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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September 27, 2022

Rhode Island

Three contractors charged with stealing over $64,000 in wages from 14 workers stemming from school construction work
 

Utah

Fighting for American Energy and State Sovereignty, AGs Oppose “Permitting-Reform” Bill
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Conditionally Approves Sale of California Nevada Methodist Homes to Pacifica Companies LLC

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Groundbreaking Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion

 

September 26, 2022

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson brings action against another crypto interest account provider
 

The White House

Readout of the Third Meeting of the White House Competition Council

 

September 24, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Expands Price Gouging Hotline Statewide as Tropical Storm Ian Intensifies

 

September 23, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Activates Price Gouging Hotline as Tropical Depression Nine Approaches Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Continues Thin Line Tribute at Hialeah Police Department
 

DOJ

Statement from Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter on the District Court’s Decision in U.S. v. U.S. Sugar and Imperial Sugar
 

Arizona

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Successfully Defends Life in Pima County

 

September 22, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Files Brief in Support of Traverse City FishPass
 

Florida

News Release - NEW VIDEO: AG Moody’s Attorneys Depose Top ICE Official Who Admits Under Oath that Biden is Intentionally Detaining and Deporting Historically Low Numbers of Inadmissible Immigrants
 

Guam

AG Camacho: Guam now has $1.2M for Drug Prevention, Addiction, and Treatment
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Responds to Press Conference Regarding Court Proceedings Involving Glossip
 

Puerto Rico

U.S. Attorney Urges the Public to Report Suspected Hurricane Fiona Relief Fraud and Cautions Those Who Would Seek to Illegally Profit from this Disaster
 

Kentucky

Attorney General Cameron Urges President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Virginia

Attorney General Jason Miyares and Hall of Fame Coach Frank Beamer Announce Virginia Child ID Program
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Testifies at Maryland Cybersecurity Council on California’s Groundbreaking Effort to Protect Digital Information on Abortion

 

September 21, 2022

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Announces 2023 Safe Oklahoma Grant Recipients

Attorney General O’Connor, Oklahoma Press Association to Host Open Records Seminars Across the State
 

Arkansas

Rutledge to Keynote 2022 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

Rutledge Discourages Banks and Credit Card Companies from Tracking Firearm Purchases
 

Kentucky

Statement from Attorney General Cameron on U.S. District Court’s Ruling in Vaccine Mandate Case for Federal Head Start Programs

Attorney General Cameron Urges Banks, Credit Card Companies Not to Track, Monitor Firearm and Ammunition Purchases
 

New Hampshire

Shanna M. Pinet arrested for Unlicensed Practice of Naturopathy and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act
 

District of Columbia

AG Racine Sues Tax Preparation Company for Cheating Thousands of DC Consumers With Misleading Cash Advance Promotion

 

September 20, 2022

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Leads Call to FCC to Expand Anti-Robocall Protections
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson joins state coalition against banks, credit card companies tracking and monitoring firearm purchases
 

Nevada

Attorney General Ford Applauds Recent Filing Meant to End the Failed Yucca Mountain Repository for Good
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Joins State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking and Monitoring Firearm Purchases
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Joins 24-State Coalition Challenging Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking Exercise of Second Amendment Rights 092022
 

Utah

AG Reyes Joins State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking/Monitoring Firearm Purchases
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Slams Credit Card Companies for Violation of Second Amendment Rights
 

Massachusetts

Press Release AG Healey Secures $12 Million in Relief From Debt Collection Company and Subsidiaries Over Unlawful Practices
 

DOJ

Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Marshall Miller Delivers Live Keynote Address at Global Investigations Review

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Antitrust Division Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
 

Montana

Attorney General Knudsen leads coalition against banks, credit card companies tracking and monitoring firearm purchases
 

Minnesota

VIDEO - At Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing, Assistant Attorney General Kanter Reiterates Department of Justice Support for Klobuchar’s Bipartisan Tech Competition Legislation
 

Puerto Rico

Department of Justice reports on the processing of cases during the emergency caused by Hurricane Fiona

 

September 19, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Adopt Anti-Robocall Protections
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson calls on FCC to require more voice service providers to put in place anti-robocall protections
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Put In Place Anti-Robocall Protections

Attorney General Miyares Fights Religious Viewpoint Discrimination
 

NAAG

51 Attorney Generals Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Put in Place Anti-Robocall Protections
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Secures Court Order for $1.7 Million for Consumers Harmed by Car Repair Coverage Company
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch leads 10-AG Coalition and over 11,000 Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Utah

Attorney General Reyes Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to put in Place Anti-Robocall Protections
 

Massachusetts

Press Release AG Healey Sues Haverhill Car Dealership for Pricing Discrimination
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Urges FTC to Strengthen Car Rules to Prevent Consumer Harm, Misrepresentations

 

September 17, 2022

Rhode Island

Attorney General advocates to limit impact of winter electric rate increases for Rhode Islanders with state regulator

 

September 16, 2022

DOJ

Solving the Global Problem of Platform Monopolizations
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Summit
 

Texas

Pax­ton Takes Action to Stop Woke Courts From Destroy­ing Women’s Sports
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Fights to Protect Airline Customers

 

September 15, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Leads Bipartisan Effort Calling on President Biden to Declare Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Urges President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Joins Multistate Effort Urging President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

DOJ

Justice Department Sues to Block ASSA ABLOY’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement Division

 

September 14, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Saves Money for Consumers Energy’s Natural Gas Customers
 

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Convenes Roundtable Discussion on Combatting Hate Speech and Violence

Attorney General Raoul Urges FTC to Strengthen Rules to Prevent Consumer Harm, Misrepresentations in Car Sales
 

North Carolina

Attorney General Stein’s September Column: Explaining the Recent Changes to Student Loan Debt
 

California

Attorney General Bonta and Assemblymember Maienschein’s Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Car Buyers Signed into Law
 

DOJ

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the UNC School of Law
 

Florida

VIDEO: AG Moody Enlists the Help of Former DEA Administrator, Former White House Drug Czar and Florida Law Enforcement Leaders to Prevent Mass Casualties from Fentanyl
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Files Comments Against Biden Administration’s Attack on Title IX and Parental Rights

 

September 13, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Proposal Aimed at Strengthening Protections Against Sexual Harassment in Schools

AG Nessel’s Conviction Integrity Unit Receives Federal Grant for DNA Testing
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson joins coalition against Biden administration’s Title IX attack on parental rights and women’s sports
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Opposes U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Regulations Redefining “Sex”
 

DOJ

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hold Annual Trilateral Meeting with Enforcers from Mexico and Canada

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Meets with National Farmers Union

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Delivers Keynote Speech at Georgetown Antitrust Law Symposium
 

Utah

Utah Attorney General Joins Coalition Against DOE’s Title IX Attack on Parental Rights and Women’s Sports
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Sues Northwest Arkansas Pool Construction Company
 

Florida

VIDEO: AG Moody’s Attorneys Question Border Patrol Chief About Emergency Plans to Immediately Release Waves of Illegal Immigrants into US
 

Montana

Attorney General Knudsen leads coalition against Biden administration’s Title IX attack on parental rights and women’s sports

 

September 12, 2022

Michigan

Flint Prosecution Pursue Case with Warrants
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Thanks Florida's More Than 6,400 Highway Heroes During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
 

Puerto Rico

Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

September 9, 2022

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Encourages Preparedness Ahead of Hurricane Season’s Peak
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Announces New Election Integrity Unit
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Statement on Challenge to Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban & More Latest News Here
 

North Carolina

Consumer Alert: Missed Court Date Scams Target Mecklenburg County Residents
 

District of Columbia

CONSUMER ALERT: D.C. Office of the Attorney General Warns Consumers about Misinformation from Loan Servicers About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

 

September 8, 2022

Michigan

Attorney General Nessel Issues Statement on MSC Sending Proposals to Ballot
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody and Truckers Against Trafficking Train Bus Drivers and Casino Workers to Spot and Report Human Trafficking
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Secures Settlement with Online Ticket Resellers, Full Refunds for Eligible Pennsylvanians
 

Texas

CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware Scam­mers Using Attor­ney Gen­er­al Paxton’s Name and Sig­na­ture to Steal Per­son­al Information

 

September 7, 2022

Nevada

Nevada Attorney General’s Office Partners with United States Secret Service for 2022 Law Enforcement Summit
 

Michigan

Attorney General Nessel Files Brief in Support of Abortion Access on the Ballot

AG Nessel Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections

AG Nessel Issues Statement on Ruling from Court of Claims on Abortion Access
 

North Dakota

Press Conference: Attorney General to Discuss Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Petition Fraud
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge and Bipartisan Coalition Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs

 

September 6, 2022

Indiana

Attorney General Todd Rokita protects elderly Hoosiers from improper medical care
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Coalition of 17 Attorneys General Opposing Florida's Defense of Discriminatory Voting Law

AG Nessel Files Application Before Michigan Supreme Court in Continued Fight to Lower Drug Costs
 

Utah

Utah, 34 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Encourages Floridians to Be Ready for Potential Hurricane Strikes During National Preparedness Month
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Announces $438.5 Million Agreement With JUUL
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor, 34 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Maine

Maine Attorney General, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs

Office of the Attorney General Successfully Defends Internet Privacy Law
 

Idaho

Idaho Part of $438.5 Million Agreement with Juul Labs
 

Delaware

AG Jennings Announces $438.5 Million Multistate Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

North Dakota

Attorney General Drew Wrigley Reaches Settlement Agreement With Juul Labs
 

Missouri

Court Orders Federal Government to Produce Records from Top
 

Kentucky

Attorney General Cameron Announces $438.5 Million Agreement with Juul Labs
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Leads $438.5 Million Multistate Agreement With JUUL Labs

 

September 2, 2022

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Sues Construction Company Over Complex Scheme to Avoid Paying Fair Wages and Taxes
 

Indiana

Consumer Alert: Products Recalled in August

Attorney General Todd Rokita secures $15 million settlement with Frontier Communications
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Multistate Coalition Opposing Texas’ Attempt to Exclude Abortion from Emergency Healthcare
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Issues Statement on Virginia Supreme Court Ruling on Loudoun Case

 

September 1, 2022

Arkansas

Rutledge Hosts 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Conference
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ Supports Federal Rule to Help Stop the Flow of Ghost Guns and Protect Communities
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins 9 AGs and More Than 11K Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Louisiana

Fighting For Truth: Louisiana AG Asks Court To Compel DOJ To Produce Communications Between Biden Officials And Big Tech
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Joins Bipartisan Joint Letter With 37 States Urging Congress to Authorize States to Protect Airline Consumers
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch leads 10-AG Coalition and over 11,000 Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Missouri

Missouri and Louisiana Attorneys General Ask Court to Compel Department of Justice to Produce Communications Between Top Officials and Social Media Companies
 

Utah

Office of Attorney General; Utah Solicitor General Signs Women’s Bill of Rights Pledge

 

August 31, 2022

Nevada

Attorney General Ford Announces First Meeting of COSSAP Grant Partners and Subaward Sites to Discuss Project Rollout
 

Florida

News Release - ONE PILL CAN KILL: Attorney General Moody Warns About Illicit Drug Use on International Overdose Awareness Day
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Releases Guidance for Law Enforcement After Newest Abortion Law Takes Effect
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Fights to Protect Airline Travelers Ahead of Busy Holiday Weekend
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Announces Major Victory in Fight to End Opioid Epidemic
 

Louisiana

ESG Practices Conflicting With Louisiana Law, Attorney General Jeff Landry Issues Legal Guidance To State Retirement Systems
 

California

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion Heads to the Governor

Attorney General Bonta Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Urging Congress to Grant State Attorneys General Enforcement Authority Over Airline Industry
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Announces Settlement With Frontier Communications to Expand High-Speed Internet Access, End Hidden Internet Fee, and Protect Consumers From Unacceptable Marketing and Sales Tactics

 

August 30, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody and FTC Take Action to Stop Rental-Listing Platform From Duping Consumers

News Release - VIDEO: Florida AG Moody’s Office Forces U.S. Border Chief to ADMIT Biden’s Policies are Fueling Unprecedented Immigration Crisis
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Joins Coalition of States Supporting Religious Exemptions of Navy SEALs
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Joins Coalition Supporting Religious Liberty of Navy SEALs
 

Utah

AG Coalition Supports Religious Liberty of Navy SEALs
 

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Encourages Colleges and Universities to Include Voter Registration Activities in Work-Study Programs

Attorney General Raoul : U.S. Department of Education Approves Discharge of $1.5 Billion in Student Loan Debt for Former Westwood College Students

Attorney General Raoul Joins Federal Trade Commission, Coalition in Filing Lawsuit Against Roomster Corporation
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Morgantown – Bridgeport as Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week
 

New York

Attorney General James and FTC Sue Online Apartment Finder for Defrauding Renters

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

State AG Map
 

September 27, 2022

Rhode Island

Three contractors charged with stealing over $64,000 in wages from 14 workers stemming from school construction work
 

Utah

Fighting for American Energy and State Sovereignty, AGs Oppose “Permitting-Reform” Bill
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Conditionally Approves Sale of California Nevada Methodist Homes to Pacifica Companies LLC

Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Groundbreaking Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion

 

September 26, 2022

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson brings action against another crypto interest account provider
 

The White House

Readout of the Third Meeting of the White House Competition Council

 

September 24, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Expands Price Gouging Hotline Statewide as Tropical Storm Ian Intensifies

 

September 23, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Activates Price Gouging Hotline as Tropical Depression Nine Approaches Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Continues Thin Line Tribute at Hialeah Police Department
 

DOJ

Statement from Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter on the District Court’s Decision in U.S. v. U.S. Sugar and Imperial Sugar
 

Arizona

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Successfully Defends Life in Pima County

 

September 22, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Files Brief in Support of Traverse City FishPass
 

Florida

News Release - NEW VIDEO: AG Moody’s Attorneys Depose Top ICE Official Who Admits Under Oath that Biden is Intentionally Detaining and Deporting Historically Low Numbers of Inadmissible Immigrants
 

Guam

AG Camacho: Guam now has $1.2M for Drug Prevention, Addiction, and Treatment
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Responds to Press Conference Regarding Court Proceedings Involving Glossip
 

Puerto Rico

U.S. Attorney Urges the Public to Report Suspected Hurricane Fiona Relief Fraud and Cautions Those Who Would Seek to Illegally Profit from this Disaster
 

Kentucky

Attorney General Cameron Urges President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Virginia

Attorney General Jason Miyares and Hall of Fame Coach Frank Beamer Announce Virginia Child ID Program
 

California

Attorney General Bonta Testifies at Maryland Cybersecurity Council on California’s Groundbreaking Effort to Protect Digital Information on Abortion

 

September 21, 2022

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Announces 2023 Safe Oklahoma Grant Recipients

Attorney General O’Connor, Oklahoma Press Association to Host Open Records Seminars Across the State
 

Arkansas

Rutledge to Keynote 2022 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit

Rutledge Discourages Banks and Credit Card Companies from Tracking Firearm Purchases
 

Kentucky

Statement from Attorney General Cameron on U.S. District Court’s Ruling in Vaccine Mandate Case for Federal Head Start Programs

Attorney General Cameron Urges Banks, Credit Card Companies Not to Track, Monitor Firearm and Ammunition Purchases
 

New Hampshire

Shanna M. Pinet arrested for Unlicensed Practice of Naturopathy and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act
 

District of Columbia

AG Racine Sues Tax Preparation Company for Cheating Thousands of DC Consumers With Misleading Cash Advance Promotion

 

September 20, 2022

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Leads Call to FCC to Expand Anti-Robocall Protections
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson joins state coalition against banks, credit card companies tracking and monitoring firearm purchases
 

Nevada

Attorney General Ford Applauds Recent Filing Meant to End the Failed Yucca Mountain Repository for Good
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Joins State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking and Monitoring Firearm Purchases
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch Joins 24-State Coalition Challenging Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking Exercise of Second Amendment Rights 092022
 

Utah

AG Reyes Joins State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking/Monitoring Firearm Purchases
 

Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Slams Credit Card Companies for Violation of Second Amendment Rights
 

Massachusetts

Press Release AG Healey Secures $12 Million in Relief From Debt Collection Company and Subsidiaries Over Unlawful Practices
 

DOJ

Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Marshall Miller Delivers Live Keynote Address at Global Investigations Review

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Antitrust Division Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
 

Montana

Attorney General Knudsen leads coalition against banks, credit card companies tracking and monitoring firearm purchases
 

Minnesota

VIDEO - At Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing, Assistant Attorney General Kanter Reiterates Department of Justice Support for Klobuchar’s Bipartisan Tech Competition Legislation
 

Puerto Rico

Department of Justice reports on the processing of cases during the emergency caused by Hurricane Fiona

 

September 19, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Adopt Anti-Robocall Protections
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson calls on FCC to require more voice service providers to put in place anti-robocall protections
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Put In Place Anti-Robocall Protections

Attorney General Miyares Fights Religious Viewpoint Discrimination
 

NAAG

51 Attorney Generals Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to Put in Place Anti-Robocall Protections
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Secures Court Order for $1.7 Million for Consumers Harmed by Car Repair Coverage Company
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch leads 10-AG Coalition and over 11,000 Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Utah

Attorney General Reyes Calls on FCC to Require More Voice Service Providers to put in Place Anti-Robocall Protections
 

Massachusetts

Press Release AG Healey Sues Haverhill Car Dealership for Pricing Discrimination
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Urges FTC to Strengthen Car Rules to Prevent Consumer Harm, Misrepresentations

 

September 17, 2022

Rhode Island

Attorney General advocates to limit impact of winter electric rate increases for Rhode Islanders with state regulator

 

September 16, 2022

DOJ

Solving the Global Problem of Platform Monopolizations
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Summit
 

Texas

Pax­ton Takes Action to Stop Woke Courts From Destroy­ing Women’s Sports
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Fights to Protect Airline Customers

 

September 15, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Leads Bipartisan Effort Calling on President Biden to Declare Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Urges President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Joins Multistate Effort Urging President Biden to Classify Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction
 

DOJ

Justice Department Sues to Block ASSA ABLOY’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement Division

 

September 14, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Saves Money for Consumers Energy’s Natural Gas Customers
 

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Convenes Roundtable Discussion on Combatting Hate Speech and Violence

Attorney General Raoul Urges FTC to Strengthen Rules to Prevent Consumer Harm, Misrepresentations in Car Sales
 

North Carolina

Attorney General Stein’s September Column: Explaining the Recent Changes to Student Loan Debt
 

California

Attorney General Bonta and Assemblymember Maienschein’s Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Car Buyers Signed into Law
 

DOJ

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the UNC School of Law
 

Florida

VIDEO: AG Moody Enlists the Help of Former DEA Administrator, Former White House Drug Czar and Florida Law Enforcement Leaders to Prevent Mass Casualties from Fentanyl
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Files Comments Against Biden Administration’s Attack on Title IX and Parental Rights

 

September 13, 2022

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Proposal Aimed at Strengthening Protections Against Sexual Harassment in Schools

AG Nessel’s Conviction Integrity Unit Receives Federal Grant for DNA Testing
 

South Carolina

Attorney General Alan Wilson joins coalition against Biden administration’s Title IX attack on parental rights and women’s sports
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Opposes U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Regulations Redefining “Sex”
 

DOJ

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hold Annual Trilateral Meeting with Enforcers from Mexico and Canada

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Meets with National Farmers Union

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Delivers Keynote Speech at Georgetown Antitrust Law Symposium
 

Utah

Utah Attorney General Joins Coalition Against DOE’s Title IX Attack on Parental Rights and Women’s Sports
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Sues Northwest Arkansas Pool Construction Company
 

Florida

VIDEO: AG Moody’s Attorneys Question Border Patrol Chief About Emergency Plans to Immediately Release Waves of Illegal Immigrants into US
 

Montana

Attorney General Knudsen leads coalition against Biden administration’s Title IX attack on parental rights and women’s sports

 

September 12, 2022

Michigan

Flint Prosecution Pursue Case with Warrants
 

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody Thanks Florida's More Than 6,400 Highway Heroes During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
 

Puerto Rico

Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

September 9, 2022

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Encourages Preparedness Ahead of Hurricane Season’s Peak
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Announces New Election Integrity Unit
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Statement on Challenge to Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban & More Latest News Here
 

North Carolina

Consumer Alert: Missed Court Date Scams Target Mecklenburg County Residents
 

District of Columbia

CONSUMER ALERT: D.C. Office of the Attorney General Warns Consumers about Misinformation from Loan Servicers About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

 

September 8, 2022

Michigan

Attorney General Nessel Issues Statement on MSC Sending Proposals to Ballot
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody and Truckers Against Trafficking Train Bus Drivers and Casino Workers to Spot and Report Human Trafficking
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Secures Settlement with Online Ticket Resellers, Full Refunds for Eligible Pennsylvanians
 

Texas

CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware Scam­mers Using Attor­ney Gen­er­al Paxton’s Name and Sig­na­ture to Steal Per­son­al Information

 

September 7, 2022

Nevada

Nevada Attorney General’s Office Partners with United States Secret Service for 2022 Law Enforcement Summit
 

Michigan

Attorney General Nessel Files Brief in Support of Abortion Access on the Ballot

AG Nessel Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections

AG Nessel Issues Statement on Ruling from Court of Claims on Abortion Access
 

North Dakota

Press Conference: Attorney General to Discuss Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Petition Fraud
 

Arkansas

Attorney General Rutledge and Bipartisan Coalition Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs

 

September 6, 2022

Indiana

Attorney General Todd Rokita protects elderly Hoosiers from improper medical care
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Coalition of 17 Attorneys General Opposing Florida's Defense of Discriminatory Voting Law

AG Nessel Files Application Before Michigan Supreme Court in Continued Fight to Lower Drug Costs
 

Utah

Utah, 34 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Florida

News Release - VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Encourages Floridians to Be Ready for Potential Hurricane Strikes During National Preparedness Month
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Announces $438.5 Million Agreement With JUUL
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O'Connor, 34 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Maine

Maine Attorney General, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs

Office of the Attorney General Successfully Defends Internet Privacy Law
 

Idaho

Idaho Part of $438.5 Million Agreement with Juul Labs
 

Delaware

AG Jennings Announces $438.5 Million Multistate Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

North Dakota

Attorney General Drew Wrigley Reaches Settlement Agreement With Juul Labs
 

Missouri

Court Orders Federal Government to Produce Records from Top
 

Kentucky

Attorney General Cameron Announces $438.5 Million Agreement with Juul Labs
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Leads $438.5 Million Multistate Agreement With JUUL Labs

 

September 2, 2022

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Sues Construction Company Over Complex Scheme to Avoid Paying Fair Wages and Taxes
 

Indiana

Consumer Alert: Products Recalled in August

Attorney General Todd Rokita secures $15 million settlement with Frontier Communications
 

Michigan

AG Nessel Joins Multistate Coalition Opposing Texas’ Attempt to Exclude Abortion from Emergency Healthcare
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Issues Statement on Virginia Supreme Court Ruling on Loudoun Case

 

September 1, 2022

Arkansas

Rutledge Hosts 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Conference
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ Supports Federal Rule to Help Stop the Flow of Ghost Guns and Protect Communities
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Joins 9 AGs and More Than 11K Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Louisiana

Fighting For Truth: Louisiana AG Asks Court To Compel DOJ To Produce Communications Between Biden Officials And Big Tech
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Joins Bipartisan Joint Letter With 37 States Urging Congress to Authorize States to Protect Airline Consumers
 

Mississippi

AG Fitch leads 10-AG Coalition and over 11,000 Americans in Support of the Women’s Bill of Rights
 

Missouri

Missouri and Louisiana Attorneys General Ask Court to Compel Department of Justice to Produce Communications Between Top Officials and Social Media Companies
 

Utah

Office of Attorney General; Utah Solicitor General Signs Women’s Bill of Rights Pledge

 

August 31, 2022

Nevada

Attorney General Ford Announces First Meeting of COSSAP Grant Partners and Subaward Sites to Discuss Project Rollout
 

Florida

News Release - ONE PILL CAN KILL: Attorney General Moody Warns About Illicit Drug Use on International Overdose Awareness Day
 

Oklahoma

Attorney General O’Connor Releases Guidance for Law Enforcement After Newest Abortion Law Takes Effect
 

Pennsylvania

AG Shapiro Fights to Protect Airline Travelers Ahead of Busy Holiday Weekend
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Announces Major Victory in Fight to End Opioid Epidemic
 

Louisiana

ESG Practices Conflicting With Louisiana Law, Attorney General Jeff Landry Issues Legal Guidance To State Retirement Systems
 

California

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion Heads to the Governor

Attorney General Bonta Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Urging Congress to Grant State Attorneys General Enforcement Authority Over Airline Industry
 

Connecticut

Attorney General Tong Announces Settlement With Frontier Communications to Expand High-Speed Internet Access, End Hidden Internet Fee, and Protect Consumers From Unacceptable Marketing and Sales Tactics

 

August 30, 2022

Florida

News Release - Attorney General Moody and FTC Take Action to Stop Rental-Listing Platform From Duping Consumers

News Release - VIDEO: Florida AG Moody’s Office Forces U.S. Border Chief to ADMIT Biden’s Policies are Fueling Unprecedented Immigration Crisis
 

Virginia

Attorney General Miyares Joins Coalition of States Supporting Religious Exemptions of Navy SEALs
 

Arkansas

Rutledge Joins Coalition Supporting Religious Liberty of Navy SEALs
 

Utah

AG Coalition Supports Religious Liberty of Navy SEALs
 

Illinois

Attorney General Raoul Encourages Colleges and Universities to Include Voter Registration Activities in Work-Study Programs

Attorney General Raoul : U.S. Department of Education Approves Discharge of $1.5 Billion in Student Loan Debt for Former Westwood College Students

Attorney General Raoul Joins Federal Trade Commission, Coalition in Filing Lawsuit Against Roomster Corporation
 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOJ Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections
 

West Virginia

Attorney General Morrisey Announces Morgantown – Bridgeport as Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week
 

New York

Attorney General James and FTC Sue Online Apartment Finder for Defrauding Renters

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Partner
Email (713) 355-5006(713) 355-5006
Kenny 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 state...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5005(713) 355-5005
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...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5917(973) 503-5917
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8603(202) 342-8603
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 ...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8811(202) 342-8811
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8645(202) 342-8645
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...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5023(713) 355-5023
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8588(202) 342-8588
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. ...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8633(202) 342-8633
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8435(202) 342-8435
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8423(202) 342-8423
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...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8805(202) 342-8805
Kristi Wolff is a partner in the Advertising practice group and chair of the firm’s Food and Drug Law and Cannabis Law practices.  She has extensive experience advising clients whose pro...
Of Counsel
Email (202) 342-8580(202) 342-8580
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...
Special Counsel
Email (713) 355-5007(713) 355-5007
Jennifer Barks focuses her practice on environmental, energy, and commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  She represents states, sovereigns, and private comp...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8823(202) 342-8823
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...
Special Counsel
Email (713) 355-5035(713) 355-5035
Laura Carlock’s practice focuses on environmental litigation.  Laura’s experience also includes appellate and motions practice in complex commercial litigation. Prior to joini...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-2629(312) 857-2629
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...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8417(202) 342-8417
Ioana Gorecki focuses her practice on advertising and other consumer protection matters, including compliance with federal and state laws and advocacy in federal and state regulatory investigations...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7636(212) 808-7636
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...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8455(202) 342-8455
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...
Special Counsel
Email (713) 355-5013(713) 355-5013
Lana Rowenko’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, as well as commercial litigation.  Lana’s environmental practice includes representing states and sovereigns in complex...
Special Counsel
Email (713) 355-5031(713) 355-5031
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...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8671(202) 342-8671
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...
Senior Associate
Email (713) 355-5002(713) 355-5002
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...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8553(202) 342-8553
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...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5036(713) 355-5036
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...