Influencers have an outsized impact on what we buy. In this week’s podcast Meghan Stoppel and Hannah Cornett discuss warnings from the FTC to advertisers about how and when they should disclose endorsements from influencers.
Beyond their traditional areas of authority – consumer protection, privacy, antitrust – state AGs frequently intervene on labor and employment matters. Chris Allen and Keturah Taylor look into recent efforts by AGs designed to protect workers’ access to certain rights and benefits.
With the 2023 AG elections almost done and dusted, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu consider the results and look ahead to what these off-cycle elections portend for 2024’s AG elections.
When 23andMe suffered a data breach that potentially exposed sensitive data collected in genetic testing, Connecticut AG William Tong took action. Chris Allen and Hannah Cornett discuss the implications of the breach and identify best practices for anticipating and responding to data security incidents.
A case stemming from action by Major League Baseball that left 40 minor league teams out in the cold has energized AGs on both sides of the aisle. Stephen Cobb and Keturah Taylor discuss the action by state AGs and the signals it sends.
When more than $2 billion was withdrawn from borrowers’ accounts without their authorization as the result of a data testing error, AGs paid attention. Meghan Stoppel and Emily Yu explore why and suggest precautionary measures companies can take.
In Episode 5, Meghan Stoppel and Keturah Taylor discuss how a recent action by DC AG Schwalb against an electric utility company exemplifies AGs’ clout in the environmental arena.
In Episode 4, Chris Allen and Emily Yu look at the history of the SAFER Banking Act and consider whether the latest legislative proposal will realize AGs’ bipartisan ambitions for a regulatory and enforcement regime for cannabis that generates additional state revenues, deters bad actors, and provides businesses with predictability and legal certainty.
In Episode 3, Meghan Stoppel and Hannah Cornett recommend that all businesses pay attention to the CFPB’s recently issued guidelines on the use of AI tools in credit writing, since other regulators are likely to follow suit and the impacts go beyond the credit industry.
This episode of State AG Pulse looks at an investigation by Minnesota AG Keith Ellison into student loan providers alleged to have violated consumer protection and registration laws in his state, and the likelihood that it will sweep in other regulators and ripple throughout the debt servicing industry.
Season 3 of State AG Pulse launches with a dive into an amicus letter submitted by a group of state AGs in which the AGs express their concerns about how much the companies responsible for “forever chemical” contamination should pay and when
In the season 2 finale of State AG Pulse, General Rokita of Indiana joins Jerry Kilgore and Chris Allen to talk about the challenges of upholding Indiana’s interests against the federal bureaucracy, and the power of states.
Elected in November 2022, Vermont AG Charity Clark has hit the ground running, applying herself across a broad range of issues in the state from consumer protection, the environment, and privacy rights to domestic violence and women’s reproductive health.
Lori Kalani, Siran Faulders and Maria Colsey Heard explore two new issues coming into sharp focus for state AGs on both sides of the aisle because of their significant impact on consumers: organized retail crime and artificial intelligence.
In a sneak preview of Season 3 of State AG Pulse, Chris Allen and Emily Yu dig into a story from last week’s state AG news about a cryptocurrency scheme that set off flares in the state AG world.
In conversation with fellow Midwesterner Meghan Stoppel and former Virginia AG Jerry Kilgore, newly-elected Iowa AG Brenna Bird addresses a wide range of topics, from preparing to enforce Iowa’s new privacy laws to stumping with her six-year-old.
State AGs have a wide range of tools they can use to hold companies accountable. Milton Marquis, Jerry Kilgore and Ann-Marie Luciano explore AGs’ power to prevent anticompetitive business conduct ranging from no-poach agreements and illegal non-competes to collusion and price-fixing.
Elected for a second term in 2022, Attorney General Keith Ellison has led his state through the pandemic and its enormous social and economic consequences. He talks with Lori Kalani and Chris Allen about navigating those challenges and their impacts on individuals and businesses in Minnesota.
Even when state AGs are not specifically authorized in a particular area, they can still be highly influential on their federal counterparts when it comes to regulation, enforcement, rulemaking and interpretation of statutes. Our team digs into state/federal collaboration: the who, what, why and how.
New Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers describes himself as a very strong conservative who believes in openness in relationships and is committed to ensuring that people feel that they are being heard. In conversation with Lori and Meghan, he expands on the philosophy that underpins his dealings with AG office staff, businesses and state AG colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
Cozen Public Strategies Managing Director Katie Schwab joins Jerry Kilgore, former VA AG, and Meghan Stoppel, former NE Consumer Chief, to debate the role of state AG as policymaker, and whether the NY model holds for the rest of the country.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul talks about some of the challenges he faced in his first term, from COVID, to a major cyberattack, to national assaults on voting rights, and how those challenges have impacted his priorities going into his second term.
In this episode we draw back the curtain on attorney general settlements, including an AG’s statutory authority and motives, and the factors that determine the size and composition of a settlement, and provide insights to help businesses negotiate for the best possible outcome.
In the first episode in Season Two, new Virginia AG Jason Miyares dispels the myth that AGs are anti-business. He talks about how he views businesses as victims when it comes to data breaches and seeks to work with them rather than blame them.
In this special post-election episode, host Lori Kalani talks with her partners Jerry Kilgore, Milton Marquis, Paul Connell and Mira Baylson about the outcomes in last Tuesday’s state AG races and the issues and trends that played into the results.
Lori, Bernie and Mira take a final look at the incumbents and the challengers, and speculate on the make-up of what looks like a bumper freshman class of AGs entering office in 2023.
Bernie, Mira and Milton discuss whether the candidates’ backgrounds, or an endorsement by the outgoing AG, could be the deciding factor in the tight race for the Massachusetts AG’s office.
Lori, Bernie and native Kansan Meghan Stoppel debate the chances of the three Republican candidates in the August 2 Kansas primary, and whether the moderates will split the vote to the benefit of the polarizing Trumpian candidate.
In Arizona, a crowded field means having money to spend on name recognition and get-out-the-vote efforts will be the key to success. Jerry Kilgore and Paul Connell discuss the candidates that have it… and those that don’t.
Lori, Bernie and Chris engage Sean Rankin, President of the Democratic AGs Association, on the challenges and opportunities he sees for the Democratic party as it fights headwinds going into the November 2022 election.
The two leading contenders for Maryland AG come from very different backgrounds. In this week’s podcast, host Bernie and his State AG Group colleagues Milton Marquis and Chris Allen debate what this means for their election prospects and the future of the Maryland AG’s office.
In this week’s episode, Lori gets together with fellow State AG Group members Maria Colsey Heard and Ann-Marie Luciano to talk about the evolution of the DC Office of the Attorney General into a national powerhouse, Karl Racine’s legacy as its first elected AG, and this year’s contentious race.
This week Lori and fellow State AG Group team member Mira Baylson are in conversation with former AGs Frankie Sue Del Papa of Nevada and Betty Montgomery of Ohio, both phenomenal leaders with distinguished track records of achievement in their states.
This week Bernie and Lori engage with State AG Group team member Chris Allen on the race in New Mexico, where the AG’s office is likely to stay blue but a red wave, if it comes, could shake things up. They also ponder AGs’ use of outside counsel to supplement – or supplant – internal AG staff resources.
In this week’s episode, hosts Bernie Nash and Jerry Kilgore talk with Pete Bisbee of the Republican Attorneys General Association about what RAGA is, how it recruits candidates, and how it raises money to fund races. They speculate on election winners and losers, and we hear Pete’s diagnosis of potentially vulnerable Democrats and his “just crazy” prediction.
In this week’s episode, we make our prediction for who the new Arkansas AG will be, and talk about the value of meeting with your AG and what a difference an open-door policy makes.
In this week’s episode, we get an insider’s perspective on the Nebraska open seat race and its political and business significance from Meghan Stoppel, who served as Consumer Protection Chief under the current AG, Doug Peterson, from 2017 to 2021.
Welcome to the inaugural episode of State AG Pulse. In this first episode, Pulse hosts Lori Kalani and Bernie Nash talk with Karen White, Executive Director of the Attorney General Alliance about the 2022 open seats, the incumbents, and why money matters in state AG elections.