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Matthew D. Gold

Matthew D. Gold

Federal Trade Commission
Western Region
San Francisco, CA, USA


Matthew Gold is a staff attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Western Region in San Francisco.  After graduation from law school in 1985, Mr. Gold joined the Federal Trade Commission's Washington, D.C. office.  Since moving to the Western Region in 1990, Mr. Gold has worked on numerous deceptive advertising matters, including cases against Apple Computer, CompUSA, Inc., Gateway, Inc., Oreck Corporation, Beiersdorf, Inc., L’Occitane, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC.  He has also been involved in cases against Hershey Foods Corporation and the American Popcorn Company, two of the Commission's first actions enforcing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

Mr. Gold has participated in numerous FTC workshops and industry forums, giving presentations on general advertising, gift cards and product rebates, online privacy, and the application of FTC advertising law to e-commerce.  In November 2005, Mr. Gold traveled to Vietnam to participate in two consumer protection conferences designed to train officials from the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade.
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