Reilly Center hosts talk by Lesley Fair, senior attorney with the Federal Trade Commission

Lesley Fair, senior attorney for the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Lesley Fair, a senior attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will share compliance tips with students and professionals when she visits the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22.

Fair will hold an open forum for the public on Wednesday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the LSU Journalism Building’s Holliday Forum. The event, hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, is free and open to the public.

At the open forum, Fair will talk about the best practices for keeping public relations, advertising, and social media campaigns on target, and share examples of campaigns that the FTC challenged as deceptive. Fair litigated false advertising cases for the FTC for almost 20 years. She now specializes in industry outreach.

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About Lesley Fair

Fair serves as the FTC’s business blogger at She also writes a monthly column, “Fair Trade,” in Electronic Retailer magazine. In addition, she contributed chapters on FTC law enforcement to Food and Drug Law and Regulation (third edition, 2015) and Social Media and the FDA (2010). From 2000 to 2015, Fair served as vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Consumer Protection Committee. In 2015, she received the FTC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

On the faculty of the Catholic University School of Law since 1984, Lesley holds the title of Distinguished Lecturer. She also teaches Consumer Protection Law at The George Washington University Law School. Lesley attended T.C. Williams High School (best known for the movie Remember the Titans), the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Texas School of Law. She clerked for United States District Judge Fred Shannon and served as staff counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


About the Reilly Center

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, an integral part of the Manship School of Mass Communication, uses the intellectual muscle of the school’s faculty to help solve practical problems and advance good government initiatives. The Reilly Center’s mission is to generate thoughtful programs, dialogue and research about mass communication and its many faceted relationships with social, economic and political issues. Evident in everything the center does is its commitment to strengthen and advance the Manship School’s national leadership in media and politics.