Week 12 – April 17, 2017
The Role of State Attorneys General in Non-Profit Governance
Syllabus: The Role of the State Attorney General
Readings for this week have been updated. Please refer to the PDF available from the main Syllabus page.
State attorneys general have always had some responsibility to review the operations of nonprofit charities and foundations. Particularly as non-profit organizations, such as hospitals, play a larger and larger role in the economy, the attorney general's increased use of that authority has taken on national significance. The role has taken on new importance with greater scrutiny of non-profit governance of large institutions such as hospitals, health insurers, and universities. This section analyzes the parameters of that authority.
- By far the most comprehensive treatment of the role of attorneys general and non-profit governance is found at Columbia Law School's website, " Charities Law Project."
- "A Guide to Charitable Trust Case Review: Bob Carlson, Missouri Assistant Attorney General and Hugh Jones, Hawaii, Assistant Attorney General. 2010
- State Attorneys General Powers and Responsibilities, Chapter 12, "Protection and Regulation of Nonprofits and Charitable Assets." Bob Carlson, Missouri, Assistant Attorney General. NAAG, 2013
- Random Charities Cases—Fall 2004-2015
- New York State Office of the Attorneys General, The Nonprofit Revitalization Act's New Annual Filing Requirements
- Halperin, David, "Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?" Huffington Post , March 28, 2014
- Cohen, Rick, "Danger Sign: AGs Succumb to Special Interest Lobbying", Nonprofit Quarterly, November 3, 2014
- Barron, James, "New York Attorney General Accuses Brooklyn Children's Charity of Fraud", The New York Times, July 20, 2015
- May 19, 2015 - FTC and 50 AG's - Charities Filing
- "Schneiderman Says President-Elect Must Freeze Plans to Dismantle Trump Foundation," Time Warner Cable News