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Government Investigations, Negotiation, and Litigation

State Attorneys General

State Attorneys General (State AGs)

Public sector legal disputes can arise at all levels of government. Across the country, state Attorneys General (State AGs) are often at the center of these actions. State AGs – who in most states are elected statewide office-holders — are the legal representatives of their states in civil investigations and litigation, and they can launch investigations and litigation against virtually any business entity. For decades, State AGs have been powerful forces with nationwide scope, pursuing wide-ranging investigations and civil enforcement activities against businesses.

State AGs often band together in multi-state coalitions, which are often bipartisan and multi-regional, to pursue investigations and litigation across the country. State AGs also frequently team up with federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (USDOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Education (DOE), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Some of the largest and most complex civil cases in American legal history have emerged from State AG investigations, including the national tobacco settlement, national mortgage settlement, and the recent national opioid settlements.

Recent high-profile State AG investigations and litigation have targeted companies in a broad array of industries, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, social media, e-commerce, banking, real estate, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, and more.

State AG Actions

State Attorneys General have launched investigations and pursued litigation involving a wide range of issues, including:

Experience in State AG Actions

Morningstar Law Group’s Government Investigations, Negotiation, and Litigation team, led by Swain Wood, who served as First Assistant Attorney General of North Carolina, have extensive public and private sector experience in resolving complex State AG actions. Our attorneys have worked inside state government and played leading roles in many high-impact investigations, negotiations, and litigation. This experience includes:

Our State Attorneys General Attorneys