NAAG meetings are a key way for companies to connect with AGs. They tend to have a town-hall atmosphere.
"You can tell your side of the story, and the AGs are available, accessible and willing to listen.
Former AGs and the lawyers who work frequently with their offices overwhelmingly agree that most AGs are happy to sit down with company representatives to hear about how they do business and the problems their industries face.
THEY'RE BIPARTISAN: State AGs don't just reach across the aisle--in their multistate inquiries they tend to do away with the aisle altogether as they work together to litigate aggressively and reach solutions for their states.
"Predatory lending, the tobacco settlement, the mortgage crisis resolution--these are all things the AGs have done together.
Writing off the actions of AGs as politically motivated underestimates the integrity of the office of the attorney general and of the AGs in office, Halpern says.
That's not to say that AGs are a homogenized group--each will have his or her own approach, priorities and attitude, and companies must take such nuances into account to fully understand who sits on the other side of the negotiating table.
Another relatively unknown fact about AGS is that it is a dry-charged battery unlike other brands.
AGS has proved to be the exception to the rule, focusing more on the quality and performance of the product rather than the perception of the brand.