This past year was a year full of important developments for regulators and self-regulators on cutting-edge domestic and international consumer protection enforcement issues, including native advertising, endorsements, consumer reviews used for claims substantiation, privacy, data security, and more. Hear from experts and the people in the trenches regarding current enforcement and policy priorities and initiatives.
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We were happy to formalize our Women.Connected Committee this past November. Join us today for conversation. Join us in the days to follow as our connected network collaborates to produce great content.
Please join us for an in-depth conversation with leading competition authorities about their enforcement priorities and the transactions, investigations, and cases that are making headlines this year. The Enforcers Roundtable is always a highlight of the Spring Meeting. Don’t miss it!
This panel will discuss the status of federal and state privacy legislation and other policy proposals in the United States, and how they may shift in the wake of the pandemic. How does the balance between privacy and other social welfare interests shift in a crisis? Will privacy enforcement priorities shift? Will there be a stronger push for harmonization with foreign privacy laws and policies?
The 2020 In-person Spring Meeting was excited to roll out diversity dialogues. We hope to keep this vision moving forward throughout the year. We invite everyone to join us to turn these dialogues into realities.
Investigations have been launched into whether Big Tech firms are violating antitrust laws, and Congress has initiated a bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets. The panel will examine the range of outcomes that could result from the Big Tech investigations, drawing comparisons to past investigations of companies that were thought to be Too Big to Break Up.
While we had created an exciting Spring Superstars 2020 live performance for you featuring aspiring teen vocalists from The MusicianShip Washington Youth Choir backed by DC’s Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band, we are postponing performances/appearances until we can hold a to-be-scheduled Reception Bash in Washington. In the meantime, please take a few moments from your evening to check out our interviews of the teen performers (recorded in December 2019 and produced by Ian Zych, son of Tom Zych, Finance Officer), video supplied by The MusicianShip featuring several small group performances, and a video supplied by the band highlighting their December 6, 2019 performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (where Section Chair Brian Henry instantly booked the band for Spring). All of these materials are available on the www.ourcuriousamalgam.com website.
Antitrust enforcers are facing calls for more active merger enforcement, particularly in the tech sector. Is more enforcement necessary? If so, are existing antitrust concepts and tools up to the task? For nascent acquisitions, how can competitive effects be assessed including impact on innovation or ability to disrupt, and what remedies should or could be considered for prior acquisitions?
This exciting, challenging, and humorous game show will examine the application of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility to ethical questions confronting antitrust and consumer protection lawyers, and will address issues such as conflicts of interest, informed consent, multiple representation, joint defense agreements, preservation of client confidences, and others.