BECCA J. WAHLQUIST
Partner
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BECCA J. WAHLQUIST Partner
Becca Wahlquist is co-chair of the firm's Consumer Class Action Defense practice.  She has a wide-ranging, complex commercial litigation practice defending Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 business in federal and state courts throughout the country.  She is a national expert in defending cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and similar consumer protection statutes.  She also practices in the fields of appellate litigation, contract and business tort disputes, and commercial and appellate arbitrations.  Becca received a 2008 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her work in the field of complex commercial arbitration.  She consults with major U.S. companies about compliance with laws pertaining to advertising and communications.

Becca values her pro bono work, including the twelve years she headed the appeals for an Alabama death row inmate.  After her final oral argument before the Alabama Supreme Court led to a 7-2 order finding that her client was entitled to a new trial, in June 2019, her client was released from prison.

Becca is a frequent commentator on a variety of legal issues, and was invited by the Senate Commerce Committee in May 2016, and by a House Judiciary subcommittee in June 2017, to provide testimony about the TCPA’s impact on American businesses, and spoke on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Matters

Won summary judgment for many clients on TCPA claims, including for a worldwide manufacturer in multi-district litigation in West Virginia federal court, which order was affirmed after argument before the Fourth Circuit.  See “UTC Unit Escapes TCPA Suit Over Resellers’ Marketing Calls,” Law360, May 19, 2015; see “4th Circuit Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable for Sellers’ Calls,” Law360, March 14, 2018.  Another summary judgment won for a national bank when the plaintiff was found to be outside the zone of interest of the TCPA.  See Garcia v. Credit One Bank, 2020 WL 4431679 (D. Nev. Jul. 31, 2020).

Won denials of class certification for many clients, including for a national bank where the Nevada district court found common issues did not predominate, Bridge v. Credit One Fin., Corp., 294 F. Supp. 3d 1019 (D. Nev. 2018), and for a national manufacturing company where the Connecticut district court found the same. Gorss Motels, Inc. v. Otis Elevator Co., 2019 WL 1490102 (D. Conn. Apr. 4, 2019).

Won dismissals of litigations for various reasons including lack of personal jurisdiction, Boger v. General Auto. Ins. Servs. Inc., 2020 WL 42713 (D. Az. Jan 3, 2020), failure to state viable cause of action, DeClements v. RE/MAX LLC, 2020 WL 3078365 (D. Colo. Jun. 10, 2020), and existence of a valid arbitration provision. Thompson v. Isagenix Int’l., LLC, 2020 WL 1432840 (D. Az. Mar. 24, 2020).

Oversaw nationwide settlements of consumer class actions when advantageous to client to do so, including for a national mortgage company that successfully settled claims with over 2 million consumers and an insurance company settling claims involving over 10 million allegedly illegal faxes.  See “Mortgage Lender Inks $6.3M Deal To End TCPA Class Action,” Law360, February 7, 2020; “Illinois Appeals Court Oks $23M MetLife Fax Case Settlement,” Law360, March 24, 2016.
 
Becca has over twenty years of experience defending companies facing putative class action litigations, defending lawsuits putting tens of millions to billions of dollars of statutory damages at issue under statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), American Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) and Unfair Competition Law (UCL).  She also has an extensive history with general commercial litigation defense, appellate matters, arbitration and appellate arbitration, and soft IP.  Further, Becca counsels major companies on regulatory compliance.   
 

Significant Litigation Representations

TCPA

Represented major American corporations as lead counsel in defending against individual and putative classwide Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, including nationwide businesses in the following industries:
 
  • banking and finance

  • manufacturing

  • satellite and cable

  • insurance and mortgage

  • franchising

  • restaurant

  • telecommunications

  • retail and service

  • automotive

  • real estate

ADA, FCRA, and FDCPA

Represented companies facing class action allegations asserting violations of federal law, most often American Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

CLRA and UCL

Represented pharmaceutical company and various manufacturers of beverages, foods, and clothing in federal and state court putative class actions involving claims of false advertising and deceptive labeling, often involving claims under California’s Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.

Business Law

Various breach of contract litigations, including a representation of a satellite company that led to a jury trial and verdict for the client of over $62 million.

Soft IP

Represented companies both defending and pursuing claims of trade dress infringement.

Appellate

Represented clients in appeals to federal circuit courts stemming from nationwide class action litigations.
 

Other Representations

Arbitration

Represented clients in complex business arbitrations and consumer arbitrations, as well as in appellate arbitrations and in post-arbitration litigation challenges.

Compliance

Advised companies regarding consumer and business-to-business advertising; communications with current, former, and prospective customers; and compliance documents and policies.

Regulatory

Represent clients in regulatory investigations helmed by state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); represent clients in matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
 

Pro Bono

Various individual representations in wide-ranging matters, including:
 
  • Death Penalty.  Represented on a pro bono basis an inmate on Alabama death row in his post-habeas challenges:  secured ruling from the original trial court judge that the trial was riddled with prejudicial ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC), and was unconstitutional on that basis (March 2010); after years of challenges before the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeal, secured order from the Alabama Supreme Court (January 2019) affirming the trial court’s finding of prejudicial IAC.

  • Prisoner Rights.  Represented on a pro bono basis a California inmate alleging civil rights and constitutional claims against prison guards who had kept him shackled in a 2-foot by 2-foot by 6-foot holding cage for 19 hours, denying him access to food, water, adequate clothing, restroom facilities, or mental health assessments.  Jury in Central District of California found that nine defendants violated the inmate’s constitutional rights.
Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the area of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products, 2022.

Received the California Lawyer of the Year Award (CLAY) for her work in the field of Arbitration, 2008.

Representative Media, Speaking Engagements and Articles

“The Fair Debt Collection Act and Convenience Fees,” Author, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, July 2022.

“Consumer Privacy Litigation Update,” Kelley Drye Webinar, April 28, 2022.

“TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker,” Author, Kelley Drye Client Advisory, February 10, 2022.

“Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Single Text Message Can Satisfy Article III Standing in TCPA Action,” Author, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, January 2022.

“New TCPA Battleground Emerges Over Minors’ Consent,” Quoted, Law360, November 24, 2021.

“New TCPA Rulings Suggest Shorter Life For Autodialer Suits,” Author, Law360, October 19, 2021.

“Tips from the Experts - Defending TCPA Lawsuits – Using Data Analysis Strategies and Support,” Kelley Drye Webinar, April 29, 2021.

“SCOTUS Expected to Offer TCPA Clarity, After Facebook Arguments,” Quoted, Communications Daily, December 9, 2020.

“Novel TCPA Ruling Lays Groundwork For Fresh Circuit Split,” Quoted, Law360, October 9, 2020.

“What’s Next: How Will SCOTUS Rule in Facebook’s TCPA Case? + Another State Court Zoom Hearing Gets Hijacked + Section 230 Protects Twitter’s—and Trump’s—Speech,” Quoted, Law.com, July 15, 2020.

“Lawyers Hope SCOTUS Provides Long-Awaited TCPA Clarity,” Quoted, Communications Daily, July 14, 2020.

“Supreme Court Will Decide Circuit Split Over Facebook’s Use of Text Messages,” Quoted, ABA Journal, July 10, 2020.

“Justices Set To Rattle TCPA Landscape With Autodialer Case,” Quoted, Law360, July 9, 2020.

“SCOTUS Upholds TCPA; Questions on What’s a Robocall,” Quoted, Communications Daily, July 7, 2020.

“7th Circ. Picks Narrow ‘Autodialer’ Reading In AT&T Text Row,” Quoted, Law360, February 19, 2020.

“Autodialer Ruling Will Reduce TCPA Flood in 11th Circ.,” Quoted, Law360, January 29, 2020.

“What’s Next: Cleaning Up Silicon Valley’s Toxic Culture + AI Goes to School + A Toothless Robocall Agreement,” Quoted, Law.com, August 28, 2019.

“AGs, Carriers’ Cooperation Won’t Stem Robocall Litigation,” Quoted, Law360, August 26, 2019.

“High Court Punt Plunges TCPA Suits Into Greater Uncertainty,” Quoted, Law360, June 21, 2019.

“To Stop Robo Calls, Parties Need to Understand Who Is a Robocaller,” Quoted, The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2019.

“4th Circ. Ruling Eases Class Cert. Path in Telemarketing Rows,” Quoted, Law360, June 7, 2019.

“TCPA ‘Merely A Pawn’ In High Court Deference Fight,” Quoted, Law360, March 22, 2019.

“Supreme Court PDR Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules,” Author, Today’s General Counsel, March 22, 2019.

“Alabama Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Death Row Inmate,” Quoted, U.S. News, January 4, 2019.

“Junk-Fax Case Gives New Justices Shot at Curbing Government Rules,” Quoted, Bloomberg Law, December 26, 2018.

“Gourmet Burger Chain Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Texting,” Quoted, Hospitality Technology, November 20, 2018.

“High Court May Upend TCPA Litigation Landscape,” Quoted, Law360, November 14, 2018.

“TCPA Rulings Give Cos. Liability Shield, but No Knockout,” Quoted, Law360, July 6, 2018.

“Could *7 Be the Answer to Revocation? Is It Too Easy to Revoke Consent and What Does It Really Mean?” Interview, The Womble Bond Dickinson Ramble Podcast, Episode 4, TCPAland.com, June 1, 2018.

“DC Circ. Delivers Relief, But Not Clarity, With TCPA Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, March 16, 2018.

“4th Circ. Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable For Sellers’ Calls,” Mentioned, Law360, March 14, 2018.

“Flu Shot Text Row Boosts TCPA Defense as Big Ruling Looms,” Quoted, Law360, January 9, 2018.

“I Don't Want to Talk to You, but Please Call Back!” Quoted, The Pennsylvania Record, August 9, 2017.

“2nd Circ. Ruling Offers Way Out of TCPA Litigation Jungle,” Quoted, Law360, June 23, 2017.

“Phoney Lawsuits: House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on TCPA ‘Lawsuit Abuse’,” Mentioned, Forbes, June 19, 2017.

“Written Testimony of Becca Wahlquist On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Hearing, June 13, 2017.

“$280M Dish TCPA Penalty May Make Settling More Attractive,” Quoted, Law360, June 8, 2017.

“TCPA ‘Pick Off’ Strategy On Thin Ice After High Court Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, April 14, 2017.

“FCC’s Loss on Fax Rule Could Curb Explosion of TCPA Suits,” Quoted, Law360, March 31, 2017.

“How to Optimize Your Outbound Contact Strategy and Improve TCPA Compliance," American Banker Web Seminar, November 21, 2016.

“3 Factors to Weigh in Deciding to Fight or Fold TCPA Suits,” Quoted, Law360, September 16, 2016.

“Views on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act From Partner Becca Wahlquist,” Quoted, Bloomberg BNA - Privacy Law Watch TM, June 27, 2016.

“Senate Explores Recalibrating TCPA, Dems Push Back,” Quoted, Law360, May 18, 2016.

“Written Testimony of Becca Wahlquist On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing, May 18, 2016.

“Reform of Hollings-sponsored Telephone Consumer Protection Act to be considered in U.S. Senate hearing,” Quoted, Palmetto Business Daily, May 13, 2016.

“8th Circ. Boosts TCPA Class Cert. Bids In Medtox Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, May 4, 2016.

“Legal Expert says Hollings-backed Telephone Consumer Protection Act has become a ‘destructive force’,” Quoted, Palmetto Business Daily, January 18, 2016.

“TCPA Litigants Wait Impatiently for the Campbell-Ewald Decision: Can an Offer of Maximum Individual Statutory Damages Impact Putative Class-Wide Claims?” Author, Bloomberg BNA – Privacy and Security Law Report, November 23, 2015.

“TCPA Suits Bolstered By 3rd Circ. ‘Called Party’ Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, October 15, 2015.

“Hot Topics in California Legal Ethics: 2015,” Snell & Wilmer and Thomson Reuters Harbor Cruise, Newport Beach, CA, October 15, 2015.

“Future Supreme Court Ruling in TCPA Action May Affect Case Strategies, Not Compliance,” Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, July 6, 2015.

“UTC Unit Escapes TCPA Suit Over Resellers' Marketing Calls,” Mentioned, Law360, May 19, 2015.

“TCPA Row Gives Justice Chance to Pare Class Actions,” Quoted, Law360, May 18, 2015.

“Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA),” Presenter, U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Prospecting for Lawsuit Gold: New Theories, New Targets, and How Courts are Responding webinar, Chicago, IL, January 13, 2015.

“Dish TCPA Ruling Puts Bull's-Eye On Big-Name Companies,” Quoted, Law360, December 18, 2014.

“Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation,” Co-Author, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Lawsuit Ecosystem II: New Targets, Trends and Players, Pgs 86-94, December 2014.

“Liability Refraction: Digital Technology and Privacy,” Panelist, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, October 21, 2014.

“FCC Has Chance to Stem TCPA Reassigned-Number Suits,” Quoted, Law360, September 2, 2014.

“9th Circ. Eases TCPA Risks For Deep-Pocketed Companies,” Quoted, Law360, July 10, 2014.

“Calif. TCPA Ruling Cements Prior Consent Defense,” Quoted, Law360, February 13, 2014.

“Twitter, Path Lend Muscle To Fight Against TCPA Vultures,” Quoted, Law360, November 25, 2013.

“Curbs on Cellphone Calls Pay Off for Lawyers,” Quoted, The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2013.

Compliance Officers Forum, Speaker, Professional Association for Consumer Engagement (PACE), November 13, 2013.

“Think Before You Dial, Telemarketers,” Author, The Daily Journal, November 5, 2013.

“Lawsuits Surge Against Robo-callers,” Quoted, The Hill, November 3, 2013.

“Diagnosing the Disease: Emerging Litigation Trends,” Panelist, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, October 23, 2013.

“TCPA Changes to Spell More Class Action Headaches,” Quoted, Law360, October 11, 2013.

“Federal Court Rulings on TCPA Claims Suggest Companies Should Re-Examine Technologies Used to Contact Customer Mobile Phones,” Author, Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives, October 9, 2013.

“The Juggernaut of TCPA Litigation: The Problems with Uncapped Statutory Damages,” Author, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, October 2013.

“An Oft-Ignored Aspect of Express Consent Under TCPA”, Co-Author, Law360, August 15, 2013.

“TCPA Class Action Surge Shows No Signs of Abating,” Quoted, Law360, May 24, 2013.

“Fed Courts May Face TCPA Flood After High Court Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, January 18, 2012.
 

About

Becca Wahlquist is co-chair of the firm's Consumer Class Action Defense practice.  She has a wide-ranging, complex commercial litigation practice defending Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 business in federal and state courts throughout the country.  She is a national expert in defending cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and similar consumer protection statutes.  She also practices in the fields of appellate litigation, contract and business tort disputes, and commercial and appellate arbitrations.  Becca received a 2008 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her work in the field of complex commercial arbitration.  She consults with major U.S. companies about compliance with laws pertaining to advertising and communications.

Becca values her pro bono work, including the twelve years she headed the appeals for an Alabama death row inmate.  After her final oral argument before the Alabama Supreme Court led to a 7-2 order finding that her client was entitled to a new trial, in June 2019, her client was released from prison.

Becca is a frequent commentator on a variety of legal issues, and was invited by the Senate Commerce Committee in May 2016, and by a House Judiciary subcommittee in June 2017, to provide testimony about the TCPA’s impact on American businesses, and spoke on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Matters

Won summary judgment for many clients on TCPA claims, including for a worldwide manufacturer in multi-district litigation in West Virginia federal court, which order was affirmed after argument before the Fourth Circuit.  See “UTC Unit Escapes TCPA Suit Over Resellers’ Marketing Calls,” Law360, May 19, 2015; see “4th Circuit Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable for Sellers’ Calls,” Law360, March 14, 2018.  Another summary judgment won for a national bank when the plaintiff was found to be outside the zone of interest of the TCPA.  See Garcia v. Credit One Bank, 2020 WL 4431679 (D. Nev. Jul. 31, 2020).

Won denials of class certification for many clients, including for a national bank where the Nevada district court found common issues did not predominate, Bridge v. Credit One Fin., Corp., 294 F. Supp. 3d 1019 (D. Nev. 2018), and for a national manufacturing company where the Connecticut district court found the same. Gorss Motels, Inc. v. Otis Elevator Co., 2019 WL 1490102 (D. Conn. Apr. 4, 2019).

Won dismissals of litigations for various reasons including lack of personal jurisdiction, Boger v. General Auto. Ins. Servs. Inc., 2020 WL 42713 (D. Az. Jan 3, 2020), failure to state viable cause of action, DeClements v. RE/MAX LLC, 2020 WL 3078365 (D. Colo. Jun. 10, 2020), and existence of a valid arbitration provision. Thompson v. Isagenix Int’l., LLC, 2020 WL 1432840 (D. Az. Mar. 24, 2020).

Oversaw nationwide settlements of consumer class actions when advantageous to client to do so, including for a national mortgage company that successfully settled claims with over 2 million consumers and an insurance company settling claims involving over 10 million allegedly illegal faxes.  See “Mortgage Lender Inks $6.3M Deal To End TCPA Class Action,” Law360, February 7, 2020; “Illinois Appeals Court Oks $23M MetLife Fax Case Settlement,” Law360, March 24, 2016.
 

Experience

Becca has over twenty years of experience defending companies facing putative class action litigations, defending lawsuits putting tens of millions to billions of dollars of statutory damages at issue under statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), American Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) and Unfair Competition Law (UCL).  She also has an extensive history with general commercial litigation defense, appellate matters, arbitration and appellate arbitration, and soft IP.  Further, Becca counsels major companies on regulatory compliance.   
 

Significant Litigation Representations

TCPA

Represented major American corporations as lead counsel in defending against individual and putative classwide Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims, including nationwide businesses in the following industries:
 
  • banking and finance

  • manufacturing

  • satellite and cable

  • insurance and mortgage

  • franchising

  • restaurant

  • telecommunications

  • retail and service

  • automotive

  • real estate

ADA, FCRA, and FDCPA

Represented companies facing class action allegations asserting violations of federal law, most often American Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

CLRA and UCL

Represented pharmaceutical company and various manufacturers of beverages, foods, and clothing in federal and state court putative class actions involving claims of false advertising and deceptive labeling, often involving claims under California’s Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.

Business Law

Various breach of contract litigations, including a representation of a satellite company that led to a jury trial and verdict for the client of over $62 million.

Soft IP

Represented companies both defending and pursuing claims of trade dress infringement.

Appellate

Represented clients in appeals to federal circuit courts stemming from nationwide class action litigations.
 

Other Representations

Arbitration

Represented clients in complex business arbitrations and consumer arbitrations, as well as in appellate arbitrations and in post-arbitration litigation challenges.

Compliance

Advised companies regarding consumer and business-to-business advertising; communications with current, former, and prospective customers; and compliance documents and policies.

Regulatory

Represent clients in regulatory investigations helmed by state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); represent clients in matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
 

Pro Bono

Various individual representations in wide-ranging matters, including:
 
  • Death Penalty.  Represented on a pro bono basis an inmate on Alabama death row in his post-habeas challenges:  secured ruling from the original trial court judge that the trial was riddled with prejudicial ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC), and was unconstitutional on that basis (March 2010); after years of challenges before the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeal, secured order from the Alabama Supreme Court (January 2019) affirming the trial court’s finding of prejudicial IAC.

  • Prisoner Rights.  Represented on a pro bono basis a California inmate alleging civil rights and constitutional claims against prison guards who had kept him shackled in a 2-foot by 2-foot by 6-foot holding cage for 19 hours, denying him access to food, water, adequate clothing, restroom facilities, or mental health assessments.  Jury in Central District of California found that nine defendants violated the inmate’s constitutional rights.

Honors

Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the area of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products, 2022.

Received the California Lawyer of the Year Award (CLAY) for her work in the field of Arbitration, 2008.

Media and Publications

Representative Media, Speaking Engagements and Articles

“The Fair Debt Collection Act and Convenience Fees,” Author, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, July 2022.

“Consumer Privacy Litigation Update,” Kelley Drye Webinar, April 28, 2022.

“TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker,” Author, Kelley Drye Client Advisory, February 10, 2022.

“Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Single Text Message Can Satisfy Article III Standing in TCPA Action,” Author, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, January 2022.

“New TCPA Battleground Emerges Over Minors’ Consent,” Quoted, Law360, November 24, 2021.

“New TCPA Rulings Suggest Shorter Life For Autodialer Suits,” Author, Law360, October 19, 2021.

“Tips from the Experts - Defending TCPA Lawsuits – Using Data Analysis Strategies and Support,” Kelley Drye Webinar, April 29, 2021.

“SCOTUS Expected to Offer TCPA Clarity, After Facebook Arguments,” Quoted, Communications Daily, December 9, 2020.

“Novel TCPA Ruling Lays Groundwork For Fresh Circuit Split,” Quoted, Law360, October 9, 2020.

“What’s Next: How Will SCOTUS Rule in Facebook’s TCPA Case? + Another State Court Zoom Hearing Gets Hijacked + Section 230 Protects Twitter’s—and Trump’s—Speech,” Quoted, Law.com, July 15, 2020.

“Lawyers Hope SCOTUS Provides Long-Awaited TCPA Clarity,” Quoted, Communications Daily, July 14, 2020.

“Supreme Court Will Decide Circuit Split Over Facebook’s Use of Text Messages,” Quoted, ABA Journal, July 10, 2020.

“Justices Set To Rattle TCPA Landscape With Autodialer Case,” Quoted, Law360, July 9, 2020.

“SCOTUS Upholds TCPA; Questions on What’s a Robocall,” Quoted, Communications Daily, July 7, 2020.

“7th Circ. Picks Narrow ‘Autodialer’ Reading In AT&T Text Row,” Quoted, Law360, February 19, 2020.

“Autodialer Ruling Will Reduce TCPA Flood in 11th Circ.,” Quoted, Law360, January 29, 2020.

“What’s Next: Cleaning Up Silicon Valley’s Toxic Culture + AI Goes to School + A Toothless Robocall Agreement,” Quoted, Law.com, August 28, 2019.

“AGs, Carriers’ Cooperation Won’t Stem Robocall Litigation,” Quoted, Law360, August 26, 2019.

“High Court Punt Plunges TCPA Suits Into Greater Uncertainty,” Quoted, Law360, June 21, 2019.

“To Stop Robo Calls, Parties Need to Understand Who Is a Robocaller,” Quoted, The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2019.

“4th Circ. Ruling Eases Class Cert. Path in Telemarketing Rows,” Quoted, Law360, June 7, 2019.

“TCPA ‘Merely A Pawn’ In High Court Deference Fight,” Quoted, Law360, March 22, 2019.

“Supreme Court PDR Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules,” Author, Today’s General Counsel, March 22, 2019.

“Alabama Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Death Row Inmate,” Quoted, U.S. News, January 4, 2019.

“Junk-Fax Case Gives New Justices Shot at Curbing Government Rules,” Quoted, Bloomberg Law, December 26, 2018.

“Gourmet Burger Chain Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Texting,” Quoted, Hospitality Technology, November 20, 2018.

“High Court May Upend TCPA Litigation Landscape,” Quoted, Law360, November 14, 2018.

“TCPA Rulings Give Cos. Liability Shield, but No Knockout,” Quoted, Law360, July 6, 2018.

“Could *7 Be the Answer to Revocation? Is It Too Easy to Revoke Consent and What Does It Really Mean?” Interview, The Womble Bond Dickinson Ramble Podcast, Episode 4, TCPAland.com, June 1, 2018.

“DC Circ. Delivers Relief, But Not Clarity, With TCPA Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, March 16, 2018.

“4th Circ. Says Honeywell, UTC Not Liable For Sellers’ Calls,” Mentioned, Law360, March 14, 2018.

“Flu Shot Text Row Boosts TCPA Defense as Big Ruling Looms,” Quoted, Law360, January 9, 2018.

“I Don't Want to Talk to You, but Please Call Back!” Quoted, The Pennsylvania Record, August 9, 2017.

“2nd Circ. Ruling Offers Way Out of TCPA Litigation Jungle,” Quoted, Law360, June 23, 2017.

“Phoney Lawsuits: House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on TCPA ‘Lawsuit Abuse’,” Mentioned, Forbes, June 19, 2017.

“Written Testimony of Becca Wahlquist On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Hearing, June 13, 2017.

“$280M Dish TCPA Penalty May Make Settling More Attractive,” Quoted, Law360, June 8, 2017.

“TCPA ‘Pick Off’ Strategy On Thin Ice After High Court Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, April 14, 2017.

“FCC’s Loss on Fax Rule Could Curb Explosion of TCPA Suits,” Quoted, Law360, March 31, 2017.

“How to Optimize Your Outbound Contact Strategy and Improve TCPA Compliance," American Banker Web Seminar, November 21, 2016.

“3 Factors to Weigh in Deciding to Fight or Fold TCPA Suits,” Quoted, Law360, September 16, 2016.

“Views on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act From Partner Becca Wahlquist,” Quoted, Bloomberg BNA - Privacy Law Watch TM, June 27, 2016.

“Senate Explores Recalibrating TCPA, Dems Push Back,” Quoted, Law360, May 18, 2016.

“Written Testimony of Becca Wahlquist On Behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing, May 18, 2016.

“Reform of Hollings-sponsored Telephone Consumer Protection Act to be considered in U.S. Senate hearing,” Quoted, Palmetto Business Daily, May 13, 2016.

“8th Circ. Boosts TCPA Class Cert. Bids In Medtox Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, May 4, 2016.

“Legal Expert says Hollings-backed Telephone Consumer Protection Act has become a ‘destructive force’,” Quoted, Palmetto Business Daily, January 18, 2016.

“TCPA Litigants Wait Impatiently for the Campbell-Ewald Decision: Can an Offer of Maximum Individual Statutory Damages Impact Putative Class-Wide Claims?” Author, Bloomberg BNA – Privacy and Security Law Report, November 23, 2015.

“TCPA Suits Bolstered By 3rd Circ. ‘Called Party’ Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, October 15, 2015.

“Hot Topics in California Legal Ethics: 2015,” Snell & Wilmer and Thomson Reuters Harbor Cruise, Newport Beach, CA, October 15, 2015.

“Future Supreme Court Ruling in TCPA Action May Affect Case Strategies, Not Compliance,” Quoted, Bloomberg BNA, July 6, 2015.

“UTC Unit Escapes TCPA Suit Over Resellers' Marketing Calls,” Mentioned, Law360, May 19, 2015.

“TCPA Row Gives Justice Chance to Pare Class Actions,” Quoted, Law360, May 18, 2015.

“Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA),” Presenter, U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Prospecting for Lawsuit Gold: New Theories, New Targets, and How Courts are Responding webinar, Chicago, IL, January 13, 2015.

“Dish TCPA Ruling Puts Bull's-Eye On Big-Name Companies,” Quoted, Law360, December 18, 2014.

“Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation,” Co-Author, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Lawsuit Ecosystem II: New Targets, Trends and Players, Pgs 86-94, December 2014.

“Liability Refraction: Digital Technology and Privacy,” Panelist, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, October 21, 2014.

“FCC Has Chance to Stem TCPA Reassigned-Number Suits,” Quoted, Law360, September 2, 2014.

“9th Circ. Eases TCPA Risks For Deep-Pocketed Companies,” Quoted, Law360, July 10, 2014.

“Calif. TCPA Ruling Cements Prior Consent Defense,” Quoted, Law360, February 13, 2014.

“Twitter, Path Lend Muscle To Fight Against TCPA Vultures,” Quoted, Law360, November 25, 2013.

“Curbs on Cellphone Calls Pay Off for Lawyers,” Quoted, The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2013.

Compliance Officers Forum, Speaker, Professional Association for Consumer Engagement (PACE), November 13, 2013.

“Think Before You Dial, Telemarketers,” Author, The Daily Journal, November 5, 2013.

“Lawsuits Surge Against Robo-callers,” Quoted, The Hill, November 3, 2013.

“Diagnosing the Disease: Emerging Litigation Trends,” Panelist, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, October 23, 2013.

“TCPA Changes to Spell More Class Action Headaches,” Quoted, Law360, October 11, 2013.

“Federal Court Rulings on TCPA Claims Suggest Companies Should Re-Examine Technologies Used to Contact Customer Mobile Phones,” Author, Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives, October 9, 2013.

“The Juggernaut of TCPA Litigation: The Problems with Uncapped Statutory Damages,” Author, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, October 2013.

“An Oft-Ignored Aspect of Express Consent Under TCPA”, Co-Author, Law360, August 15, 2013.

“TCPA Class Action Surge Shows No Signs of Abating,” Quoted, Law360, May 24, 2013.

“Fed Courts May Face TCPA Flood After High Court Ruling,” Quoted, Law360, January 18, 2012.