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. Members benefit from the Section newsletter published twice annually. It focuses on topical issues including important case law developments, government enforcement initiatives and regulatory and legislative developments. The section also hosts an annual CLE covering matters of interest in the area of consumer protection, antitrust, and unfair business practices and publishes resource materials of interest to its members.
Members have the opportunity to participate in executive committee meetings, which are held quarterly. The meetings provide a rare opportunity to meet and confer with experienced trade regulation attorneys from across the state, including corporate counsel and members of the Attorney General's consumer protection and antitrust enforcement units.
2021 Section Executive Committee Elections
The Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee.
Voting is scheduled for June 7-20, 2021. All voting members of the Section will receive an electronic ballot sent to their email on June 7, 2021, via Survey Monkey.
Candidate Information, Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Candidates for open positions are listed below.
- Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
Candidate: Danica Noble
Candidate: Eric Weiss
- Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
Candidate: Amanda Martin
- Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.
Candidate: Jacob Zuniga
- At-Large Member (two positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.
Candidate: Heidi Bradley
Candidate: Joseph Adamson
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Washington Antitrust and Consumer Protection Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2001, plus 2007 Supplement. Available online via annual subscription ($65).
Co-Chairs: Danica Noble* and Eric Weiss (2020-2021)
Secretary: Amanda Martin (2020-2021)
Treasurer: John Tondini (2020-2021)
Immediate Past Chair*: Christopher Wyant (2020-2021)
Young Lawyer Liaison: Paula Pera Czollak (2019-2021)
Board of Governors Liaison*: Tom McBride (2020-2021)