In this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Stephen Piepgrass welcomes Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement Partner Amy Williams and Health Sciences Partner Asher Funk to discuss the similarities and differences between the federal False Claims Act and state false claims acts, as well as emerging trends in state false claims act enforcement.

Continue Reading State of the Law: Contours of State False Claims Acts and How to Stay Out of Harm’s Way

In Episode 8 of the Regulatory Oversight Podcast, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joins Troutman Pepper RISE attorneys Stephen Piepgrass and Ketan Bhirud to discuss a range of topics, including recent consumer protection actions and emerging trends his office examined over the past several years, and the criteria considered when determining to begin an

This edition of Regulatory Oversight spotlights recent RICO Report Podcast episode “Pattern of Racketeering Activity,” featuring two firm Regulatory Practice Group attorneys Chris Carlson and Mary Grace Metcalfe. In this episode, podcast host and White Collar and Litigation Partner Cal Stein sits down with Chris and Mary Grace to discuss the RICO element requiring a

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 this episode of Regulatory Oversight, Troutman Pepper attorneys Nick Ramos, Christina Sava, and Stephen Piepgrass offer thoughts on how to incorporate, or not incorporate, regulatory approaches from the alcohol industry into the cannabis industry.

The cannabis industry’s rapid U.S. evolution poses many unique questions, most interestingly: What cannabis regulation will look like under federal legalization. Although (legal) cannabis is a brand new industry, it is not the first time the United States has come out of a prohibition era. So, learning from the regulatory schemes governing the highly regulated alcohol industry should assist in a smoother transition to a world where recreational cannabis usage is no longer considered a taboo in our society.

Continue Reading What the Budding Cannabis Industry Can Learn From the Established Alcohol Industry

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis and guests Troutman Pepper Associates Chris Carlson and Susan Nikdel as they discuss the multistate coalition of state attorneys general calling on many of the nation’s largest banks to eliminate overdraft fees. The conversation focuses on what was done, which state attorneys general participated, the current controversy surrounding

In Episode 3 of the Regulatory Oversight Podcast, Ohio Solicitor General Ben Flowers joins Troutman Pepper Partner Misha Tseytlin to discuss the history of the major questions doctrine, recent cases involving the statute, and how the statute has evolved over recent years. Solicitor General Flowers also discusses the recent interest in cutting back Chevron

In this Regulatory Oversight Podcast episode, Cookerly PR Founder and President Carol Cookerly joins Troutman Pepper Partner Stephen Piepgrass to examine how outside regulatory counsel can work with crisis communication firms and in-house communications teams to help navigate the public relations aspects of bet-the-business investigations and litigation. During the episode Carol and Stephen discuss best