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ACC - Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape

June 26, 2014 • Los Angeles, CA

Developments in Consumer Protection, Advertising and Privacy at the Agencies and in the Courts

When dealing with the myriad complexities of regulatory matters in the U.S., California businesses need fast answers, a clear path forward, and guidance based on direct experience. In today’s highly regulated climate, regulatory issues routinely spawn civil litigation, and legal departments face intense public scrutiny along the way. Enforcement is on the uptick, and the outcomes of regulatory challenges can make significant impacts on business activities. In this session, Crowell & Moring attorney Cheryl Falvey, formerly the General Counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, will share her unique perspective and first-hand knowledge of how the agencies work, how they think, and what is percolating within them. She will: 

  • Explain the jurisdictional reach of the various federal agencies regulating consumer products, food, cosmetics and other products 
  • Demystify the boundaries corporate counsel must navigate in their compliance responsibilities, reporting obligations, media announcements, and warning campaigns 
  • Outline the current regulatory and litigation climate affecting the promotion, labeling, distribution, and sale of products, including on the Internet 
  • Provide an overview of green chemistry regulations Review the FTC actions on the incorporation of technology into products and the requirement to meet their expectations on privacy and security 

Crowell & Moring litigator Steve Allison will provide a very brief overview of how regulatory actions can affect class action litigation, particularly in California, including: 

  • Primary jurisdiction Indemnification
  • Class certification/ascertainability
  • Class settlement   

Please plan to join us for this informative session.

Crowell & Moring is the sponsor.

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Cheryl A. Falvey
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2675
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