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In an aggressively regulated environment you need legal counsel that not only knows the law, but has helped shape and enforce it. Led by former consumer protection regulators, our team has the experience and perspective to move your business forward.

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Counsel from a Team that Knows Consumer Protection Regulation–Inside and Out

We’ve worked deep in the trenches on both sides of regulatory compliance. Our unique background and approach sets us apart from every other firm in the country.

  • Led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery and three Consumer Protection Section Chiefs
  • Proactive risk management from a regulator’s perspective
  • Aggressive representation and defense from seasoned counsel
  • Clear, actionable advice and innovative solutions that won’t hold your business back
  • Respected thought leadership and industry recognition
  • Unwavering commitment to your goals and your success

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The Industry Experience and Presence You Need to Protect Your Business

We are at the forefront of the policy issues that impact your business most.

Serving as trusted general counsel to leading industry associations and advocating for our clients at the state and federal levels, our attorneys bring a respected voice to heavily regulated industries. Whether you are a startup or a Fortune 100 company, we understand your industry’s regulatory environment and your company’s unique business and legal challenges.

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"As General Counsel to PACE, Mac Murray & Shuster has proven to be an invaluable partner, providing insightful guidance, detailed analysis, and effective counsel to our organization. Our member companies praise their ability to help them achieve the difficult balance of proactive compliance and business growth."

Chris Haerich
Senior Vice President, PACE

TCPA Monitor | Feb 20, 2020

Narrow ATDS Definition Gaining Traction After 7th Circuit Opinion

Less than a month after the 11th Circuit adopted a narrow interpretation of automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), the 7th Circuit followed suit. In Gadelhak v. AT&T Servs., the court analyzed four possible interpretations of ATDS but held that AT&T’s system is not an ATDS because it does not have the capacity to: (a) store telephone numbers using a random [...]

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Compliance Now | Feb 20, 2020

Plaintiff Cites CCPA in Breach Lawsuit

Approximately one month after taking effect, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) popped up—albeit in a limited fashion—in consumer litigation. At the beginning of February, online retailer Hanna Andersson and Salesforce.com were hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a reported data breach spanning approximately three months in the fall of 2019. The information compromised in the breach is [...]

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Cannabis, CBD & Hemp | Feb 18, 2020

Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process

An Ohio appellate court declined to entertain cannabis company Aphira’s challenge to the way the state awards marijuana licenses, noting any issues Aphira had with the process should have been resolved through administrative procedures. Canadian marijuana company Aphira’s Ohio licensing entity Schottenstein Aphira, LLC first sued the Ohio Department of Commerce in 2018 alleging flaws in the licensing process after [...]

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Dealership Advisor | Feb 12, 2020

What Auto Dealers Need to Know Before Calling or Texting Cell Phones

Imagine your marketing director has just proposed a new outreach program that will use automated technology to make calls and send text messages to potential and existing customers about offers and promotions. Your sales manager chimes in to agree, saying his salesmen are having some success closing deals by texting customers with their smartphones. Right about now, sirens and alarm [...]

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M&S Newsline | Feb 13, 2020

California AG Issues Modifications to Proposed CCPA Regulations

Late Friday, the California Attorney General’s Office (“CAG”) released substantial modifications to the draft California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) regulations it proposed last October. Although several changes consist of minor clarifications or enhancements to readability, others will have a profound impact on businesses working to comply with the CCPA. Notable changes include: Personal Information. Further clarifies that information is not [...]

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