Predicting the Future? New FTC Tools Share Insights


In October, the FTC launched a new tool to view aggregated consumer complaint data. Rather than being released annually, the FTC will now release this data on a quarterly basis. Users can see aggregated consumer complaint data organized by state, type of consumer issue (fraud etc…), the amount of loss and other detailed information.

For example, […]

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Advertising and Marketing Law Update

Below is a list of topics that may be of interest to you or your clients and for the month of November, I am offering thirty minute sessions (free) to provide updates as well as guidance on best practices.

Email me at to set up some time.

Influencers, native advertising, and the right of publicity

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Schroder to Headline Virginia CLE Event

On two days in September, attorneys around Virginia will tune in to hear Kirk Schroder, of Schroder Brooks PLC in Richmond, Virginia, give his insight into the entertainment law practice. Part of the Virginia Continuing Legal Education program, Kirk will present an online seminar and a Question and Answer session discussing the fundamentals of Reality […]

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Schroder Brooks In The National Spotlight

This week, from August 23-25, Kirk Schroder of Schroder Brooks PLC in Richmond, VA will travel to New Orleans, LA to share his expertise in the entertainment law industry with other industry professionals.

The program, called the Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar, is designed to update attendees on new developments in entertainment law as well as […]

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Affiliate Marketing Tips

Affiliate Marketing is a great way to promote your goods and services and like all things advertising, transparency and truth are key to having a successful and lucrative Affiliate Marketing program.   Many of the ads online are created by marketers who get paid each time a consumer clicks on the ad. If the click takes […]

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Announcing Schroder Brooks PLC


We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2018  Schroder Davis Law Firm, PLC will be Schroder Brooks  PLC.  Ashley Simon Brooks has been promoted to named partner and Joan Davis is taking “of counsel”.  Schroder Brooks will have more announcements in the near future with the addition […]

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Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent

Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent  

Many online retailers, crowdfunding sites, and other platforms allow for people to choose from a list of charities to which they can donate directly through that online platform. These “giving portals” provide a convenient mechanism by which donors can give to the causes that they care about.

100% of those donations, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Paves The Way For States To Tax Out-Of-State Online Retailers

In a major battle between States and online retailers, the Supreme Court today had the final say and ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can now compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if the online retailers don’t have a physical presence in the state.  This close 5-4 Court decision overturned a 1992 […]

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What is Advertising Law?

What is Advertising Law ?

I was recently at a cocktail party where I didn’t know many people. Per the usual cocktail banter, people ask “What do you do?” My answer: I’m a marketing and advertising lawyer. Not a lawyer who advertises, but a lawyer who specializes in advertising law.

But what exactly is Advertising Law?

In its purest […]

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Bloggers Guide to GDPR

GDPR is practically a buzzword these days but what does it mean for bloggers? And how or why are you supposed to keep up with the requirements of a European law?

The EU passed a law called the General Data Privacy Rule, GDPR, which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It addresses the protection of […]

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