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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 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 Nuts and Bolts of Reverse Payments

    10/24/2017-10/24/2017

    Through this Nuts & Bolts program we will walk through the fundamentals of and key developments in reverse payments. We will begin by spending approximately 15 minutes providing an overview of reverse payments, including the state of the law pre-Actavis, and the Actavis decision itself. We will then ...

    Why Antitrust? Exploring Careers in Antitrust and Consumer Protection at University of Baltimore

    10/25/2017-10/25/2017

    A panel and networking program geared toward law students interested in hearing about the types of careers and opportunities available to antitrust and consumer protection practitiioners. FREE : Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, Students, Other Non-Members Explore Section ...

    Distribution Fundamental Series: Customer and Market Allocation

    10/26/2017-10/26/2017

    Its well known that agreements between competitors to allocate customers, territories, or business opportunities are per se illegal. But what about manufacturer-imposed requirements that impose certain price, territory, customer, and other distribution restrictions on dealers? What factors go into demarcating ...

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Conners, Patricia
Gans, Svetlana

Council Representative:

Koslov, Tara

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Bolton, Joanna
Di Domenico, Antonio
Farrara, Kathryn
Kalala, Ilunga
Saferstein, Harvey
Savrin, Daniel

Liaisons:

Manji-Knight, Alysha
Sherling, Mike

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on October 18, 2017

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