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By: Anthony L. Nguyen and Jeremy M. Creelan On April 27, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), through its acting Chairwoman, testified before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce to support proposed legislation that would revive FTC’s ability to seek restitution and disgorgement on behalf of consumers harmed by... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Gabriel K. Gillett, Megan B. Poetzel, and Ariana Kanavy In a high-profile decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 19-508 (Apr. 22, 2021), the US Supreme Court held that the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) statutory authority to obtain a “permanent injunction” does not permit it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Michaela M. Croft On 7 April 2021, the UK Government announced a new tech regulator to “curb the dominance of tech giants” in the digital advertising space to “promote dynamic and competitive digital platform markets” for the benefit of online consumers and small businesses. The newly formed Digital Markets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
This week, as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Jenner & Block’s Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Law Practice will be focusing, each day, on a different aspect of the environment and how this year will affect our planet. I thought I would begin our week-long focus on Earth Day with a more personal reflection. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
In this episode, Partner David B. Robbins discusses recent bid protest and claims decisions affecting government contractors and grant recipients. Continue reading
By: Madeleine V. Findley and Emma J. O’Connor On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision[1] in Facebook Inc. v. Duguid et al., No. 19-511, and held that in order for a device to be an “automatic telephone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Todd C. Toral and PJ M. Novack Lawsuits over alleged misleading environmental marketing claims, or “greenwashing,” are nothing new. It has been nearly 30 years since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its first version of the “Green Guides,” which are intended to help marketers avoid the practice. Since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is continuing to investigate an unexplained source of per-fluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination that may be associated with the deployment of a fire-fighting compound in response to a major gasoline release by the Colonial Pipeline system on August 14, 2020. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
Host David B. Robbins welcomes Partner Cynthia J. Robertson; they discuss a new executive order on America’s supply chains, bid protest and claims decisions, and False Claims Act priorities affecting government contractors. Continue reading
On February 16, 2021, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) Norris Cochran, published in the Federal Register the Sixth Amendment to the Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Act [“PREP Act”]. 86 Fed. Reg. 9516-9520 (Feb. 16, 2021). This is the second amendment to the Declaration issued since President Biden took office and continues the Trump Administration’s practice of providing broad liability protection for those responding to COVID 19. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
Partner David B. Robbins discusses recent developments affecting government contractors following the numerous executive actions signed after President Biden took office. The host also provides updates on recent bid protests, Board decisions, FAR cases, and DOJ’s False Claims Act statistics. Continue reading
On February 5, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule updating its Hazard Communication (“Haz Com”) Standard to align its rules with those in the seventh version of the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), published in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
By: Kali Bracey and Erica S. Turret President Biden has nominated Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Commissioner Chopra served as the agency’s Assistant Director and first Student Loan Ombudsman prior to his appointment to the FTC in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Jenner & Block has published its sixth issue of The Consumer Finance Observer or CFO, a newsletter providing analysis of key consumer finance issues and updates on important developments to watch. As thought leaders, our lawyers write about the consumer finance sector on topics ranging from biometric data, compliance, data... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Partners David B. Robbins and Marc Van Allen analyze recent GAO bid protest reports for fiscal year 2020. They also examine a Federal Circuit appeals decision involving data rights, as well as provide updates on Section 3610 reimbursement claims and False Claims Act decisions. Continue reading
Partners David B. Robbins and Marc Van Allen discuss recent developments facing government contractors and the changes to expect in the new year in this episode. They also examine proposed rule changes with the Department of Defense and Small Business Administration, as well as bid protest and ASBCA updates. Continue reading
In this episode, Jenner & Block Partners David B. Robbins and Matthew L. Haws examine the consolidation of SBA mentor-protégé programs. They also discuss recent intellectual property developments with the validation of proprietary and technical data, bid protest updates, and a recent Federal Circuit reversal. Continue reading
By: Kelly Hagedorn, David P. Saunders, and Matthew Worby Earlier this year, in Schrems II, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield.[1] That judgment also cast doubt over the validity of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) as a means by which to transfer personal data... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: David P. Saunders, Kate T. Spelman, and Effiong K. Dampha Privacy was on the ballot this November, at least in California. And it appears that enough people voted in favor of Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), for it to become law. Although the CPRA technically becomes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In this episode, Partners Marc A. Van Allen and David B. Robbins examine the new, and controversial, “Divisive Concepts” executive order prohibiting workplace training materials “teaching that men and members of certain races, as well as our most vulnerable institutions, are inherently sexist and racist.” The hosts also discuss recent... Continue reading
In this episode, Partner Marc A. Van Allen and Special Counsel Carla J. Weiss examine an upcoming interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies that will become effective next month. They also share developments about Section 3610 reimbursements offered by the CARES Act, as well as discuss the Peraton Inc.... Continue reading
In this episode, Partners David B. Robbins and Marc A. Van Allen examine a recent US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. They cover topics with potentially far-reaching impacts for government contractors, including small business subcontracting plans and an interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies. The hosts also welcome Special... Continue reading
This inaugural edition introduces the hosts and covers key FAR changes, international contracting issues, small business set-aside eligibility requirements, overviews of proposed rules, COVID-19 related contracting issues, as well as protests, claims, and court decisions. Continue reading
In a recent article published by The Recorder, Jenner & Block Partner Kate T. Spelman and Associates Vivian L. Bickford and Effiong G. Dampha examine class action cases that test the limits of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which took effect January 1. “These suits shed light on the various... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Michael W. Ross I recently attended LendIt’s 2020 conference, the largest Fintech conference of the year. Kudos to everyone at LendIt for successfully transitioning the conference to a remote platform – it was a great few days of speakers and topics including really slick tools for engagement and networking.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Consumer Law Round-Up