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The Consumer Litigation Committee focuses on the rights of consumers and on issues relevant to businesses whose operations are impacted by the laws and regulations that protect consumers. The topics that are within the ambit of the Consumer Litigation Committee include consumer credit rights, marketing and advertising regulations and restrictions, mortgage and foreclosure transactions, and privacy and information security rights and remedies. This committee also follows and reports on procedural aspects of litigating consumer rights issues including arbitration and class actions. It is the goal of the Consumer Litigation Committee to become the preeminent resource for keeping abreast of the latest developments in consumer rights law and for networking with other lawyers who practice in the consumer rights arena.

Message from the Chairs

Thank you for visiting the Consumer Litigation Committee homepage.  The Consumer Litigation Committee is committed to providing its members with current and informative content on the most recent opinions and issues affecting their practices, along with practical tips for consumer litigators seeking to improve their litigation and business development skills.

For the 2022-2023 bar year, we expect to build upon the advancements we made last year as a committee.  Among other things, last year we greatly expanded our subcommittee roster and produced more written content for our members than any other similar committee.  For our work, the Litigation Section recognized our committee with the award for “Best Content for Young Lawyers.”  We welcome your support as we continue to increase member engagement and expand both our robust membership roster and the leadership opportunities for our members.

If you are not yet a member of the Consumer Litigation Committee, joining is easy (and free) with your Section of Litigation membership. Be a part of the exceptional content, programs, networking, and marketing opportunities we provide to consumer litigators by participating in the activities described below.

  • Attend Monthly Committee Calls. Join our calls and get introduced to our committee members. We hold our monthly call the second Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. EST. Email our membership chair to receive the dial-in number/Zoom link.
  • Write a Practice Point. In as few as 100 words, you can provide a quick update on a new decision or offer your advice on how to hone litigation skills or grow your practice. Contact our web editor to get published on the Committee’s website or in its next newsletter.
  • Contribute to our Newsletter.  The committee publishes articles in an electronic newsletter each winter and summer, and also on the committee’s webpage throughout the year. These articles contain information, analysis, and strategies for both new and experienced consumer litigators and are prepared in an easy-to-read magazine style (750 to 2,500 words). Articles can lead to speaking opportunities at Roundtables and CLE programs. Contact our newsletter editor to discuss your article ideas and the submission deadlines for our upcoming newsletters.  
  • Record a Sound Advice Podcast.  Our Sound Advice podcasts provide quick five- to fifteen-minute discussions on a variety of interesting topics and can be accessed at any time from our webpage.  Contact one of our committee cochairs (bios linked below) if you would like to learn how to record a podcast from your phone, laptop, or desktop.
  • Host a Roundtable Discussion. The Consumer Litigation Committee also presents telephonic and Zoom discussions on topics of interest in a slightly longer format (half an hour to one hour). Because these discussions do not require CLE accreditation, they are a great way to offer useful content with short lead-time.
  • Develop a CLE Program.  We also plan and sponsor CLE programs at the Consumer Litigation Committee Regional Meeting and through webinars. These programs provide excellent opportunities to get to know other practitioners, judges, experts, and vendors from across the country. Contact our Regional Meeting cochair if you have a program idea that you would like to develop.

We thank you for your support of the committee’s work and look forward to working with you this year.

Mark Rooney
Kathryn Perreault

Cochairs, Consumer Litigation Committee


Our active subcommittees include:

Member Benefit Subcommittees

The following subcommittees work on an administrative level to improve our committee and members’ experience as well as to deliver timely and relevant information on a variety of topics concerning consumer litigation to our members:

  • Books
  • Membership
  • Newsletter
  • Practice Points
  • Programs
  • Regional Meetings
  • Roundtables
  • SAC Committee Showcase Table
  • Social/Dinners
  • Social Media Editors
  • Sound Advice Podcasts
  • Website Editors
  • Young Lawyers

Substantive Content Subcommittees

The following subcommittees work on an academic level to improve our committee and members’ experience by providing ideas and content to the member benefit subcommittees to ensure that timely and relevant information on a variety of topics concerning consumer litigation is regularly delivered to our members.

  • Arbitration
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Finance
  • Consumer Privacy
  • Data Security
  • Diversity Initiative
  • Electronic Transactions
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Insurance
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Sales Practices
  • State Law

We invite you to join a subcommittee or contact us for more information about any of the committee’s subcommittees.