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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, 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

Formats:
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


Calendar

Committee Events

[Program Materials] June 2014 Monthly Consumer Protection Update

July 8, 2014
 
Section Events

    White Papers and Other Voluntary Submissions

    09/24/2014-09/24/2014

    At key moments in agency investigations, a voluntary submission can provide much needed clarity on economic theory, the competitive dynamics of an industry, and/or the likely effects of a given transaction. Our distinguished panelists will explore whether and when to submit a white paper or other voluntary ...

    Minority Interest Acquisitons: New Guideance from

    09/10/2014-09/10/2014

    Minority investments historically have been thought to raise fewer issues from an antitrust law perspective than an acquisition of control of an entity. Minority investments are also associated with unique competitive theories of harm. This panel will feature the European Commissions new white paper ...

    Blurred Lines: Intersection of Antitrust and Consumer Protection

    07/29/2014-07/29/2014
    Wilson Sonsini et al
    Washington

    This panel will focus on the increasing intersection between competition and consumer protection in healthcare markets. Specifically, in the context of Retractable Technologies v. Becton Dickinson, panelists will discuss false advertising and deception as a component of an antitrust claim, the scope ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

Glynn, Edward
Lagdameo, Cynthia
Kahn, Benita
Blynn, Daniel
Fair, Lesley

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).
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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 July 22, 2014

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