The ‘people’s lawyers’ v. the POTUS

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bernard Nash and Lori Kalani, co-chairs of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General practice, were quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding the trend of state AGs bringing lawsuits against the federal government, from the Reagan administration to the present. Nash said state attorneys general stepped up their enforcement of consumer issues initially as a reaction to the Reagan administration. Kalani said it was too early to declare whether the current legal-political environment between state attorneys general and the federal government is a blip or the new normal. Nash noted many of the lawsuits filed have not been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court or any federal appeals court yet and that will take time. But he acknowledged that “it will not go back to the normal of what it was 20 years ago.”

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Lori Kalani

Co-Chair, State Attorneys General

(202) 471-3407

Bernard Nash

Co-Chair, State Attorneys General

(202) 471-3406


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