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In-House Interrogatory

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler

Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

Inside Counsel is telling general counsels this month how to deal with state attorneys general.

The article says it it important for companies and their GCs to build relationships with state attorneys general in order to educate them about their business, since it is likely a company will have to deal with them at some point.

The article recommends setting up meetings with AGs to talk about what the company does and to treat the government attorneys with respect.

An existing relationship will help companies who do get subpoenaed by the AG’s office. If there is already a relationship in place, it is much more likely the attorney general will reach out to the company informally first, according to the article.

So here’s our question for you:

How do you and your company deal with the attorney general’s office in your state?

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