Tierney Blog

A Delicate Balance: Oklahoma AG's Approach to Overseeing Occupational Licensing Boards

Columbia Law School was pleased this week to host OK AG Scott Pruitt who was sponsored by the Columbia Law Federalist Society.  In both our private conversations and during his remarks, Scott specifically mentioned his Office's leadership in handling the fallout from NC Dental v. the FTC.  The issue has roiled the offices of many attorneys general as they balance their duty to represent occupational licensing boards even as they promote competition. Oklahoma's approach is the full-time responsibility of a lawyer from the OK Solicitor Generals office, which is crafting a pro competition model that is being followed by other states.