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The proper role of the state attorneys general is a recurring question for the national legal community. How should state attorneys general exercise their power? What are the limits of their authority in the enforcement of federal statutes or regulations? Does this sort of activity simply fill a vacuum, or does it usurp federal decision-making? Should state AGs be involved in matters that have extra-territorial effect? What are the limits on settlement of matters, particularly concerning businesses, that impose future management requirements? Under what circumstances, if any, should state AGs hire outside counsel to assist in their enforcement? These and other questions will be considered by our panel of experts.


  • Dr. John Eastman, Candidate for California State Attorney General and former Dean, Chapman University School of Law
  • Hon. Donald B. Stenberg, Erickson & Sederstrom and former Nebraska State Attorney General
  • Hon. James E. Tierney, Director of the National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School and former Maine State Attorney General
  • Moderator: Hon. Ted Cruz, Morgan Lewis and former Candidate for Texas Attorney General