News & Updates

Attorney General Schwalb Releases 2023 Impact Report

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today released a 2023 Impact Report detailing how over the past year, The Office of the Attorney General has delivered for District residents, securing $610 million in total savings and benefits – over four times its annual budget.

Testimony

OAG Testimony on B25-0609, Protecting Affordable Loans Amendment Act of 2023

Statement of Brian L. Schwalb Attorney General for the District of Columbia  

Attorney General Schwalb Secures $3 Million For Workers & DC in Wage Theft Enforcement Action

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc. (Arise), a gig economy customer service company, will pay $3 million to customer service workers and the District to resolve an employee misclassification lawsuit. In the suit, the Office of the Attorney General…

Topics: Worker Rights

Attorney General Schwalb Sues Nonprofit’s Former Treasurer for Illegally Using Organization Funds for Personal Enrichment

 Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today filed a lawsuit against Robynn Chandler-Mitchell, the former Treasurer and board member of the nonprofit Parents Organized for the Power of Powell School (POPPS), the parent-teacher organization created to support the teachers, students, and staff of…

Topics: Nonprofit

Council Oversight: Delivering for District Residents

Yesterday, I testified in front of the DC Council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee for the Office of Attorney General’s annual performance oversight hearing. Oversight hearings are an important part of serving as an elected official, and this hearing was a chance to talk with the Council…

Attorney General Schwalb Testifies at Office of the Attorney General Performance Oversight Hearing

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today testified before the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by the Honorable Brooke Pinto, for the Office of the Attorney General’s annual performance oversight hearing.

Topics: Public Safety

Attorney General Schwalb Announces New Senior Leadership Hires

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced three new appointments to the Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) senior leadership team.

Topics: Other

Attorney General Schwalb Releases Letter Regarding The Safe Neighborhoods Amendment Act of 2024

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today sent a letter to At-Large DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie regarding the Safe Neighborhoods Amendment Act of 2024, legislation that would combine the Office of Attorney General’s Cure the Streets violence interruption program with violence…

Topics: Public Safety

Attorney General Schwalb Joins FTC Lawsuit to Block Anticompetetive Merger Between Albertsons and Kroger

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a bipartisan coalition including eight states in filing a lawsuit to prevent The Kroger Company (Kroger) from acquiring Albertsons Companies, Inc. (Albertsons). In the District, Kroger operates Harris Teeter…

Topics: Antitrust

Attorney General Schwalb Announces Permanent Shutdown of Recruitment Firm That Exploited Foreign Exchange Teachers

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the successful resolution of a lawsuit against Earl Francisco Lopez and several teacher recruitment companies he operated—including Bilingual Teacher Exchange (BTE)—for preying upon dozens of foreign exchange program teachers by lying about his…