Background - Practices (Details)

State Attorneys General


Representative Matters

  • Represented a department store in connection with a civil investigative demand from the Washington State Attorney General related to an alleged violation of the Children’s Safe Products Act.
  • Represented an e-commerce company in a Washington State Attorney General investigation into children’s product chemical issues.
  • Representing a chemical company in litigation brought by the Michigan Attorney General over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
  • Represented a retailer in investigations by state attorneys general regarding product disclosures and qualification of customers.
  • Defending several major oil companies in a state attorneys general litigation over product liability claims for the use of a chemical known as MTBE in gasoline, which a number of states allege rendered gasoline a defective product.
  • Represented a national retailer in an investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office in connection with the importation and sale of certain children's products containing levels of lead in excess of limits established under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Represented a national manufacturer in a voluntary disclosure of a product-related issue to the FTC and related voluntary remediation action.
  • Represented a managed care company in a state attorneys general investigation into potential violations of state and federal mental health parity laws.
  • Advised two affiliate marketing networks in responding to third-party subpoenas issued by the Arizona Attorney General.
  • Represented a chemical company in a matter by the California Attorney General concerning ground water contamination. The California Attorney General agreed to close its investigation concerning our client.
  • Defended executives and other professionals of financial institutions in connection with simultaneous DOJ, SEC, and state attorneys general investigations regarding mortgage-backed securities.
  • Defended a securities-rating agency in multiple state attorneys general actions alleging unfair trade practices related to its ratings on structured finance securities.
  • Defended one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers in the nationwide Average Wholesale Price litigation, coordinating the defense of more than 15 separate lawsuits pending in state and federal courts around the country, including a qui tam action under the Federal False Claims Act and numerous civil enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general alleging violations of a variety of state statutes, including state false claims acts.
  • Represented financial institutions in connection with state attorneys general investigations regarding residential mortgage-backed securities.