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
Ashley L. Taylor, Jr.
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.
2022 State Attorneys General Election Re-Cap
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…
A Look Ahead to the 2022 State AG Elections From DAGA President Sean Rankin
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.…
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CISA’s Expanded Authority and Federal Requirements: Time for Energy, Water, and Other Critical Infrastructure to Recharge Their Cyber Policies
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…
Regulatory Investigation Red Flags That Signal Significant Risk for Companies
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 —…
What Is a Monitorship? A Conversation With Affiliated Monitors President Vin DiCianni
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.
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CFPB Deputy Director Takes Aim at “Rent-a-Bank Schemes”
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…
Preparing Companies for a New Day in Multistate AG Investigations
Until the early 2000s, companies developing innovative business models or technologies could make reasoned predictions regarding how their innovations would be treated by government by analyzing the text of statutes and implementing regulations and interpreting case law, enabling them to make calculated decisions about how to proceed based on risk tolerance.
Eight Republican AGs Express Concerns About Perceived Liberal Partisanship at NAAG
On May 24, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron sent a letter to the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), expressing concerns about perceived partisanship. Joined by the attorneys general of Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia, the letter explains that these eight attorneys general believe “NAAG needs structural reform [t]o avoid partisanship”…
2022 Primary Elections Have Begun: What to Watch for in State AG Races
2022 primary elections for attorneys general are in full swing with 31 state attorneys general elections to be held this November. While there will be at least nine new state attorneys general due to term limits or incumbents choosing not to seek another term, there is also a historically high number of contested primaries, including…