Thursday, December 09, 2010

ABA Consumer Protection Law Conference

Website here Feb. 3, 2011, at the George Washington University (Social Media Building), here in Washington D.C.

Speakers this year include:

§ FTC Commissioners Julie Brill, Edith Ramirez, and J. Thomas Rosch

§ Canada Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart

§ Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, DOJ

§ David Vladeck, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC

§ Joel Winston, Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices, FTC

§ Sarah Mathias, Associate General Counsel, FTC

Also representatives from the California and Texas Attorneys General Offices, the National Advertising Division, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Bankers Association, among others.

The speakers will address what to expect in 2011 in consumer protection enforcement; new advertising substantiation rules; new and evolving privacy law; the expanding scope of third party liability in the CP realm; ethical considerations relating to social media in investigations and litigation; and new strategies in private advertising litigation challenges. There's also a welcome reception the evening before.

The full program brochure and registration information are available on the ABA's website here. The significant discount for early bird registration ends in early January. (Note that there is also a significant discount for academics, and there are still a few free spots for law students if they register quickly).

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