The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: What Every Counsel Should Know to Avoid Surprise Liability

Program Number: 2703

Program Date: 02/16/2017


The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act governs when and under what conditions a company or non-profit organization may call a person’s telephone number using an automated telephone dialing system or a prerecorded message. The damages for violation of the TCPA can be substantial, based on $500 per improper call on a strict liability basis. This program covers: (1) the requirements for obtaining consent to call a person using an automated dialing system or prerecorded message; (2) the most recent case law examining the types of equipment which qualify as an automated dialing system; (3) specific regulations under the TCPA pertaining to telemarketers; (4) industry-specific regulations and exemptions under the TCPA; and (5) common issues that arise in TCPA litigation and best practices to avoid litigation.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys in NY


Joshua A. Mize, Esq

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Joshua A. Mize, Esq. is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, in its Litigation Practice. He represents international and national businesses in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Mize has in-depth knowledge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act and federal and state laws governing debt collection practices. He has litigated consumer protection cases for major companies all across the United States and regularly assists companies in developing best practices to minimize the risk and costs of consumer protection litigation. Mr. Mize also has extensive experience handling complex intellectual property, business and commercial disputes.


Daniel I. Prywes, Esq. - Morris, Manning & Martin

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Daniel I. Prywes, Esq. is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, in its Litigation Practice. He maintains a diverse litigation practice and has handled numerous contract and employment disputes, as well as disputes involving many other legal areas (including antitrust, securities, intellectual property, non-compete restrictions, partnerships, government contracts, and banking). Mr. Prywes has written and spoken on an array of topics, including social media and privacy, employment law, antitrust issues involving standardized products, international claims, litigation strategy, and electronic discovery. He has been quoted by leading national newspapers and news services, and has appeared on television and radio programs to discuss legal developments.