Webinar: Buckle Up: 2022 Hot Topics in Consumer Protection

March 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credit

Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group.

In 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to increase enforcement against the use of “dark patterns” for subscription services and repair restrictions that impair consumers’ ability to fix their own products, to review or take action on almost 20 existing rules and guides (including those addressing influencers and green marketing), and to develop new rules on topics like surveillance, and unfair methods of competition. State Attorneys General and other regulatory and enforcement agencies are also expected to increase their consumer protection enforcement efforts this year. This program will provide a crash course on federal and state consumer protection priorities, with practical tips to help avoid a collision. 

Speakers: Lauren F. Myers and Christie Grymes Thompson
Moderator: Sophie Cohen

Member Price – $55.00
Non-Member Price – $75.00

Lauren F. Myers is an associate in Kelley Drye’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on advertising and marketing, data privacy and information security, product safety, and other consumer protection law matters. Lauren advises clients on a variety of privacy and consumer protection issues, regularly drafting privacy policies, data privacy agreements, endorsement agreements, and regulatory comments. In addition, Lauren often reviews product labels and substantiation, advising clients regarding substantiation needs for advertising claims. Lauren has also advised clients on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, advising on consent requirements and reviewing and revising internal compliance documents.

Christie Grymes Thompson chairs Kelley Drye’s Advertising and Marketing and Consumer Product Safety practice groups. She focuses her practice on consumer protection matters, including advertising, competitor challenges, promotions and product safety and advises clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance, including counsel pertaining to the statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and state attorneys general. She works with national advertisers and consumer products manufacturers on how to keep regulators, competitors and consumers from knocking on their door with a legal challenge and, if they do, she helps them to address and defend the marketing claims at issue. To that end, Christie reviews advertisements and marketing materials for all media, including television, print and social media, to determine compliance with relevant regulations and the risk of challenge. Christie was named the 2016 and 2019 Washington, D.C. Advertising “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. She has been ranked nationally as a leading practitioner in the Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory area by Chambers USA, sources tell Chambers that Christie delivers “outstanding technical industry knowledge” and is “practical, responsive, efficient and fun to work with.”