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For more than 20 years, Lesli C. Esposito has helped clients around the globe navigate complex antitrust and consumer protection matters. She has deep experience handling government investigations, litigation, compliance, and global merger control on behalf of clients in diverse industries, including consumer products, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telemarketing, oil and gas, mortgage lending and professional services. Read Lesli C. Esposito's full bio.
Customer Reviews: Five-Star Enforcement and the Expanding Regulations
By Lesli Esposito and Reese Poncia on Feb 28, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, DOJ Developments, FTC Developments
Does your company sell to consumers or businesses that can leave reviews or rate your products? Whether your customers can leave reviews on your website or another public-facing review platform, companies should be aware of new developments in the consumer review enforcement space that may impact how you publicize and conduct your product rating and...
2023 Regulatory Forecast: Antitrust & Competition
By Nicole Castle, Lesli Esposito and Gregory E. Heltzer on Jan 10, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) pursued aggressive antitrust and competition enforcement agendas this past year and show no signs of slowing down in 2023. Prepare for the year ahead by reviewing our 2023 Regulatory Forecast for the antitrust and competition space. Click the links below to download a...
FTC Flexes Its Muscle in Suit against Kochava (But May Not Like the Results)
By Lesli Esposito, Amy Pimentel and David Saunders on Sep 1, 2022
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments, U.S. Supreme Court Developments
On August 29, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Kochava, Inc. alleging that Kochava engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by selling the “precise location information” of consumers. This suit comes on the heels of the FTC’s announcement earlier this month that it would “crack down” on “commercial surveillance practices” and...
FTC Announces 2022 Reviews of Key Guides and Rules
By Lesli Esposito and Reese Poncia on Dec 20, 2021
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a series of new reviews scheduled for 2022 regarding key FTC guides and rules. Consumer-facing businesses should pay close attention to these reviews. While FTC reviews are periodic and can be routine, they can also result in fundamental changes to how the FTC approaches enforcement of key...