Chelsey Shelton

Chelsey Shelton joined NAAG in March 2021 as a program coordinator. As a DC native, she graduated from Trinity Washington University with a B.A. in business management and administration and a minor in economics. At NAAG, she works closely with NAAG as well as the NAGTRI branch. Chelsey also serves on the Civil Rights Committee.

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2021 NAAG Consumer Protection Spring Virtual Conference

NAAG’s Consumer Protection Spring Conference will be held virtually on May 11-13, 2021. The agenda aims to address pressing and relevant issues specific to your role in consumer protection. On Tues., May 11, the private, nonprofit, and government sectors are invited to attend the public portion of the conference, which also includes a panel of…

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The 2020 Supreme Court Term in Review

Tuesday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET United States Supreme Court decisions directly affect attorney general offices’ ability to enforce state laws and defend government officials’ conduct. In this program, NAAG’s Center for Supreme Court Advocacy will host two of the nation’s leading U.S. Supreme Court practitioners to discuss the Supreme Court’s current…

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Federal Consumer Protection News and Other Items of Interest: March 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) sued payment processor BrightSpeed Solutions Inc. and its former CEO Kevin Howard for supporting Internet-based tech-support scams. The CFPB alleges the defendants knowingly processed more than $71 million in payments for clients who tricked consumers, often older Americans, into purchasing expensive and unnecessary…

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Consumer Chief of the Month: Phil Carlson, Assistant Attorney General, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

I want to begin this month’s “Chief of the Month” section by saying that I take great joy in my family and to thank them publicly for their willingness to tag along with me in this crazy journey I’m going to tell you about. My wife, Jean, is a stay-at-home mom who wrangles me, our…

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The Impact of Recent Tax Law Changes on Consumer Protection Settlements

On January 14, 2021, the IRS promulgated final regulations in connection with the tax laws and reporting requirements found in 26 U.S. Code § 162(f) and 26 U.S. Code § 6050X which impact consumer protection settlements and state attorney general offices. These final regulations, found at 26 C.F.R. § 1.162-21 and 26 C.F.R. § 1.6050X-1,…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: March 2021

Multistate Actions Led by California Department of Justice and the Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 48 attorneys general announced a $186 million multistate settlement with surgical mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation to resolve deceptive marketing allegations. A bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general expressed disappointment in the Purdue Pharma restructuring plan submitted in bankruptcy court. …

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NAGTRI National Core Leadership Competencies for First-line and Mid-line Managers Training

This training is hosted by the NAGTRI Center for Leadership Development. May 19-20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET each day This course establishes the leadership development groundwork for new to mid-level managers, including attorneys, investigators, and administrative personnel. Drawing upon case studies, colleague experiences, short lectures, group discussions, and self-assessments, the program applies…

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We’re Hiring! How to Create an Effective Job Description to Attract Talent

This webinar is hosted by the NAGTRI Center for Leadership Development. Tuesday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET This interactive webinar offers information on developing and updating position descriptions as tools that support overall performance management. The presenter will: Address the value and purpose of job descriptions and essential content. Suggest best practices…

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Zayn Hasan

Zayn Hasan joined NAAG in March 2021 as the communications coordinator. She graduated from University of Vermont with a B.S. in public communication and a triple minor in computer science, consumer affairs, and community and international development. Before joining NAAG, Zayn served as a legislative fellow for a nonprofit organization. She previously was a legislative…

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