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American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Forum on Sweepstakes Contests and Promotions
October 27, 2009

Joseph J. Lewczak, Davis & Gilbert Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Partner, will speak at a session titled, "Minimizing Downstream Liability and Risk by Ensuring Legal and Regulatory Compliance with Varying Federal and State Laws and International Regulations," at the American Conference Institute's 3rd Annual Forum on Sweepstakes Contests and Promotions.  The session will take place between 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on October 27, 2009 in New York City.

 Mr. Lewczak and his co-panelist will discuss:

  • Fostering early communication between business and legal in order to ensure downstream compliance
  • Working within and around problematic state standards
  • The current status of the law in various states regarding the advertising of rebate/discount programs
  • Complying with state and federal laws on gaming and various bonding requirements
  • Monitoring your promotional activity for copyright and trademark infringement
  • Addressing fraud - what precautions can be taken to prevent or deal with fraudulent entries?
  • Overseeing event contingent prizes and prize fulfillment
  • Handling unique issues surrounding celebrity clearance - inserting a clause into the contract to address permission, standards, morals and ethics
  • Weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing the sweepstakes (in part or total) to a marketing or promotional company
  • Tips for limiting your exposure
  • Alleviating complications associated with international promotions
  • Determining whether the game needs to be altered to meet with Canada's chance/skill requirements Auditing and Updating Your Promotional Practices In Order To Conform with Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws
  • Implementing and structuring privacy policies based on the company's current (and future) marketing practices, as well as how consumer information is collected in conjunction with a sweepstakes or contest


For more information: http://www.americanconference.com/sweepstakes.htm