Illinois Attorney General Race Update: On Tuesday, March 20, State Senator Kwame Raoul emerged victorious in the crowded Democratic primary for Illinois Attorney General. He will face Republican primary winner Erika Harold in the general election on November 6.

Nathan Houdek and JB Van Hollen recently attended the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Spring Policy Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These policy conferences, hosted regularly by DAGA and the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), provide insights into trending issues and opportunities to engage directly with Attorneys General and their top staff from across the country.

Attorneys General across the country and on both sides of the political aisle are becoming increasingly active in high-profile cases with far-reaching influence and impact. Earlier this week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced an investigation of a data firm linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign, which has been accused of obtaining Facebook data without user consent.

Meanwhile, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that he is forming a strike force focused on enforcing federal healthcare laws, with the possibility of expanding its scope into a broader range of healthcare issues. These issues include price fixing of generic drugs, consolidation in the healthcare market, data privacy, and action against opioid manufacturers. These are just the latest examples of increasingly aggressive actions by Attorneys General in their states and in multi-state investigations and lawsuits.

The Michael Best Strategies’ Attorneys General Practice is committed to ensuring that clients are well-positioned with the information, connections, and insights to navigate the increasingly complex and influential world of state Attorneys General, and mitigate potential risks associated with the actions of Attorneys General.