Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce two upcoming presentations regarding consumer protection regulation and enforcement and what President Obama’s second turn will mean for retailers (as well as manufacturers and distributors). With the re-election of President Obama, we can expect the government to continue to add to the existing federal regulations. The discussion panel, which includes former agency officials at the FDA and CPSC and lawyers practicing before other key agencies like the FTC, will discuss the new rules, regulations, and enforcement priorities facing retailers, manufacturers and distributors during President Obama’s second term. Ranging from food and consumer product safety issues, privacy initiatives, advertising and consumer protection priorities, these new and anticipated changes affect your bottom line.

These lunch presentations are hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel San Francisco Bay Chapter. One session will take place in Palo Alto on February 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. The second will take place in San Francisco on February 13, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to learn how your business can thrive in light of recent developments as well as forthcoming regulations. Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C.-based Advertising and Product Risk Management attorneys will comment on key areas of regulatory activity in the area of consumer protection, including

  • the publication of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Green Guides on substantiation of environmental claims;
  • the FTC’s 2012 Privacy Report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers,” which outlines the FTC’s views on best practices for consumer data collection;
  • the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) sweeping new regulations under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA);
  •  the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) public database and  requirements for testing and certification of  consumer products which become effective in February 2013;
  • the new rules on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act  (COPPA); and
  • the FTC in 2013 and what enforcement will mean for your business.

For additional information or to register for the Palo Alto session, please click here.

For additonal information or to register for the San Francisco session, please click here.