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The American Lawyer: O’Melveny Forms State AG Practice as It Fights for J&J in Opioid Cases

October 28, 2019

O’Melveny has launched a new state attorneys general practice. The firm has seen first-hand the impact of state attorneys general, especially when they target a company or industry together. O’Melveny is lead litigation counsel for Johnson & Johnson as it defends more than 2,000 lawsuits relating to the opioid crisis, many of which were launched or sparked by the states.

Daniel Suvor, one of the co-leads of O’Melveny’s new practice group, is not expecting the pressure from state attorneys general to subside in the foreseeable future. 

“I think that’s probably a fact of life now,” said Suvor, a Los Angeles-based partner who was the chief of policy for former California Attorney General Kamala Harris. “I don’t see the trend changing any time soon.”