September 2012 The Obama Record




A Conversation with David Vladeck

Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection
of the Federal Trade Commission

Thursday, September 6, 2012

2:15 – 3:30 PM
Berkeley Law
Warren Room


Ted Mermin
Public Good Law Center

Deirdre K. Mulligan
BCLT and the UC Berkeley School of Information

Jennifer M. Urban
Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

President Obama’s Federal Trade Commission has taken an assertive posture in several areas of consumer law. The Commission has extracted record-setting fines for privacy violations, endorsed a Do-Not-Track mechanism for internet advertising, has brought lawsuits against marketers using false and unsubstantiated health claims, and has aggressively opposed pay for delay agreements where brand name drug manufacturers pay generic drug makers to not enter the marketplace. Professor David Vladeck (on leave from GULC), the Director of the Commission’s consumer protection efforts, will discuss the agency’s record in conversation with UC Berkeley’s consumer protection and privacy experts: Professors Ted Mermin, Deirdre K. Mulligan, and Jennifer M. Urban (moderating).

Co-sponsored by
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Boalt Healthcare & Biotech Law Society

Reception to Follow.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.