Michael Mallow heads Loeb & Loeb’s Consumer Class Action and Regulatory Defense Department and is a trial lawyer representing clients in major litigation in a wide variety of areas including unfair competition, false and deceptive advertising, business torts, entertainment and intellectual property. His clients include automobile manufacturers, automotive parts and service retailers, credit card processors, list managers, debt settlement companies, catalogue clubs, Internet sales and marketing companies, dietary supplement/functional food manufacturers/retailers, health and beauty manufacturer/retailers, wireless carriers, gift/rebate/stored value card providers, telemarketers, and entertainment producers. Mr. Mallow is also the State Bar of California’s outside counsel on issues related to its member programs.
Mr. Mallow has defended consumer protection actions and investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Communications Commission; the California Attorney General, Department of Corporations, Department of Real Estate and the State Licensing Board; the San Francisco, San Bernardino, Stanislaus, Monterey, Santa Clara, Fresno and Orange County District Attorneys; as well as enforcement agencies in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Mr. Mallow defended the FTC's first prosecution of the National Do-Not-Call registry and was lead trial counsel in a dietary supplement case prosecuted by the FTC under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
Mr. Mallow has defended consumer class and regulatory actions based on the following state and federal laws and regulations: Federal Trade Commission Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Telemarketing Sales Rule, Truth-in-Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), California False Advertising Law (Business & Professions Code 17500), California Unfair Competition Law (B&P 17200), California Consumer Legal Remedies Law, California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, California Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971, District of Columbia Consumer Protection and Procedures Act and the Indiana Deceptive Practices Act.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Mallow regularly counsels clients on marketing and advertising issues and has particular experience in the automotive, debt negotiation, dietary supplement, telemarketing, electronic mail marketing, Internet, and lead generation industries. He also speaks and counsels companies on preparing for supervision and regulation by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Mr. Mallow serves as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office and the Burbank City Attorney’s office under the Los Angeles County Bar's Trial Advocacy Program.