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Ryan is a first-chair trial attorney and a litigation partner in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) Practice Group. He focuses his practice primarily on litigation against state attorneys general (AGs) across the U.S. Ryan has served as lead counsel to companies confronting these challenging adversaries in an array of industries, including medical device manufacturing, consumer goods, orthodonture and dentistry, cloud computing, public records, privacy, and residential solar. He has appeared in various federal and state courts across the U.S.

On June 23, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that his office had reached a settlement with Red Rocks Credit Union to refund Colorado consumers more than $300,000 after the credit union failed to refund unearned guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) premiums entitled to consumers under state law.

The settlement is the fifth such resolution with

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.

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With Attorney Generals actively investigating solar companies nationwide, Troutman Pepper has been monitoring and cultivating key activity. To date, there has been one key settlement. In May 2021, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement with Princeton-based solar company NRG Residential Solar Solutions LLC (NRG) for $69,000 to resolve the state AG’s investigation

On March 25, the Illinois State Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with 18 other state attorneys general (state AGs),[1] provided comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) related to the CFPB’s inquiry into companies that offer consumers the opportunity to divide the cost of their purchases into multiple installments, also referred to as

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”) (together the “Agencies”) have continued working on a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act), which will soon move to the next stage of agency consideration.[1]

In early March, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Corporation Counsel John E. Johnson announced a $105 million settlement against a hedge fund manager for tax evasion. The New York authorities were alerted to the potential of fraud in October 2018 by a whistleblower lawsuit brought under New York’s False