Retail Law Resource Center

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Retail Law Resource Center

The hub for in-house retail counsel to connect with peers, track trends and learn new strategies. 

The Retail Law Resource Center is a hub for in-house retail counsel to connect with peers, track legal trends and best practices, and learn the latest strategies on guiding and advising organizations. From on-demand CLE webinars and litigation risk updates to benchmarking surveys, compliance training tools and opportunities to connect through committees and councils, the NRF Retail Law Resource Center offers invaluable insights and relationships for retail lawyers and legal professionals.


Network with retail GCs and legal leaders

The NRF General Counsels Forum is specifically designed to bring together retail legal leaders to network, collaborate and learn from one another about the top legal issues facing the industry. This group is exclusively for NRF members with titles relating to senior counsel, general counsel, chief legal officer, senior executive, SVP or EVP. 

The forum meets twice a year. Meetings provide the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, share information and best practices, and network with other GCs and industry leaders. 

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Upcoming retail law events

NRF Retail Law Summit

March 5-7, 2024 | Free virtual event

Elevate your legal expertise in the retail industry at the NRF Retail Law Summit. Join us for three days of immersive learning. The best part? It's FREE, on demand and, if eligible, you can earn CLE and SHRM credits. Designed specifically to tackle the unique legal challenges faced by retail organizations, this annual virtual Zoom event is a must-attend for in-house attorneys, risk and compliance officers, HR professionals and legal counsels.

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NRF Employment Law Conference

May 15-16, 2024 | Aurora, CO

Hosted by the NRF Employment Law and Benefits Committee (ELBC), this year’s annual summer event convenes retailers to discuss labor, human resources and employment law issues, including trends in litigation, new policy developments and best practices.

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Retail Law & Risk Workshop

June 6, 2024 | Long Beach, CA

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate in interactive sessions with renowned retail legal and risk experts during NRF PROTECT: Retail’s Loss Prevention, Digital Fraud, Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Event.

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General Counsels Forum Summer Meeting

June 26, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

NRF's 2024 General Counsels Forum Summer Meeting will convene at NRF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2024. The meeting will take place from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, immediately followed by a special networking reception and dinner the same day from 5:30-8:30 PM.

The NRF GC Forum is open exclusively to the most senior legal officers among retails' NRF membership.

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CA Retail Law Summit

September 16, 2024 | Napa, CA

Hosted by NRF and the California Retailers Association (CRA) for retailers to explore pressing legal issues impacting the retail industry in California. Stay tuned for details on registering for this event.

Watch our past retail law webinars

NRF Retail Law Webinar Series

Catch up with our latest members-only webinars focused on retail litigation trends and regulatory issues of importance to the legal departments of retail companies.

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More ways to connect with industry peers

Explore additional groups to connect, network and learn from retail industry leaders and experts.
Lawyers Committee
Employment Law and Benefits Committee
Privacy Committee
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
ADA Task Force
Patent Troll Legislative Working Group

Track trends

Track legal cases impacting the industry

NRF’s representation of retailers extends to the courts as laws and regulations often become the subject of litigation. NRF has filed lawsuits of its own, joined retail companies or other trade associations in doing so, and has filed amicus briefs in a number of lawsuits where the retail industry has an interest. 

Browse legal briefs NRF has filed, and track weekly legal cases that impact the retail industry, including consumer protection, PAGA, CCPA, BIPA and ADA cases.

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Member survey: Have you received a patent or mass arbitration demand letter?

NRF is compiling data on patent and other IP-related demand letters that members are receiving. Members may submit information about demand letters that you receive anonymously. 


Webinars, training courses and insights

Access the latest programming and retail insights, resources and trends.

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