Practices

FTC Regulation

Overview

Wiley Rein has extensive experience successfully representing high-profile companies and associations in a wide variety of matters at all levels of the FTC, with particular expertise in the area of tech-related inquiries. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on compliance with FTC and consumer protection law, including cutting-edge data privacy and security issues, advertising law, and financial practices. We help clients engage with the FTC and other government agencies on consumer-related issues, both in investigative settings and through advocacy and education efforts. We also counsel associations on coordinating industry efforts and advocacy at the FTC and other levels of government – particularly in the areas of privacy, data security, and the Internet of Things (IoT) – and advise on successful industry self-regulatory efforts.

Our representative experience includes:

  • Successfully representing clients in wide range of industries – including major providers of electronic equipment, telecommunications services, food products, and pharmaceuticals – before the FTC in significant cases.
  • Defending enforcement actions ranging from routine matters to complex cases spanning multiple fora and involving state Attorneys General and class actions.
  • Representing companies in FTC investigations, managing and limiting information requests, successfully persuading the FTC to administratively close investigations and, where necessary, negotiating favorable consent agreements.
  • Representing companies in FTC investigations, managing and limiting information requests, and successfully persuading the FTC to administratively close investigations.
  • Representing clients in a joint FTC/FCC inquiry into mobile device security practices.
  • Filing extensive comments on FTC initiatives involving behavioral advertising, consumer data privacy, and issues related to developing technologies.
  • Filing extensive comments in proceedings to implement the CAN-SPAM Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Telemarketing Sales Rule (including Do Not Call), and others.
  • Counseling clients on regulation of advertising for wide range of consumer products, including counseling regarding the FTC’s Green Guides.
  • Counseling clients on compliance with telemarketing consumer protection laws and regulations, including the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
  • Counseling technology clients on compliance with laws enforced by the FTC, including COPPA and other privacy laws, data security requirements, endorsement regulations, claim substantiation requirements, consumer financial laws, and more.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in a broad range of subject areas on which the FTC and other consumer protection authorities have focused, including:

  • Cutting edge financial technology (fintech), including payments and lending.
  • Internet of Things regulation, including data privacy, security, and payments issues.
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
  • Use of advance data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Connected car technology.
  • Broadband and other services offered by telecommunications providers.
  • Mobile app disclosures and payment mechanisms.
  • Food and drug advertising and marketing.

Contact Us

Scott D. Delacourt
202.719.7459 | sdelacourt@wileyrein.com

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