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2018 Consumer Protection Spring Seminar - Washington, DC

2018 Consumer Protection Spring Conference

Seniors and Consumer Protection

Consumer protection staff in attorney general offices often hear that not enough information about consumer protection issues reaches seniors or isn’t packaged in a meaningful way for them. This session will focus on improving public education for seniors on consumer protection issues, both from a prevention standpoint of avoiding scams and an active assistance standpoint after a senior has been victimized. Discussion will address how attorney general offices and other public officials and actors (and even other stakeholders), can best package or frame senior consumer protection issues and outreach to make the information more accessible to the target audiences—not only seniors themselves, but also individuals in frequent contact with them, like family members and caregivers.

Rich Goldberg, Senior Counsel for Complex Litigation, Consumer Protection Brance
Kristin Judge, President, Cybercrime Support Network
Amy Nofziger, Director, Regional Operations, AARP Foundation
Emily Anderson,Government Affairs Manager, Home Instead Senior Care

Independent Monitors

This session will focus on what attorney general offices and companies should be thinking about when they consider using an independent monitor as part of a settlement.

Alissa GardenswartsDeputy Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Clark Ervin, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Todd Leatherman, Special Attorney, Kentucky Attorney General's Office
Patrick Madigan, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General's Office

Online Influencers: Sponsored Ads on Social Media

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube – social media has become part of the fabric of our everyday life. It is a popular forum for product and service endorsements by celebrities and others – many of which are actually paid advertisements. This session will focus on the potential harm of social media marketing, individual social influencers, disclosure issues, and updated FTC guidelines addressing sponsored content on social media platforms.

Travis Brown, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Tennessee Attorney General's Office
JoAnn Gibbs, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Nevada Attorney General's Office
Mary Engle, Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, FTC
Amy Mudge, Partner, Venable LLP
Bonnie Patten, Executive Director,

The Progression of Data Breach Notification and Data Security Laws

This session will focus on the history of breach notification and data security laws and how those laws have progressed in response to high-profile cases such as TJX, Target, Equifax, Uber, and Facebook.

Esther Chavez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Texas Attorney General's Office
Jim Halpert, Partner, DLA Piper US LLP
Max Weinstein, Chief, Consumer Protection Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

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Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General

Brian Frosh was sworn in as Maryland attorney general in January 2015.