M&S in the News

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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December 20, 2019
Columbus Bar Association Legal Connections

Cannabis Law in Columbus: Reconciling What’s Legal and What’s Not

Three years into Ohio’s legalization of medical cannabis, Associate Chad Blackham shares insight into several challenges continuing to plague the system.

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December 4, 2019
morningconsult.com

Consumer Groups Eye FCC, Courts to Fill Robocall Bill’s Gaps

M&S Partner Michele Shuster offers insight on the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, and the impact of its failure to provide the definition of an ATDS.

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December 3, 2019
Washington Examiner

Who’s in charge? Supreme Court will scrutinize a rogue agency.

M&S Partner Helen Mac Murray’s Op Ed discusses how the CFPB’s lack of checks and balances has landed it before the U.S. Supreme Court with the constitutionality of its structure in question.

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Upcoming Events

October 22, 2020 1:00 pm EDT
PACE Compliance & Regulatory Webinar Series

PACE Compliance & Regulatory Webinar Series – Cannabis Laws Update

The TCPA has long been a favored tool of plaintiffs to target telemarketers in hopes of a massive payday.  And now, the TCPA is being used with increasing frequency to target cannabis companies. Since the beginning of 2020, an onslaught of TCPA cases have been launched against cannabis businesses, including a recent suit against massive nationwide operator Curaleaf. However, the risks of the TCPA are not limited to only large businesses, and dozens of smaller operators have found themselves on the receiving end of a TCPA lawsuit for seemingly innocuous activities such as texting customers. Learn more from Michele Shuster and Chad Blackham about TCPA protection in the marijuana industry and how to protect yourself against the potentially ruinous fines that TCPA suits can cause.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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