Retail Law Resource Center

Retail law

Retail Law Resource Center

The hub for in-house retail counsel to connect with peers, track trends and learn new strategies. 

The Retail Law Resource Center is a hub for in-house retail counsel to connect with peers, track legal trends and best practices, and learn the latest strategies on guiding and advising organizations. From on-demand CLE webinars and litigation risk updates to benchmarking surveys, compliance training tools and opportunities to connect through committees and councils, the NRF Retail Law Resource Center offers invaluable insights and relationships for retail lawyers and legal professionals.

Join us for NRF Retail Law Summit

March 5-7, 2024
Free virtual event

Elevate your legal expertise in the retail industry at the NRF Retail Law Summit. Join us for three days of immersive learning. The best part? It's FREE, on demand and, if eligible, you can earn CLE and SHRM credits.

Designed specifically to tackle the unique legal challenges faced by retail organizations, this annual virtual Zoom event is a must-attend for in-house attorneys, risk and compliance officers, HR professionals and legal counsels.

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Network with retail GCs and legal leaders

The NRF General Counsels Forum is specifically designed to bring together retail legal leaders to network, collaborate and learn from one another about the top legal issues facing the industry. This group is exclusively for NRF members with titles relating to senior counsel, general counsel, chief legal officer, senior executive, SVP or EVP. 

The forum meets twice a year. Meetings provide the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, share information and best practices, and network with other GCs and industry leaders. 

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More ways to connect with industry peers

Explore additional groups to connect, network and learn from retail industry leaders and experts.
Lawyers Committee
Employment Law and Benefits Committee
Privacy Committee
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group
ADA Task Force
Patent Troll Legislative Working Group

Upcoming retail law events

March 05-07, 2024
Virtual Conference

NRF Retail Law Summit 2024

Best practices and strategies for in-house retail attorneys, risk and compliance officers, HR pros and legal counsels.
Track trends

Track legal cases impacting the industry

NRF’s representation of retailers extends to the courts as laws and regulations often become the subject of litigation. NRF has filed lawsuits of its own, joined retail companies or other trade associations in doing so, and has filed amicus briefs in a number of lawsuits where the retail industry has an interest. 

Browse legal briefs NRF has filed, and track weekly legal cases that impact the retail industry, including consumer protection, PAGA, CCPA, BIPA and ADA cases.

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Member survey: Have you received a patent or mass arbitration demand letter?

NRF is compiling data on patent and other IP-related demand letters that members are receiving. Members may submit information about demand letters that you receive anonymously. 


Webinars, training courses and insights

Access the latest programming and retail insights, resources and trends.

Retail law

Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act Webinar
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Expert counsel Heidi Gertner and David Horowitz discussed the new cosmetics legislation called MoCRA.
Members only
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VPPA Actions Against Retailers Webinar
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NRF hosted a members-only webinar about the putative class actions and arbitration demands filed against retailers.
Members only
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Retailer Workplace Harassment Training Course
Designed for and by retailers to train associates on understanding, recognizing and reporting sexual harassment.
Retailers only
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NRF Retail Law Summit covered top legal issues facing merchants
High-level insights on topics including AI’s impact on hiring, DE&I and litigation risks.
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Insights on employment and labor law, consumer protection and technology
The NRF Retail Law Summit is the right resource for an evolving industry.
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EuroCommerce and NRF Welcome Adoption of Adequacy Decision for Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework
EuroCommerce and NRF welcome announcement by the European Commission on EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
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