Kelley Drye occupies a unique position and capacity with regard to actions brought by states attorneys general. We have unmatched relationships, trust and professional credibility among states attorneys general
. We have several lawyers who served in both the front office and at the staff level of states attorneys general across the country. Likewise, our lawyers have served as special counsel or special attorneys general for a dozen states and territories in record-breaking environmental and natural resource matters. Finally, for decades, our attorneys have represented businesses, governmental entities, and public sector agencies in individual state and multistate regulatory investigations and sophisticated litigation matters involving consumer protection, privacy, data security, and environmental issues, among others.
Pulling from our collective experiences of working with, for, and across the table on countless states attorneys general matters, Kelley Drye has unparalleled insights, standing and capacities in the world of state attorneys general. We have a rare appreciation and understanding of the issues confronting states attorneys general, and, perhaps more importantly, we are uniquely known and respected by states attorneys general offices across the country
For over a decade, Kelley Drye lawyers have been active members of the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG)/Attorney General Alliance (AGA), as well as subsidiary groups such as the Western Attorneys General Litigation Action Committee (WAGLAC), where we regularly host educational seminars. Click to see a list of state AG association meetings
Drawing on the strength of our nationally recognized advertising and litigation practices, we represent Fortune 500 companies and global brands across a range of industries. We work to get public and nonpublic cases closed without enforcement action or consent orders, negotiate settlement agreements and, if appropriate, assist in litigating matters. Our attorneys are highly experienced in counseling clients and helping steer through the myriad of nuanced state-specific statutes and rules, divergent interests and different timelines among attorneys general.
When clients are targets of attorneys general, or look to state attorneys general to stop improper actions of competitors, we leverage our extensive knowledge and relationships to help meet their objectives. We invite opportunity to discuss how Kelley Drye can benefit corporate defendants in state consumer protection and privacy matters. Please reference additional services below:
With three decades of experience representing the public sector, the Kelley Drye team understands the political and practical challenges unique to public sector clients, and we work closely with our public clients to develop solutions that address multifaceted concerns regarding environmental contamination, remediation and restoration of natural resources for the benefit of the public. Kelley Drye has developed a deep understanding of the complex atmosphere in which public sector clients operate, the details of their decision-making processes, and the myriad legal and policy factors that influence their litigation strategies. We zealously guard our clients’ broader public interests in high-profile litigation, in appearances before other public bodies, and in doing business with the public. While our attorneys are aggressive litigators and shrewd negotiators, we are ever mindful of our clients’ public status, priorities and goals, which are often distinct from those of private entities.
We have been fortunate to help our public sector clients navigate difficult and incredibly complex environmental contamination cases of all kinds. In total, Kelley Drye’s public clients have recovered billions of dollars in remediation costs, property damages, natural resource damages, and lost tax revenues in a variety of complex environmental matters, and we have created the nation’s preeminent environmental practice group for states, attorneys general, and local governments. In doing so, we have been creative in our approach and tenacious in our efforts to get the best result for the public. Please explore our services in more depth through the following links: