Chief of the Bureau of Compliance,
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Thompson Coburn’s Sweepstakes Law Blog published an exclusive interview this week with Liz Compton, chief of the Bureau of Compliance at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Compton agreed to a lengthy Q&A session with TC partner Dale Joerling, the editorial director of the Sweepstakes Law Blog, which has published 20 posts on various sweepstakes law topics since its launch in December.
In a three-part interview, Compton chatted with Joerling about the most common promotions mistakes her office has seen, how she arrived at the Division of Consumer Services after 15 years as a TV reporter, and the strangest promotion she’s ever encountered.
Compton also responds to specific questions about registration deadlines, prize values, and the material terms that must appear in any advertising copy for promotions in Florida.
The behind-the-scenes interview is a boon to any U.S. or international business that advertises a promotion in Florida: The state is the most aggressive enforcer of sweepstakes laws in the country.
The Sweepstakes Law Blog’s interview with Liz Compton:
To view the full interview with Liz Compton, visit www.thompsoncoburn.com/SweepstakesLawBlog.
About the Sweepstakes Law Blog
From Facebook to the FTC, the Sweepstakes Law Blog analyzes national and international news about sweepstakes, contests and promotions, and tracks critical legislation and court opinions. Recognized by the ABA Journal’s official directory of law blogs, the Sweepstakes Law Blog is an essential resource for any businesses interested in creating, sponsoring, or simply learning more about sweepstakes, contests, and other marketing promotions.
About Dale Joerling
Dale Joerling is the chair of Thompson Coburn’s Advertising, Marketing and Promotion Law group. He is editorial director of the Sweepstakes Law Blog and the developer of the Sweepstakes Creator, a speedy online resource that connects businesses with Thompson Coburn attorneys who can help generate official rules for any of their sweepstakes or promotions. He has created hundreds of sweepstakes and contests and regularly advises clients in a diverse range of industries and markets on advertising and promotion issues.
About Thompson Coburn
Thompson Coburn is a full service law firm with more than 325 attorneys nationwide and offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Washington, D.C. We serve a diverse client base and have been rated one of the top law firms in the U.S. for client service. We are also an employer of choice. For five years in a row, our associates have ranked us among the top 10 law firm workplaces in the nation.