State Attorneys General

State Attorneys General

Investigations, litigation and enforcement actions launched by state attorneys general are becoming increasingly commonplace, and present unique challenges that require a specific skillset to address.

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    • Won a resounding victory for clients T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in a landmark antitrust trial in which attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia sought to enjoin the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.
    • Representing telecommunications and technology companies in multistate AG investigations regarding consumer protection issues.
    • Advising a Fortune 100 company on potential attorney general actions over alleged environmental liabilities.
    • Providing comprehensive strategic advice to help a major energy company successfully engage with state attorneys general in both parties, including through regular substantive updates on state AG activity in the energy sector and engagement at state AG conferences.
    • Representing a technology company in parallel investigations by over a dozen stage AGs, the FTC, the US Congress and numerous international regulators regarding data privacy and consumer protection issues. 
    • Represented Comcast at trial in litigation brought by the Washington Attorney General alleging violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act. Successfully prevailed on summary judgment on one of the state’s claims and prevailed on a “half-time” motion to substantially curtail the scope of the remaining claims.
    • Representing a high-tech company in a successful federal court challenge to an investigation by the Mississippi Attorney General.
    • Represented a social networking company in connection with a data breach inquiry from the Florida Attorney General.
    • Successfully represented the Berkshire Museum in multiple appellate proceedings and a wide-ranging investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General in relation to the Museum’s art collection, including two paintings by Norman Rockwell. 
    • Represented Oracle in multiple lawsuits brought by the Oregon Attorney General, stemming from the company’s work on Oregon’s healthcare exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. 
    • Represented a large media company in connection with the New York Attorney General’s investigation regarding #MeToo-related allegations.
    • Represented Chase in connection with the California Attorney General’s investigation into the bank’s debt collection practices.
    • Represented a global financial institution in connection with multi-state attorneys general and federal resolution of mortgage related claims arising from the financial crisis.

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