Spencer Elg is an attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. A former litigation attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Elg focuses his practice on helping clients navigate consumer protection and advertising laws.
Spencer counsels clients on a broad range of regulatory issues, including advertising and marketing, consumer finance, debt collection, privacy and data security, and TCPA compliance. When faced with regulatory investigations or litigation, he represents clients before state and federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, and state attorneys general. Spencer also represents clients before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and other non-governmental bodies.
During his time at the FTC, Spencer led investigations and brought lawsuits to enforce consumer protection laws. Highlights of his work include serving as the lead attorney on a $40 million settlement with the nation’s largest prepaid mobile phone service provider to resolve charges that it deceptively advertised its mobile data service as “unlimited,” and bringing a novel action against a credit card processor for “assisting and facilitating” in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. Spencer also helped establish best practices for agency consumer protection litigation as a member of the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Litigation Committee.
Stephen Nye Award for outstanding achievement, Federal Trade Commission, 2014
Janice Steiger Award for outstanding contributions to the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Litigation Committee and Robocall Team, Federal Trade Commission, 2013 and 2015
Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, Tennessee Bar Association, 2010