Broadcast Date: Wednesday, August 04, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) landscape continues to evolve because of recent regulatory revamps. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order to update several TCPA exemptions. The Report and Order codifies existing exemptions for calls to wireless numbers and revises certain TCPA exemptions for calls made to residential telephone lines.

These notable regulatory developments confront companies with a myriad of critical issues and compliance hurdles, which, if not mitigated, could incur legal liabilities. Thus, it becomes imperative that businesses carefully revisit their compliance programs. They must also keep themselves abreast of emerging developments to avoid pitfalls.

Join litigation attorneys Thomas Woods (Stoel Rives LLP) and Benjamin D. Carnahan (Walter | Haverfield) as they provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of up-to-date trends and developments in TCPA. Speakers, among other things, will present critical risk issues and share best compliance practices in this evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

  • Trends and Updates in Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Recent Enforcement Priorities
  • Compliance Risk Issues and Challenges
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • A Regulatory Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of Telephone Consumer Protection Act


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Thomas Woods, Partner
Stoel Rives LLP

Tom Woods practices in the firm’s Trial and Litigation practice groups. He is a complex civil litigator with multiparty, mass tort and class action litigation experience. He represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts, and at arbitration, in cases involving a range of issues including: real estate disputes; breaches of contract; breaches of fiduciary duties and duties of loyalty; misappropriation of trade secrets; fraud; negligence; contractual and equitable indemnity; unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices; and shareholder derivative claims. Tom’s corporate clients span industries from medical device and household product manufacturing to banking and lending.

Benjamin D. Carnahan, Partner
Walter | Haverfield

Ben Carnahan is a partner within Walter | Haverfield’s Business and Litigation Services group. He represents some the nation’s largest banks, lenders and loan servicers, serving as external managing counsel overseeing and managing complex consumer finance defense litigation on a regional basis. Ben is a trusted advisor to in-house corporate counsel on compliance issues, non-routine litigation strategy & management, and rights, duties and obligations under complex commercial agreements, including third-party service provider vendor contracts. While his primary objective is to help clients avoid reputational, operational, and regulatory risk, litigation is inevitable. When litigation arises, Ben and his team focus on resolving matters in a streamlined, cost-effective manner to defend & defeat claims while mitigating risk and avoiding future claims. In addition to the practice of law, Ben serves as a Board Treasurer of a nationwide credit union based in Northeast Ohio, which has given him valuable insights into the business side of banking and made him a better lawyer to his clients.



Benjamin D. CarnahanPartner

Walter | Haverfield

  • Analysis of US Supreme Court’s Barr v. AAPC and Facebook v. Duguid decisions, including recent case law interpreting those decisions/impact on TCPA claims;
  • Recent litigation trends/defenses, i.e. vicarious liability for third party marketers, bona fide error defenses, class action claims, standing, statutory damages;
  • FCC December 30, 2020 Report/Order issuing new rules pursuant to TRACED Act; and
  • Brief overview of basic risk mitigation strategies.


Thomas Woods, Partner

Stoel Rives LLP

  • DNC registry trends, compliance and claims development (frequency)
  • A brief update on the state of Consent: a general update re consent cases and post-revocation consent.


Date & Time:

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • TCPA Compliance Companies
  • Telemarketing Companies
  • Media and Telecommunications Lawyers
  • Marketing Executives
  • In-house Counsel
  • Compliance Officers
  • Private Companies


Thomas WoodsPartner
Stoel Rives LLP
Benjamin D. CarnahanPartner
Walter | Haverfield



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