NAAG’s bankruptcy counsel supports attorney general offices by:
- Providing counseling on issues that arise in specific bankruptcy cases.
- Conducting training for attorney general bankruptcy counsel.
- Writing and editing amicus briefs by the states on bankruptcy issues.
- Sharing insights on bankruptcy issues related to other NAAG areas of focus, such as consumer protection, health care, charities regulation, workers’ compensation, privacy, and other regulatory issues through speeches and articles.
In addition, NAAG’s bankruptcy counsel can provide substantive legal assistance to attorney general offices on important multi-state bankruptcy cases. Examples of assistance include:
- Drafting pleadings.
- Appearing on behalf of the states on common bankruptcy issues.
- Taking the lead role in representing a group of states on common bankruptcy issues.
- Working with attorneys from the NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health to provide assistance and counseling on bankruptcy issues that may arise with respect to the enforcement of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.