Senior Attorney Chris Wager

“Clients often seek out a lawyer looking for answers. But it’s my job to also make sure they’re asking the right questions. That’s how, together, we move their business forward.”

Phone: 614-939-9955
Fax: 614-939-9954

Senior Attorney Chris Wager works with the firm’s Compliance and Litigation teams. In this comprehensive role, he helps clients nationwide understand and comply with state and federal telemarketing and privacy laws, and provides defense against government enforcement action and litigation in consumer protection matters.

Bringing more than a decade of experience, Chris has worked with businesses of all sizes across highly regulated industries including retail, financial services, healthcare, and energy. He has extensive experience with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other telemarketing laws, and has helped businesses develop proactive compliance programs as well as successfully defended them in litigation and class action lawsuits.

Chris advises clients on a wide range of privacy and data security matters, including developing privacy policies, behavioral advertising, information sharing, cybersecurity, digital marketing, social media, and the collection and use of consumer data. He also provides counsel on advertising and marketing matters, including issues related to unfair and deceptive trade practices, sweepstakes and promotions, and loyalty programs.

Representative Experience

  • Defended multiple national retailers in TCPA lawsuits and enforcement matters.
  • Advised multinational retail clients on numerous advertising and promotion campaigns.
  • Advised companies on the implementation of new and emerging technologies including cross-device tracking, GPS analytics, and biometric data collection tools.
  • Defended a national energy company in a TCPA class action lawsuit.
  • Drafted privacy policies and terms of use for multinational manufacturer’s portfolio of 30+ websites.
  • Revamped a major retailer’s family of websites to ensure compliance with California Shine the Light laws, including implementing a process for receiving and responding to customer requests.
  • Advised a national manufacturing company on labor and employment issues.

On the Blog

TCPA Monitor

11th Circuit Decision Deepens Split on ATDS Definition

This week, the Eleventh Circuit weighed in with a limited definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (“ATDS”), further creating a circuit split on the issue following the D.C. Circuit’s ACA International ruling.  The three judge panel ruled that a system must have the capacity to dial numbers randomly or sequentially to qualify as an ATDS, diverging from the Ninth [...]

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