What’s Your Emergency? Telephonic Outreach During COVID-19

What is the emergency purposes exemption to the TCPA, and how does it impact your organization’s telephonic outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

On March 20, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a declaratory ruling confirming that the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an emergency under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As a result, certain types of calls are temporarily exempt from the TCPA’s consent requirements. The impacts of this emergency purposes exemption vary significantly across state lines and industries.

Join Christine M. Reilly, leader of Manatt’s TCPA compliance and class action defense practice; John W. McGuinness, partner; and Alexandra N. Krasovec, associate, for a timely 45-minute webinar examining the implications of the current emergency and addressing key questions including:

  • What kinds of calls are protected under the emergency purposes exemption?
  • Which states have declared states of emergency, and which of these have limited telephonic outreach activities during the crisis?
  • Which types of banking communications are considered critical and exempted from consent requirements?
  • Where are debt collectors prohibited from calling, and how can they navigate consumer and business needs resulting from COVID-19?
  • What is the future of automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) litigation in the wake of the Second Circuit’s decision in Duran v. La Boom Disco?

Christine M. Reilly
John W. McGuinness
Alexandra N. Krasovec

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This program has been approved for 0.75 CA MCLE General credit and 0.5 NY CLE Professional Practice credit (transitional and non-transitional).

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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