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Bonnie Gill is an associate in the firm’s White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations practice. She earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she served as Editor in Chief for the Washington and Lee Law Review. While in law school, Bonnie also served as Judicial Extern for the Honorable G. Steven Agee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and as a teaching assistant for legal writing.

On April 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights (HHS) called for public comment on an existing statutory provision that provides a safe harbor for entities that have voluntarily implemented “recognized security practices” as part of their compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The scope

On February 8, Governor Doug Burgum appointed Drew Wrigley as the new North Dakota attorney general. Wrigley was sworn in on February 9, and will serve out the remainder of the four-year term of North Dakota attorney general Wayne Stenehjem, who unexpectedly passed away on January 28. Wayne Stenehjem was a widely respected attorney general

On February 3, Governor Phil Murphy announced the nomination of Matt Platkin as the next attorney general of New Jersey, subject to Senate confirmation. Platkin previously served as policy director to Murphy in his gubernatorial campaign and then as the governor’s chief counsel.

As chief counsel, Platkin managed a team of attorneys and oversaw all

On January 3, Virginia Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced key members of his leadership team, including the chief deputy, solicitor general, deputy attorneys general, and other senior staff members.

These members will be sworn in on January 15, and will then head the Virginia Office of Attorney General’s five legal divisions: Solicitor General Division, Government

On December 8, Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Holly T.M. Shikada as the next attorney general of Hawaii, subject to Senate confirmation. Shikada has served as the first deputy attorney general since March 2021 and has 30 years of experience within the Department of the Attorney General.

Shikada will succeed Clare Connors, who

On December 7, the Senate confirmed Clare Connors as the U.S. attorney for Hawaii. Connors, appointed by Gov. David Ige, served as Hawaii’s attorney general since January 2019.

During her term, Connors was co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Human Trafficking Committee. She has long supported state and national initiatives against human

Several state attorneys general recently signaled their interest in pursuing broader and more effective enforcement antitrust actions by urging the federal government to pass legislation that would strengthen current federal antitrust laws and solidify the states’ authority to enforce them.

In late September 2021, a group of 32 state attorneys general sent a letter to

On August 17, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt formally announced he will be running in 2022 for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who served as Nevada attorney general from 2006 to 2014.

Laxalt graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and from Georgetown University Law Center. He

While national anti-human trafficking initiatives, such as the Blue Campaign[1] and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,[2] are relatively well-known, several state attorneys general have been outspoken leaders in the fight against human trafficking through legislation, initiatives dedicated to public education and awareness, and victim recovery.

Many of these initiatives will

On July 23, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt named John O’Connor, 66, to the post of attorney general. O’Connor replaces Dawn Cash, who served as acting attorney general following Mike Hunter’s resignation at the end of May for personal reasons.

O’Connor will serve until the end of Hunter’s term in January 2023 and has confirmed that