Anthony A. Picione

Assistant Attorney General Anthony A. Picione is Deputy Director of the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice. AAG Picione’s practice concentrates largely on white-collar crime, particularly offenses involving public officials and public funds. He has prosecuted numerous high profile cases involving public corruption and…

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Antoria D. Howard

Antoria D. Howard joined the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in 1997 and practiced in the Public Safety Department, where she represented clients such as the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction. In 2001, she joined the newly formed Employment Rights Department where she defended state agencies in employment discrimination actions,…

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Bill Bilderback

Bill Bilderback is the Senior Assistant Attorney General and Statewide Capital Case Coordinator for the California Department of Justice, where he has worked since 1992. Bill oversees post-conviction litigation for the 700+ inmates on California’s Death Row. Bill has also been the principal attorney on hundreds of felony appeals and habeas corpus cases. Representing the…

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Bill Wynhoff

Bill Wynhoff joined the Hawaiʻi Department of Attorney General in 2001 and retired in June 2021. At the time, Bill was the supervising deputy of the Department’s Land/Transportation Division. Bill also handled complex dispute resolution matters for all State agencies and departments. His cases included resource protection, environmental, and constitutional matters. He has tried dozens…

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U.S. Supreme Court Brief Writing Style Guide

There are few tasks more daunting to a lawyer than being asked to write, for the first time, a U.S. Supreme Court brief.

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Consumer Protection Work

Consumer protection work is an essential aspect of attorney general offices. Attorneys general and their staff help consumers by addressing consumer complaints, providing alerts about scams and issues, offering educational materials, and enforcing state consumer protection laws. The Center for Consumer Protection (CCP) is dedicated to assisting attorney general offices in their consumer protection work,…

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Center for Consumer Protection

The Center for Consumer Protection (CCP) is the nation’s only entity dedicated to providing support to attorney general staff who are committed to protecting the public against consumer fraud and abuse.   The CCP’s mission is to: Assist and enable state and territory attorneys general in protecting the public in the areas of consumer protection and charitable asset and entity…

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The Future of Consumer Protection is Online

Consumers come in all shapes and sizes, and consumer protection is not always about big-ticket items. Often, misused or misappropriated intellectual property can be the visual bait that attracts consumers to purchase a dangerous product.

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Timeshare Obligations, Regulations, and Challenges

The current landscape of the timeshare industry has exposed significant inadequacies in regulation for those seeking to purchase, lease, or exit their timeshare obligations.

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“The New Referral:” Innovative Ways to Tackle Consumer Protection Issues Involving Fake Social Media Influencers

Whether it is online reviews, subscribers, likes, ratings, followers, etc., social media has become a source of information and an influential platform on which consumers rely in their decisions to buy a good or service.

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