Patricia Conners is Chief Deputy Attorney General in the Florida Attorney General’s Office, responsible for supervising an agency of nearly 1400 employees, including overseeing many of the Office’s enforcement and litigation initiatives. As part of her responsibilities, she oversees the Antitrust and Consumer Protection Divisions of the Attorney General’s Office. She recently coordinated the state’s legal and enforcement response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, which settled in 2015 with over $5 billion in cash and environmental projects going to Florida and was the supervising attorney representing Florida in the multistate negotiations with the five major mortgage servicers over various issues arising from the foreclosure crisis. Those negotiations concluded in 2012 with a 49-state $26 billion settlement, of which Florida, as one of the hardest-hit states, received $9.6 billion. Ms. Conners continues to serve as the Director of the Antitrust Division for the Attorney General’s Office, where, since 1995, she has been responsible for implementing and overseeing the Attorney General’s state and federal antitrust enforcement efforts. She is board-certified in Antitrust and Trade Regulation by the Florida Bar and is a past chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Certification Committee of the Florida Bar. She is also active in the Antitrust Law Section of the ABA and is currently co-chair of the Consumer Protection Committee. She was Chair of the NAAG Multistate Antitrust Task Force from 2001 to 2005, a position in which she coordinated multistate antitrust enforcement efforts and developed and ensured the implementation of policy related to Task Force initiatives. Ms. Conners received both her undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.
Vic Domen, Gwendolyn Cooley, and Trish Conners talk about the role they play when it comes to antitrust and consumer protection law.
In this legal podcast Patricia Conners talks about her experience in consumer protection and how it compares to her antitrust career.
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