M&S in the News

May 26, 2020
AccountsRecovery.net/Compliance Digest

Efficacy of Creditor Declarations Lead to Different Rulings in Appeals Court FDCPA Case

Speaking to the challenges created by online contracts and agreements, Helen Mac Murray weighs in on a recent mixed 11th Circuit decision in this case against a debt collector sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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May 15, 2020
Columbus Bar Association/Columbus Business First

In the Rush to Adapt, Businesses Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Compliance

Chris Wager shares important considerations for businesses’ evolving sales and marketing strategies as they move forward in the era of COVID-19.

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February 21, 2020
Columbus Bar Association Legal Connections

Think California’s New Privacy Law Doesn’t Apply to Your Business? Think Again.

Associate Adam Steele discusses the impact the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is having on Ohio’s businesses.

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January 21, 2020
ACA News

The California Consumer Privacy Act: What’s Next?

As the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect this month, Senior Attorney Josh Stevens shares his thoughts on growing privacy regulation at the federal and state level.

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January 21, 2020
Ohio Automobile Dealers Association

The Auto Dealership Guide to Calling and Texting Cell Phones

What every auto dealer needs to know about contacting consumers via cell phone! Adam Steele shares the ins and outs of ensuring your sales, marketing, and service communications comply with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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December 21, 2019
Superlawyers Magazine

Across the Aisle

From former government prosecutor to current defense attorney, Partner Helen Mac Murray shares her experiences and perspectives through a legal career spanning both sides of the aisle.

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Upcoming Events

June 4, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
M&S Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

STIR/SHAKEN – What it Means for You

Make no mistake – STIR/SHAKEN is coming and it’s already putting your calls to consumers at greater risk of being blocked. Is your organization ready?

Though STIR/SHAKEN is aimed at combating malicious robocalling and illegal spoofing, the challenge is to create an authentication process that addresses these abusive calls without threatening the ability of businesses to contact consumers for legitimate purposes. Join M&S Partner and former regulator Michele Shuster and Senior Attorney Josh Stevens for an informative session discussing what you need to know and the steps you can take to prepare and protect your organization.

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June 9, 2020 11:00 am EDT
OADA Webinar

Privacy Compliance: Understanding the Rules of the Road

Data has been referred to as the “new oil.” It is not only a hot commodity but also the lifeblood of modern American commerce. Auto dealers know this too, as they increasingly rely on data to drive their decision-making. However, collecting and processing consumer data, especially personal information, comes with risks and must be done with an eye on compliance.

Josh Stevens and Chris Wager will provide dealers with a map to guide them down the privacy compliance road. Focusing on the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act as a model, dealers will learn key considerations when developing their privacy compliance programs. From drafting robust privacy policies to managing vendors’ handling of personal information and honoring consumer requests, dealers will understand the basics of CCPA compliance. Dealers will also walk away with insight on future privacy compliance including how the CCPA will likely apply to them, developments toward a national privacy framework, and what to expect from other states (including Ohio) in the coming years.

There is no cost for OADA member dealers; non-members will be charged a $50 connection fee. 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Check back soon for upcoming speaking engagements.