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New York Attorney General

Current State AG
Letitia James (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Letitia James was elected as attorney general in 2018 and was reelected in 2022. Prior to her election, she served as the public advocate for New York City and as New York City Council Member for the 35th District, where she worked to improve living conditions in the city. She began her legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and went on to head the Brooklyn regional office of the New York state AG’s office. She is...

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Letitia James was elected as attorney general in 2018 and was reelected in 2022. Prior to her election, she served as the public advocate for New York City and as New York City Council Member for the 35th District, where she worked to improve living conditions in the city. She began her legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and went on to head the Brooklyn regional office of the New York state AG’s office. She is the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York and the first woman to be elected AG.

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The AG is an elected position in New York.

  • Next Election:November 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest New York Attorney General News & Insights

Additional AGs Join Lawsuit Against NCAA Alleging Antitrust Violations

D.C. AG Brian Schwalb, Florida AG Ashley Moody, and New York AG Letitia James have joined a lawsuit brought by Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti and Virginia AG Jason Miyares against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which we previously covered, alleging that the organization’s restrictions on future student-athletes’ ability to commercially use their name, image,…

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AGs Settle Opioid Epidemic-Related Claims Against Amneal Pharmaceuticals for $272.5M

A coalition of AGs reached a settlement in principle with Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve allegations that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in its role as a drug manufacturer. According to the coalition, Amneal allegedly knowingly failed to monitor and report suspicious orders placed by its customers, as required by federal law. Under the…

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New York AG to Bank: Freeze! No More Restraining Protected Consumer Funds

New York AG Letitia James entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with national bank Pathward, N.A., f/k/a MetaBank, to resolve an investigation into Pathward’s handling of customer accounts and settle claims that the bank violated New York’s consumer protection laws and Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA), which prohibits banks from freezing consumer accounts containing protected…

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