Ohio Attorney General’s Office - Robocalls and Veterans/Military Initiatives

2023 State Attorney General Webinar Series

March 23, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EDT)

State AG Webinar Series

Please join us for a webinar featuring special guest speakers Attorney General Dave Yost and Melissa Wright, Chief of the Consumer Protection Section, as they join Kelley Drye State Attorneys General practice Co-Chair Paul Singer, Special Counsel Abby Stempson, and Senior Associate Beth Chun for discussion and practical information on the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and its state consumer protection laws, as well as robocall and military/veterans initiatives from the state attorney general perspective. The Ohio AG’s office will shed light on how states use consumer protection laws to hold companies accountable for both potential roles in illegal calls and consumer protection violations affecting or targeting veterans/military.

Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office have been taking action to combat every link in the robocall chain. General Yost has established a special Robocall Enforcement Unit to investigate violators, take aggressive enforcement action, and push legislation to expand the state’s authority over robocalls. He has also created a website to report robocallers and sued groups alleged to have made illegal calls hoping to steal money or valuable information from Ohioans, and companies that may have supported such groups. In addition, General Yost is serving as this year’s President of the National Association of Attorneys General. Each year, the NAAG president identifies an issue to raise public awareness, and General Yost has selected Serving Those Who Serve, which focuses on veterans and military issues. We look forward to hearing from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on both of these initiatives.

This webinar is part of the 2023 State Attorney General Webinar Series. Click here for more information.