Handling State Attorney General Advertising Cases: Substantive and Procedural Considerations

April 21, 2010
JW Marriott Hotel and The National Press Club, Washington, DC


58th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Handling State Attorney General Advertising Cases:  Substantive and Procedural Considerations

Defense counsel and prosecutors discuss the difficulties in representing individuals caught between the competing demands of the DOJ and their employer, including cooperating in an internal investigation, conflicts of interest with company counsel, cooperating with the government, avoiding being "carved out" from a company plea argument, defenses for individuals, and taking the case to trial.

Session Chair and Moderator:
Kevin J. O' Connor, Godfrey & Kahn, SC, Madison, WI

Speakers:
William Brauch, Director, Consumer Protection Division, Iowa Attorney General's Office, Des Moines, IA
Patricia A. Conners, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Florida Attorney General's Office, Tallahassee, FL
Robert M. Langer, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford, CT
Paul L. Singer, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection and Public Health Division, Texas Attorney General's Office, Austin, TX