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    Cross-Border Consumer Protection Issues Regarding Marketing to Children

    12 PM EST

    With consumer protection and competition law expert panelists from Canada and the United States, this panel will provide an important overview and analysis of the various and complicated cross-border issues regarding advertising and marketing towards children.

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    This webinar will touch on a variety of topics related to children’s advertising in Canada and the United States and the panelists will provide insight and advice for counseling clients regarding these concerns. We hope you will be able to join us on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EST) for what promises to be an incredibly insightful and applicable program.

    Moderator:
    Tony Di Domenico, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

    Speakers:
    Catherine Bate, Ad Standards
    Phyllis Marcus, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Melissa Tehrani, Gowling WLG

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    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Jan 28, 2020

    2020-01-28T12:00:00-05:00 2020-01-28T13:00:00-05:00 Cross-Border Consumer Protection Issues Regarding Marketing to Children

    With consumer protection and competition law expert panelists from Canada and the United States, this panel will provide an important overview and analysis of the various and complicated cross-border issues regarding advertising and marketing towards children.

    Speakers

    Catherine Bate

    Ad Standards

    Catherine Bate is a Partner in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, focusing her practice on marketing, advertising and consumer product regulatory matters.

    She provides business-focused and experienced advice in respect to promotional and advertising activities in all media, including: promotional contests, games and sweepstakes, related privacy matters (including CASL/anti-spam compliance), compliance with consumer protection legislation, marketing and advertising-related agreements, and packaging and labelling requirements.

    She also assists clients who require pre-clearance for their ads by Advertising Standards Canada (including, in particular, ads for food, cosmetics and alcoholic beverages), and advises clients in defending or pursuing advertising challenges. Her expertise also includes consumer product safety and, when necessary, recalls.

     

    Melissa Tehrani

    Gowling WLG (canada) LLP

    Phyllis Marcus

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Phyllis Hurwitz Marcus is a senior staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Advertising Practices, where she focuses on children's advertising issues. She is primarily responsible for enforcing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); currently she is conducting a review of the Commission's Children's Online Privacy Rule. Ms. Marcus led the team responsible for the Commission's 2009 study of online virtual worlds, culminating in a report to Congress in December 2009. She has served on the FTC's Alcohol Team, and has conducted several health and safety investigations involving toys and health care products intended for use by children. Ms. Marcus has worked at the FTC since 1998, during which time she also has served as a Legal Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and as an attorney in the Division of Enforcement. Prior to joining the FTC, Ms. Marcus was the Legal Director of The Appleseed Foundation, and was a litigation associate at Crowell & Moring LLP. From 1993 to 1994, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Eldridge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Ms. Marcus is a 1993 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Consumer Protection

    Section of Antitrust Law

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    Canadian Bar Association

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