Winning by Securing the Prompt Closure of an FTC Investigation: When Faced With an Aggressive Civil Investigative Demand

When a tech entrepreneur is faced with an aggressive government inquiry, the time it takes to resolve the matter is, literally, money.  So, when the firm’s client, an industry leading online education business in New York City, received an expansive civil investigative demand (CID) from the Federal Trade Commission inquiring into whether advertising claims relating to education products or services were adequately substantiated, Hinch Newman aggressively advocated on its behalf via persuasive briefing and supporting evidence.After convincing the FTC that no violation of law had occurred, the firm secured an unconditional closure of the investigation with no monetary remedy.  The firm’s sophisticated knowledge of controlling legal and regulatory requirements, coupled with its familiarity with applicable subject matter and FTC enforcement policy, ultimately helped the client avoid any significant business disruption and reputational injury.

The significance of this successful outcome is further underscored by considering recent, highly-publicized regulatory action – on both the state and federal levels – against for-profit educational providers that failed to possesses adequate substantiation for post-graduate income and employment statistics.  Hinch Newman keeps its clients’ needs foremost and works to bring about the swiftest resolution with optimal results.

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