Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reminder: consumer protection conference

The ABA’s Consumer Protection conference, to be held at Georgetown June 18-19, has an Early Bird registration deadline of May 28. Register by then and get a discount! The panels will cover key issues in consumer protection law.

The conference features appearances by numerous current and former FTC and state officials--including a greeting by the incoming head of the Consumer Protection bureau, David Vladeck--as well as prominent private practitioners. Sessions cover issues including internet issues (with special attention to the perhaps surprising scope of Section 230 of the CDA), privacy, the use of empirical evidence, and the different standards applied by different regulators, including the FTC, NAD, and courts applying the Lanham Act. In timely fashion, we’ll finish up with a panel on the proposed Financial Products Safety Commission, which has been much in the news.

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