Creating Motivation in a Remote World

Working from home has been a seamless transition for some and a challenging one for others. Distractions come easy around the house. Kids need attention, household chores must be completed, and working for an attorney general office is always demanding. As attorney general office managers, keeping your employees motivated in a remote world where anyone…

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States’ Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Helps Implement CDC Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use

The Centers for Disease Control recently published results from its 2020 National Health Interview Survey on the subject of “Tobacco Product Use Among Adults – United States, 2019.”1 The CDC summarized the survey’s findings as follows: “In 2019, approximately 20.8% of U.S. adults (50.6 million) currently used any tobacco product. Cigarettes were the most commonly…

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Challenge to the FTC’s Disgorgement Authority to be Heard by Supreme Court

Led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, a bipartisan coalition of 30 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) right to obtain disgorgement and restitution for victims of deceptive practices in cases filed in U.S. district court under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. The…

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Trial Advocacy

This intensive, online advocacy course consists of eight on-demand lessons covering different aspects of trial advocacy, followed by a live, four-day online session where participants will various trial skills based on a fictional case file. The on-demand lessons consist of videos, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and self-work for participants to prepare for the live session. Pre-work…

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Darrell White

Darrell E. White II joined NAAG in November 2020 as a fellow for NAGTRI’s Center for Ethics & Public Integrity. He recently graduated from Cornell Law School, where he helped develop a partnership between Cornell Law and Weill Cornell Medicine and served as academic chair of the Black Law Students Association. While at Cornell, he…

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Legal and Policy Implications for COVID-19 Vaccines

This intensive, online training consists of on-demand lessons covering various aspects of COVID-19 vaccines,  followed by a live, three-hour online session where participants will explore possible legal implications of the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of COVID-19 vaccines. The on-demand lessons will consist of videos, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts for participants to prepare for…

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Amanda Bowes

Since July 2020, Amanda Bowes has served as health policy analyst for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). In this role, she is responsible for supporting the attorney general community in responding to ongoing and emergent public health challenges. This includes providing technical assistance and training to attorney general office staff, conducting research on…

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Todd Leatherman

Todd Leatherman joined NAAG as program counsel for the NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection. Before joining NAAG, Todd worked for 23 years with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection, where he served as executive director from 1996-2016. During his time in Kentucky, Todd’s work encompassed the full range of consumer issues. The last…

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Theresia Heller

Theresia joined NAAG in August 2008. As chief financial officer, she oversees the financial transactions of NAAG and is responsible for financial planning and reporting, and administration of the Association’s assets. She has significant expertise in financial analysis and accounting, investment management and corporate financial planning. Previously, Theresia worked for several years in the banking…

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Parker Schmidt

Parker Schmidt joined NAGTRI in November 2017 as a program specialist. A Texas native, he graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2016 with a major in Business and minors in History and Sports Management. Prior to his time with NAAG, he served as a congressional intern for Congressman Pete Sessions (TX), fulfilling duties in…

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