Monthly Archives: January 2021

Biden choices for CFPB, SEC signal pivot to robust enforcement

January 18, 2021 – President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra, the former student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to lead the consumer finance agency. And Biden will tap Gary Gensler, the former chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, to run the Securities and Exchange Commission. The choice of… Read more »

California Attorney General Leads Multistate Coalition in Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Opposing Trump Administration “Death to Asylum” Rule

December 31, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in two amicus briefs in support of two separate challenges to a Trump Administration rule that guts major aspects of the existing asylum system and effectively eliminates the meaningful right to apply for protection in the United… Read more »

46 states, Guam & DC launch antitrust suit against Facebook seeking to split up alleged monopoly

December 9, 2020 – New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday she and 47 other attorneys general including Ohio’s Dave Yost and Michigan’s Dana Nessel are suing Facebook for, what they call, the social media giant’s “anticompetitive conduct.” The complaint alleges that during the last decade Facebook thwarted competition and reduced consumer privacy… Read more »

Attorney General Becerra Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Assault on Clean Water Act Protections

November 23, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a multistate coalition, filed a motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful final rule redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Under the new rule, more than half of… Read more »