Updated: Oct. 14, 2022

Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section

The Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Unfair Business Practices Section is primarily devoted to keeping its members informed about significant developments in the field of trade regulation law. The Section serves as a forum for members of the Washington State Bar Association to exchange information and ideas and to develop and conduct educational programs regarding public and private aspects of trade regulation law, including antitrust, consumer protection, and unfair business practices.

The Section provides benefits to members by hosting CLEs and publishing resource materials that address current topics of interest. Meetings provide an opportunity to network with experienced trade regulation practitioners from around the state, including private practice, in-house, and government attorneys.

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Resources

Putting the Brakes on Washington's Garnishment Treadmill

Although Washington has some of the best consumer laws in the country, our state's approach to wage garnishment is inadequate. Washington's wage garnishment law does too little to protect low-income debtors and their dependents. In this article, the authors propose several reforms — including higher earnings exemptions, annual garnishment caps, and express judicial discretion to limit garnishment for hardship — that would help vulnerable consumers, unburden taxpayers, and improve the administration of justice in Washington.

Green Guide Summary

Green Guide

The Federal Trade Commission

Antitrust Division – Department of Justice

American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law

Washington Antitrust and Consumer Protection Handbook, 3rd Edition, 2001, plus 2007 Supplement. Available online via annual subscription ($65).


Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Danica Noble* and Eric Weiss (2022-2023) 

SecretaryAmanda Martin (2022-2023) 

TreasurerJacob Zuniga (2022-2023) 

Young Lawyer LiaisonJenna Poligo (2021-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Kevin Fay (2022-2023) and Serena Sayani (2022-2023)

At-Large Members

Tiffany Lee (2020-2023)
Travis Kennedy (2020-2023)
Aaron Ross (2020-2023)
Heidi Bradley (2021-2024)
Joseph Adamson (2021-2024)
Julia Kellison (2022-2025)
Lumi Nodit (2022-2025)
Sarah Shifley (2022-2025)


*Nonvoting member

For general questions, please email your inquiries to sections@wsba.org. To get involved with the Section and learn more, please contact the Section co-chair, Eric Weiss.