Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 19, 2015, 9:30am



WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - When the National Association of Attorneys General meets next week for its annual winter meeting, much of the discussion will focus on several new challenges they face as the chief legal officers of their states.




A total of 41 state and territorial attorneys general -- including 13 who are newly-elected or appointed -- will gather in the nation’s capital Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss marijuana regulation, drones and cyber-hacking of corporate databases, among other topics.




 




Federal speakers will include: FBI Director James Comey; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray; Leigh A. Bradley, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs general counsel; Roy Austin Jr., deputy assistant to the president for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council; and Mary McLeod, acting legal adviser, U.S. Department of State.




 




Also speaking at the association’s meeting: Frank Abagnale, CEO of Abagnale & Associates and the notorious con artist who inspired the memoir, movie and Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale will discuss ways to combat identity theft, forgery and embezzlement.




 




In addition, NAAG’s annual overview of this term’s U.S. Supreme Court cases will be led by Theodore Olson and Walter Dellinger during the Supreme Court Perspectives Luncheon.




 




Olson practices at the Washington D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and served as U.S. Solicitor General from June 2001 to July 2004 under former President George W. Bush.




 




Dellinger is the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University and head of the appellate practice at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. He also currently leads Harvard Law School’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Clinic.




 




The annual meeting will be held at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C. The first session begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday.




 




From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.


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