News & Updates

Attorney General Schwalb Commends DC Council for Continued Investment in Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today commended the DC Council for delivering on the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Fiscal Year 2025 budget priorities, including provisions which will provide critical resources to support OAG’s efforts to improve public safety and support District…

Attorney General Schwalb Announces Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $700 Million for Deceiving Customers About Dangerous Baby Powder Products

Today, Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb and 42 other state attorneys general reached a $700 million nationwide settlement with Johnson & Johnson to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing practices for baby powder and body powder products containing talc.

Improving Public Safety Outcomes in the Juvenile Justice System

As the District’s independent, elected Attorney General, there is no higher priority for me and those of us at OAG than public safety. Too many people, across all 8 Wards, don’t feel safe right now in our city.

Attorney General Schwalb Announces $10.25 Million Settlement With AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cricket & Tracfone Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a $10.25 million 50-jurisdiction settlement with the nation’s largest wireless carriers, AT&T Mobility, LLC (AT&T), Cellco Partnership (doing business as Verizon Wireless), Cricket Wireless, LLC (Cricket), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile),…

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.

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  

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 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…

Ushering in 2024 at OAG

Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe that January is already drawing to a close. Here at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we hit the ground running, kicking off the year with a new public safety grant program and a series of successful wage theft and consumer protection cases that put…