The Federal Communications Commission’s recent Declaratory Ruling and Order creates significant risks under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for businesses that communicate with consumers by telephone. The Order took immediate effect upon its release on July 10, 2015. With a private right of action, no cap on class action liability, statutory damages of $500 per violation (up to $1,500 if willful), and each illegal call treated as a separate violation, businesses have little time to waste in scrutinizing communication practices and making any changes necessary to avoid TCPA liability.


  • New TCPA interpretations (which address a wide range of critical issues, such as the definition of autodialer, prior express written consent for telemarketing calls, reliance on prior express consent for autodialed calls to ported or reassigned phone numbers, revocation of prior express consent for autodialed calls, and new exemptions to prior express consent requirement)
  • Implications for companies that communicate with consumers by telephone
  • Operational challenges created by the new interpretations


Thursday, July 23, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


Daniel JT McKenna
Practice Leader
Privacy and Data Security Group

Mark J. Furletti
Consumer Financial Services/Privacy and Data Security Group

John L. Culhane, Jr.
Consumer Financial Services Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at


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