M&S in the News

October 6, 2020
ACA News

Supreme Court Outlook: What Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Could Mean for the ARM Industry and the TCPA

Barrett, as a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, has issued industry-favorable decisions on the TCPA and FDCPA. Josh Stevens weighs in on the potential impact if her U.S. Supreme Court nomination is confirmed. (Note: This article is available for ACA International members only.)

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September 10, 2020
Law 360

Facebook Gets More Backing On Autodialers At High Court

As General Counsel to the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), Michele Shuster and Josh Stevens filed an amicus brief on behalf of the association backing Facebook’s bid to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to narrowly define what qualifies as an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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September 8, 2020
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Garnishment Protection Bill Advances in VA Legislature

Helen Mac Murray offers insight on the Virginia Legislature’s recent bill preventing individuals’ stimulus checks from being garnished by debt collectors.

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September 4, 2020
NIADA Used Car Dealer Magazine

FCC Makes the Call: Click-to-Text is Not an Automatic Dialer

Michele Shuster lends insight to the FCC’s recent declaratory ruling regarding the peer-to-peer texting platforms frequently utilized by businesses in marketing to consumers.

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September 1, 2020
Association of Corporate Counsel Docket Magazine

Introducing the ACC Data Steward Program

Learn about the ACC’s newly-launched Law Firm Data Stewardship Accreditation program, addressing one of the biggest concerns facing all enterprises today. A cross-industry collaboration between in-house counsel, law firms, and other key stakeholders in the legal industry, the program offers a framework of accepted industry standards for protecting sensitive legal information. Among other benefits, law firms and legal services providers can be assessed on their data security controls and governance processes as well as receive valuable third-party accreditation. Partner Michele Shuster serves as a member of the Advisory Group for the development of the ACC Law Firm Data Stewardship Accreditation program.

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Upcoming Events

October 22, 2020 2:00 pm EDT
PACE Compliance & Regulatory Webinar Series

Rights and Responsibilities: What Contact Centers and Employers Need to Know about Legal and Medical Marijuana

As if compliance issues were not complicated enough for employers and contact centers, they are now required to navigate complicated legalized and medical marijuana issues. Spend an hour learning what issues lurk on the horizon and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Topics covered will include Americans with Disabilities Act, TCPA, PCI, FDA advertising rules for contact centers that advertise or warehouse marijuana products, privacy issues, and the latest on federal and state marijuana laws.

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October 22, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
M&S In the Know Webinar

Defensive Action: Developments and Trends in TCPA Class Action Litigation

TCPA litigation continues to dominate headlines. With evolving case law and the potential of the U.S. Supreme Court to greatly narrow application of the TCPA in Facebook v. Duguid, plaintiffs are becoming increasingly creative in their class action allegations and case strategy. How can you best defend your business in the face of this constantly changing threat?

Join M&S Partner and Litigation Director Lisa Messner and Senior Attorney Josh Stevens for an informative discussion of the practical implications of these developing trends, as well as best practices to employ while the law remains unclear.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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