Anthony Jannotta is of Counsel in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Jannotta concentrates in leading corporate responses to large-scale and complex multistate investigations and enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general. He focuses on navigating the legal and regulatory processes across the country and has extensive experience in unfair and deceptive trade practice cases, including consumer protection, healthcare fraud, financial services, and antitrust, as well as data breach, privacy, and technology matters.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Jannotta was a member of the litigation and white collar and investigations practice of an international law firm, and was also a partner in the public policy and state attorney general regulation practice of another international law firm.
Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Jannotta served as legal counsel to former Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, where he oversaw the legal operations of executive branch agencies and worked extensively with the general assembly in implementing the governor's legislative initiatives.
Mr. Jannotta also served as special counsel to former attorney general and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). In this role, he was lead counsel for expansive and wide-ranging multistate investigations for a continuing working group of attorneys general responsible for the landmark 2008 agreements with the world's largest internet and social networking sites. These precedent-setting agreements set forth principles of internet safety and prompted widespread design changes to the sites, resulting in industry-leading reforms, among which a regulation that prevents known registered sex offenders from using the sites. These agreements were joined by an unprecedented 49 state attorneys general.
Mr. Jannotta also served as an assistant attorney general for former Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. In this role, Mr. Jannotta prosecuted criminal cases and litigated child abuse and neglect cases. During his more than 15 years as an assistant attorney general, Mr. Jannotta has handled a multitude of legal matters in state government, including transportation, environment, healthcare, insurance, workers' compensation, employment, consumer protection, antitrust, technology, and privacy issues. He has litigated sensitive and complex civil matters, including trying cases to judgment and arguing before the Connecticut State Supreme and appellate courts, while also providing representation for Connecticut state officeholders, including the governor, members of the general assembly, and judges of the superior court.
U.S. INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT
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