Date: May 12, 2022
2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00–2:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m.–Noon Pacific
Location: Zoom Presentation (access instructions emailed upon registration)
Join us for the first installment of Nixon Peabody’s Let’s Talk More series featuring Attorney General William Tong of Connecticut.
For the past several years, NP has hosted the “Let’s Talk!” event series, which showcases dynamic female leaders across all industries by inviting them to speak about their career journey and path to leadership. We are excited to expand the series and hear from more diverse voices, including male and other diverse leaders, who will share these same inspirational insights.
It is our honor to feature Attorney General Tong as our inaugural Let’s Talk More speaker during Asian American Heritage Month. We are thrilled to hear about his career journey, path to leadership, and the life experiences that led him to where he is today.
We want to hear from you! Please submit a question to help guide our discussion by using the input box on our registration page.
William Tong is the 25th Attorney General to serve the State of Connecticut. Assuming office in January 2019, Attorney General Tong is the first Asian American elected at the statewide level in Connecticut. As the son of immigrants and small business owners, Attorney General Tong knows first-hand the constant pressure on Connecticut families, squeezed by expensive healthcare and prescription drugs, ever-rising utility costs, the high cost of housing and education, and many other expenses.
Since taking office, Attorney General Tong has become a national leader on a range of issues. Most prominently, Attorney General Tong has taken a leading role in the fight against the opioid crisis; he has championed strong legal actions against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and other bad actors that have created and fueled this crisis. Attorney General Tong has also become a national leader on anti-trust enforcement, pursuing strong actions against large corporations in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors that have abused their positions to put profits ahead of consumers.
Prior to his service as Attorney General, William Tong worked as a litigator with private firms for 18 years before being elected as a State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly—a seat he held for 12 years and in which he was the chairman of the Judiciary and Banking Committees. Attorney General Tong resides in Stamford with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children (and way too many pets).
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