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.

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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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.

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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 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.

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Retail Law Conference 2021

  • Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2021
  • Leesburg, VA

The 2021 Retail Law Conference is retail's premier gathering of in-house counsel, featuring excellent educational content on retail specific topics and outstanding networking opportunities.

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Retail Works for All: 2021 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 Fostering Innovation

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

COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

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