Private plaintiffs lawyers with state and local government practices could benefit from changing federal enforcement priorities that are likely to prompt state attorneys general to devote more resources to fighting consumer and financial fraud and protecting the environment. But they shouldn’t expect it to open the floodgates for more work.

As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first month in the White House, it looks like some of the federal agencies that were active under the Obama administration—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for example—might take a step back on enforcement actions.