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Siran specializes in single and multi-state enforcement actions by state Attorneys General with over 20 years of experience including a decade of leadership experience in the Virginia Attorney General's office.

On June 10, Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced his resignation as attorney general as of Monday, June 20 to become the director of public policy and U.S. state strategies for Roblox, an online gaming company. This announcement comes following Attorney General Donovan’s decision not to seek reelection after his two-year term ends in January

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 13, Navient Corp. (Navient), once the largest student loan servicer in the nation, reached a $1.85 billion settlement with a bipartisan coalition of 39 state attorneys general (State AGs) and a contemporaneous resolution with the Mississippi attorney general. The settlement resolves these State AGs’ investigations related to Navient’s lending practices, which we have

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) published its Statement of Regulatory Priorities (Statement), announcing its regulatory agenda for 2022. The Statement suggests that the agency will focus largely on rulemaking. New rules will seek to advance President Biden’s agenda of promoting competition in the American economy.

Rulemaking Focus

The FTC “is an

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

This weekend, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced that he will not seek reelection for a third term in 2022. Peterson, a Republican who was first elected in 2014, previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Nebraska attorney general’s office from 1988 to 1990, before entering private practice.

During his tenure, which will

On November 18, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, and Vermont (Attorneys General) jointly submitted a letter offering commentary on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) to congressional leaders. In it, the Attorneys General stressed the importance of establishing a “cooperative federal-state partnership” that strikes the right balance to

On October 12, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, P.S.C., an appeal from the Sixth Circuit. Plaintiff abortion providers (collectively, “EMW”) initiated this case, seeking to challenge the constitutionality of a controversial Kentucky law, H.B. 454. The law prohibits the “dilation and evacuation” abortion