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Patricial Molteni, Tobacco Staff Attorney

Patricia Molteni is no stranger to the inner workings of the Attorney’s General office. Before coming to NAAG, she worked for 12 years in the Missouri Office of the Attorney General under former Attorney General and current Missouri Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon. Throughout her career, Patricia has worked primarily in commercial litigation specializing in bankruptcy and collection cases..

“I enjoy litigating over contracts and money,” Patricia said.

Two years ago, she brought those bankruptcy savvy skills to NAAG where she is a staff attorney with the Tobacco Project. She collaborates with Karen Cordry, NAAG bankruptcy counsel, to represent the Settling States in bankruptcy cases filed by tobacco companies. She also oversees a pilot program that coordinates a multi-state effort (about 15 states) to collect and enforce judgments against tobacco companies.

“I like working for state Attorneys General because I believe in their mission, and I think that their policies directly affect the every day lives of their constituents--that is certainly the case when states regulate tobacco companies through the MSA [Master Settlement Agreement],” said Patricia.

On the weekends, this Holly, Michigan native spends her time shuttling her two daughters to soccer games and other social activities. In her spare time, she also enjoys gardening and visiting the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and other area museums.

Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two young daughters.

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