protection Updates

Recent Newsletters

Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Committee Events

[Program Materials] June 2014 Monthly Consumer Protection Update

July 8, 2014
Section Events

    July/August Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel


    This program, which will cover developments occurring during the months of July and August, continues the Corporate Counseling Committee's popular monthly series of committee programs in which antitrust practitioners report on the most recent developments at the agencies and the courts. Moderator: John ...

    Antitrust Risks of Co-Promotion and Co-Marketing Agreements in Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements Around the World

    Hogan Lovells

    Antitrust Risks of Co-Promotion and Co-Marketing Agreements in Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements Around the World. In the wake of FTC v. Actavis and the European Commission's decisions against Lundbeck, J&J, and Novartis, pharma patent settlement agreements remain an issue in the US and Europe. Among ...

    Antitrust Compliance Update


    Cases such as the Apple e-book case, Bridgestone, AU Optronics and Stolt-Nielsen and others have cast a new spotlight and scrutiny on antitrust compliance programs. What are the implications (if any) on the approach that companies should take to their antitrust compliance programs? What is the latest ...

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Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth


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).


An archive of newsletter issues published by the Committee.


See upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on August 22, 2014

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