Kristina Howard, a member of Cozen O'Connor's State Attorneys General group, discusses the potential shift in AG enforcement priorities.
After 31 AG primary elections, of which four incumbents were contested, and three Republican AG runoff primaries, the AG primary season will officially conclude on September 13 in New York.
It was certainly an eventful seven months, with several hotly contested races and controversies that received an unprecedented amount of media attention. Now, the focus shifts to the November 6, 2018 general election. Looking ahead, the potential exists for a dramatic alteration of the AG political landscape, with the possibility of 12-19 newly elected AGs—the largest potential change since 14 new AGs took office after the 2010 election. This influx of new faces, styles, issues, and political motivations could result in a significant shift in AG enforcement priorities and activity with a jarring effect on virtually every industry, including pharmaceuticals, technology, and financial services.
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