Based on disclosures in documents obtained via open records laws, interviews and attendance at conferences involving state attorneys general and corporate lobbyists, The New York Times has reported that lobbying in some instances has successfully concluded some states’ investigations into alleged corporate misconduct including deceptive advertising, securities fraud and Internet crimes. Both Republican and Democratic attorneys general organizations reportedly conduct member events at posh resorts where representatives of corporations and trade organizations gain access to top law enforcement officials and nurture relationships through sports and other activities. The article also discusses how a revolving door between attorneys general offices and lobbyist ranks is another way for corporations to counter a growing trend in government compliance initiatives launched by multistate attorneys general investigations. The article also suggests that contributions to attorneys general election campaigns may have also had an effect on shaping policy or negotiating favorable settlements. See The New York Times, October 28, 2014.