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Every state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia have "baby FTC" or consumer protection laws that are enforced by their attorney general. This means that advertisers of all sizes – whether global, national, or regional – must be mindful that their marketing practices are being watched by local law enforcers who may catch what the FTC doesn't. Some states have a very active consumer protection agenda and the resources to match. Whether by legislation, investigations, public education, or cooperation with the federal government, state AGs are increasingly asserting themselves in areas such as advertising, privacy, business opportunities, and charitable solicitations.
Join Venable attorneys Eric Berman and Mary Gardner, and Delaware's former Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection Gillian Andrews, for a discussion about:
- How state AGs develop cases and target advertisers for investigation
- The highest consumer protection priorities for state enforcers
- When and how state AGs coordinate with the FTC, and with each other
- Strategies for responding to state AG and multi-state inquiries
- And more!
- Eric Berman, Partner, Venable LLP
- Mary Gardner, Associate, Venable LLP
- Gillian Andrews, Associate, Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP
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