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Consumer Protection


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 November Update

December 13, 2016
 
Section Events

    Breach Notification and Federalism: Does It Work?

    02/27/2017-02/27/2017

    Does having federal and state security breach regulation laws with different time tables, exemptions and triggers make sense? Having multiple jurisdictions send breach notifications can lead consumers to have breach notification fatigue. On the other hand, some preemption legislation pending before ...

    Cartel and Criminal Practice Bi-Monthly Update

    02/27/2017-02/27/2017

    This is continuing program series that offers an excellent opportunity to learn about recent developments in criminal antitrust law that may impact your clients, company or litigation strategy. Our presenters will report on recent Antitrust Division enforcement actions and related litigation, policy ...

    FTC Competition Advocacy and Professional Associations: A Primer With the Pros

    02/28/2017-02/28/2017

    Please join the TSPA committee as we discuss the FTC's competition advocacy program as it relates to trade and professional associations. FTC competition advocacy is a proven and effective tool in opening up markets to competition; and yet it is in some ways the unsung hero of the FTC's toolbox. Our ...

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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 February 24, 2017

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