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New Challenges for Attorneys General as They Respond to COVID-19

  • Christopher Allen, a Member of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice, penned an Alert analyzing the novel ways in which AGs are wielding their legal, political, and policy-making authority in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In the Alert, Allen highlights AGs’ increasing enforcement activity to protect consumers, enhance data privacy and security, eliminate price-gouging, and combat false claims for payment to state authorities, and discusses the implications of AGs’ expanded areas of focus for businesses.
  • The Alert notes that AG offices across the country are likely to face budgetary shortfalls and therefore will be under pressure to find new targets for investigations and litigation as additional sources of funding.