Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that shareholders Jason Dunn and Alissa Gardenswartz have been named co-chairs of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice group.
“Both Jason and Alissa have firsthand knowledge of how state attorneys general and their staff approach regulatory and litigation issues. As we continue to see the trend of increased state AG enforcement and inquiry, Jason and Alissa’s experience, skillsets and deep relationships with AG offices across the country will prove invaluable to our clients,” said Rich Benenson, the firm’s managing partner.
Throughout his time as United States attorney, deputy attorney general of Colorado and years of private practice, Dunn has handled some of the highest-profile cases in Colorado. As the top federal law enforcement official in Colorado, Dunn led an office of 200 attorneys and staff prosecuting high-profile criminal and civil matters on behalf of the United States. This experience gives him unique insight into the trial tactics and decision-making processes at the highest levels of government investigations and litigation to assists clients involved in state attorneys general investigations.
An accomplished litigator and respected former regulator, Gardenswartz helps clients navigate inquiries from state attorneys general and federal authorities through her extensive legal knowledge and relationships with government officials across the country. She formerly served as the deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the Colorado Office of the Attorney General, where she oversaw all of the office’s consumer protection and antitrust enforcement activities, including multistate actions, and litigated several high-profile false advertising, financial fraud and antitrust cases.
Brownstein’s State Attorneys General Group provides comprehensive, bipartisan political and legal services to companies and other organizations navigating the complex and constantly evolving arena of state attorneys general enforcement. The team develops and executes strategic plans focused both on proactively building relationships across party lines with the goal of avoiding problems and on responding to requests for information or subpoenas in a manner most conducive to resolving legal disputes efficiently and effectively. Perhaps most importantly, the firm works to keep clients ahead of the curve through continuous efforts to gather information and political intelligence on current topics and upcoming enforcement trends.
Other notable members of the group include: Mark Pryor a former two-term Democratic senator and Arkansas attorney general and Hal Stratton who served as chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and attorney general for the state of New Mexico.