Ad Law News and Views-January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016
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Recent News | Honors & Awards Analysis Upcoming Events and Speeches 
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Recent News

FCC Reaffirms Potential TCPA Liability for Text Message Platforms

Navigating Native Advertising

 
 Honors & Awards
Washingtonian Magazine Names Dana B. Rosenfeld to “Top Lawyers” List

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Partner Dana B. Rosenfeld was named to Washingtonian's "Top Lawyers" list in its December 2015 issue. In compiling its guide to the capital area's "best legal minds," the magazine selected 1,000 attorneys across 30 practice areas from the region's "some 80,000 lawyers." The "Top Lawyers" list was developed though lawyer surveys and independent research and reporting by the magazine. Read more…


Kelley Drye Recognized for Outstanding Client Service

Kelley Drye is included in the 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team report, an honor designated for a select group of law firms that deliver outstanding client service. Clients recognize the firm as a leader in client service based on in-depth interviews with corporate counsel, including more than 315 legal decision makers at Fortune 1000 companies and other world leading organizations. Read more…

 

Analysis 

US Sees Rise in Cases Alleging Website Accessibility Violations

Partner Gonzalo E. Mon and associate Crystal N. Skelton recently co-authored three articles about the growing list of retailers, restaurants, hotels and other companies that have been hit with proposed class actions alleging that their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because they are not accessible to the blind. Mr. Mon and Ms. Skelton's articles have been featured in E-Commerce Law & Policy (“US Sees Rise in Cases Alleging Website Accessibility Violations”), Sports Litigation Alert (Playing Offense on Website Accessibility”) and Law360 (“Plaintiffs Drive Website Accessibility As DOJ Delays Rule”).

Selling Hoverboards? Avoid The Legal Risks 

Partner Christie Grymes Thompson authored the LawFuel article “Selling Hoverboards? Avoid The Legal Risks.” Hoverboards have skyrocketed as a top gift this holiday season, dominating retail shelves and website banners. The article warns that if your company is selling these Segway-esque self-balancing boards, think closely about potential safety issues.  Read more…

Understanding the CFPB’s Risk Prioritization

Senior associate Sharon Kim Schiavetti authored the Exchange article “Understanding the CFPB’s Risk Prioritization,” for the American Bar Association’s Insurance and Financial Services Newsletter. In the exercise of its examination authority, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) prioritizes those financial activities that present the greatest risk to consumers.  The CFPB refers to this approach as risk prioritization.  The Bureau applies this risk model in deciding whether to examine an institution, and whether to resolve a matter through informal supervisory measures or through a public enforcement action. Read more…

Upcoming Events and Speeches 
 
In Fashion
January 21, 2016 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Kelley Drye's Fashion and Retail Law Summit 
Gonzalo E. MonDana B. Rosenfeld, Christie Grymes Thompson, Kristi L. Wolff
 
Legal Implications of Successful Wearables
January 26, 2016 | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 
Wearable Tech Expo
Kristi L. Wolff