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We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

In this issue, we review congressional efforts aimed at curbing illegal robocalls. These include seven bills discussed at a recent hearing of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, robocall legislation in the Senate, and a Senate appropriations hearing that addressed the FCC’s and FTC’s resources to combat robocalls. We also discuss TCPA-related proceedings and matters at the FCC. Among these are Petitions for Reconsideration of parts of the FCC’s plan to establish a Reassigned Numbers Database and ongoing opposition to the FCC’s possible reconsideration of the 2016 Broadnet Declaratory Ruling, which determined that federal agencies and contractors working on their behalf are not “persons” under the TCPA. In addition, we cover a Fourth Circuit ruling that struck down the federal debt-collection exemption to the TCPA.

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In This Edition


Part I – TCPA Legislative Update


Part II – TCPA Regulatory Update


Part III – TCPA Class Action Update

 

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Authors

Joshua Briones

Member / Managing Member, Los Angeles Office

Joshua Briones is a commercial litigator who defends consumer class actions for Mintz. He's represented clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail, in cases involving false advertising, unfair trade practices, and other claims.
Russell H. Fox is a wireless communications attorney at Mintz. He guides clients through federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. Russell also participates in FCC proceedings, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents clients in spectrum auctions.

Alexander Hecht

ML Strategies - Executive Vice President & Director of Operations

Alexander Hecht is Executive Vice President & Director of Operations of ML Strategies, Washington, DC. He's an attorney with over a decade of senior-level experience in Congress and trade associations. Alex helps clients with regulatory and legislative issues, including health care and technology.

Matthew Novian

Associate

Matthew J. Novian is a Mintz attorney who handles complex commercial litigation, including consumer protection matters. In his active pro bono practice, he counsels clients on matters related to immigration and domestic violence.

Elana R. Safner

Associate

Elana R. Safner is an attorney who advises Mintz clients on public policy, regulatory issues, and disputes affecting the communications sector. Elana also handles privacy and cybersecurity matters. She has CIPP certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.