In the latest episode of Regulatory Oversight, Troutman Pepper Partner Judy Jagdmann is joined by Oregon Attorney General (AG) Ellen Rosenblum to discuss her journey from being a federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, to becoming Oregon’s AG.

AG Rosenblum describes her role as both the chief law officer of the state and the people’s attorney, representing state agencies, boards, commissions, the governor, and legislators, while also advocating for vulnerable populations.

Throughout the conversation, AG Rosenblum reflects on her diverse career path, which includes experiences as a small firm attorney, a federal prosecutor, a trial court judge, and now, AG. She underscores the significance of mastering advocacy, nurturing relationships, and preserving humility as essential attributes for legal professionals. She also shares insights on how career setbacks have often paved the way for new opportunities, ultimately leading her to her current role.

The discussion between Judy and AG Rosenblum also touches on advice for young women attorneys who aspire to leadership roles within the legal sector. AG Rosenblum encourages them not to shy away from leadership and management opportunities. She stresses the importance of actively seeking opportunities, accruing experience, and embracing risks. AG Rosenblum also highlights the importance of building and investing in relationships, sharing examples from her own career of how nurturing relationships has significantly impacted her career.


Transcript: From the Courtroom to the Capitol: Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum Talks Leadership, Advocacy, and the Journey to Public Service (PDF)

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Photo of Stephen C. Piepgrass Stephen C. Piepgrass

Stephen leads the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group. He focuses his practice on enforcement actions, investigations, and litigation. Stephen primarily represents clients engaging with, or being investigated by, state attorneys general and other state or local governmental enforcement bodies,

Stephen leads the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group. He focuses his practice on enforcement actions, investigations, and litigation. Stephen primarily represents clients engaging with, or being investigated by, state attorneys general and other state or local governmental enforcement bodies, including the CFPB and FTC, as well as clients involved with litigation, with a particular focus on heavily regulated industries. He also has experience advising clients on data and privacy issues, including handling complex investigations into data incidents by state attorneys general other state and federal regulators. Additionally, Stephen provides strategic counsel to Troutman Pepper’s Strategies clients who need assistance with public policy, advocacy, and government relations strategies.

Photo of Judy Jagdmann Judy Jagdmann

Judy is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy and Enforcement (RISE) practice, based in the Richmond office. She brings experience serving as chair and commissioner of the Virginia State Corporate Commission (VSCC) from 2006 through 2022, which includes regulating the utilities…

Judy is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy and Enforcement (RISE) practice, based in the Richmond office. She brings experience serving as chair and commissioner of the Virginia State Corporate Commission (VSCC) from 2006 through 2022, which includes regulating the utilities, insurance, banking, and securities industries. She also served as Virginia’s attorney general from 2005-2006.