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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 Monthly Update

September 22, 2016
 
Section Events

    EU Privacy Developments: Privacy Shield, GDPR, and Brexit

    10/05/2016-10/05/2016

    The PRIS Committee will host a webinar on the latest privacy developments in the EU. Featured speakers will cover the implementation of the GDPR, Privacy Shield, and the effect that the British vote to leave the EU (Brexit) will have on Great Britains compliance with European privacy schemes. For this ...

    Pricing Conduct Committee Town Hall

    10/06/2016-10/06/2016

    Learn what the Pricing Conduct Committee is up to and how you can get more involved. This brief program will introduce you to the Pricing Conduct Committee leadership and what we are working onfrom the Price Point newsletter, our Price Tags posted on Connect, committee programs, a publication that is ...

    DOJ and the BMI/ASCAP Consent Decrees: So Now What?

    10/07/2016-10/07/2016

    For over two years, music industry stakeholders and observers have awaited DOJs position on proposed modifications to the BMI/ASCAP consent decrees. DOJ released its closing statement on August 4. Join our panel of experts as they provide insight and clarity on where we are, how we got here, and what's ...

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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

Liaison:

Isselin, Michael

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on September 29, 2016

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