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How Law Firms Can Prepare For More State AG Actions

By Sam Reisman (June 29, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT) -- State attorneys general can be expected to heighten enforcement activities to fill a perceived consumer protection void left by the Trump administration's changing priorities, and law firms need to get ready.

For businesses and law firms whose attention has been focused mainly or exclusively on federal enforcement and regulation, an influx of new state-led actions is bound to be a rude awakening.

"It's like a wave that's gathering force and is not quite there yet," said Joseph W. Jacquot, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and former chief deputy attorney general of Florida.

"There are many law firms that have...

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