Professional Biography

Rebecca S. Engrav Partner

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099







  • 04.23.2021
    Supreme Court Rules FTC Cannot Obtain Monetary Relief Under Section 13(b)
    On April 22, 2021, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in AMG Capital Management v. FTC held that the authorization to seek a “permanent injunction” under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act does not permit the FTC to obtain equitable monetary relief such as restitution and disgorgement. While the FTC may still seek monetary relief under Sections 5 and 19 of the Act, those provisions can be more difficult for the FTC to pursue. FTC Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter is already calling on Congress to “strengthen the FTC’s powers” in light of the decision.
  • 05.26.2020
    Strategies For Defending FTC Investigations During Pandemic
    As in-house counsel, during the pandemic you and your colleagues may be working from home and caring for children or other family members, all while addressing novel legal issues raised by the coronavirus plus the normal day-to-day issues of your job.
  • 04.15.2019
    What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 18 And 19

    On March 25 and 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission's "Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” focused on how competition and consumer protection enforcement has become a global effort, leading to more cooperation between enforcement agencies in different countries. As with other hearings in this series, the focus was on information gathering rather than agency pronouncements.

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  • 10.06.2017
    4 Takeaways From FTC V. D-Link Systems
    In the Federal Trade Commission’s first litigated enforcement action addressing the security of internet of things devices, the district court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed the FTC’s unfairness claim and two of five deception claims under Section 5 of the FTC Act against D-Link Systems Inc., for alleged security flaws in its routers and internet-connected security cameras. Order, FTC v. D-Link Sys. Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00039 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2017).

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  • 09.13.2016
    NJ’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act: Will Related Class Actions Against Retailers Continue?
    This year brought a wave of class action complaints alleging that national retailers are violating the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA), N.J.S.A. §§ 56:12-14 et seq., by including certain provisions in their online terms and other consumer-facing notices and agreements.
  • 06.20.2017
    The New Age of Cyberlaw: Expanding Risks and Responsibilities for Entities of All Sizes
    Speaking Engagements

    Perkins Coie / Chicago, IL

    As data breaches and other cybersecurity issues dominate the news, the evolving intersections of data security, privacy, and technology are fraught with legal issues and enterprise risk. Regulators, business leaders, and criminals alike are dedicating substantial resources to this rapidly changing area, and it is increasingly important for lawyers, consultants, and businesses to understand the key legal issues and considerations in the cyberlaw landscape.
  • 07.28.2016
    FTC Truth-in-Advertising Principles for Technology Firms
    Speaking Engagements

    In-House Seminar / Seattle, WA

  • 04.12.2016
    FTC Truth-in-Advertising Principles for Technology Firms
    Speaking Engagements
    In-House Seminar / San Francisco, CA
  • 02.11.2016
  • 11.18.2015
    So, You Just Got a Letter from the FTC
    Speaking Engagements

    IAPP Practical Privacy Series / Washington, D.C.

  • 07.21.2015
    Privacy Enforcement Trends
    Speaking Engagements
    Perkins Coie Client Seminar / Seattle, WA
  • 04.22.2015
    FTC Truth-in-Advertising Principles for Technology Firms
    Speaking Engagements
    In-House Seminar / Silicon Valley, CA


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington


  • UC Berkeley School of Law, (formerly Boalt Hall), J.D., 2000, Managing Editor, California Law Review; Article Editor, Berkeley Women's Law Journal
  • Carleton College, B.A., Music, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993