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ON DEMAND: Consumer Protection and Antitrust Enforcement Priorities During a Pandemic
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Enforcement Priorities During a Pandemic
Credit: 0 Credit Hours
Run Time: 80 Minutes
This program will focus on the changes in DC and federal law and enforcement priorities as they relate to the protection of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will address the District's current laws and the recent DC pandemic-specific laws and Mayoral Orders to protect consumers as well as how practitioners in general civil litigation, consumer protection, and pro-bono spheres can expect the courts to construe legal theories and arguments under these new laws.
We will focus on consumer protection as it relates to aiding consumers, homeowners, renters, property managers, and business owners in the District. We will also discuss the ways in which attorneys at OAG have worked to protect consumers, preserve workers' rights and affordable housing during the pandemic; how the District's Phase I and II reopening have affected business owners; and how the District has ensured compliance with its phased re-openings.
Finally, we will have an antitrust update as to emerging antitrust enforcement priorities as they intersect with consumer law. We will discuss the relatively new and ongoing consumer and government lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon; specifically, the legal theories in the government and consumer cases and address whether consumers, competitors and clients have litigation recourse against the platform monopolies.
Sponsored by: Consumer Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Antitrust Law Community
- Jennifer Berger, Section Chief, Housing and Community Justice Section, Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia
- Don Resnikoff, Don Resnikoff Law, Esq.
- Benjamin M. Wiseman, Director of the Office of Consumer Protection, Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia
- Naomi Claxton, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Consumer Protection, Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia (Moderator)
|D.C. Bar Member||$40.00|
|D.C. Bar Premium Community Member||$0.00|
|D.C. Bar Regular Community Member||$20.00|
|Law Student Community||$15.00|
|Non Profit Attorney||Standard|