A workshop to bring together and train military attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and consumer protection officials to identify, prevent, and address consumer fraud and issues affecting military servicemembers and their families, including:
- Review of current and emerging issues impacting servicemembers and their families.
- Review of federal, state and local consumer protection laws.
- Discussion of effective consumer fraud prevention, detection and resolution strategies.
- Overview of resources available to servicemembers.
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8:30 am Registration
Opening and Keynote:
Tom Pahl, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies
- Rigo Reyes, LA Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
- Dominique-Chantale Alepin, Federal Trade Commission
Top 10 Consumer Issues Impacting Servicemembers
- Stan Williams, Head Deputy, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Consumer Protection Unit
- Captain Alfred Labrada, Los Angeles Police Department
Overview of Major Federal and California Consumer Protection Laws
- COL (CA) Jay Coggan, Judge Advocate General, California Military Department
- Tom Dahdouh, Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission
- Tom Papageorge, Head Deputy, San Diego District Attorney’s Office
- Nicklas Akers, Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office
Resources Available for Servicemembers to Prevent, Detect and Defend Consumer Fraud Issues
- Carol Kando-Pineda, Division of Consumer & Business Education, Federal Trade Commission
- Angela O. Martin, Senior Enforcement Attorney, Military Affairs Liaison, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Hoon Chun, Assistant Head Deputy, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Consumer Protection Unit
Discussion: Recommendations to enhance collaboration among military, consumer advocates and prosecutors to provide better consumer protections for servicemembers and their families.