After taking a few weeks off, Ad Law News and Views is back with our “Back to School" edition!
When we posted
about a $9.3 million FTC settlement involving the Mail Order Rule, many people commented that they had never heard of that Rule, and wondered what else they might be missing. In fact, the FTC has more than 50 Rules and Guides. Don’t let that number scare you – many of these rules are very narrow and wouldn’t apply to most of our readers. For example, you probably don’t have to worry about the rule that regulates power output claims for amplifiers used in home entertainment products or the rule that requires certain disclosures when selling funeral goods or services. But odds are that there are a number of Rules and Guides that do apply to you. Gonzalo Mon
and Lauren Myers
walk you through six FTC Rules and Guides that you should know. You can read the article here
or listen to the podcast here
WHAT WE DID THIS SUMMER
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Congratulations to Ad Law alum Marlene Gordon
who, in her expanded role as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Fresh Del Monte, has assumed responsibility of a new Global Administrative Services function that brings together the critical support functions of Human Resources, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Communications into a single administrative services function to help accelerate long-term strategic goals. Prior to joining Fresh Del Monte in 2018, Marlene was a change agent at companies such as Burger King Corporation and Bacardi North America. She has been transformational at Fresh Del Monte and we look forward to working closely with Marlene in her expanded role.
SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNICATIONS
For more than two decades, Kelley Drye’s Communications practice
has helped service providers navigate (and create) federal funding policy and opportunities essential to building and connecting people to advanced communications networks and services. We work with the companies that build wired and wireless networks, helping them create favorable federal policy and regulations and navigate state and local laws. We also work with clients who deploy cutting-edge products utilizing high speed internet and other connectivity to build smarter cities, factories, and products that together make up the “internet of things.” We help them properly assess and design for advantageous outcomes, whether in the areas of regulatory classification, rule changes and waivers, or compliance and consumer protection, including privacy and cybersecurity.
Please join us on September 17
for an overview of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”), the agency’s largest universal service high-cost program designed to support broadband deployment in unserved areas. One year after the RDOF’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC is preparing for the Phase I auction of up to $16 billion in support on October 29, 2020
. This webinar will take listeners through what they need to know ahead of the auction, including the auction structure, performance requirements, deployment obligations, and post-auction considerations. Register here.
This event builds on our annual Universal Service Fund webinar
and ongoing coverage of the FCC’s efforts to close the “digital divide
” between rural and urban areas.
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