Richard B. Newman

Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.
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State Attorneys General Ask FTC to Increase Negative Option Marketing Enforcement

A coalition of twenty-three state attorneys general, led by New York AG Letitia James and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, recently submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission to use...

Legal: California Governor Passes Data Broker Registration Law

If compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act isn’t enough to fill marketers’ compliance plates, California Governor Gavin Newsome has signed a number of proposals to amend the CCPA. One...

LEGAL: Review Websites Are Top FTC Enforcement Priority

In February 2019, the Federal Trade Commission brought its first case challenging fake paid reviews on an independent retail website. In settling the agency’s complaint, the company and its owner resolved allegations...

New Nevada Privacy Law

Nevada’s new privacy law became effective on October 1, 2019. It provides Nevada residents with a limited right to opt out of the sale of personal information. Although a bit narrow in...

FTC Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittees About Consumer Protection Work

In recent testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition. Testifying on behalf of the Commission,...

Seventh Circuit Drops Bomb on FTC

As previously blogged about here, the FTC’s enforcement authority has been under attack. The agency authority to obtain disgorgement under a theory of “ancillary equitable relief” got clipped by the U.S. Court...

TCPA Update: Court Rules Predictive Dialer Not an ATDS

Courts continue to grapple and split on what qualifies as an "automated telephone dialing system."  This creates uncertainty for telemarketers about potential liability exposure in a time when TCPA lawsuits continue to...

TCPA Claim Dismissed Based on Consent Grounds

A federal court in Ohio recently granted a motion to dismiss a TCPA case because the plaintiff did not properly alleged that he did not provide consent to receive telephone calls. In Whiteacre...

Richard B. Newman

Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.
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