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10 May 20232 minute read

FTC consumer protection investigations: inside and outside counsel perspectives

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

The Federal Trade Commission has been stepping up consumer protection enforcement, and prudent US companies are starting to prepare for the possibility that the FTC may investigate their sales and marketing practices. During this webinar, DLA Piper attorneys Brian J. Boyle and Andrew Sacks looked at the current regulatory climate and provided their perspectives as outside and (former) inside counsel.

The topics they covered during this discussion included:

  • Determining the nature and seriousness of potential threats
  • When and how to communicate with FTC investigators
  • Formulating the right investigative posture: cooperative vs. combative
  • Identifying and engaging outside counsel
  • Preparing executives for their role in the investigation
  • Preserving documents, controlling witness communications, and other investigation hygiene
  • Communicating potential outcomes to company leaders to help avoid surprises
  • Effective settlement and trial strategies