Thirsty (For Knowledge) Thursdays

A 30-minute series bringing powerful legal insight and analysis to hot topics in compliance

Jul 22, 2021

Taking Your Dispute Out of the Courtroom: Is Mediation Right for you?

While litigation matters often make the headlines, not every business dispute is best settled in court. Alternative resolution options such as mediation can allow parties to resolve their conflict more efficiently and in a less adversarial manner, while avoiding the expense and uncertainty that often accompany traditional litigation. But how do you know if mediation is right for your unique [...]

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Jun 17, 2021

Call Centers, Cannabis, and Compliance: Entering the Emerging Cannabis Industry

The burgeoning cannabis industry continues to take the nation by storm with record growth. With estimates projecting sales of medical and adult-use products reaching up to $92 billion in 2021, cannabis businesses are turning to call centers and other customer engagement enterprises to reach new consumers and increase sales. However, as a recent influx of lawsuits demonstrates, compliance with the [...]

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May 13, 2021

What Employers Need to Know About FCRA Compliance

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is one of the most impactful – and confusing – pieces of consumer protection regulation enacted. With credit-related complaints topping the list of consumer complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FCRA class actions remain a lucrative and growing area for opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys. Learn about your obligations as an employer, best practices to [...]

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Mar 11, 2021

A Cross-Country Journey: Emerging State Privacy Laws

Not to be outdone by California’s CCPA, state legislatures from coast to coast are considering similar sweeping privacy reforms that will fundamentally change the regulatory landscape for U.S. businesses. From New York to Washington, states are creating their own unique privacy frameworks encompassing issues including enhanced consumer rights, detailed disclosure obligations, and intricate risk assessments. Learn about this emerging patchwork [...]

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Feb 11, 2021

The Devil is in the Details: How to Avoid the Hidden Risks in Your Agreements

In the excitement of starting a new venture or vendor relationship, businesses often neglect to review or suggest revisions to service agreements, terms of service, or other key contractual agreements. But if the unexpected happens, they can be brought to their knees by unfavorable contractual terms. Learn the 5 riskiest contract issues, and how to successfully negotiate terms to minimize [...]

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Jan 07, 2021

What Lies Ahead: TCPA, Marketing, and Privacy Compliance Forecasts for 2021

We’ve dusted off the crystal ball! With 2020 behind us, what should you know to prepare for the regulatory challenges of 2021? Will the TCPA be significantly revised? Will other states fall in line behind California’s new privacy initiatives? What are the legislative and regulatory priorities in 2021? A can’t-miss session for businesses looking to get ahead of the curve.

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Nov 12, 2020

Understanding UDAP Laws: When Does “Creative” Marketing Become Deceptive?

Violations of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices laws (UDAP) are among the most common—and expensive—enforcement actions that businesses can face related to their marketing tactics. What advertising claims need to be substantiated? How do you know if you’ve unwittingly crossed the line? Don’t wait until your latest marketing campaign catches the eye of a regulator or puts you [...]

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Oct 23, 2020

Defensive Action: Developments and Trends in TCPA Class Action Litigation

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 TCPA class action allegations and case strategy. How can you best defend your business in the face of this constantly changing threat? This webinar provides an informative discussion of the [...]

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Sep 17, 2020

Politics and the TCPA: Keeping Calls and Texts Compliant

From local elections to the highest office, political calls and texts are heating up to solicit donations, votes, opinions, or all three. Think these communications are exempt from the TCPA? Think again. Michele Shuster and Helen Mac Murray discuss the federal and state laws that must be followed by campaigns, PACs, Super PACs, trade associations, 501(c)(4)s, or other political/grassroots organizations.

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Aug 20, 2020

Intellectual Property 101: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Protect It

From your company’s branding and logo to your proprietary “trade secrets,” securing and defending your intellectual property is critical to sustaining a competitive advantage. Learn about the different types of IP, the IP legal issues that impact your business most, and how to protect your business’s most important assets for long-term growth and success.

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