Practice Area

FTC Lawsuits And Enforcement Actions/Asset Freeze

If you or your business is under threat of an FTC lawsuit, or a lawsuit has already been initiated, the attorneys of Rome LLP have the skills and wealth of experience to effectively represent your interests from the earliest possible point in the process.

By practicing early intervention in your FTC action, we can help your business minimize the overall exposure, liability, and reputational damage that can often come as a result of failing to quickly respond to an imminent or ongoing FTC proceeding. We have significant experience in this area, having represented advertisers, affiliate networks, lead generation companies, payday lenders and other business entities in FTC actions.

One of the most powerful tools that the FTC uses in enforcing federal law is obtaining an asset freeze of a target’s assets, which, for many businesses, can effectively cripple their operations and engender long-lasting damage. Because the FTC can obtain an order authorizing an asset freeze without notice, it is important to obtain aggressive legal counsel at the first sign of a potential FTC action. Our attorneys have successfully worked on behalf of clients across industries to enter into early settlement discussions with the FTC before asset freezes are obtained. We have also successfully litigated asset freezes and other TROs and preliminary injunctions sought by the FTC, as well as effectively responded to complaints brought by the FTC.