Potential FTC agenda under Trump, courts get serious about fake advertising, and more in this issue of Advertising Law News & Analysis

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All About Advertising Law Named to ABA Journal's BLAWG 100

The American Bar Association Journal today announced that Venable's All About Advertising Law blog has been named to the publication's 10th annual BLAWG 100 list. The publication tracks more than 4,000 law blogs and each year recognizes 100 it feels are the most compelling. This is the second consecutive year All About Advertising Law has been named to the list.

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ANALYSIS

Trump's FTC: What Will Be on the Agenda?

Among the thousands of political appointee positions the incoming Trump administration must fill are two of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) five commissioners, write Venable partners Amy Ralph Mudge and Randal M. Shaheen in a recent post to the firm's advertising law blog. The administration will also need to set priorities for the agency's next four years. In the first post in a series examining what those priorities may be, Mudge and Shaheen explore how the FTC could reconsider consumer redress and…

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FTC, Courts Real Serious About Fake News Advertising

One post-election issue garnering significant news coverage is whether so-called fake news websites swayed voters, writes Venable partner Leonard L. Gordon in a recent post to the firm's advertising law blog. Of course, the FTC has been trying to stop "fake news" advertising for some time. Shortly before the November election, a court affirmed the FTC's efforts, and the case provides a list of lessons on what not to do…

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Need to Know: Federal Regulations during the Obama-Trump Transition

Since the election, clients have asked numerous questions about executive orders and the status of federal regulations during the transition between the Obama and Trump administrations, writes Venable partner John F. Cooney in a recent client alert. Cooney, who has more than 35 years of experience in regulatory policy making and regulatory litigation, explains what clients need to know about Executive Orders, Midnight Rules, application of the Congressional Review Act, and ongoing judicial reviews of major regulations.

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Do You Earn Time and a Half for Trying to Understand Overtime Rules?

The Department of Labor's new overtime rules sent companies across the nation scrambling to ensure compliance in advance of the rules' December 1 effective date. Then, on November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction staying the rules. In a webinar earlier this week, Venable attorneys Douglas B. Mishkin, Ronald W. Taylor, Brian J. Turoff, Robin L.S. Burroughs, and Allison B. Gotfried discussed what employers can expect now that the implementation of these regulations has been blocked.

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UPCOMING EVENT

ADSUM - Advertiser Summit

December 2-5, 2016 | Aspen, CO

Venable is a proud sponsor of the first ADSUM Advertiser Summit in Aspen, Colorado. ADSUM is a conference dedicated to unifying advertisers and focused on issues unique to online merchants and retailers. Join Venable attorneys Ari N. Rothman and Shahin O. Rothermel, who will present and moderate a panel discussion on "Regulatory Activities, Compliance Best Practices, Offline vs. Online Lessons" on Saturday, December 3.

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