On July 20, 2018, Communications Daily quoted Richard B. Newman about the new FTC consumer protection chief Andrew Smith and recent controversy cited by opponents regarding whether his prior experience representing high-profile clients could impact the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection mission.
Mr. Newman’s quote in the article expressed that he has worked with Mr. Smith in the past and a belief that he is more than capable of fulfilling his duties to consumers. “All this criticism is much ado about nothing and ignores the fact that Mr. Smith’s practical knowledge of the inner workings of advertising and marketing companies will likely provide the FTC with an uncommon insight beneficial to consumers,” Mr. Newman said.
See the full Communications Daily article, “‘Laundry List’ of Clients – New FTC Consumer Protection Chief Has Many Potential Conflicts, Agency Documents Show.”
Communications Daily solicited Mr. Newman’s opinion about the issue because he has extensive experience defending FTC actions and investigations (CIDs). Please contact Hinch Newman at 212-756-8777 if you have any questions regarding FTC regulatory policy, or if you are the subject of an enforcement action or civil investigative demand.
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Richard B. Newman is a regulatory litigation, investigations and compliance attorney at Hinch Newman LLP.
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