Updated: June 3, 2022

Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section

The Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section is primarily devoted to keeping its members informed about significant developments in the field of trade regulation law. The Section serves as a forum for members of the Washington State Bar Association to exchange information and ideas and to develop and conduct educational programs regarding public and private aspects of trade regulation law, including antitrust, consumer protection, and unfair business practices.

The section provides benefits to members by hosting CLEs and publishing resource materials that address current topics of interest. Meetings provide an opportunity to network with experienced trade regulation practitioners from around the state, including private practice, in-house, and government attorneys.

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Section Executive Committee Elections

The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.

Voting is scheduled for June 6–19, 2022.

Candidate information, Open Positions, and Terms
For more information about the Sections and its executive committee, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by position.

Co-chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Candidate 1: Danica Noble

Candidate 2: Eric Weiss 

Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Candidate: Amanda Martin

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Candidate: Jacob Zuniga

At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022 and ending Sept. 30, 2025. 

Candidate 1: Julia Kellison

Candidate 2: Lumi Nodit

Candidate 3: Sarah Shifley

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.


Resources

Putting the Brakes on Washington's Garnishment Treadmill

Although Washington has some of the best consumer laws in the country, our state's approach to wage garnishment is inadequate. Washington's wage garnishment law does too little to protect low-income debtors and their dependents. In this article, the authors propose several reforms — including higher earnings exemptions, annual garnishment caps, and express judicial discretion to limit garnishment for hardship — that would help vulnerable consumers, unburden taxpayers, and improve the administration of justice in Washington.

Green Guide Summary

Green Guide Update: January 2013

The Federal Trade Commission

Antitrust Division – Department of Justice

American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law

Washington Antitrust and Consumer Protection Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2001, plus 2007 Supplement. Available online via annual subscription ($65).


Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Danica Noble* and Eric Weiss (2021-2022) 

SecretaryAmanda Martin (2021-2022) 

TreasurerJacob Zuniga (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer LiaisonJenna Poligo (2021-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Tom McBride (2021-2022) 

At-Large Members

Julia Kellison(2019-2022)
Lumi Nodit (2019-2022)
Sarah Shifley (2019-2022)
Tiffany Lee (2020-2023)
Travis Kennedy (2020-2023)
Aaron Ross (2020-2023)
Heidi Bradley (2021-2024)
Joseph Adamson (2021-2024)

 

*Nonvoting member

For general questions, please email your inquiries to sections@wsba.org. To get involved with the Section and learn more, please contact the Section co-chair, Eric Weiss.