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Past Event
15 October 2013
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CEST
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BST

United States
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDT
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT


  • Archis A. Parasharami
    T +1 202 263 3328
  • Kevin S. Ranlett
    T +1 202 263 3217
  • Howard W. Waltzman
    T +1 202 263 3848

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: New Risks and Responsibilities for Businesses

The plaintiffs’ bar has been filing an ever-increasing number of class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to challenge marketing and debt-collection efforts by businesses using a variety of technologies—including automated telephone calls, text messages, and faxes.  That trend will likely continue: New rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are about to go into effect, and a number of recent court decisions threaten to subject businesses to increased liability.

Yet companies are not defenseless. Businesses that face TCPA class actions can employ an array of cutting-edge strategies aimed at eliminating liability altogether, narrowing the scope of putative class actions, or securing settlements at a fair price that will satisfy judicial scrutiny.

Please join Mayer Brown partners Archis Parasharami, Kevin Ranlett, and Howard Waltzman as they discuss these issues. Key topics that will be discussed include:

  • The FCC’s new rules restricting what constitutes “prior express consent” for telemarketing calls and eliminating the “established business relationship” exemption
  • The continuing debate about vicarious liability under the TCPA
  • Recent trends in TCPA class actions
  • Class settlements in the TCPA context

For additional information, please contact Jean Shim at or +1 202 263 3885.

Learn more about Mayer Brown's Privacy & Security, Consumer Litigation & Class Actions, and Telecommunications practices.

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