Lesli Esposito

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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.

US Federal Agencies Commit to Regulatory Enforcement of AI Systems

By , , , and on Jun 5, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, DOJ Developments, FTC Developments

A recent announcement by multiple federal agencies has highlighted their intention to enforce their separate regulations against developers, deployers and users of AI systems. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and officials from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each...

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Going ‘Green’—What Does That Mean? FTC Proposes Revisions to Green Guides

By and on Jun 2, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments

With growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and services, businesses are ramping up their “green” advertising endeavors to showcase eco-friendly credentials like carbon emissions reductions, renewable energy and recycled materials. In light of this surge in “going green” marketing, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed revisions to its Guides for Use of Environmental...

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Negative Option Offers: How the FTC’s Proposed Rule Could Affect Your Business

By and on Apr 26, 2023
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments

In March 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed tightened requirements of the Negative Option Rule. This is an effort to combat unfair or deceptive practices, such as charging customers for recurring products or services that they don’t want and can’t cancel easily. Negative options refer to features like automatic renewals, prenotification plans, free-to-pay and...

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Customer Reviews: Five-Star Enforcement and the Expanding Regulations

By and 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...

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2023 Regulatory Forecast: Antitrust & Competition

By , and 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...

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FTC Flexes Its Muscle in Suit against Kochava (But May Not Like the Results)

By , and 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...

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FTC Announces 2022 Reviews of Key Guides and Rules

By and 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...

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