Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th Street, NW




4:00 – 4:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

 4:05 – 5:15 p.m.         Recent Developments at the FCC, FTC, and Congress

The first panel will discuss recent FCC, FTC, and Congressional activities related to robocalls and the TCPA, including an overview of the FCC’s efforts to address TCPA issues in the wake of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC, recent FTC robocalls enforcement efforts, and the 9th Circuit’s decision in Marks v. Crunch San Diego.  In addition, the panelists will discuss the FCC’s proceedings addressing telephone number spoofing, call blocking, and new reassigned number database.  Finally, the panelists will discuss pending legislative efforts to address robocalls.


Mark W. Brennan, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP and Co-Chair, FCBA Consumer Protection Committee

Mark Stone, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Ian L. Barlow, Do Not Call Program Coordinator, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Marketing Practices
Patrick Halley, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs, USTelecom – The Broadband Association
Leah Dempsey, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy, ACA International
Deirdre Menard, CEO, Lucidtech, LLC

5:15 – 5:25 p.m.         Break

5:25 – 6:15 p.m.         Recent Developments in the Courts
The second panel will discuss recent court decisions addressing TCPA and robocall issues.  Among other topics, the panelists will review recent opinions that discuss what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) under the TCPA, First Amendment issues raised by the TCPA, the interpretation of “called party,” the regulatory classification of text messages, and the scope of “unsolicited advertisements” under the TCPA.  Additionally, the panelists will provide an overview of recent trends in class-action TCPA litigation and how government intervention could potentially affect such trends.

Robert J. Gastner, Partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC and Co-Chair, FCBA Privacy and Data Security Committee

Lauri Mazzuchetti, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Charles Zdebski, Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Joseph Palmore, Partner, Morrison & Foerster



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