Phyllis H. Marcus is counsel to the firm’s global competition team, where her practice focuses on advertising, marketing and consumer protection issues. She also counsels clients on compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule and managing related enforcement actions. In addition, she advises clients on cutting-edge privacy issues relating to mobile commerce and mobile applications. Ms. Marcus joined Hunton & Williams LLP from the Federal Trade Commission, where she held numerous leadership positions during her longstanding tenure, handling both advertising and marketing issues, and privacy matters (with a focus on children’s privacy). She is also a regular contributor to the firm’s retail industry blog, commenting on topics related to consumer protection. Phyllis has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR’s Marketplace. She is frequently sought after to speak on consumer protection issues, such as protecting children online, the COPPA Rule and other FTC advertising initiatives and enforcement actions.