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January 18, 2024 @ 9:00 am 3:30 pm

UCL Institute

City Club Los Angeles
555 Flower St 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Earn up to 4 Hours MCLE!

Registration information will be available soon.


Coffee & Registration | 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Panel 1: UCL and FTC Enforcement Priorities | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

This panel of federal, state, and local government enforcers will discuss recent enforcement activity in the unfair competition and consumer protection arena and provide insight into 2024 enforcement priorities.


  • Maricela Segura, Director, Western Region Los Angeles, FTC 
  • Judy Fiorintini, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section, California Department of Justice
  • Matt Beltramo, Assistant District Attorney, Special Prosecutions Unit, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
  • Moderator: Thomas A. Papageorge, Head of Consumer Protection Unit, San Diego District Attorney’s Office
Break | 10:30-10:45 a.m.
Panel 2: Privacy and the UCL | 10:45-11:45 a.m.

While privacy is now an important practice area in its own right, the unfair competition and consumer protection laws remain essential vehicles for the enforcement of individual privacy rights.  Our panelists from the government and the private plaintiffs and defense bar will discuss the latest litigation trends at the intersection of privacy and unfair competition law.


  • Christina Tusan, HammondLaw
  • Rebekah Guyon, Greenberg Traurig
  • Ben Wiseman, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC
  • Moderator: Amy P. Lally, Sidley Austin
Networking Lunch & Fireside Chat | 11:45-1:15 a.m.

Sam Levine, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection will share the latest from Washington on consumer protection in conversation with moderator Ted Mermin, Executive Director of Berkeley Law’s Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice.

All attendees will have the chance to enjoy a lunch and networking break before the conversation begins.

Panel 3: Epic Reverberations | 1:15-1:45 p.m.

Two practitioners who filed opposing amicus briefs will discuss the UCL after the Ninth Circuit’s landmark Epic v. Apple decision.


  • Kathleen Hartnett, Cooley
  • David Kesselman, Kesselman Brantly Stockinger
Panel 4: Developments in Discovery | 1:45-2:15 p.m.

Daniel Garrie, a practitioner (Zeichner Ellman & Krause), neutral (JAMS), and legal engineering entrepreneur (Law & Forensics), will discuss the abuses in class discovery that have become all too common in UCL matters.

Break | 2:15-2:30 p.m.
Panel 5: Mediating UCL Cases | 2:30-3:30 p.m.

These former state and federal judges will share their experience mediating unfair competition and consumer protection cases and advise on best practices to successfully resolve thorny consumer class actions and other high stakes unfair competition matters.


  • Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.), JAMS
  • Hon. Suzanne Segal (Ret.), Signature Resolution


  • Thomas N. Dahdouh, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Chair, FTC
  • Jill Manning, Pearson Warshaw


  • $40.00 — Members of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section
  • $50.00 — Non-Section Members
  • $30.00  — Government, Non-Profit, and In-House Employees (Non-Member)
  • $20.00  — Government, Non-Profit, and In-House Employees (Members)

Registration Deadline: The deadline to pre-register is Janurary 11, 2024. Onsite registration may be available.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than January 11, 2024 and are subject to a $10 service charge. Refunds will not be available after January 11, 2024.

Questions: For registration information, email For program content and/or Section information, email

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