Consumer fraud litigation has become an increasingly active area of law in recent years. Companies doing business in multiple locations are subject to a myriad of laws and regulations, and they need to maintain the knowledge necessary to operate legally in all jurisdictions. Venable helps clients to understand consumer fraud laws so that they can prevent consumer complaints, enforcement actions, and criminal prosecution. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against attorney general investigations and lawsuits, private suits, and putative and certified class actions.
Venable has multiple, long-established practices focused on the intersection of consumer protection and government regulation in finance and commerce. Our decades of experience encompass banking and financial services regulation, advertising and marketing law, privacy and data security, legislative and government affairs, and defending clients faced with investigations and enforcement actions.
The Consumer Fraud team consists of senior attorneys who have held positions at government agencies, including state attorney general offices (including consumer protection division); the Federal Trade Commission; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Department of Justice; and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The team includes attorneys in each of our offices nationwide. We work closely with attorneys in other practice areas to ensure that our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of the firm’s substantive experience and knowledge.
- Accounting fraud
- Anti-money laundering
- Antitrust – criminal
- Compliance and internal controls
- Congressional investigations
- Consumer fraud
- Environmental crimes
- False Claims Act
- Federal government agency investigations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Government contracts and procurement fraud
- Grand jury investigations
- Healthcare and pharmaceutical enforcement
- Internal corporate investigations
- Public corruption
- Securities enforcement and compliance
- State attorney general investigations
- Tax fraud
- Trials and appeals
- Audit committees
- Financial industry professionals
- Hedge funds and other financial institutions
- Individuals (CEOs, CFOs, corporate officers and directors)
- Multinational corporations
- Public companies