Holding the powerful corporate interests accountable

Brian’s office has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for Marylanders from predatory lenders, Wall Street banks, tobacco companies and polluters. Including a $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen in their emissions scandal, $12 million from a settlement with Moody’s over allegations the ratings company misled consumers and investors about its independence, and $10 million from EpiPen maker Mylan in Medicaid fraud settlement.

Standing up for Maryland’s progressive values

Brian was the first Attorney General in the country to issue guidelines to law enforcement agencies prohibiting profiling based upon race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. It did a survey of the laws of each state in the nation relating to marriage equality.    The study showed that animus against the LGBT community drove state policy across the country and was cited by the Supreme Court in its Obergefell decision.

Leading the Nation’s Attorneys General in the fight against Trump

Brian has sued the Trump Administration for undermining the Affordable Care Act, violating civil rights, failing to protect students from predatory, for-profit schools, undermining protections for clean air, clean water and for violating the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution.

Fighting crime and preventing gun violence

Brian has indicted and put behind bars dangerous criminals: violent gang members, drug traffickers, human traffickers, pill mill operators. His office has shut down sham charities and businesses that prey on and cheat Maryland ’s vulnerable citizens. Brian also sponsored and successfully defended in court the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, legislation that prohibits the sale of assault weapons and requires complete background checks for handgun purchasers.

Protecting our environment

Throughout his career, Brian has protected the Chesapeake Bay and fought for clean air and clean water. As Attorney General, Brian is suing to force Trump’s EPA to implement the Obama Administration environmental regulations that reduce  greenhouse gas emissions, protect police,  firefighters, EMTs and neighbors from chemical accidents, protect infants,  toddlers and pregnant women  from the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, and establish the  Clean  Power  Program.