The American Lawyer: As State AGs Rush Into Policy Battles, Big Law Is Seizing the Opportunity

October 22, 2020

Daniel Suvor, co-chair of O’Melveny’s State Attorneys General Investigations and Litigation Group, is quoted in this article, which discussed how state AGs are confronting big issues during an election year.

State attorney general offices have tried to address pressing issues, including the opioid crisis, data privacy, and the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the creation of state attorney general practices across Big Law, a formerly niche-practice that attorneys have noted is here to stay.

“Many Democratic AGs, for example, have staffed up heavily in their civil rights units in order to account for the Trump administration’s de-emphasis in the area,” Suvor told The American Lawyer. “A victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who promises to ratchet up regulatory enforcement, would not weaken states. Those civil rights attorneys would be repurposed to consumer protection or data privacy and would bring more regulatory might to those areas.”

The American Lawyer subscribers can read the full article here.