Doing business these days means paying increasingly close attention to state authorities, not just federal regulators. State attorneys general are playing a more active role in the lives of their constituents and the economy within their borders than ever before. More significantly, the rise of coordinated, multistate investigations and enforcement actions, often in conjunction with federal agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission, poses substantial dangers to larger companies that operate regionally or nationally.
Alston & Bird’s State Attorneys General Practice Team provides guidance and insight when you are trying to effectively navigate the new era of state-level scrutiny in areas ranging from consumer protection and the environment to antitrust, health care, financial services, cybersecurity, and privacy. Our team regularly works with attorneys general and their staffs, and we are active leaders in key organizations such as the National Association of Attorneys General and Conference of Western Attorneys General.
For decades, we’ve tackled complex cases with a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing the full power of our firm’s litigation, corporate, environmental, and other practices as needed. The team includes former deputy and assistant state attorneys general, federal prosecutors, and government lawyers who’ve built strong professional relationships with AG offices throughout the country. With a background in prosecution, our lawyers understand the mechanics of government investigations and the dynamics of a state’s case. We leverage all of this knowledge to produce the most favorable outcome possible for you, whether by working with an AG office, responding to subpoenas, or working to limit the scope of investigations and bring them to a quick end.
Matters that go to trial create a different level of risk for your company and its officers. The level of service and insight we provide our clients has earned us accolades throughout the legal industry, with our lawyers routinely recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. In a business and regulatory environment that gets more complicated by the day, Alston & Bird’s State Attorneys General Practice Team is a resource you can trust.
State Attorneys General Practice Team
Aggressive enforcement by state attorneys general has been on the rise in a wide range of industries. It underscores your need for a legal team with the specific skills to navigate that unique environment. Our bench of former senior state and federal enforcers understands the intersection of litigation and policy—that’s why our clients have called on us for decades to represent them.