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Associate, Washington, D.C.
Bret Cohen practices in the areas of privacy, information management, antitrust, and consumer protection. He has experience representing clients in consumer protection and antitrust litigation and in investigations by various government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice, and state Attorneys General.
Bret counsels clients on a wide variety of privacy and other consumer protection matters, including compliance with the FTC Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, state data breach notification laws, CAN-SPAM, and state common law privacy protections. He counsels on workplace privacy, advises companies how to address social media and other new technologies, and drafts social media, electronic communications, and other employee-facing policies.
Bret has conducted comprehensive audits of client Web sites, information systems, and other privacy and data security policies and practices. He has also reviewed online and offline advertising campaigns for compliance with federal and state truth-in-advertising regulations and the FTC's Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
During law school, Bret was an articles editor for The George Washington Law Review, and was awarded the Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.
20 OCTOBER 2011
"New Technology, the Internet, and Privacy." George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal Symposium on Privacy and New Technologies
14 JULY 2011
"Legal Considerations for Organizations Engaging in Social Media." University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
25 FEBRUARY 2011
"Seven Steps to Address Your School's Privacy Obligations." 2011 National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference
27 MAY 2010
"Social Networking and Social Media Issues – Advice for Lawyers, Clients and Companies." Maryland State Bar Association's 6th Business Law Institute
Hogan Lovells Publications
13 June 2012
"NLRB’s newest report scrutinizes social media policies and provides a sample lawful policy." Employment Alert, Hogan Lovells
21 December 2010
"FTC privacy report and Department of Commerce green paper raises important questions on commercial use of information about people." Privacy and Information Management Alert, Hogan Lovells
11 March 2010
"Life Sciences: Competition Antitrust Update, Issue 15." Life Sciences: Competition Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
02 November 2009
"FTC Issues Guidance on Blogging-for-Pay, Testimonial Disclaimers, and Celebrity Endorsements in First Revision of Endorsement Guides in 29 Years." Privacy Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
18 June 2009
"Privacy & Data Security Briefing: Issue 9." Privacy & Data Security Briefing, Hogan & Hartson LLP
15 April 2009
"Privacy & Data Security Briefing: Issue 8." Privacy & Data Security Briefing, Hogan & Hartson LLP
03 February 2009
"Privacy & Data Security Briefing: Issue 7." Privacy & Data Security Briefing, Hogan & Hartson LLP
04 December 2008
"Privacy & Data Security Briefing: Issue 6." Privacy & Data Security Briefing, Hogan & Hartson LLP
13 December 2010
"Targeted Enforcement and Shared Lawmaking Authority As Catalysts for Data Protection in the United States.", BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report
"New Regulations Imposed for Entities Furnishing Information to CRAs." PI Magazine