Siran S. Faulders


Recent Publication:

What Companies Should Consider Amid Multistate AG Actions

In this Law360 article Chris Allen, Siran Faulders and Hannah Land discuss multistate efforts and what businesses should understand about these collective actions.

Siran is known for her ability to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients in business-critical negotiations with state attorneys general and other regulatory authorities. Clients who have become the target of a state AG investigation turn to Siran for clear-headed analysis of the issues, insightful strategy, and successful resolution in highly complex and challenging situations. An experienced negotiator, she seeks to reach agreement between the parties in the most efficient manner possible while simultaneously minimizing business interruption, cost, and reputational damage. Siran will use every tool in her extensive kit, including litigation where necessary, to achieve the desired results for her clients.

Siran is widely respected by regulators for her ability to quickly identify the critical issues in negotiation and develop solutions that allow parties to reach settlement even in the most complex multistate investigations. She has experience across a wide range of industries, including cannabis, pharmaceuticals, consumer financial credit, debt buying and servicing, technology, retail and manufacturing, and nonprofits and charitable organizations, among others.

Given the interest of attorneys general in consumer protection and privacy matters, Siran has developed a command for state regulatory regimes surrounding these issues across the country. She has advised on investigations into several of the largest data breaches in recent U.S. history involving vast amounts of data while managing detailed and sensitive negotiations to reach settlement.

In her previous role as a partner in a leading national law firm, Siran advised clients on a wide variety of state and federal regulatory matters with a particular emphasis on state consumer protection laws, including matters involving consumer financial services, data security, advertising, and marketing. Prior to entering private practice, Siran served as section chief and senior assistant attorney general in Virginia from 1994 - 2003. She continues to utilize the relationships and experience gained in public service to inform her representation of clients and advance their policy and legal positions.

Siran also maintains an active pro bono practice. She counts securing a writ of innocence for a wrongly convicted individual among her most meaningful accomplishments. She has also been an active advocate for children with disabilities and has represented parents and their children in special education matters in state and federal court.

Siran earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and her B.A. from Bates College. She has two grown children and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and their golden retriever.



Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 10, 2024

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Seasoned Attorney General Practitioner Siran S. Faulders to its State Attorneys General Group

August 15, 2022

Cozen O’Connor today announced that Siran S. Faulders—who served as Virginia’s section chief and senior assistant attorney general for nearly a decade before moving to private practice—has joined its nationally recognized State Attorneys General Group in Washington DC.


What Companies Should Consider Amid Multistate AG Actions

June 21, 2024

In this Law360 article Chris Allen, Siran Faulders and Hannah Land discuss multistate efforts and what businesses should understand about these collective actions.

State AG Pulse | Swinging Through the Rust Belt, the Sun Belt and the South

April 08, 2024

In Episode 3 of State AG Pulse, Meghan Stoppel and Siran Faulders dive into the AG and other Pennsylvania races with Jim Davis and Joe Hill of Cozen Public Strategies and consider how voter demographics in PA and other swing states will play into the outcomes in November.

Regulators Swarm Around Payment Apps, Raising Fears of Enforcement Spree

July 13, 2023

In, Siran Faulders and Keturah Taylor offer tips to help digital payment platforms minimize regulatory blowback.

Proposed Expansion of New York’s Business Law Could Have Significant Detrimental Effects [Alert]

June 28, 2023

The Consumer and Small Business Protection Act could result in a vast expansion of legal liability for businesses operating in the Empire State.

Don’t let your payment platforms attract regulatory scrutiny

June 06, 2023

In Legal Dive, Siran Faulders and Keturah Taylor offer principles to help companies that provide or use payments fintech avoid regulatory scrutiny and costly investigation.

State AG Pulse | Wrangling Acronyms: SAGs, ORC and AI

May 30, 2023

Lori Kalani, Siran Faulders and Maria Colsey Heard explore two new issues coming into sharp focus for state AGs on both sides of the aisle because of their significant impact on consumers: organized retail crime and artificial intelligence.

State AG Pulse | State AGs and Feds: The Dynamics of Influence & Collaboration

April 03, 2023

Even when state AGs are not specifically authorized in a particular area, they can still be highly influential on their federal counterparts when it comes to regulation, enforcement, rulemaking and interpretation of statutes. Our team digs into state/federal collaboration: the who, what, why and how.

State AG Pulse | “I View Businesses As Poverty Destroyers”

January 23, 2023

In the first episode in Season Two, new Virginia AG Jason Miyares dispels the myth that AGs are anti-business. He talks about how he views businesses as victims when it comes to data breaches and seeks to work with them rather than blame them.

Ex-Virginia Assistant AG Joins Cozen O'Connor

August 15, 2022

A former Virginia assistant attorney general is joining Cozen O'Connor's state attorneys general group in Washington, the firm announced Monday. Siran Faulders, who had spent much of her private practice career at Troutman Sanders LLP, now known as Troutman Pepper, is joining Cozen O'Connor as a shareholder.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2024 Annual Meeting of the Attorney General Alliance

June 12, 2024 - Colorado Spring, CO

2024 AGA Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

January 31, 2024 - Minneapolis, MN

General Counsel Conference Southwest

September 20, 2023 - Dallas, TX


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • Bates College, B.A.

Awards & Honors

Chambers USA, State Attorneys General, USA Nationwide (2021-2022)

Chambers & Partners USA 2021-2024; Band 2 in Government Relations: State Attorneys General

Best Lawyers in America®: Education Law (2009-2022); Lawyer of the Year: Education Law (2022); Administrative/Regulatory Law and Education Law (2024) 

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Virginia

Member, ABA Committee on State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues

Former Member, Governor’s Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, appointed by three Attorneys General (1996-2004)

Member, Virginia State Bar, 13th Circuit Committee for the Resolution of Fee Disputes