Phyllis Marcus is a partner in Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s competition and consumer protection group, where her practice focuses on privacy and advertising counseling for retail and consumer products clients.
She has unique expertise with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and with the FTC’s advertising principles.
Prior to joining Hunton Andrews Kurth, Phyllis served for 17 years in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, most recently as chief of staff for advertising practices. Phyllis led the FTC’s 2010-2012 review of COPPA, which resulted in landmark changes to the agency’s children’s privacy Rule.
Phyllis is co-chair of the ABA’s Section on Antitrust’s Privacy and Information Security Committee and sits on Law360’s Privacy & Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board. She has consistently been recognized as a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 United States in Cyber Law and Data Protection and Privacy. Phyllis is frequently quoted in the media on issues relating to the FTC, children’s privacy, and advertising.