Become a Member of the Retail Industry Leaders Association

Join the trade association advocating for retail’s top priorities in the judiciary!

Why Join?

Directed by the chief legal officers of the country's leading retail companies, the Retail Litigation Center (RLC) is the only organization dedicated to advocating for the industry's top priorities in the federal and state judiciary. The RLC also works with leading law firms and retail corporate counsel to develop forward-thinking strategies to combat meritless mass action litigation.

The Appellate Division helps to identify important litigation issues for the retail industry, as well as cases in which those issues may be effectively pursued. In addition, the Appellate Division may recommend counsel to write briefs for the RLC – currently, we file about 20 briefs per year totaling more than 150 to date.

The RLC Defense Division is a new initiative that aims to help retail corporate counsel defend their companies from mass action litigation at the front end — before the litigation becomes an expensive "wave" that only benefits plaintiffs’ counsel. The Defense Division is not focused on tort reform or convincing policy makers to change the litigation landscape; rather, we are dedicated to helping our members learn from each other and select outside counsel.

Retail Membership

Retail Members get the opportunity to participate fully in the Appellate Division and the Defense Division. RLC Retail Member dues are based on annual revenue. Please refer to the dues schedule

Law Firm Membership

Law firm members get unique opportunities to hear from and interact with the retail industry's legal leadership on the top litigation issues facing retailers today. 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Ability to participate in and influence legal work around the industry’s top priorities
  • Receive regular alerts on lawsuits and trial developments that impact the industry
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas and discuss potential cases and challenges
  • Networking and training events built around small-group problem solving and opportunities to share experiences

Retail Membership Application

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Law Firm Application

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We represent the leading brands in retail.

The Retail Litigation Center is the voice of the retail industry in the judicial system

The Retail Litigation Center engages in strategic initiatives that have driven high quality advocacy for retailers on issues of concern and produced extraordinary results. The work of the RLC in South Dakota v. Wayfair exemplifies the value creating results it has achieved for retailers. The new Defense Division provides an incomparable opportunity for retail corporate counsel to work together to help protect our companies by anticipating and understanding litigation trends.

Teresa Roseborough
  • EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • The Home Depot, INC.

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