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In my most recent column, I invoked the new year as an opportunity to look back and to reflect on the events of 2010. Now that 2011 has arrived, it’s a good opportunity to look forward. As a commercial litigator working in New York, one question on my mind is whether the incoming New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, will follow the lead of his predecessors, Eliot Spitzer (known as the Sheriff of Wall Street) and Andrew Cuomo, who were perhaps best known for how aggressively they pursued Wall Street and other members of the business community. In light of the profound investigative and enforcement powers that the Attorney General enjoys, this is a question that should also be on the minds of inside counsel who fall within his jurisdiction.