Attorney General William Tong to Address Greenwich RMA on October 25

The RMA speaker on Oct 25 will be William Tong, the Connecticut Attorney General. The talk will take place at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave.

It will also be shown on Webinar:

In an era of increasing partisanship and gridlock, especially at the national level, Attorneys General are playing an increasing role in addressing many of today’s most critical issues.

Attorney General Tong has been a leader among his colleagues in working collaboratively with Attorneys General on a bipartisan basis to go after bad actors, punish wrongdoing, and seek remedies to some of society’s most challenging problems.

Attorney General Tong will discuss this multi-state work and its implications for the people of Connecticut.

Attorney General Tong is the 25th Attorney General to serve Connecticut since the office was established by the state constitution in 1897. He first took office in 2019 and is currently serving his second term. Attorney General Tong is a national leader in many of the most consequential lawsuits and investigations in our country today, including bipartisan, multi-state efforts to hold the addiction industry accountable for their role in the opioid crisis; to restore fair competition and prices in the generic drug industry; to hold social media giants accountable for the harms they may cause to kids and young people; to stop robocall scammers; and to ensure corporations safeguard our personal information from misuse and respect consumers’ rights regarding the collection and use of their information.

Attorney General Tong previously practiced for 18 years as a litigator in both state and federal courts.

He served for 12 years as a State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he served as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee as well as the Banking Committee.

During his service in the legislature, Attorney General Tong was the author and driver of several major Connecticut laws, helping lead the state’s efforts against gun violence and domestic violence, among many other critical laws and initiatives.

A Connecticut native, Attorney General Tong grew up in the Hartford area and attended schools in West Hartford. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Brown University, and the University of Chicago Law School.