On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling and Order that has far-reaching consequences for companies facing exposure to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which provides for statutory damages of $500 up to $1500 per call, text message or fax with no cap on aggregate damages.  The Declaratory Ruling is being challenged in a consolidated appeal before the D.C. Circuit on a number of grounds.

On September 28, Drinker Biddle partner Seamus C. Duffy will be a featured speaker at one of the most significant TCPA programs of the year—the 2015 PACE TCPA Washington Summit. The Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), which is leading the appeal of the Ruling, is bringing together regulators, in-house attorneys, business people, customer service professionals, compliance officers and attorneys in private practice, to discuss the state of the law and strategies for defending TCPA class action lawsuits.  Seamus will be joined at the conference by several partners from Drinker Biddle’s TCPA Team.

Join us at the 2015 PACE TCPA Washington Summit in Washington, D.C. from September 27 to 29. For more information or to register, click here.


Wednesday, Sept. 28

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

A Brave New TCPA World

The TCPA has become a poster child for no-harm class action litigation in recent years, resulting in bet-the-company lawsuits, exorbitant settlements and business ending judgments; all for a group of people that allegedly received a telephone call, text message or fax. Our class action panel, consisting of Lauri Mazzuchetti, Esq., Jeffrey Backman, Esq. and Seamus Duffy, Esq., will discuss the current landscape of TCPA class actions.  The panel will survey the latest class action trends and settlements. The discussion will also include the recent “clarifications” to the TCPA provided by the FCC in its July 10, 2015 Order; specifically, how opportunistic consumers and attorneys may seek to use that Order to create exposure to otherwise compliant businesses.  The panel will provide guidance on how to ensure your business maintains compliance and avoids TCPA litigation.


Source: 2015 PACE TCPA Washington Summit