Legal Affairs and Compliance

Our Focus

With an ever-changing legal landscape, RILA's Legal Affairs and Compliance offerings are committed to providing members a forum to network, share best practices and take action on the most pressing legal issues of the day. RILA's councils, committees and working groups are positioned to lead the retail industry, with an eye on both state and federal regulations. From environmental compliance and product safety to employment law and privacy, the legal departments of leading retailers face daily challenges that impact virtually every facet of retail operations.

Ensuring Safe and Affordable Products

RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations on demands to act on environmental concerns.

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Product Safety

RILA's consumer product vision is to focus on federal regulations, legislation and product safety issues impacting the retail sector.

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Public Policy Agenda

RILA works with policymakers of both parties to help shape a dynamic and growing economy that allows retailers and communities they serve to thrive.

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Regulatory Comment Letters

Submitted comments to key regulatory agencies in effort to collaborate on solutions & help shape agency actions impacting our industry.

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RILA believes that strong competition in industries connected to retail will benefit consumers and allow retailers to thrive.

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Stop Wall Street from Fleecing Merchants

RILA is working with regulators and lawmakers to bring more competition to the payments arena.

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Protecting Consumer Privacy and Consumer Preferences

RILA believes a federal privacy framework should be designed to protect consumers and provide clear rules for individuals, businesses, and government.

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Organized Retail Crime, Counterfeits and Marketplaces

RILA formed the Buy Safe America Coalition to enjoin associations and companies in the fight against criminals selling to unsuspecting consumers.

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Legal Affairs and Compliance Committees

RILA provides a network to share best practices and act on the most pressing legal issues of the day. Our programs help leading retailers collaborate and tackle legal and corporate compliance issues specific to retail.

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Upcoming Meetings

Retail Law Conference 2024

  • Oct 9, 2024
  • Chicago, IL

Retail Law Conference 2024

  • Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2024
  • Chicago, IL

The 2024 Retail Law Conference is retail's premier gathering of in-house counsel, featuring excellent educational content on retail-specific topics and outstanding networking opportunities. RILA is excited to gather in person for this year's conference.

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Retail Works for All: 2023 Public Policy Priorities

Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future

RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations regarding environmental concerns.

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Investing in People

Retail is for everyone; the place for a first job, 2nd chance, third act, or a side hustle – the retail workforce represents the American workforce.

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Supporting Free Markets and Free Trade

When policies are fair and allow retailers to compete, customers, communities, and workers all benefit.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

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