Issues and Research

Emily Myers, Chief Counsel
NAAG's Antitrust counsel works to facilitate communication among the Offices of Attorneys General and their staffs, and monitors legislative and regulatory developments in antitrust. NAAG hosts an annual antitrust seminar for attorneys general and their staff and a portion of this seminar is open to the public.

Karen Cordry, Chief Counsel
NAAG's Bankruptcy Counsel Karen Cordry, works with attorneys general offices on a daily basis to provide assistance and counseling on issues that arise in specific cases. In addition to this one-on-one assistance, NAAG's counsel conducts numerous training sessions for state counsel.

Jeanette Manning Committee Liaison Counsel
The NAAG Civil Rights Committee provides information and support to the states on affirmative civil rights issues.

Mark Neil, Committee Liaison Counsel
The NAAG Consumer Protection Committee works to improve the enforcement of state and federal consumer protection laws by state attorneys general, as well as supports multistate consumer protection enforcement efforts.

Francesca Liquori, Committee Liaison Counsel
Criminal law is addressed through the NAAG Criminal Law Committee. It provides a structure for exchanging information among the Attorneys General, allowing them to draw upon their collective expertise and experiences. Attorneys General are kept informed in a timely and useful manner of all important criminal justice issues that affect the powers and duties of attorneys general in this subject area. The committee also examines emerging trends which may impact criminal policy matters on both the state and national levels.

Hedda Litwin, Chief Counsel
Cyberspace counsel works to provide the necessary training and technical assistance to prosecutors in attorney general offices to enable them to successfully investigate and prosecute computer-based crimes.

Jeanette Manning, Committee Liaison Counsel
NAAG supports the activities of the Energy and Environment Committee. It focuses on three main areas: training/conferences, communications, and state/federal liaison activities.

Barbara L. Zelner, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU)
The National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units (NAMFCU) serves as a forum for the nationwide sharing of information concerning the problems of Medicaid fraud control.

Dan Schweitzer, Chief Counsel
The NAAG Supreme Court counsel conducts moot courts during Supreme Court terms and edits brief that are subsequently filed in the Court. These include cert petitions, briefs in opposition merits briefs and amicus briefs. The project also sponsors an advocacy seminar and an annual State Solicitors and Appellate Chiefs conference. A bi-weekly report informs states of opinions issued, cases granted review and other items of interest.

Michael Hering, Chief Counsel
Specializes in matters related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). NAAG tobacco staff is dedicated to helping the attorneys general of the signatory States (“Settling States”) interpret, implement, and enforce this agreement.

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New York, NY
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