Our Consumer Protection Practice Group is at the forefront of the ongoing expansion and evolution of consumer protection laws. Leading companies rely on our team to handle government investigations, litigation, and provide compliance advice relating to advertising substantiation, e-commerce disclosures and practices, distribution practices, earnings claims, payments practices, and numerous specific consumer protection laws and regulations such as the FTC Act, the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).
We draw on the deep government service of many of our partners, including a former U.S. Attorney General and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, a former White House Counsel and former Deputy White House Counsel, and multiple former senior DOJ, SEC and FTC officials.
Our trial-ready reputation gives us an edge in dealing with state and federal regulators and in litigation with private parties. Given our deep bench of leading national trial lawyers, we stand ready to defend our clients all the way to the courtroom instead of bowing to the settlement pressures presented by many consumer protection matters.
In Europe, the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) in May 2018 represented a “once in a lifetime” overhaul of data protection requirements across all EU Member States (and has significant extra-territorial reach outside the European Union). The significant fines for non-compliance with the GDPR, coupled with heightened public awareness around privacy matters, has elevated the importance of data protection issues in all forms of commercial transactions. We regularly provide advice to clients on the consumer-centric aspects of compliance with this regime across a range of industries.