Attorney General Investigations and Enforcement

Stroock counsels clients in connection with investigations and settlement of matters brought by state attorneys general throughout the nation concerning a wide cross section of issues and industries, including:
  • predatory lending;
  • the student loan industry;
  • retirement investment accounts;
  • health care reimbursement rates;
  • allegations of false advertising;
  • internet fraud;
  • antitrust;
  • automobile titling; and
  • not-for-profit organizations.
We have experience with both single state and multi-state inquiries, and the strength and experience of our team allows us to help companies protect themselves from such investigations before they are even commenced, through thoughtful and forward-looking planning and compliance.  If an investigation is underway, we represent clients in managing both the investigatory process and its associated business risks.

Our Attorney General Investigations team includes both Robert Abrams, a former New York State Attorney General and Benjamin Diehl, a former California State Assistant Attorney General, who are available to deploy their practical knowledge of agency objectives and procedures to effectively respond to ongoing inquiries, and engage in forward-thinking business planning to avoid investigations before they happen.

Mr. Abrams served as the Attorney General of the State of New York for 15 years, managing an office which in any given year handled 20,000 litigated cases covering subject areas including health and hospitals, personal injury, construction and contract disputes, environment, securities, labor/employment, not-for-profit organizations, civil rights, antitrust, real estate and consumer issues.

Mr. Diehl was with the California Attorney General’s Office for many years, most recently serving as Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Law Section, where he oversaw civil prosecutions brought by the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Strike Force and participated in other investigatory matters across multiple issues and industries.