State Attorneys General are assuming a larger and more consequential role in investigating and regulating businesses throughout the country. They routinely combine efforts and resources to create multistate investigations, often hand in hand with the Department of Justice, other federal agencies or high-profile private practitioners.
Join King & Spalding to hear directly from current and former state Attorneys General about how this approach has raised the stakes for entire industries and about what corporations can do to mitigate and respond effectively.
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Karl Racine is the District of Columbia’s first elected Attorney General, having served since 2015. While in private practice, he became the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 American law firm. Over the course of his career, Karl worked at the D.C. Public Defender Service, where he represented District residents who could not afford a lawyer, served as Associate White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton, and worked on criminal cases and complex civil litigation at private firms.
Mark Herring became the 48th Attorney General of Virginia on January 11, 2014. Prior to serving as Attorney General, he served eight years in the Senate of Virginia, representing parts of Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia, he graduated with honors from the University of Richmond School of Law before returning to Loudoun County and establishing a successful law practice in Leesburg, Virginia.
Dan Lungren is senior counsel in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy group. As a former California State Attorney General and U.S. Congressman, Dan is widely respected as an individual of the highest integrity and ethics with strong personal relationships on both sides of the aisle. General Lungren served nine terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms as California’s Attorney General. A member of the House Judiciary Committee for eighteen years, Dan specialized in the issues of crime, immigration and national security. In that capacity he was involved in the active oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice.
J.B. Van Hollen served as Wisconsin’s 43rd Attorney General from 2007- 2015. During his tenure, he was elected by his peers nationwide to the office of President of the bipartisan National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in 2013. Prior to becoming Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin, J.B. was appointed United States Attorney for Wisconsin’s Western District by President George W. Bush in 2002 where he served until 2005.
J.C. Boggs is a partner in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy practice and leads the firm's State Attorneys General practice. J.C. has advised clients on every major financial services bill in the last 20 years and regularly interacts with U.S. financial regulators on matters pertaining to global and mobile payments, marketplace lending, crowdfunding and digital currencies. J.C. also represents technology and innovation companies in their public sector outreach relating to data innovation, cybersecurity, e-government, trade and globalization.
Wintta Woldemariam is a counsel in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy practice. Prior to joining the firm, Wintta served in the White House Counsel’s Office and Department of Justice, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, as well in the Texas Attorney General’s Office under the leadership of former Texas Attorney General, now Governor, Greg Abbott.