Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing, "The Role of State Attorneys General in Enforcing Federal Law"

Event Date: Friday, January 25 to Friday, January 25, 2013

Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237, Washington, DC

Program Description:  New laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act have increased the ability of state attorneys general to enforce federal consumer financial provisions. The state attorneys general are also empowered to coordinate with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). What remains to be seen is if this action will remain unique, or if a number of similar actions will soon follow. Before we begin, I wanted to provide a brief background on the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy.


Peg Lautenschlager was the Attorney General of Wisconsin from 2003 – 2007. Previously she served as a United States attorney in Wisconsin’s Western District. She was Winnebago County District Attorney and previously worked as an attorney in private practice focusing on family and domestic violence law. She served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1988 to 1992.

Mark Shurtleff was elected in 2000 as Utah’s attorney general, and served in that office for 12 years. He is recognized as an expert in numerous cutting edge legal issues, including energy-related matters. He has now joined Troutmas Sanders, where he is a part of the State Attorneys General team. A graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Utah College of Law, Shurtleff is past chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and served several times on the executive committee for the National Association of Attorneys General.

Andrew J. Pincus is a partner at Mayer Brown, where he focuses his appellate practice on briefing and arguing cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and in federal and state appellate courts, as well as on developing legal arguments in trial courts. He is a former Clinton-administration appointee at the United States Department of Commerce. In 2011, Andy testified before Congressional committees regarding patent reform legislation, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Supreme Court’s decisions in cases involving businesses.



For More Information, Contact: Jon Foltz
Manager, Academy