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CLE: Federal and State Efforts to Throw Out ‘Junk’ Fees

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The FCBA Consumer Protection Committee will sponsor a CLE on Monday, January 22 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET entitled Federal and State Efforts to Throw Out ‘Junk’ Fees.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

FCBA no longer offers CA MCLE credit to attendees.  If you wish to obtain CA credit, you must apply for it on your own.  FCBA will, however, provide a generic certificate of attendance that may be used.  Please click here for more information on the CA Bar Standards for MCLE Activity Approval and Requirements.

Online registration is closed.  If you would like to register, please contact Elina Gross at

President Biden has pledged to end “junk fees” and similar pricing practices that may be hidden from or unexpected by consumers during the purchase process, and he has called on agencies to reduce or eliminate hidden fees, charges, and add-ons. The Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Transportation, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and some states have taken actions to reduce or eliminate so-called junk fees and promote transparency. In this program, representatives from government will discuss agency efforts to address these fees, and industry and public interest stakeholders will examine the potential impacts of these actions on businesses and consumers.

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

 1:05 – 2:00 p.m.         Government Perspective

Stacy Cammarano, Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
Brendan Murray, Deputy Division Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, FCC
Colin Reardon, Senior Counsel, Legal Division, CFPB

Stephen Conley, Attorney, Wiley Rein LLP

 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.         Industry and Public Interest Perspectives

Sam Sadighi, VP of Legal, DIRECTV
Avonne Bell, Director, Connected Life, CTIA
Jonathan Schwantes, Senior Policy Counsel, Consumer Reports
Leah C. Dempsey, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Vicki Morwitz, Professor of Business and Marketing, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Aaron Burstein, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Cost: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members


January 22
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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