On January 28, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that his office was beginning an “investigative sweep” of businesses operating consumer loyalty programs in California. The California AG’s press release stated that letters were sent to “major corporations in the retail, home improvement, travel, and food service industries” and allege the recipients’ potential noncompliance with

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently signaled its readiness to take a more aggressive approach when it comes to enforcing consumer protection laws, especially for violations by for-profit colleges and institutions, advertisers, retailers, consumer products companies, multilevel marketing ventures, and even social media influencers. Over the course of October 2021, the FTC sent

In early September, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advisory committee endorsed rule changes to increase disclosure regulations for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). For almost a year now, the SEC has signaled that there may be a need to beef up rules around SPAC mergers, and this recent move all but confirms its