WHAT WE DO
We defend business clients in regulatory actions and investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), state attorneys general as well as consumer class actions. We also help businesses prepare for regulatory scrutiny beforehand using our “Litigation Readiness” compliance system.
RESPOND TO REGULATORY INVESTIGATIONS
by the FTC, CFPB, State Attorney General and other regulators.
When you have only days or weeks to respond to a subpoena or Civil Investigative Demand from a state or federal regulator, you need to know exactly what steps to take (as well as what actions to avoid) under the guidance of experienced counsel. We have an excellent track record in helping companies successfully respond to regulatory investigations.
REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ACTION DEFENSE
Experienced defense of state, federal and administrative actions.
When a state or federal regulator targets your company for an enforcement action, you need experienced counsel to defend you. We have represented numerous companies and their owners in resolving regulatory enforcement actions brought in state and federal court as well in administrative proceedings, from FTC asset freezes to disciplinary actions brought by state regulators and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
CONSUMER CLASS ACTION DEFENSE
Effective advocacy reduces costs and liability.
We have had remarkable success achieving early resolutions of significant state and federal court class actions, both through dismissals as well as negotiated settlements. We have defended putative class actions filed against clients in numerous industries based on alleged violations of a wide range of state and federal laws and regulations, including the Telemarketing Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), False Advertising Law (FAL), unauthorized telephone recording statutes and the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.
MARKETING AND BUSINESS COMPLIANCE
Our "Litigation Readiness" program helps you determine what documents are needed to demonstrate your compliance with the laws that apply to your business. It also helps maintain those critical documents in a form that can easily be delivered to legal counsel in hours or days, rather than weeks or months, in the event of a regulatory inquiry or litigation. This ability to quickly produce key information that demonstrates the company’s compliance enhances the company’s ability to defend itself, especially in the context of a regulatory investigation.