State Attorneys General
State Attorneys General
State attorneys general play an increasingly important and powerful role in establishing and enforcing standards impacting broad swaths of business, consumer protection, and the public health, safety and welfare across the country.  State attorneys general have sweeping powers to protect the public they serve and to launch investigations and litigation on behalf of states, consumers, and their citizens, alone or in multi-state actions involving numerous states and territories across the country.
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.

Consumer Protection

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:
 
Public Sector

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:
 
Corporate Defense
 
  • Representing a generic pharmaceutical company in the multidistrict antitrust litigation, In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation.  This MDL includes actions brought by private class action plaintiffs and state Attorneys General, including Illinois.

  • Representing energy company in investigation by California District Attorneys related to sales and marketing practices.  Investigation ongoing.

  • Representing national retailer in inquiry from the Florida Attorney General related to sales and marketing practices.  Inquiry ongoing.

  • Represented a Fortune 50 computer and technology company in litigation initiated by the Attorney General of the State of New York (Andrew Cuomo) alleging that the company violated Sections 349 and 350 of NY’s General Business Law and Section 63(12) of NY’s Executive Law in connection with the company’s financing promotions, service contract and warranty offers, and rebate fulfillment.  Negotiated a settlement providing for injunctive relief and restitution on terms that were previously agreed to with the remaining 49 state attorneys general.

  • Represented Fortune 50 computer and technology company and its financial services arm in obtaining settlement with attorneys general of 49 states, resolving allegations related to clients’ financing promotions, service contract and warranty offers, and rebate fulfillment.  Case settled by payment of $4,075,000 for consumer redress, costs, penalties and disgorgement (averaging less than $85,000 per state) and implementation of injunctive relief.

  • Represented a Fortune 100 telecommunications company in a lawsuit brought by the Minnesota Attorney General in Minnesota state court asserting claims under Minnesota’s consumer fraud act and deceptive trade practices act.

  • On behalf of a large Internet company, settled allegations regarding violations of state Uniform and Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims related to cancellation, reactivation, telephone billing and disclosure of terms of service with 48 state attorneys general, with the Texas Attorney General’s office acting as the lead for the multistate group throughout the investigation and settlement.  Also settled similar allegations with the Attorneys General of Florida and New York.

  • Represented a major discount retail company with respect to an inquiry from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs into the company’s handling of a merchandising promotion.  Following our explanation of the advertising practices leading up to and following the launch of the campaign, the NYC DCA abandoned the investigation.

  • Represented a national marketer of satellite television services in litigation filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the FTC and the states of North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio and California seeking civil penalties for violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule by allegedly calling telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

  • Represented a technology company in a multistate investigation concerning alleged unauthorized charges and third-party liability responsibility for same.  Multistate led by Texas, Florida and Vermont (but which included all states).  Simultaneous investigations by two federal agencies.  Obtained favorable global settlement for the client.

  • Advised and defended client in an investigation started by Texas and California Attorneys General in pricing of drugs sold under the Medicaid program.

  • Defended a manufacturer of pesticides in the first effort by the FTC and eight states to obtain a preliminary injunction in a substantiation case.

  • Provided advice concerning AG investigation regarding trash bag advertising claims being possibly inconsistent with the Revised Green Guides.

  • Provided compliance advice in connection with FTC and state Attorney General Order to a manufacturer of immune support dietary supplements.

  • Represented a national marketer of discount buying clubs in litigation brought by the FTC and 47 state attorneys general.

  • Represented a solar company in an investigation by New York Attorney General regarding affiliate marketing questions.  Obtained informal closing of investigation.

  • Represented client in connection with CID from the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Alaska.

  • Represented international footwear maker in investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office into labor practices at their retail stores.

  • Represented lead generator company in investigation by North Dakota Attorney General Office concerning calling and related marketing practices.  Obtained informal closing of investigation.

  • Represented leading academic research company in separate privacy investigations by the FTC and 42 state attorneys general, and negotiated FTC consent order and state Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.

  • Settled allegations brought by the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey regarding unfair and deceptive practices related to prepaid telephone companies.  Settled a similar case with the state of Florida.

  • Represented a major discount retail company with respect to an inquiry from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs into the company’s handling of a merchandising promotion.  Following our explanation of the advertising practices leading up to and following the launch of the campaign, the NYC DCA abandoned the investigation.

  • Represented a major satellite communications provider in a case brought in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois by the Federal Trade Commission, Illinois and several other state attorneys general, alleging violations of the Telecommunications Sales Rule and the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act.

  • Provided advice concerning Attorney General investigation regarding trash bag advertising claims being possibly inconsistent with the FTC’s Revised Green Guides.

  • Provided advice regarding Illinois Attorney General Investigation of renewable energy claims and compliance with FTC’s Green Guides.

  • Defended a manufacturer of pesticides in the first effort by the FTC and eight states to obtain a preliminary injunction in a substantiation case.

  • Represented communications company in investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection concerning billing disclosure practices.  Obtained favorable settlement.

  • Represented company providing home services in investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General concerning billing and contract practices.  Obtained favorable settlement.

  • Represented national retailer in investigation regarding price promotion advertising.  Obtained settlement.

  • Represented second largest global money transfer business in 43-state investigation into compliance with consumer anti-fraud program.  Case settled.

Public Sector
 
  • Representing the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office in the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, including leading Jindal Administration efforts to identify and quantify billions of dollars in economic and natural resource damages to the State of Louisiana, all of which were ultimately recovered as part of a $20 billion global settlement, the largest environmental and natural resource damages recovery in history.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of New Jersey representing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in a series of lawsuits related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other contamination at and from four separate industrial facilities owned and operated by DuPont and Chemours across New Jersey.

  • Serving as lead counsel for the State of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, recovering over $355 million in damages, including $67.5 million in restoration projects, and up to $400 million more in remediation costs for the state.  The Passaic River recovery is the largest settlement of its kind in the history of New Jersey.

  • Representing the State of Alaska against the United States in a matter related to the federal government’s failure to clean up hundreds of contaminated sites that the Department of the Interior transferred to Alaska Native Corporations under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

  • Representing the State of Montana in asserting natural resource damages and remediation claims against W.R. Grace & Co. for asbestos contamination from the Libby Mine in Libby, Montana as the final claim in the W.R. Grace & Co. bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Guam in bringing an action against the United States to require that the U.S. pay its fair share of remediation costs arising from decades of military operations on Guam.  On May 24, 2021, Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a unanimous decision for the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Territory of Guam v The United States, brought on behalf of Guam by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  The Court found in favor of Guam, reversing a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision and remanding the case to the district court for further proceedings.

  • Serving as counsel to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia related to the investigation, remediation, and restoration of the Anacostia River following decades of contamination from military installations and industrial users.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the State of New Mexico and New Mexico Environment Department in seeking remediation, costs, and economic damages arising from the Gold King Mine blowout and decades of mining waste contamination of the Animas and San Juan Rivers, including an original action in the United States Supreme Court.  This case is set for trial in the fall of 2022.

  • Representing the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in seeking remediation costs and natural resource damages arising from island-wide methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination in both multi-district litigation and trial sites in the District of Puerto Rico, recovering tens of millions of dollars to date.

  • Representing the Port of Houston Authority in asserting environmental cost recovery and natural resource damages claims against the former owners and operators of a pesticides plant that dumped DDT and various other pesticides and chemicals into the Houston Ship Channel for decades.  Following three years of incredibly complex litigation, the defendants settled with the Port by paying for all of its costs and damages and dredging and disposing of all of the DDT-impacted sediments at issue, in all valued at over $100 million.

  • Representing the Port of Texas City in Oil Pollution Act and common law claims against various oil companies and refineries that had operated pipelines to the Port's docks for almost a century.  As a result of negligent (or no) pipeline maintenance, the lines had leaked a wide variety of petroleum products under the surface of the Port’s property, ultimately leaching vast quantities into Galveston Bay.  Through a series of six confidential settlement agreements with all defendants, we recovered for the Port an eight-figure recovery, sufficient to pay all of the Port’s costs and damages, all funds necessary for a complete remedy, including a new retaining wall and dock facility, to serve as a physical barrier to further hydrocarbon migration and protect the Bay, and to fund an environmental trust for any future issues.

  • Representing the State of Ohio and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in litigation against DuPont and Chemours for decades-long discharges of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from the Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia into Ohio, and seeking to recover all past and future costs to investigate, remediate, and restore lands and waters of Ohio contaminated by PFOA, as well as damages and equitable relief.

  • Representing the State of North Carolina in bringing claims against DuPont and Chemours for PFAS contamination from their Fayetteville, North Carolina plant across a broad swath of the Cape Fear River and coastal North Carolina.

  • Representing multiple states and sovereigns-currently including the State of New Jersey, the State of New Hampshire, the State of North Carolina, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the Government of Guam-in asserting claims against the product and component manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) that contained PFAS.  PFAS has contaminated vast quantities of drinking water and natural resources as a result of the use of AFFF.

  • Representing the State of New Jersey in an action against the United States to compel its compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and comply with drinking water standards established by New Jersey for PFAS contamination in and around federal facilities in New Jersey.

  • Representing dozens of water districts and local governments, including large water providers and systems such as Orange County and Miami-Dade, in asserting claims against the product and component manufacturers of AFFF and PFAS.

  • Serving on the Plaintiffs Executive Committee and chairing the State Sovereign Committee in In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2:18-mn-2873-RMG, pending in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

  • Representing the San Diego Unified Port District in litigation against Monsanto seeking costs, injunctive relief and damages for navigational impacts and injuries to the natural resources of the San Diego Bay arising from bay-wide PCB contamination.
 
 
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May 17, 2022

Virgin Islands

AG George recognizes local Police Officers & honors fallen officers during National Police Week, May 15-21

 

May 16, 2022

Florida

News Release - AG Moody Honors Troopers With Thin Line Tribute for Stepping Up Efforts to Stop Crimes From Biden’s Border Crisis Surge

DOJ

Justice Department Files Complaint and Proposed Consent Decree to Ensure Safety of Abbott Laboratories’ Infant Formula

Rhode Island

Attorney General Neronha announces multistate effort to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care in Rhode Island

Arkansas

Chiropractic Clinics and Owners to Pay $321,000 For Dumping Hundreds of Patient Files in a Park

Utah

Defending Affordable Drug Prices: AG Reyes Joins Nationwide Coalition

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Warns Consumers of Social Media Grant Scam

Louisiana

Defending Affordable Drug Prices, Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Bipartisan, Nationwide Coalition

North Carolina

Attorney General Josh Stein Wins Permanent Ban Against Triangle-Area Boat Repair Company

Washington, State of

Attorney General Ferguson seeks protection for out-of-state abortion providers

New Hampshire

Attorney General John Formella Announces Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient Resulting in $3,590,988.96 in Debt Cancellation for Qualified New Hampshire Student Loan Borrowers | News Release

 

May 13, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Hosts Human Trafficking Roundtable to Raise Awareness

AG Nessel, Citizens Utility Board Applaud MPSC’s Call for Clean Energy Comments
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Releases DHS Document Showing President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas Know Drug Cartels are Controlling Illegal Migration and Profiting from the Chaos at the Southwest Border
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Urges United States Attorney General Garland To Enforce The Law And Protect Supreme Court Justices
 

Maine

Attorney General Warns Mainers About $850 Relief Check Identity Theft Scam
 

Puerto Rico

U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow Recognizes Police Week
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Files Motion to Stop Headstone Company as Case Against Them Continues
 

Idaho

Idaho to Receive Nearly $120 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis
 

North Dakota

Announcement Must Include Specific Legal Authority For Executive Session
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Biden Administration for Reinstating California-Specific Exemption in Clean Air Act
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Division of Law Enforcement Services Administrator Steven Wagner
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Lawsuit Challenging EPA California Exemption
 

Louisiana

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Governor’s Church Edict Unconstitutional

 

May 12, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices
 

Virginia

 Attorney General Miyares Urges Federal Agency To Help Human Trafficking Victims Rebuild Their Lives
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices

Attorney General O'Connor Responds to Oklahoma Supreme Court's Refusal to Enjoin the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act
 

NAAG

41 State Attorneys General Write CFPB in Support of Debt Bondage Repair Act
 

DOJ

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Shutting Down Fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card Operation
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices
 

Washington, State of

AG Ferguson shuts down Global Grid’s illegal robocalls, deceptive marketing
 

Oregon

Attorney General Rosenblum Warns Against Price Gouging of Baby Formula

 

May 11, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Response to Oxford School Board
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Implement Measures to Help Human Trafficking Survivors Rebuild Credit

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Recognizes First Anniversary of Thin Line Tribute Initiative
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge Files Suit Against Drug Manufacturers and PBMs For Inflating Insulin and Drug Prices
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey, Bipartisan Coalition Express Support For Debt Bondage Repair Act

 

May 10, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Coalition in Support of Current Federal Effort to Revise “Public Charge” Regulations
 

Florida

News Release - ONE PILL CAN KILL: Attorney General Moody Demands President Biden Take Action to Stop the Flow of Deadly Drugs on First-Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge Secures $141 Million for American Consumers Deceived by Intuit’s TurboTax
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Spring Drug Take Back Collection Yields 59,840 Pounds of Unwanted Medications to Fight Opioid Epidemic
 

Washington, State of

Attorney General’s Office completes project to collect lawfully owed DNA from registered sex offenders
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Urges FTC to Examine Deceptive Claims by For-Profit Colleges Relating to Student Earning Potential

 

May 9, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel: State Must Increase Oversight to Ensure Humane Animal Treatment in Medical Research

Claims Period in Historic Flint Water Settlement Extended
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Leads Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Rule That Race-Based Admissions are Unconstitutional
 

NAAG

NAAG Announces Formation of Center on Cyber and Technology
 

DOJ

Third Defendant in ‘Grandparent Scam’ Network Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

Vanessa Roberts Avery Sworn in as United States Attorney
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden Asylum Rule
 

Louisiana

Case Dismissed: AG Landry Wins Fight For Health And Safety Of Women And Babies
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Issues Statement on Dismissal of Murder Charge Against Adora Perez for Loss of Pregnancy
 

Mississippi

Governor Reeves and Attorney General Fitch: Statement on Filing of Lawsuit for Recovery of Misspent TANF Funds 050922

40 State Attorneys General Write CFPB in Support of Debt Bondage Repair Act 050922

 

May 7, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Statement Reaffirming Commitment to Abortion Rights

 

May 6, 2022

Texas

Texas AG Opens Probe Into State Bar's Immigration Funding
 

Rhode Island

Attorney General files lead enforcement lawsuits against Pawtucket and Woonsocket landlords
 

Georgia

Carr Recognizes Older Americans Month
 

NAAG

The Anticorruption Manual: Section VI: Civil & Administrative Enforcement, Asset Forfeiture, & Collateral Consequences of Corruption
 

DOJ

United States Settles Suit Against VoIP Service Providers for Facilitating Millions of Illegal Telemarketing Calls about COVID-19
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Opposes Biden’s Ministry of Truth
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against HHS Secretary Becerra
 

Idaho

Wasden Announces Nearly $4 Million in Student Debt Relief in Settlement with Loan Servicer Navient
 

Utah

Alert: Scammers Posing as ICAC Officers Calling Utah Residents

 

May 5, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Calls for Full Cancelation of Federal Student Loan Debt
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day

WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Joins MS Doctor in Challenging New Federal Rules for Anti-Racism Plans in Medical Practices 
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Moody Using World Password Day to Focus on Online Safety

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Secures More Than $680 Million from Walgreens, Concluding State’s Historic $3 Billion Opioid Litigation

News Release - Attorney General Moody Urges Biden Administration to Stop Attack on the First Amendment
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Leads Multistate Letter Urging Biden Administration To Stop Their Attack On The First Amendment
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor Joins Multistate Letter Urging Biden Administration to Stop Its Attack on the First Amendment
 

NAAG

Press Invited to Attend Portion of Consumer Protection Conference
 

Maine

Attorney General Aaron Frey Secures Over $700k for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

Statement from Attorney General Frey on Threat to Landmark Abortion Ruling
 

DOJ

Kohl’s and Walmart Agree to Pay $5.5 Million in Combined Penalties for Alleged Deceptive Violations of the Textile Act and Rules and FTC Act Around the Use of Bamboo
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Leads Multistate Coalition Supporting Alabama’s Law Protecting Children from Dangerous Experimental Puberty Blockers
 

Missouri

Missouri, Louisiana AGs File Suit Against President Biden, Top Admin Officials for Allegedly Colluding with Social Media Giants to Censor and Suppress Free Speech
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Other AGs to Call for Disbanding New DHS Disinformation Board
 

Louisiana

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Great Time To Get Ready For Storms, Says Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana, Missouri Attorneys General File Suit Against Biden, Top Admin Officials For Allegedly Colluding With Social Media Giants To Censor And Suppress Free Speech

 

May 4, 2022

Nevada

AG Ford Secures over $1.5 Million for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Secures over $1 Million for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Secures $3.5M for Michigan Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Secures More Than $140 Million for Floridians and Taxpayers Nationwide

News Release - AG Moody Lauds Ruling Advancing the State’s Immigration Case Against Biden’s Unlawful Catch and Release Policy
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson secures over $2 million for consumers deceived by TurboTax
 

Virginia

Attorney General Jason Miyares Announces $3.5 Million Secured For Virginia Consumers Deceived By Turbo Tax
 

DOJ

Battery Manufacturer Ordered to Pay Civil Penalties for Alleged Violations of “Made in USA” Labeling Rule and Federal Trade Commission Act
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Holds Intuit Accountable For Misleading Taxpayers, Secures $141 Million Settlement
 

Idaho

Wasden Secures More than $800k for Idahoans Deceived by TurboTax
 

Rhode Island

Attorney General Neronha applauds RI Supreme Court decision to uphold constitutionality of Reproductive Privacy Act
 

Delaware

Attorney General Jennings Announces $141 Million TurboTax Settlement
 

Missouri

Attorney General Schmitt Secures $2.5 Million for Missouri Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Hawaii

NEWS RELEASE: OCP Secures $450,000 for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Secures More Than $700K for Consumers Deceived By TurboTax

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Louisiana

$1.7 Million Secured By Attorney General Jeff Landry For Louisiana Consumers Deceived By TurboTax
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Secures $1.2 Million for Connecticut Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

 

May 3, 2022

North Dakota

Consumer Fraud Complaint Filed Against Glasser Images and Jack Glasser
 

Missouri

Attorney General Eric Schmitt Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion in Dobbs
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Issues Statement Regarding SCOTUS Draft Ruling Leak

 

May 2, 2022

Indiana

Consumer Alert: Products Recalled in April
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Supports Benefits for Public Safety Officers, Families Affected by Work-related PTSD
 

DOJ

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at Justice John Paul Stevens Bar Memorial
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Urges Scrutiny of Eversource Smart Meter Plan
 

Puerto Rico

Justice promotes initiatives to prevent child abuse
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Leads National Group Working to End Human Trafficking
 

Guam

AG Camacho Calls on Congress to Pass Bill Providing First Responders with Additional Benefits
 

Overview

State attorneys general play an increasingly important and powerful role in establishing and enforcing standards impacting broad swaths of business, consumer protection, and the public health, safety and welfare across the country.  State attorneys general have sweeping powers to protect the public they serve and to launch investigations and litigation on behalf of states, consumers, and their citizens, alone or in multi-state actions involving numerous states and territories across the country.
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.

Consumer Protection

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:
 
Public Sector

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:
 

Experience

Corporate Defense
 
  • Representing a generic pharmaceutical company in the multidistrict antitrust litigation, In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation.  This MDL includes actions brought by private class action plaintiffs and state Attorneys General, including Illinois.

  • Representing energy company in investigation by California District Attorneys related to sales and marketing practices.  Investigation ongoing.

  • Representing national retailer in inquiry from the Florida Attorney General related to sales and marketing practices.  Inquiry ongoing.

  • Represented a Fortune 50 computer and technology company in litigation initiated by the Attorney General of the State of New York (Andrew Cuomo) alleging that the company violated Sections 349 and 350 of NY’s General Business Law and Section 63(12) of NY’s Executive Law in connection with the company’s financing promotions, service contract and warranty offers, and rebate fulfillment.  Negotiated a settlement providing for injunctive relief and restitution on terms that were previously agreed to with the remaining 49 state attorneys general.

  • Represented Fortune 50 computer and technology company and its financial services arm in obtaining settlement with attorneys general of 49 states, resolving allegations related to clients’ financing promotions, service contract and warranty offers, and rebate fulfillment.  Case settled by payment of $4,075,000 for consumer redress, costs, penalties and disgorgement (averaging less than $85,000 per state) and implementation of injunctive relief.

  • Represented a Fortune 100 telecommunications company in a lawsuit brought by the Minnesota Attorney General in Minnesota state court asserting claims under Minnesota’s consumer fraud act and deceptive trade practices act.

  • On behalf of a large Internet company, settled allegations regarding violations of state Uniform and Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims related to cancellation, reactivation, telephone billing and disclosure of terms of service with 48 state attorneys general, with the Texas Attorney General’s office acting as the lead for the multistate group throughout the investigation and settlement.  Also settled similar allegations with the Attorneys General of Florida and New York.

  • Represented a major discount retail company with respect to an inquiry from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs into the company’s handling of a merchandising promotion.  Following our explanation of the advertising practices leading up to and following the launch of the campaign, the NYC DCA abandoned the investigation.

  • Represented a national marketer of satellite television services in litigation filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the FTC and the states of North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio and California seeking civil penalties for violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule by allegedly calling telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

  • Represented a technology company in a multistate investigation concerning alleged unauthorized charges and third-party liability responsibility for same.  Multistate led by Texas, Florida and Vermont (but which included all states).  Simultaneous investigations by two federal agencies.  Obtained favorable global settlement for the client.

  • Advised and defended client in an investigation started by Texas and California Attorneys General in pricing of drugs sold under the Medicaid program.

  • Defended a manufacturer of pesticides in the first effort by the FTC and eight states to obtain a preliminary injunction in a substantiation case.

  • Provided advice concerning AG investigation regarding trash bag advertising claims being possibly inconsistent with the Revised Green Guides.

  • Provided compliance advice in connection with FTC and state Attorney General Order to a manufacturer of immune support dietary supplements.

  • Represented a national marketer of discount buying clubs in litigation brought by the FTC and 47 state attorneys general.

  • Represented a solar company in an investigation by New York Attorney General regarding affiliate marketing questions.  Obtained informal closing of investigation.

  • Represented client in connection with CID from the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Alaska.

  • Represented international footwear maker in investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office into labor practices at their retail stores.

  • Represented lead generator company in investigation by North Dakota Attorney General Office concerning calling and related marketing practices.  Obtained informal closing of investigation.

  • Represented leading academic research company in separate privacy investigations by the FTC and 42 state attorneys general, and negotiated FTC consent order and state Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.

  • Settled allegations brought by the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey regarding unfair and deceptive practices related to prepaid telephone companies.  Settled a similar case with the state of Florida.

  • Represented a major discount retail company with respect to an inquiry from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs into the company’s handling of a merchandising promotion.  Following our explanation of the advertising practices leading up to and following the launch of the campaign, the NYC DCA abandoned the investigation.

  • Represented a major satellite communications provider in a case brought in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois by the Federal Trade Commission, Illinois and several other state attorneys general, alleging violations of the Telecommunications Sales Rule and the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act.

  • Provided advice concerning Attorney General investigation regarding trash bag advertising claims being possibly inconsistent with the FTC’s Revised Green Guides.

  • Provided advice regarding Illinois Attorney General Investigation of renewable energy claims and compliance with FTC’s Green Guides.

  • Defended a manufacturer of pesticides in the first effort by the FTC and eight states to obtain a preliminary injunction in a substantiation case.

  • Represented communications company in investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection concerning billing disclosure practices.  Obtained favorable settlement.

  • Represented company providing home services in investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General concerning billing and contract practices.  Obtained favorable settlement.

  • Represented national retailer in investigation regarding price promotion advertising.  Obtained settlement.

  • Represented second largest global money transfer business in 43-state investigation into compliance with consumer anti-fraud program.  Case settled.

Public Sector
 
  • Representing the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office in the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, including leading Jindal Administration efforts to identify and quantify billions of dollars in economic and natural resource damages to the State of Louisiana, all of which were ultimately recovered as part of a $20 billion global settlement, the largest environmental and natural resource damages recovery in history.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of New Jersey representing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in a series of lawsuits related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other contamination at and from four separate industrial facilities owned and operated by DuPont and Chemours across New Jersey.

  • Serving as lead counsel for the State of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, recovering over $355 million in damages, including $67.5 million in restoration projects, and up to $400 million more in remediation costs for the state.  The Passaic River recovery is the largest settlement of its kind in the history of New Jersey.

  • Representing the State of Alaska against the United States in a matter related to the federal government’s failure to clean up hundreds of contaminated sites that the Department of the Interior transferred to Alaska Native Corporations under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

  • Representing the State of Montana in asserting natural resource damages and remediation claims against W.R. Grace & Co. for asbestos contamination from the Libby Mine in Libby, Montana as the final claim in the W.R. Grace & Co. bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of Guam in bringing an action against the United States to require that the U.S. pay its fair share of remediation costs arising from decades of military operations on Guam.  On May 24, 2021, Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a unanimous decision for the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Territory of Guam v The United States, brought on behalf of Guam by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  The Court found in favor of Guam, reversing a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision and remanding the case to the district court for further proceedings.

  • Serving as counsel to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia related to the investigation, remediation, and restoration of the Anacostia River following decades of contamination from military installations and industrial users.

  • Serving as Special Counsel to the State of New Mexico and New Mexico Environment Department in seeking remediation, costs, and economic damages arising from the Gold King Mine blowout and decades of mining waste contamination of the Animas and San Juan Rivers, including an original action in the United States Supreme Court.  This case is set for trial in the fall of 2022.

  • Representing the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in seeking remediation costs and natural resource damages arising from island-wide methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination in both multi-district litigation and trial sites in the District of Puerto Rico, recovering tens of millions of dollars to date.

  • Representing the Port of Houston Authority in asserting environmental cost recovery and natural resource damages claims against the former owners and operators of a pesticides plant that dumped DDT and various other pesticides and chemicals into the Houston Ship Channel for decades.  Following three years of incredibly complex litigation, the defendants settled with the Port by paying for all of its costs and damages and dredging and disposing of all of the DDT-impacted sediments at issue, in all valued at over $100 million.

  • Representing the Port of Texas City in Oil Pollution Act and common law claims against various oil companies and refineries that had operated pipelines to the Port's docks for almost a century.  As a result of negligent (or no) pipeline maintenance, the lines had leaked a wide variety of petroleum products under the surface of the Port’s property, ultimately leaching vast quantities into Galveston Bay.  Through a series of six confidential settlement agreements with all defendants, we recovered for the Port an eight-figure recovery, sufficient to pay all of the Port’s costs and damages, all funds necessary for a complete remedy, including a new retaining wall and dock facility, to serve as a physical barrier to further hydrocarbon migration and protect the Bay, and to fund an environmental trust for any future issues.

  • Representing the State of Ohio and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in litigation against DuPont and Chemours for decades-long discharges of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from the Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia into Ohio, and seeking to recover all past and future costs to investigate, remediate, and restore lands and waters of Ohio contaminated by PFOA, as well as damages and equitable relief.

  • Representing the State of North Carolina in bringing claims against DuPont and Chemours for PFAS contamination from their Fayetteville, North Carolina plant across a broad swath of the Cape Fear River and coastal North Carolina.

  • Representing multiple states and sovereigns-currently including the State of New Jersey, the State of New Hampshire, the State of North Carolina, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the Government of Guam-in asserting claims against the product and component manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) that contained PFAS.  PFAS has contaminated vast quantities of drinking water and natural resources as a result of the use of AFFF.

  • Representing the State of New Jersey in an action against the United States to compel its compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and comply with drinking water standards established by New Jersey for PFAS contamination in and around federal facilities in New Jersey.

  • Representing dozens of water districts and local governments, including large water providers and systems such as Orange County and Miami-Dade, in asserting claims against the product and component manufacturers of AFFF and PFAS.

  • Serving on the Plaintiffs Executive Committee and chairing the State Sovereign Committee in In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2:18-mn-2873-RMG, pending in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

  • Representing the San Diego Unified Port District in litigation against Monsanto seeking costs, injunctive relief and damages for navigational impacts and injuries to the natural resources of the San Diego Bay arising from bay-wide PCB contamination.

AG Map and News

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May 17, 2022

Virgin Islands

AG George recognizes local Police Officers & honors fallen officers during National Police Week, May 15-21

 

May 16, 2022

Florida

News Release - AG Moody Honors Troopers With Thin Line Tribute for Stepping Up Efforts to Stop Crimes From Biden’s Border Crisis Surge

DOJ

Justice Department Files Complaint and Proposed Consent Decree to Ensure Safety of Abbott Laboratories’ Infant Formula

Rhode Island

Attorney General Neronha announces multistate effort to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care in Rhode Island

Arkansas

Chiropractic Clinics and Owners to Pay $321,000 For Dumping Hundreds of Patient Files in a Park

Utah

Defending Affordable Drug Prices: AG Reyes Joins Nationwide Coalition

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Warns Consumers of Social Media Grant Scam

Louisiana

Defending Affordable Drug Prices, Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Bipartisan, Nationwide Coalition

North Carolina

Attorney General Josh Stein Wins Permanent Ban Against Triangle-Area Boat Repair Company

Washington, State of

Attorney General Ferguson seeks protection for out-of-state abortion providers

New Hampshire

Attorney General John Formella Announces Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient Resulting in $3,590,988.96 in Debt Cancellation for Qualified New Hampshire Student Loan Borrowers | News Release

 

May 13, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Hosts Human Trafficking Roundtable to Raise Awareness

AG Nessel, Citizens Utility Board Applaud MPSC’s Call for Clean Energy Comments
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Releases DHS Document Showing President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas Know Drug Cartels are Controlling Illegal Migration and Profiting from the Chaos at the Southwest Border
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Urges United States Attorney General Garland To Enforce The Law And Protect Supreme Court Justices
 

Maine

Attorney General Warns Mainers About $850 Relief Check Identity Theft Scam
 

Puerto Rico

U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow Recognizes Police Week
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Files Motion to Stop Headstone Company as Case Against Them Continues
 

Idaho

Idaho to Receive Nearly $120 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis
 

North Dakota

Announcement Must Include Specific Legal Authority For Executive Session
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Biden Administration for Reinstating California-Specific Exemption in Clean Air Act
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Division of Law Enforcement Services Administrator Steven Wagner
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Lawsuit Challenging EPA California Exemption
 

Louisiana

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Governor’s Church Edict Unconstitutional

 

May 12, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices
 

Virginia

 Attorney General Miyares Urges Federal Agency To Help Human Trafficking Victims Rebuild Their Lives
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices

Attorney General O'Connor Responds to Oklahoma Supreme Court's Refusal to Enjoin the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act
 

NAAG

41 State Attorneys General Write CFPB in Support of Debt Bondage Repair Act
 

DOJ

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Shutting Down Fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card Operation
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Calls on U.S. Attorney General Garland to Enforce Federal Law Prohibiting Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices
 

Washington, State of

AG Ferguson shuts down Global Grid’s illegal robocalls, deceptive marketing
 

Oregon

Attorney General Rosenblum Warns Against Price Gouging of Baby Formula

 

May 11, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Response to Oxford School Board
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Implement Measures to Help Human Trafficking Survivors Rebuild Credit

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Recognizes First Anniversary of Thin Line Tribute Initiative
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge Files Suit Against Drug Manufacturers and PBMs For Inflating Insulin and Drug Prices
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey, Bipartisan Coalition Express Support For Debt Bondage Repair Act

 

May 10, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Coalition in Support of Current Federal Effort to Revise “Public Charge” Regulations
 

Florida

News Release - ONE PILL CAN KILL: Attorney General Moody Demands President Biden Take Action to Stop the Flow of Deadly Drugs on First-Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge Secures $141 Million for American Consumers Deceived by Intuit’s TurboTax
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Spring Drug Take Back Collection Yields 59,840 Pounds of Unwanted Medications to Fight Opioid Epidemic
 

Washington, State of

Attorney General’s Office completes project to collect lawfully owed DNA from registered sex offenders
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Urges FTC to Examine Deceptive Claims by For-Profit Colleges Relating to Student Earning Potential

 

May 9, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel: State Must Increase Oversight to Ensure Humane Animal Treatment in Medical Research

Claims Period in Historic Flint Water Settlement Extended
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Leads Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Rule That Race-Based Admissions are Unconstitutional
 

NAAG

NAAG Announces Formation of Center on Cyber and Technology
 

DOJ

Third Defendant in ‘Grandparent Scam’ Network Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

Vanessa Roberts Avery Sworn in as United States Attorney
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden Asylum Rule
 

Louisiana

Case Dismissed: AG Landry Wins Fight For Health And Safety Of Women And Babies
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Issues Statement on Dismissal of Murder Charge Against Adora Perez for Loss of Pregnancy
 

Mississippi

Governor Reeves and Attorney General Fitch: Statement on Filing of Lawsuit for Recovery of Misspent TANF Funds 050922

40 State Attorneys General Write CFPB in Support of Debt Bondage Repair Act 050922

 

May 7, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Statement Reaffirming Commitment to Abortion Rights

 

May 6, 2022

Texas

Texas AG Opens Probe Into State Bar's Immigration Funding
 

Rhode Island

Attorney General files lead enforcement lawsuits against Pawtucket and Woonsocket landlords
 

Georgia

Carr Recognizes Older Americans Month
 

NAAG

The Anticorruption Manual: Section VI: Civil & Administrative Enforcement, Asset Forfeiture, & Collateral Consequences of Corruption
 

DOJ

United States Settles Suit Against VoIP Service Providers for Facilitating Millions of Illegal Telemarketing Calls about COVID-19
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Opposes Biden’s Ministry of Truth
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against HHS Secretary Becerra
 

Idaho

Wasden Announces Nearly $4 Million in Student Debt Relief in Settlement with Loan Servicer Navient
 

Utah

Alert: Scammers Posing as ICAC Officers Calling Utah Residents

 

May 5, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Calls for Full Cancelation of Federal Student Loan Debt
 

Wisconsin

AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day

WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Joins MS Doctor in Challenging New Federal Rules for Anti-Racism Plans in Medical Practices 
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Moody Using World Password Day to Focus on Online Safety

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Secures More Than $680 Million from Walgreens, Concluding State’s Historic $3 Billion Opioid Litigation

News Release - Attorney General Moody Urges Biden Administration to Stop Attack on the First Amendment
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Leads Multistate Letter Urging Biden Administration To Stop Their Attack On The First Amendment
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor Joins Multistate Letter Urging Biden Administration to Stop Its Attack on the First Amendment
 

NAAG

Press Invited to Attend Portion of Consumer Protection Conference
 

Maine

Attorney General Aaron Frey Secures Over $700k for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

Statement from Attorney General Frey on Threat to Landmark Abortion Ruling
 

DOJ

Kohl’s and Walmart Agree to Pay $5.5 Million in Combined Penalties for Alleged Deceptive Violations of the Textile Act and Rules and FTC Act Around the Use of Bamboo
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Leads Multistate Coalition Supporting Alabama’s Law Protecting Children from Dangerous Experimental Puberty Blockers
 

Missouri

Missouri, Louisiana AGs File Suit Against President Biden, Top Admin Officials for Allegedly Colluding with Social Media Giants to Censor and Suppress Free Speech
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins Other AGs to Call for Disbanding New DHS Disinformation Board
 

Louisiana

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Great Time To Get Ready For Storms, Says Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana, Missouri Attorneys General File Suit Against Biden, Top Admin Officials For Allegedly Colluding With Social Media Giants To Censor And Suppress Free Speech

 

May 4, 2022

Nevada

AG Ford Secures over $1.5 Million for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Secures over $1 Million for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Secures $3.5M for Michigan Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Secures More Than $140 Million for Floridians and Taxpayers Nationwide

News Release - AG Moody Lauds Ruling Advancing the State’s Immigration Case Against Biden’s Unlawful Catch and Release Policy
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson secures over $2 million for consumers deceived by TurboTax
 

Virginia

Attorney General Jason Miyares Announces $3.5 Million Secured For Virginia Consumers Deceived By Turbo Tax
 

DOJ

Battery Manufacturer Ordered to Pay Civil Penalties for Alleged Violations of “Made in USA” Labeling Rule and Federal Trade Commission Act
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Holds Intuit Accountable For Misleading Taxpayers, Secures $141 Million Settlement
 

Idaho

Wasden Secures More than $800k for Idahoans Deceived by TurboTax
 

Rhode Island

Attorney General Neronha applauds RI Supreme Court decision to uphold constitutionality of Reproductive Privacy Act
 

Delaware

Attorney General Jennings Announces $141 Million TurboTax Settlement
 

Missouri

Attorney General Schmitt Secures $2.5 Million for Missouri Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

Hawaii

NEWS RELEASE: OCP Secures $450,000 for Consumers Deceived by TurboTax
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Secures More Than $700K for Consumers Deceived By TurboTax

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Louisiana

$1.7 Million Secured By Attorney General Jeff Landry For Louisiana Consumers Deceived By TurboTax
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Secures $1.2 Million for Connecticut Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

 

May 3, 2022

North Dakota

Consumer Fraud Complaint Filed Against Glasser Images and Jack Glasser
 

Missouri

Attorney General Eric Schmitt Statement on Supreme Court Draft Opinion in Dobbs
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Issues Statement Regarding SCOTUS Draft Ruling Leak

 

May 2, 2022

Indiana

Consumer Alert: Products Recalled in April
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Supports Benefits for Public Safety Officers, Families Affected by Work-related PTSD
 

DOJ

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at Justice John Paul Stevens Bar Memorial
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Urges Scrutiny of Eversource Smart Meter Plan
 

Puerto Rico

Justice promotes initiatives to prevent child abuse
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Leads National Group Working to End Human Trafficking
 

Guam

AG Camacho Calls on Congress to Pass Bill Providing First Responders with Additional Benefits
 
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Bill Jackson is co-chair of the firm’s national Environmental Law practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Bill has one of the most sophisticated and success...
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Paul Singer, former Texas Associate Deputy Attorney General, focuses his practice on state-level regulatory enforcement actions and State Attorneys General investigations, advertising and marketing...
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Aaron Burstein serves clients with a strong technical background and a passion for solving complex privacy, data security, and consumer protection law problems.  He provides legal advice on pr...
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Kenneth Corley is managing partner of the firm’s Houston office.  His practice is focused on litigation and trial advocacy, with an emphasis on environmental and business disputes in sta...
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John Gilmour co-chairs the Environmental Litigation section.  His practice encompasses significant commercial, tort and environmental matters from coast to coast, including some of the largest...
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Alysa Hutnik chairs the firm’s Privacy and Information Security practice and delivers comprehensive expertise in all areas of privacy, data security and advertising law.  Her experience ...
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Bill MacLeod chairs the firm’s Antitrust and Competition and co-chairs the Consumer Financial Protection practice groups.  A past chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Assoc...
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Donnelly McDowell’s practice focuses on all aspects of advertising and consumer protection law with specialized concentrations in consumer finance, food and drug law, and direct sales and net...
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Will Petit represents clients in the litigation and trial of environmental, commercial and general civil matters.  He also provides practical, cost-effective legal advice on general business a...
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Dana Rosenfeld serves as managing partner of Kelley Drye, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and past chair of the firm’s Privacy and Information Security practice. ...
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Paul Rosenthal’s practice is focused on defending public and private companies in complex commercial litigation matters including consumer-oriented marketing, advertising, labeling, and priva...
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Christie Grymes Thompson chairs the firm’s Advertising and Marketing and Consumer Product Safety practice groups.  She focuses her practice on consumer protection matters, including adve...
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Laura Riposo VanDruff focuses her practice on consumer privacy and data security, including compliance with federal and state laws throughout the U.S. and investigations by the Federal Trade Commis...
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A member of the firm’s Executive Committee, John Villafranco provides litigation and counseling services, with a focus on advertising law matters and consumer protection. John is highly respe...
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Kristi Wolff is chair of the firm’s Food and Drug Law and Cannabis Law practices.  Kristi focuses her practice on food, drugs, dietary supplements, medical devices, personal care and con...
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Jessica Rich, former director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), focuses her practice on consumer privacy, advertising, and other consumer protection...
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Melissa Byroade represents domestic and international clients in litigation and international arbitration, with a focus on environmental litigation. A substantial portion of Melissa’s pr...
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Laura Carlock’s practice focuses on environmental litigation.  Laura’s experience also includes appellate and motions practice in complex commercial litigation. Prior to joini...
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Robert Cunningham focuses his practice on data privacy and information security, advertising technology, and other consumer protection law matters.  He advises clients on privacy- and security...
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Glenn Graham focuses on all aspects of civil litigation.  His experience includes consumer class action defense, commercial litigation and contract disputes, and law enforcement investigations...
Special Counsel
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Lana Rowenko’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, as well as commercial litigation.  Lana’s environmental practice includes representing states and sovereigns in complex...
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Nancy Yanochik has experience in environmental matters, tort and commercial litigation.  She has represented a broad range of clients including large petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and transpo...
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Jennifer Barks focuses her practice on environmental, energy, and commercial litigation.  Jennifer performs varied civil pre-trial tasks, including document review and collection of evidence d...
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Beth Chun focuses her practice on state-level regulatory enforcement actions and State Attorneys General investigations, advertising and marketing, data privacy, and other consumer protection law m...
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Dave Reap is in the Litigation Practice Group, and specializes in consumer protection, products liability, and environmental matters. A substantial portion of Dave’s practice includes re...
Senior Associate
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Jordan Rodriguez is an environmental litigator with a wide range of experience, adept at handling the massive documentary burdens of big cases as well as the more arcane points of law and procedure...
Senior Associate
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Katie Rogers advises clients on all aspects of advertising, privacy and promoting their brands across a variety of media.  She helps clients ensure that their ads and labeling comply with regu...
Senior Associate
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Lauren Shah practices environmental, energy, and commercial law for a wide variety of clients, across the country.  Lauren is well versed in federal, state, and local environmental laws. Laure...
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Chris Halbohn focuses on environmental and natural resource litigation, specifically the representation of states, port authorities, and energy-sector companies.  Chris also represents clients...
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Katrina Hatahet is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Katrina worked at the Georgetown University’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic where she draf...
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Bret Sparks practices in the areas of government relations and public policy, litigation, environmental law, and animal and natural resources law.  His practice involves a multi-disciplinary a...