Consumer protection-related litigation appears to be on the rise, in a broad range of areas that include allegations of product liability, consumer fraud, false advertising and deception, privacy and data breaches, and violations of the False Claims Act.
This topic is also receiving increasing attention from enforcement authorities at the federal and state level. For example, the FTC recently identified protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices as among its top goals in its strategic plan for 2018–2022. Similarly, Maryland recently amended its related statute to expand the scope of consumer protections and increase the penalty for violations of consumer protection laws.
The Brattle Group has decades of experience in consumer protection matters. Our work spans a wide array of industries, including food, beverages, and other consumer products; consumer and commercial vehicles; insurance; pharmaceuticals; manufacturing; hospitality; and retail. The issues our clients face are complex and often require expertise in a variety of disciplines, such as economics, marketing, finance, and statistics. Our consulting expertise is further enhanced by our global network of top academic and industry experts in these areas, who can be critically important in providing insights into how companies operate in different industries. We are proficient in deploying this multidisciplinary expertise in a thoughtful and cost-effective manner.
Our expertise includes:
- Statistical and Econometric Analysis
- Survey and Sampling Design
- Content Analysis
- Large Database Analysis
- Class Actions
- Individual Actions
Dr. Cameron is an economist with 25 years of experience consulting to attorneys and companies involved in commercial litigation, regulatory proceedings, and other complex matters. Her broad industry expertise includes pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, motor vehicles, consumer products, software, e-commerce, cryptocurrencies, telecom, and energy.