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On August 1, 2024, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, one of the final Title IX regulations of the U.S. Department of Education released on April 19, 2024, will go into effect. The new regulations address the previous administration’s rollback of Title IX protections, and include, among other things, an expanded definition of sex discrimination that provides new protections for LGBTQ+ individuals against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. For example, the new rules prohibit schools that receive federal funding from barring transgender students’ use of pronouns that correspond to their gender identities, or denying transgender students access to facilities, like locker rooms and restrooms, that match their gender identities. Other notable changes in the new regulations include the following: (1) protection from all sex-based harassment and discrimination, including that based on sex stereotypes, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy or related conditions; (2) broadening the definition of “hostile environment” harassment to include conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it limits or denies a person’s ability to participate in the education program or activity; (3) increased accountability by requiring schools to take prompt and effective action to end any sex discrimination in their education programs or activities, prevent reoccurrence, and remedy its effects; and (4) protection against retaliation for students, employees, and others who exercise their Title IX rights.Continue Reading The Evolving Landscape of Title IX Protections in Education

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. See our State Attorneys General page for more insight. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: May 29-June 5, 2024

Last week the New Jersey State Attorney General (AG) Matthew J. Platkin announced the creation of a new division: the Antitrust Litigation and Competition Enforcement Section (ALCES) within the Division of Law (DOL). The permanent and stand-alone section is based out of the DOL’s Newark office and is intended to reinforce the state’s capacity for robust antitrust protection. This marks yet another effort by a state AG to increase antitrust resources and focus on both large and small antitrust issues to promote fair and competitive markets.Continue Reading New Jersey Bolsters Competition Enforcement with New Antitrust Section

Crowell attorneys attended the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2024 Consumer Protection Spring Conference in San Francisco, California on May 15. As usual, the conference included receptions and other networking events allowing the Crowell attorneys in attendance to engage with multiple attorneys general and a host of their respective staff members. The Consumer Protection Spring Conference included a panel session where esteemed panelists spoke on ways to improve the multistate investigation process.  Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, moderated the panel of two speakers: Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General and Co-Chair, National Association of Attorneys General Consumer Protection Committee, and Edward Manibusan, Northern Mariana Islands Attorney General. Below are some of the major takeaways from the discussion.Continue Reading State Attorney General Perspectives on Improving the Multistate Investigation Process

Crowell attorneys attended the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2024 Consumer Protection Spring Conference in San Francisco, California on May 15. As usual, the conference included receptions and other networking events allowing the Crowell attorneys in attendance to engage with multiple attorneys general and a host of their respective staff members. The Consumer Protection Spring Conference included a panel session titled Developments at the FTC: Rulemakings.  Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Blackston, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, moderated the panel of two speakers: Thomas Dahdouh, Staff Attorney (former attorney advisor to Commissioner Chopra), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Lartease Tiffith, Executive Vice President for Public Policy, Interactive Advertising Bureau.  Below please find some key takeaways:Continue Reading State Attorney General Perspectives on FTC Partnership and Rulemakings

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: April 4-17, 2024

Crowell attorneys attended the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Spring Symposium in Chicago, Illinois on April 24-26. As usual, the conference included multiple receptions and other networking events allowing the Crowell attorneys in attendance to engage with multiple attorneys general and a host of their respective staff members.  The team attended a session titled Antitrust 101: Everything you need to know about antitrust laws in the 21st century. Attorney General Letitia James moderated a dynamic Q&A with Professor Stephen Calkins Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies at Wayne State University Law School. Below please find some key takeaways: Continue Reading National Association of Attorneys General Spring Symposium Antitrust 101: Perspectives and Trends

Crowell attorneys attended the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Policy Conference in Seattle, Washington on February 14 & 15. As usual, the conference included multiple receptions and other networking events allowing the four Crowell attorneys in attendance to engage with multiple attorneys general and a host of their respective staff members. The Seattle policy conference included a session titled Safeguarding Vulnerable Populations in a Digital Age.  Attorney General Brian Schwalb, District of Columbia, moderated the panel of three speakers: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon; Jacqueline Beauchere, Global Head of Platform Safety, SNAP; and Dr. Katie Davis, Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Youth Lab at the University of Washington.  Below please find some key takeaways:Continue Reading State Attorney General Perspectives on Technological Effects on Vulnerable Populations

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: February 8-21, 2024

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.Continue Reading State AG Updates: December 7-20, 2023