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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 Protection 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 November Update

December 13, 2016
 
Section Events

    The McCarran Act: An Update

    06/28/2017-06/28/2017

    The program will discuss the origins and purpose of the McCarran-Ferguson Act, its general impact on the insurance industry, and recent deliberations over its possible repeal or modification. FREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students. $25 Other Non-Members Explore ...

    A Twenty-Year NAD Retrospective: the Levine Legacy

    06/28/2017-06/28/2017

    Join us for a twenty year retrospective of the NAD's accomplishments during the tenure of retiring Director Andrea Levine, and a forward-looking discussion of what comes next. We will have two live panels: one focused on the past twenty years and the other focused on the next twenty. We will conclude ...

    FTC, FDA and Private Enforcement of Food Advertising

    06/28/2017-06/28/2017

    The FDA and FTC share jurisdiction over food advertising and labeling under a 2009 joint memorandum of understanding. Many advertising claims regarding food bridge the line between advertising and labeling that demarcates the primary territory of the two agencies, and private litigation-based enforcement ...

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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 June 20, 2017

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