Monday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Who’s Watching Whom? Overlapping Jurisdiction in Communications Consumer Protection
The FCBA FCC Enforcement Committee will sponsor a CLE on Monday, March 16 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m., entitled “Who’s Watching Whom? Overlapping Jurisdiction in Communications Consumer Protection.” This program will be held at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW.
Consumer protection is at the top of regulators’ agendas, attracting the interest of the FTC, FCC, CFPB and State Attorneys General. This program will explore the scope of authority of the various regulators over consumer protection concerns in telecommunications, where the regulations overlap and how the agencies interact. It will also provide practice tips for dealing with different regulators on their home turf from practitioners who have been in the trenches.
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
6:05 – 7:05 p.m. Meet the Consumer Protection Regulators
This panel will feature representatives of the FTC, FCC, CFPB and the State Attorney General’s Office discussing their interest in the communications space. What issues have attracted their attention and how do they pursue enforcement action where appropriate? Under what circumstances do agencies work together or defer to a fellow regulator? What can communications companies do to stay off the enforcement radar?
Davina Sashkin, Member, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Eric Bash, Associate Bureau Chief for Consumer Protection, Enforcement Bureau, FCC
Neil Chilson, Attorney-Advisor to Commissioner Ohlhausen, FTC
To-Quyen Truong, Deputy General Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Philip Ziperman, Deputy Chief for Consumer Protection, Office of the Maryland Attorney General
7:05 – 7:15 p.m. Break
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Reports From the Field
Experienced practitioners will share their enforcement lessons from the field. With the communications field attracting increasing regulatory attention, what should companies be doing to reduce their enforcement risk? Do the agencies differ in their approach to enforcement and what lessons can be taken from any divergence or shared practices? Where regulators act in concert, how can parallel investigations best be managed?
Matthew Sullivan, Associate, Kelley Dry & Warren
Mark Sweet, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Monica Desai, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Margaret Lassack, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Michelle Rosenthal, Corporate Counsel T-Mobile US, Inc.