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Virginia Opioid Abatement Information

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

PowerPoint Presentation

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



PowerPoint Presentation

Resolution – MOU

Resolution – Distributors/JanssenSettlements


  • 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