Partner John E. Villafranco was a conference co-chair for the 2009 Consumer Protection Conference, presented by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law on June 18 and 19 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. This comprehensive conference brought together a combination of leading government enforcers, public interest lawyers, academics and private practitioners to discuss pressing consumer protection issues. The conference addressed topics such as protecting privacy and securing information, managing risks in new technologies, consumer research in policy-making, green marketing, consumer protection in financial transactions and the need for a Financial Products Safety Commission, as well as others. Mr. Villafranco also moderated a session titled "The FTC Chairs' Perspective: Three Decades of The Reasonable Consumer Acting Reasonably and Outlook for the Next Decade."

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