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Briefing on Opioid Abatement Authority

Tony McDowell, Executive Director of the Opioid Abatement Authority, provided a briefing for VACo members on the Authority’s plans for the distribution of funding being provided to the state from recent settlements of opioid-related litigation. A portion of these funds will be provided to localities, in addition to the direct distributions localities are receiving from the settlements.

Link to Video
https://youtu.be/LhAy0UGqgsI

PowerPoint Presentation
https://www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/OAA-presentation-to-VACo-10.12.22.pdf

VACo Contacts: Katie Boyle and Phyllis Errico, Esq., CAE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021 WEBINAR

Webinar
https://youtu.be/_8Y1WSy51mI 

PowerPoint Presentation
https://www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OpioidSettlementsParticipationOverview.pdf

Resolution – MOU
https://www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/RESOLUTION-ApprovingVirginiaMOU.docx

Resolution – Distributors/JanssenSettlements
https://www.vaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/RESOLUTION-ApprovingPendingDistributorsJanssenSettlements.docx

Panelists

  • Sam Towell, Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation
  • Richard Schweiker, Jr., Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection Section
  • Tom Beshere, Assistant Attorney General
  • Delegate Terry Kilgore
  • Tim Spencer, City Attorney for the City of Roanoke and Board Member of the Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority
  • Leo Rogers, County Attorney for the County of Loudoun
  • Ed Spivey, Member of Kaufman & Canoles, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Burton LeBlanc, Shareholder of Baron & Budd, Dallas, Texas