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How to do a first assessment on an AG action

Should you settle with the attorney general's office, or not?

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When a state AG’s office launches a corporate investigation or enforcement action, it is helpful for the company in question to try to determine where in the AG’s office the case is being handled—by longterm lawyers at the office or by politically appointed lawyers who may come and go with the AG. It will inform the company’s evaluation of the case—its profile, how important it is to the AG, how it is likely to be handled, its objective.

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