New Jersey Attorney General Grewal will be leading the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission beginning on July 26, 2021. Governor Murphy will name an interim attorney general this week to finish Attorney General Grewal’s term, which ends in January.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns
Oklahoma Attorney General Hunter has announced his resignation for personal reasons. Attorney General Hunter’s resignation is effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Following Hunter’s resignation, Oklahoma Governor Stitt will appoint his successor until a new attorney general is elected for the next term.
Robert Bonta Confirmed as California Attorney General
Today, the California state Legislature confirmed Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D) as Attorney General. He will be the first Filipino American to serve in this role. The oath of office ceremony will be held on April 23, 2021.
Former Deputy Attorney General Toni Jackson Joins Crowell & Moring
We are pleased to announce that Toni Michelle Jackson has joined Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General, Litigation, and Labor & Employment groups.
Toni Michelle Jackson served as Deputy Attorney General of the Public Interest Division at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Toni will focus on complex civil litigation,…
Rob Bonta Named California Attorney General
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom named Rob Bonta, a Democratic state senator, to succeed Xavier Becerra as attorney general. Rob Bonta is a former Democratic Assemblymember who represented California State Assembly’s 18th District.
The nomination is subject to confirmation by the state’s Assembly and Senate within 90 days.
Deputy Attorney General Jane Young Assumes Role as Acting New Hampshire Attorney General
On January 7, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Jane Young (Nonpartisan) began serving as acting New Hampshire Attorney General after Governor Chris Sununu (R) nominated former Attorney General Gordon MacDonald (R) to the state Supreme Court. MacDonald delegated his duties to Young for the period of the nomination process, pursuant to a New Hampshire statute that…
Clay Friedman Quoted in Automotive News Article on Auto Finance Under the Biden Administration
On March 8, 2021, Clay Friedman was quoted in an Automotive News article titled, “White House could shake up auto finance.” The article discusses the anticipated regulations and enforcement within the auto industry under the Biden administration. Regarding the concerns of auto dealers, Friedman noted that enforcement will focus on areas such as automotive financing,…
Eric Schmitt Sworn in as Missouri’s Attorney General
On January 11, 2021, Eric Schmitt (R) was sworn in for his first full term as Missouri’s Attorney General. He has served as Attorney General since January 2019, and he was elected to a four-year term in November 2020. Prior to his election, he served as State Treasurer and as a state senator. In connection…
Clyde “Ed” Sniffen Appointed as Alaska’s New Attorney General
On January 18, 2021, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy appointed Clyde “Ed” Sniffen (R) as Alaska’s new attorney general. Sniffen served as acting attorney general since the resignation of former Attorney General Kevin Clarkson in August 2020. Prior to becoming attorney general, Sniffen began his legal career in private practice in 1988, then joined the Alaska…