With new and shifting priorities under the Biden administration and enhanced collaboration between state and federal authorities, vast sectors of the American economy are poised to come into the crosshairs of state AGs in 2021.
In a roundtable virtual discussion on March 24, 2021, Nixon Peabody’s State Attorneys General practice team shared critical takeaways and best practices to consider:
Build strategic regulatory and internal compliance measures and programs to avoid state AG exposure, particularly in these areas: consumer protection, financial and tech fraud, health care, environmental, civil rights, real estate securities, antitrust and price gouging, False Claims Act, and cybersecurity and data privacy.
For more information, we recommend watching our recent virtual session.
Nixon Peabody advises clients on enforcement actions and challenges brought by state AGs and works with others who are preparing to respond to inquiries. We absolutely recommend clients seek legal advice if they receive inquiries from state AGs. This is critical because there may be limited opportunities to include information, which clients need to use in their own defense, into the record for consideration. In addition, NP helps clients position and prepare their organizations as advantageously as possible in the current climate, before any inquiry.