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As the head of McDermott’s Consumer Protection practice, Lesli Esposito uses her unique experience as a former federal regulator and plaintiffs’ class action lawyer to partner with companies around the globe to achieve their business goals amid a complex consumer protection and antitrust landscape. Whether it’s counseling clients, representing them in federal or state government investigations, defending them in class action litigation, filing litigation claims on their behalf, or navigating global merger control, Lesli has achieved successful results for clients across a range of diverse industries. Leveraging nearly 25 years of experience, she identifies innovative strategies and creative solutions, utilizing a business focused approach to advance her clients’ goals.Read Lesli C. Esposito's full bio.
By Nichole Shustack and Lesli Esposito on Jan 22, 2024
Posted In Advertising and Marketing
In light of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 2023 revisions to its Endorsement Guides, it is essential to ensure that your business is compliant. While the alcohol industry is known for product innovation, the industry is also embracing innovation on the marketing and advertising front, most notably with the use of social media. Given the...
By Alva C. Mather, Lesli Esposito and Marisa Poncia on Dec 7, 2023
Posted In General Interest
Total Wine & More (Total Wine) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are currently clashing in federal court over a civil investigative demand (CID) that the FTC issued to Total Wine, a third party in the FTC’s investigation of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, LLC (Southern Glazer). Total Wine has fervently resisted producing certain corporate...
By Alva C. Mather, Lesli Esposito, Rachel Gartner and Nichole Shustack on Oct 4, 2023
Posted In Advertising and Marketing, Food Safety and FDA, TTB COLAs and Formulas
In this webinar, Alva Mather, Lesli Esposito, Rachel Gartner and Nichole Shustack teamed up to unpack how recent regulatory shifts will significantly affect alcohol companies and distributors. They discussed product innovation in the spirits industry, “zero-proof” beverage options and how companies are leveraging the benefits of artificial intelligence for advertising and marketing. Top takeaways included:...