State Attorneys General

On April 18, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corporation[1] in which the court clarified its position on an important topic: whether the common practice of data “web scraping” can create criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). To be clear, the Ninth Circuit was

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

On February 28, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The resolution represents the department’s first settlement under the False Claims Act since instituting its Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative in October 2021.[1] This is a watershed moment in the

Last year we reported that Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan’s office settled with several online sellers over alleged violations of the state’s delivery sales ban of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) (the Delivery Sale Ban) and that we expected Vermont’s scrutiny to continue. As predicted, Attorney General Donovan’s office recently announced two more settlements with

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

In Episode 1 of Regulatory Oversight, Troutman Pepper Partner Ashley Taylor sits down with National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to discuss NAAG’s goals and his priorities as NAAG president.

A bipartisan organization, NAAG provides a community for attorneys general and their staff to collaborate and address

Troutman Pepper’s Regulatory Oversight podcast analyzes the underlying trends that drive enforcement activity and provides expert perspectives on key focus areas. Featuring insights from members of the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group, including its nationally ranked State Attorneys General practice, with guest commentary from business leaders, regulatory experts, and current and former government officials, our podcast

Risk and compliance teams are familiar with potential enforcement from federal regulators. But action from state attorneys general (acting alone or in coalition) can take the unsuspecting business completely by surprise. And in recent years, those actions have grown more frequent, and the penalties more severe.

In this article published in Corporate Compliance Insights,

On February 8, a Northern District of California judge ruled on cross motions for summary judgment filed by the states of California, Illinois, and New York (plaintiffs) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Michael Hsu in his capacity as acting comptroller of the currency (collectively, the OCC) on the validity of

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