Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
November 12th, 2020
Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and the AG Alliance (AGA) Virtual Chair Initiative: A COVID-19 Attorney General Legal and Policy Response Manual. The response from our partners has been fantastic.

We are pleased to invite you to virtually attend a series of interactive calls as we continue to explore the policy and legal challenges we are all confronting during this pandemic.

Participation for this initiative is strongly encouraged for sponsors at the *Premier level and above and we will be hosting an ongoing policy dialogue between AGO’s and experts for each of the five cohorts that are actively meeting and working towards a common goal and deliverable related to COVID-19 vaccinations:
  1. Vaccine Methodologies and Legalities led by ID and WA;
  2. State’s Role in Vaccine Administration led by NM and AK;
  3. Deceptive Trade Practices, Diversion and Black Market Issues led by SD and NV;
  4. Governmental Authorities led by CO and ND; and
  5. Vaccine Collaboration and Antitrust Concerns led by NE and CO.
Each cohort is being led by a bipartisan group of state AG office staff and has identified more specific legal and policy issues that will be addressed in their assigned area to develop an issue guide for policymakers. Cohorts will meet via Zoom on a weekly basis between 11/10 and 12/10.
For more information about participation, please contact Andrea Friedman at
Sports Betting Virtual Discussion
Monday, November 16th
1 - 2pm ET
*CLE credit pending
Moderated by Attorney General Karl Racine, District of Columbia

  • Brian Kane, Assistant Chief Deputy/Chief Legislative Counsel, Idaho Attorney General’s Office
  • Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Las Vegas Sands
  • Stanton Dodge, Chief Legal Officer, DraftKings
  • Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill North America

  • Florida AG Moody announced arrests for defrauding a medicaid program out of more than $15,000.

  • Mississippi AG Fitch wrote an op-ed on the opioids crisis, calling it a "non-partisan, equal opportunity offender." She says that Mississippi has partnered with the DEA for National Drug Take Back day to raise awareness about the opioid crisis in Mississippi.


  • Washington AG Ferguson: A court ordered $490,000 go to authentic veterans charities after judgment against Washington-based sham charity.

  • California AG Becerra warned consumers to beware of financial pitfalls and scams targeting veterans and service members.




  • CFPB  filed a lawsuit against Driver Loan, LLC, and its CEO for allegedly taking deposits from and offering credit to consumers.


  • Pfizer and BioNTech announced a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 achieved success in first interim analysis from phase 3 study.
Missed our live programs? No problem! Follow the button below to visit our Virtual Seminar Library for access to all recordings.

Do you have a webinar topic suggestion? We want to hear from you! Please email ideas to Andrea Friedman at
CWAG Executive Committee
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -
- Jason Ravnsborg - Hector Balderas -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- Lawrence Wasden - Sean Reyes - Karl Racine -
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