- Focus Areas
- Legal Affairs and Compliance
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.
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.
Retail Litigation Center
Directed by chief legal officers of leading retailers, the RLC is the only organization advocating for retail's top priorities in the judiciary.
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.
RILA's consumer product vision is to focus on federal regulations, legislation and product safety issues impacting the retail sector.
Regulatory Comment Letters
Submitted comments to key regulatory agencies in effort to collaborate on solutions & help shape agency actions impacting our industry.
Retail Compliance Center
Retail Compliance Center provides retailers with the information they need to remain compliant and improve environmental performance.
RILA believes that strong competition in industries connected to retail will benefit consumers and allow retailers to thrive.
Stop Wall Street from Fleecing Merchants
RILA is working with regulators and lawmakers to bring more competition to the payments arena.
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.View All Committees
Chief Legal Officer & ESG Executive Committee Meetings
- Jun 20, 2023
- Philadelphia, PA
Retail Law Conference 2023
- Oct 25, 2023
- Atlanta, GA
Retail Speaks: 7 Imperatives for the Industry
After a year like no other, the US retail industry faces a still-uncertain future. Our latest research highlights seven imperatives that will position retailers for success regardless of what is next.Download Report
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.Read More
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.Read More
Supporting Free Markets and Free Trade
When policies are fair and allow retailers to compete, customers, communities, and workers all benefit.Read More
Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry
Latest Legal Affairs and Compliance Insights
Retailers Implore FTC to Withdraw Non-Compete Ban Proposal
- By [Evan Armstrong, Kathleen McGuigan]
Retailers Gather to Talk Product Safety Top Issues
- By [Susan Kirsch, Luisa Lobo]
RILA Strategy on Pending FTC Matters
- By [Deborah White, Michael Hanson]
2022 Proxy Season ESG Lookback
Retailers Urge Court to Vacate Tariffs in Ongoing Litigation
- By [Kathleen McGuigan, Blake Harden]
USTR’s Patently Insufficient Response to Tariff Comments
- By [Deborah White, Kathleen McGuigan]