Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
October 29th, 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


  • Virginia AG Herring has joined a group of 15 state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending North Carolina’s deadline extension for receiving and counting mail-in ballots that were properly cast on or before Election Day.


  • Idaho AG Wasden warned residents to use caution when shopping for healthcare products with ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and Idaho’s sharp increase in cases.

  • Georgia AG Carr wrote a column about how Congress can help stop organized retail crime.

  • Connecticut AG Tong: Consumers have the right to shop around when buying contact lenses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act that imposes duties on contact lens prescribers and sellers, and requires the (FTC) to develop and enforce implementing rules.


  • Illinois AG Raoul joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in Facebook v. Noah Duguid, a U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine the scope of the protections of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). 



  • American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller outlined his optimism for the gaming industry’s recovery in AGA’s annual State of the Industry address today at the Global Gaming Expo 2020.


  • CFPB has issued a final rule to extend the Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Patch until the mandatory compliance date of a final rule amending the General Qualified Mortgage (QM) loan definition in Regulation Z.

  • CFPB  settled with ninth mortgage company to address deceptive loan advertisements sent To service members and veterans.

  • CFPB Private Education Loan Ombudsman issued the 2020 Annual Report which revealed the Bureau handled approximately 7,000 complaints related to private or federal student loans between September 2019 and August 2020.
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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