In recent years, laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act increased the role of state attorneys general in enforcing federal consumer financial provisions by authorizing them to pursue certain consumer protection actions. While some have argued that this concurrent authority will lead to confusion and inconsistency, others counter that the state attorneys general new role will ensure greater compliance with existing law.
A notable example of this new authority occurred in December 2012, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) acquired a judgment from a federal district court through a joint enforcement action by the CFPB and a number of state offices of attorneys general. This was the first joint enforcement action of its kind.
Will this trend accelerate? What is the appropriate role for state attorneys general?
On Friday, January 25, please join us for a vibrant discussion on the role of state attorneys general in enforcing federal law.
Andrew J. Pincus—Partner, Mayer Brown
Peg Lautenschlager—Former Attorney General of Wisconsin
Mark Shurtleff—Troutman Sanders, Former Attorney General of Utah
Program Date and Location
Friday, January 25, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm
George Mason University School of Law
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
*Hill Country Barbecue Lunch Served – Please RSVP as space is limited.