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Consumer Protection

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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.

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    2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments

    2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments

    ISBN: 978-1-61438-922-4 Product Code: 50306032013, 536 pages, 7x10The 2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments is an essential and comprehensive update on the consumer protection issues detailed in Consumer Protection Law Developments, published in 2009, and the 2011

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Section Events

    Competition Litigation Around The World - Part 3:


    This is the third chapter in our new series on "Competition Litigation Around the World". The program will provide an overview of private antitrust litigation in the United Kingdom, and critical analysis of recent developments of importance, including the growth in private antitrust litigation in the ...

    SEPs Around the World.


    Antitrust enforcement regarding patent holders' assertions of standard essential patents (SEPs) has been a hottopic in the US and, increasingly, globally. In the US, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division have issued enforcement decisions policy statements, and European and Asian authorities ...

    Meet the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC.


    In October 2013, Prof. Martin Gaynor joined the Federal Trade Commission as Director of Bureau of Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. In this program, Prof. Gaynor will talk about his experience at the FTC, including his thoughts on efficiencies, mergers in high-tech industries, and the role of ...

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Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth


Blynn, Daniel
Colbath, Bruce
Fair, Lesley
Kahn, Benita
Miller, Randall

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CP Updates and Publications

Summaries of recent consumer protection- and advertising-related litigation decisions and filings (co-sponsored by the Advertising Disputes & Litigation committee).


An archive of newsletter issues published by the Committee.


See upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.

Modified by Esther Liu on September 18, 2014

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