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State AG Investigations: Navigating Unwritten Rules and Protecting Confidentiality

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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This CLE webinar will discuss defending clients interacting with and being investigated by state Attorneys General and other federal enforcement bodies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The panel will address preserving and protecting confidentiality as well as how to strategically obtain information from governmental entities through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and parallel state statutes.


Businesses facing high-risk state or federal regulatory investigations or litigation and parallel consumer actions are often asked to provide highly confidential information to state and federal regulators. Protecting confidential information to the maximum extent possible under these circumstances requires an understanding of the unwritten rules of these proceedings.

Practitioners can also gain actionable information and invaluable discovery from government entities using state and federal public record laws. Adept use of these laws invariably leads to more educated pre-litigation decisions and defense strategies. Not infrequently, the information also reveals business intelligence that demands a response.

Listen as this experienced panel discusses defending clients interacting with and being investigated by state Attorneys General and other regulators and how to gain valuable information from public records requests at the state and federal levels.



  1. Overview of regulatory investigation
  2. Protecting confidential information
  3. Using public records requests
    1. FOIA
    2. State level public records requests


The panel will review these and other critical issues:

  • What are the first signs of an investigation?
  • How do state and federal investigations differ?
  • How can FOIA/state statutes be used as a discovery tool?


Davey, Joshua
Joshua D. Davey

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

Mr. Davey represents banks, mortgage companies, auto and credit card lenders, and other financial services industry...  |  Read More

Piepgrass, Stephen
Stephen C. Piepgrass

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

Mr. Piepgrass represents clients interacting with, and being investigated by, state attorneys general and other...  |  Read More

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