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Pennsylvania Attorney General

Current State AG
Josh Shapiro (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2017

Josh Shapiro was elected Attorney General in 2016. Prior to becoming AG, he served as Chair of the Montgomery County Commission while also practicing in the Philadelphia office of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, and Young. In 2015, AG Shapiro was appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012, including serving as Deputy Speaker. He began his career on Capitol Hill as a member of several Congressional staffs, including...

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Josh Shapiro was elected Attorney General in 2016. Prior to becoming AG, he served as Chair of the Montgomery County Commission while also practicing in the Philadelphia office of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, and Young. In 2015, AG Shapiro was appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012, including serving as Deputy Speaker. He began his career on Capitol Hill as a member of several Congressional staffs, including those of U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Robert Torricelli and Congressmen Peter Deutsch and Joe Hoeffel.

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The AG is an elected position in Pennsylvania.

  • Next Election:November 5, 2024
  • Election Process:Incumbent
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms


Latest Pennsylvania Attorney General News & Insights

Past as Future: AGs’ Prior Experience Can Shape Their Priorities and Policies

This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.

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Influencer or Scammer? Instagram Celebrity Accused of Not Delivering Paid-for Services

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sued Instagram influencer Casey Olivera, a/k/a Dana Chanel, related individuals, and companies owned and operated by Chanel over allegations that Chanel misled consumers about goods and services she promoted through social media in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

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Bipartisan Group of AGs Urge Appeals Court to Block Hospital System Acquisition by Competitor

A bipartisan group of 26 AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Federal Trade Commission v. Hackensack Memorial Hospital and Englewood Healthcare Foundation, No. 21-2603, in support of the FTC’s position that a proposed merger between the two New Jersey hospital systems violates federal antitrust law.

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