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Shutdown's Messy Impact on Consumer Protection Activities


Alan D. Wingfield

David N. Anthony

Julie D. Hoffmeister

Kathleen M. Knudsen

Keaton Stoneking

Partners Alan Wingfield and David Anthony and associates Julie Hoffmeister, Kathleen Knudsen and Keaton Stoneking are published in Law360 for their article titled, "Shutdown's Messy Impact On Consumer Protection Activities." They write, "The federal government shutdown continues and, in the wake of the President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address in support of the border wall, it appears that it could continue for some time. Press reports say approximately 800,000 federal workers are furloughed or working without pay. Consumer-facing companies are asking: What is the impact of the shutdown on their regulatory and litigation docket, as well as anticipated regulatory matters? At a high level, from a consumer protection point of view, the most notable emerging impacts are on the federal judiciary, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission; on the other hand, the banking regulators are fully operational and open for business." Read the full article on Law360.