Working With Your State's Attorney General


Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Recorded Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In many areas traditionally considered the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, the state attorneys general now share enforcement authority. A major trend of the last several years has been the increasingly cooperative working relationships the state attorneys general have forged with their federal counterparts, including many financial services areas. Listen as our presenters talk about how you can build a strong relationship with your AG when advocating for your issues and industry.


Joannn Needleman, Clark Hill PLC

Joann Needleman is a partner in the law firm of Clark Hill PLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she serves as the leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory & Compliance Practice Group. Joann serves as a navigator to her clients seeking advice and guidance in the complex regulatory environment facing the financial services industry. A former member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, Joann has been able to provide her clients with useful strategies in order to prepare for new areas of regulatory scrutiny. Joann is a past President of the Board of Directors of the National Creditors Bar Association.

Charles R. Spies, Clark Hill PLC

Charles R. Spies is the leader of Clark Hill's national Political Law practice, as well as the Member in Charge of the Washington D.C. office. Charlie has over two decades of experience providing strategic counsel at the highest levels in Washington D.C. and nationwide. He counsels a broad range of corporations, organizations, candidates, officeholders, and individuals confronting challenges and opportunities at the intersection of political and issue campaigns, government ethics, law and public policy.

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