In the latest episode of Regulatory Oversight, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Executive Director Brian Kane joins co-host Ashley Taylor to discuss the role that NAAG plays among attorneys general. NAAG provides a community for attorneys general and their staff to collaboratively address issues important to their work, as well as training and resources to support attorneys general. From Supreme Court training to a multistate settlement database, NAAG offers a variety of resources to the attorneys general offices.Continue Reading A Conversation With NAAG Executive Director Brian Kane
Ashley is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group, and focuses primarily on federal and state government regulatory and enforcement matters involving state attorneys general, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He serves as a member of the firm’s Policy and Partner Compensation committees.
Ashley Taylor, Ryan Strasser and Amy Pritchard Williams of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP discuss the involvement of outside counsel in representing state Attorney Generals and how that involvement can affect the dynamics of the litigation.Continue Reading State Attorney General Actions: How Outside Counsel for AGs Changes the Game
On June 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a request for information (RFI) to gain additional insight into how it can optimize joint enforcement with state attorneys general (state AGs) to protect consumers from fraud. The announcement signals a growing trend of cooperation between the FTC and state AGs, which we have also seen between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the state regulators.Continue Reading FTC Comment Request Signals Joint Enforcement With State AGs Will Continue Increasing
In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Ashley Taylor welcomes Professor Paul Nolette from Marquette University to discuss the evolution of state attorneys general and how their roles in government have shifted over the years. Professor Nolette serves as the chair of Marquette’s Political Science Department and focuses his teaching and research on the dynamics of contemporary American federalism and the interplay between law and politics. Professor Nolette wrote the book Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policy Making in Contemporary America, which examines how state litigators have used lawsuits against large corporations and the federal government as a way to influence national policy.Continue Reading The Evolution of State Attorneys General
Updated November 11, 2022 at 11:29 AM ET
2022 State Attorneys General Election Re-Cap
On November 8, 30 states and the District of Columbia held elections for state attorneys general. Below are the current results of the elections for each of the 31 races. We will continue to update this blog post as results are…
In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Democratic Attorneys General Association President Sean Rankin joins Troutman Pepper Partner Ashley Taylor to discuss the upcoming November 8 election and DAGA’s key focus states.Continue Reading A Look Ahead to the 2022 State AG Elections From DAGA President Sean Rankin
Critical Infrastructure Must Soon Report Cyber Incidents to CISA Immediately
In March, President Biden signed the “Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act” (CIRCIA) into law. CIRCIA applies to the Critical Infrastructure Sector, which includes entities that are “vital to the United States” and whose incapacitation or destruction would have an adverse effect on national…
This article was originally published on August 19, 2022 in Reuters and is republished here with permission.
Companies today face increased risks from numerous regulatory bodies at the municipal, state, and federal levels. As we discussed in our previous article, “Preparing Companies for a New Day in Multistate AG Investigations,” sophisticated regulators —…
In this Regulatory Oversight Podcast episode, Affiliated Monitors President and Founder Vin DiCianni joins Troutman Pepper Partner Ashley Taylor to discuss what role monitorships can play in federal, state, and private enforcement actions. During the episode, Vin and Ashley examine independent monitoring as a viable and effective resource that attorneys general offices should consider as a possible resolution for consumer protection matters.
Continue Reading What Is a Monitorship? A Conversation With Affiliated Monitors President Vin DiCianni
In a keynote address at the Consumer Federation of America’s 2022 Consumer Assembly, CFPB Deputy Director Zixta Martinez squarely took aim at “rent-a-bank schemes” in some of the first (if not the first) such comments by a senior CFPB official. Historically, the CFPB has confined itself to “true lender” litigation against participants in high-rate…