Claude C. Wild III: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Claude C. Wild III

Of Counsel
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising, Marketing, Sweepstakes & Promotions Law
  • Government Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.572.6564
Fax: 303.572.6540
University Duke University, B.A., 1972
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1975
Admitted1976, Colorado; 1979, District of Columbia (inactive); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement
•Board of Directors, Women's Bean Project (2012-Present)
•Chairman, Antitrust and Commercial Litigation Subsection, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association (2005-2013)
•Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

BornAustin, Texas, September 18, 1949

Claude C. Wild III is Of Counsel in the firms Advertising, Marketing, Sweepstakes & Promotions Law Practice, and is based in the Denver office. Mr. Wild offers his clients decades of experience in advising food, dietary supplement, advertising and marketing companies in state and federal regulatory matters, governmental investigations and litigation. He also provides strategic business counseling involving e-commerce and internet promotion.

As former Regional Director of the Denver Office of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Mr. Wild regularly counsels clients facing regulatory investigations, including FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice as well as state attorneys general in connection with mergers, acquisitions and joint venture reviews. Mr. Wild also reviews advertising campaigns for compliance with regulatory requirements and represents clients in proceedings before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He also serves as spokesperson for consumer and business education, both nationally and internationally.

During his time at the FTC, Mr. Wild was a central player in the enforcement and administration of federal consumer protection and antitrust law and regulations throughout an eight-state area. Mr. Wild was responsible for several merger investigations and litigation, as well as a wide variety of antitrust and trade regulation and matters, including advertising, franchising, and funeral industry issues. He also handled agency relations with attorneys general and other government officials.

Mr. Wild is a public speaker and lecturer and has made numerous appearances as a commentator on consumer issues for national radio and television talk shows.

Areas of Concentration
•Defending FTC and state attorney general investigations
•Advertising and promotion law
•Food and drug law
•Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification
•Administrative and regulatory law

Associated News & Events
08.16.13 14 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
09.05.12 14 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
09.09.11 Nine Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
03.24.06 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Colorado Super Lawyers

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Advertising Law, 2008-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, Are Your Diamonds Forever? What Retailers Should Know About the FTC's Jewelry Guides and Related Gemstone Treatment Disclosures , GT Alert, June 9, 2014
•Featured Interview, The New Telemarketing Rules from the Federal Communications Commission , KUSA 9News, November 8, 2013
•Featured Interview, Claude Wild Explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's Affect on Consumer Rights , KOA Radio 850 Colorado Morning News Program, October 21, 2013
•Panelist, Big Data Privacy: Business & Government, The Privacy Foundation at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, October 25, 2013
•Presenter, Top Ten Mistakes Companies Make in Online Advertising, CLE, May 2012
•Speaker, Antitrust Update, 7th Annual Business Law Institute, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America, August 11, 2006
•Speaker, Top 10 Advertising Mistakes Clients Make, 5th Annual Business Law Institute, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel America, October 29, 2004
•Speaker, What To Do If the FTC or State AG Comes to Call, Green Lights and Red Flags: FTC Rules of the Road for Advertisers, Federal Trade Commission and Colorado Bar Association CLE, July 22, 2004

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Negotiated a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over advertising claims for a weight loss product. Obtained a defense verdict following a trial brought by a state attorney general alleging violations of the Consumer Protection Act. Defended a credit repair company against claims brought by a state attorney general over violations of Credit Repair Organizations Act. Represented Internet marketing company in defense of state attorney general investigations of deceptive sales of business opportunities. Defended medical benefits company against claims brought by a state attorney general over alleged deceptive sales of business opportunities.

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Office Information

Claude C. Wild III

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202


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