Friday, September 21, 2012
Dickstein Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce the continued strategic expansion of its preeminent State Attorneys General Practice with the arrival of Lori Kalani as partner. Ms. Kalani focuses her practice on helping clients navigate issues before State Attorneys General throughout the United States. She represents companies in a wide range of industries, including finance, social media, online travel, satellite television, telecommunications, retail, auto parts, and high technology, in State Attorney General investigations and public policy issues.
“Lori has a stellar reputation in the State AG community, and deep bipartisan relationships with AG offices across the country,” said Bernie Nash, leader of Dickstein Shapiro’s nationwide State Attorney General Practice. “Lori’s strong legal and public policy skills will add to the significant depth of our team to better serve our clients who have issues before State AGs with even more creative and innovative solutions.”
“The firm’s AG team has earned the trust and respect of State Attorneys General across the country. The Dickstein Shapiro AG team is far and away the best at what they do and I am excited about joining them,” said Ms. Kalani.
“I have worked with Lori for many years. She is highly regarded in her field and I am delighted that she has joined such an outstanding practice,” said Maryland Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President, Douglas Gansler.
From 2002 through 2009, Ms. Kalani was the Director of Government Affairs and Senior Corporate Counsel for DISH Network, a leading national pay television provider and Fortune 200 company. She also has served as the chair of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, the national trade association of the satellite industry, and she worked at the Federal Communications Commission before joining DISH Network. Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, Ms. Kalani headed the State Attorneys General Practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. She holds a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, and an M.B.A. and B.S. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dickstein Shapiro’s State Attorneys General Practice provides clients with unmatched counsel and boutique-quality personal service with AG-related legal and policy matters through strong relationships built upon decades of experience with Attorneys General across the country. The largest of its kind, the State AG Practice has worked with Attorneys General offices for more than 30 years and strategically assists clients in establishing and maintaining strong connections with State AGs, as well as successfully navigating matters of State AG jurisdiction, including antitrust, complex litigation, consumer protection, data privacy, environmental, federalism, and public nuisance issues, among others.
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