Pershing Square’s lawyer, David Klafter, Sends a Letter to Herbalife’s Chief of Compliance, Pamela Jones Harbour

    Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

    David Klafter, Senior counsel at Pershing Square, wrote an extensive letter to Herbalife’s new chief of compliance, Pamela Jones Harbour. Before diving into the letter, the basics: Pam Harbour was a former FTC Commissioner. The FTC is led by 5 commissioners, she was one of them for 7 years. She recently took a position as […]

    Grace vs. Law: challenges faced by MLM companies when correcting distributor behavior

      Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

      In my opinion, compliance departments should be designed to serve two important functions: education and protection.  First and foremost, they exist to train distributors of the proper behavior when marketing the product and income opportunity.  When the sales force is properly educated, it leads to good behavior in the field, which leads to fewer complaints and better longevity for the company.  Secondly, when their education efforts fail with certain people, compliance departments exist to levy penalties to  protect the companies from legal troubles.

      FTC Targets Acai Seller

        Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

        The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint to stop LeanSpa, a weight loss company that has allegedly used fake news websites from affiliate marketers to promote its acai products.  LeanSpa parties apparently used affiliate marketers to drive interest to their program.  Allegedly, the affiliates used “fake news sites” to fein credibility about the products […]