Cozen O’Connor: Experts Predict 2019 Will Be Most Aggressive Year Yet for State Attorney General Litigation

Experts Predict 2019 Will Be Most Aggressive Year Yet for State Attorney General Litigation

Friday, February 8, 2019

Bernie Nash and Lori Kalani discussed with Corporate Counsel which sectors may see more aggressive scrutiny from state attorneys general in 2019, the kinds of actions corporations can expect to see, and how to be prepared. Nash said they expect 2019 to become the most aggressive year yet for state attorney general litigation, in part because of politics. “They are more political today,” Kalani said of the attorneys general. “They may be lawyers and prosecutors, but they are also politicians.” Nash agreed, saying, “The newer class of attorney general is not coming up as lawyers but more through the political system. It’s a steppingstone. In 2018, something like 10 sitting state attorneys general ran for governor or for Congress.”

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