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Business leaders are striving to keep their workplaces healthy and productive, tackle issues of equity, and address unprecedented economic challenges. Succeeding in this ever-changing environment requires grit and ingenuity. Welcome to Business Better, a podcast that helps businesses navigate the new normal.
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The Evolve the Law podcast covers the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry. Host Ian Connett and the Evolve the Law team interview members of Evolve the Law, noted technologists, thought leaders, and legal practitioners - sharing their insights about the future of the legal industry. Subscribe and listen to stay on top of developments in this competitive marketplace.
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In this episode, we discuss the recent US Supreme Court ruling in the Students for Fair Admissions Inc.'s lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, which challenged the constitutionality of their race conscious admission policies. We'll consider the potential implications across multiple settings, from university adm…
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In this episode, we discuss the current trend in the health care industry regarding the development of micro-hospitals, especially in certain rural areas. We explain what a micro-hospital is (and is not), the drivers behind the proliferation of micro-hospitals in certain areas of the country, and the various ways they are being financed. Phil Legen…
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In this episode, we discuss what employers, in-house counsel, HR departments, and business owners need to know about effective confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements, and the future of non-compete agreements. Mitch Turbenson, an Associate in our Litigation Department, hosts the conversation. Leslie John and Jay Zweig, both of whom are Part…
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In this episode, we’re joined by Greg Nodland and Michael Ferkovic, CEO and Vice President of Business Development, respectively, at Ridgemont Equity Partners’ portfolio company Sunvera Group, a management services organization providing management and administrative solutions to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties. Jeffrey Ficke…
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In today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest Paul Silverman, Co-Founder and Principal of SILVERMAN. SILVERMAN is a real estate company that restores and transforms historic architecture into thoughtfully designed residences in Jersey City. Krishana Pleasant, Of Counsel in our Real Estate Finance Group, hosts the conversation.…
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This episode is part of our Cyber Adviser series, where we discuss emerging issues in the world of data privacy and security. The emergence of tools like ChatGPT has demonstrated the tremendous business potential for artificial intelligence. At the same time, businesses need to be aware of the growing patchwork of laws and regulations in the U.S. a…
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The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has caused concern across the country among investors, consumers, and businesses. Today, our lawyers recap on the series of events that unfolded since March 10, 2023, and answer the most frequently asked questions regarding SVB’s receivership and derivatives. Scott Diamond, Co-Leader of Ballard’s Derivativ…
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In this episode, we discuss the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage risk adjustment payment model, which will take effect in 2024 if finalized. We’re joined by special guest Alex Oliphant, Director of Berkeley Research Group’s Health Analytics practice, who has extensive experience in the workings …
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In this episode, we focus on environmental justice and how President Biden’s initial environmental justice policies and executive orders are playing out two years later. We also provide an update on the latest policies from the EPA and DOJ. Lea Phillips, a Partner in Ballard’s Phoenix office and a member of our Environment and Natural Resources Pra…
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In this episode, we discuss affordable housing in Chinatown, Los Angeles. We’re joined by special guest Sissy Trinh, Founder and Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Community Alliance, a community organization. Spencer Eldred, an Associate in our Los Angeles office and member of our Real Estate Development and Transactions Group, hosts the co…
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This episode is part of our Cyber Adviser series, where we discuss emerging issues in the world of data privacy and security. 2022 proved to be a historic year for privacy and data security, and 2023 is likely to follow suit. With privacy compliance deadlines looming under three state laws, a surge in data privacy litigation, new federal cyber-regu…
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In this episode, we’re joined by special guest Lisa Stauffer, Managing Senior Counsel at PNC Bank. We discuss Lisa’s career transition from practicing in a law firm to in-house counsel, and navigating notable challenges. We also discuss how she is preparing for the possibility of an economic downturn in 2023. David Zive, Of Counsel in our Philadelp…
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In this episode, we discuss how the $4.2 billion authorized in New York’s Environmental Bond Act will be spent. We talk about the types of projects that will be funded and financial benefits to the State, including short-term job creation and the longer-term benefits to residents and visitors of having improved infrastructure, as well as the abilit…
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In today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest Marcus Randolph, CEO and President of Invest Newark. Invest Newark is a nonprofit development agency who work to propel the City’s strong and diverse economy, build vibrant communities, and create opportunities for all residents of Newark. Invest Newark supports small, women and minority-owned busin…
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This episode is part of our Cyber Adviser series, where we discuss emerging issues in the world of data privacy and security. With its draft rules, Colorado has set forth a new model for state privacy laws. While there are many areas that are interoperable with the California model, the Colorado draft rules include important differences, as well as…
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This episode is part of our Women in Finance series and features an interview with Sherry Witt, Senior Vice President of the Commercial Mortgage Group in the Dallas, Texas office of KeyBank. Ms. Witt talks about the transition in her career from legal to business, and the balancing act of work and motherhood. Kelly Wrenn, a Partner in our national …
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This episode is part of our Cyber Adviser series, where we discuss emerging issues in the world of data privacy and security. In the past several months, plaintiffs lawyers have filed dozens of class action lawsuits under state wiretap laws, some of which provide for statutory damages of $5,000 or more per occurrence. The lawsuits focus on the use …
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In today’s episode, we look at the emerging interest in captive insurance. We explain what captive insurance is and the benefits that accompany it, the kind of coverage it provides, and more. Steven Burkhart, Of Counsel in Ballard's Litigation department, hosts the conversation. Special guests Dr. Henri Winand and David O’Gorman from AkinovA join u…
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This episode is part of our Women in Finance series, and features an interview with Natasha Holiday, Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets with a focus on U.S. public infrastructure finance. Ms. Holiday talks about her career journey into finance, the current state of the market, and navigating the opportunities and challenges that come with int…
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In today’s episode, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ballard Academy for Student Entrepreneurs (BASE) program, an in-house legal accelerator that Ballard Spahr developed in 2013 to support student owned and operated ventures. We’re joined by the founders of mental wellness platform NeuroFlow, a fast-growing Philadelphia based startup, who p…
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In today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest Jeremy Durham. Jeremy is the Executive Director of Boulder Housing Partners. BHP builds, owns, and manages affordable housing for low and moderate income residents. Alejandro Monarez, an Associate in our Denver office, hosts the conversation.By Ballard Spahr LLP
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This episode is part of our Women in Finance series and features an interview with Allison Larr, a Director in Municipal Banking at Citi. Ms. Larr talks about her career path, professional challenges, and her insights on the future of ESG in municipal markets. Kim Magrini, a Partner in our Finance Department, hosts the conversation.…
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This is episode eight of the “Trauma-Informed Investigations” series. In today’s episode, we’re joined by special guests Ariella Steinhorn and Amber Scorah from Lioness, a media company that brings to light the stories of everyday people dealing with corruption, harassment, and cover-ups. We discuss the inspiration for Lioness and the decision-maki…
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This episode is part of our series “Supply Chain Disruptions,” in which we explore how supply chain issues are affecting businesses everywhere, and when the flow of goods and services may settle into a new normal. This episode features a discussion with Chris Mills, CEO of Lion Brand Yarn. With over thirty years of experience managing traditional a…
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In this episode, we discuss how your intellectual property can be leveraged to maximize the profitability of nonconsumable devices and their complementary consumable products. While profits can be made via the initial sale of larger items—like printers, video game consoles, or razor handles—even greater profits are possible with the repeat sale of …
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This is episode seven of the “Trauma-Informed Investigations” series. In this episode, we discuss online victimization and trauma-informed responses to crimes committed online. We also discuss prevention, how parents and guardians can support their children if they are victims of online exploitation, and working with law enforcement. We’re joined b…
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In this episode, we’re joined by special guest Laura Rogers. Laura is the Deputy Director at The Ray, a non-profit charity on a mission to build net-zero highways. We discuss energy transitions that can be made in transportation infrastructure to achieve decarbonized highways, and the challenges that come with this vision. John Smolen, a Partner in…
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In this episode, our lawyers discuss non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs. During the conversation, we define what an NFT is and what it is not, how to create one and post it to a marketplace, and the rights and responsibilities of ownership. Participating in this discussion are Brian Auerbach and Lara Ruggerio, both of whom Associates in Ball…
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This is episode six of the “Trauma Informed Investigations” series, where we follow a fictitious story to address the legal and human issues that arise in an organization when confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. In this episode, we discuss federal and state laws that protect the rights of a victim of abuse and available compensation funds.…
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In this episode, our Ballard lawyers discuss intellectual property considerations for products before and after entering the market. Understanding the patent and trademark landscape before fully developing and launching a new product is critical to avoiding infringement of another’s IP and capitalizing on the protections available for your business…
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Our new mini, “Developing Philly,” will explore issues that are top-of-mind for developers, owners, and commercial investors throughout the Philadelphia region. We’ll focus on zoning and land use regulations, development concerns, impending tax laws, and other pressing topics. In this first episode, we discuss the 2022 changes to the City of Philad…
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This is episode five of the “Trauma-Informed Investigations” series. In this episode, we discuss Children’s Advocacy Centers, forensic interviews of children, and the multidisciplinary team approach to helping child victims of abuse. Jill Steinberg, a Partner in our White Collar/Internal Investigations Practice Group, hosts the conversation. Kathar…
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This is the first episode in our new series “Supply Chain Disruptions,” where we explore how supply chain issues are affecting businesses everywhere, and when the flow of goods and services may settle into a new normal. In this episode, Ben Siegrist shares his knowledge of port shipments, trucking and driver shortages, and how Congress, the Biden A…
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This is episode four of the “Trauma Informed Investigations” series, where we follow a fictitious story to address the legal and human issues that arise in an organization when confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. In today’s episode, we discuss the process of conducting an internal investigation and retaining outside counsel, notification p…
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This is episode three of the “Trauma-Informed Investigations” series. Today’s episode features a discussion on the impacts that trauma can have on the brain, with special guest Anne DePrince, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Denver and author of “Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence against Wome…
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This episode discusses innovative solutions for fixing and transforming infrastructure. From proposals, to marketing, to efficient trucking, to building in the metaverse, even to efficient excavation spoils markets; today we will share ideas for investment and collaboration opportunities afforded by the new infrastructure law. Leading this discussi…
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This is episode two of the “Trauma Informed Investigations” series, where we follow a fictitious story to address the legal and human issues that arise in an organization when confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. In today’s episode, we discuss how a person who first receives a report of sexual abuse should respond, including effective liste…
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Today’s episode features a discussion on the growing trends in privacy litigation, particularly companies sharing and selling consumer data, plaintiffs’ liability theories, including the right of publicity, and some best business practices to consider in anticipation of privacy claims. Leading this discussion is Aliza Karetnick, a Partner in our Ph…
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This is episode one of the “Trauma Informed Investigations” series, where we follow a fictitious story to address the legal and human issues that arise in an organization when confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. Today’s episode focuses on identifying red flags, and following your instincts. Leading the discussion is Jill Steinberg, a Partn…
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Today, we are introducing a mini-series titled “Trauma Informed Investigations”, in which we’ll follow a fictitious story to address the legal and human issues that arise in an organization when confronted with allegations of sexual abuse. Leading the discussion is Jill Steinberg, a Partner in Ballard’s Philadelphia Office. Jill is joined by Kathar…
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Today’s episode features a discussion on how to engage with the Infrastructure and Jobs Act and moving authority into projects from a public and private perspective. Our experts will discuss opportunities presented by the new law, and how those opportunities encourage, even require, a partnership between public and private leaders. Establishing tho…
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In today’s episode, our Ballard lawyers provide an update on the current status of the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and the steps employers should be taking as a result of the recent changes. Leading this discussion is Lila Sevener, an Associate in Ballard’s Philadelphia office. With Lila are Brian Pedrow and Shannon Farmer, both of whom are P…
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This episode features a discussion on Cryptocurrency. What is cryptocurrency, and what are the rules that apply to this increasingly popular, but complicated financial instrument? For those seeking to be in the business of exchanging crypto, what registrations and compliance programs are necessary to meet regulatory requirements? How should crypto …
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Today’s episode features a discussion of how employers should handle leaves and requests for leave due to COVID-19 and “long COVID” under the FMLA (the Family and Medical Leave Act) and the ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act). Participating in this discussion are Melissa Costello, Of Counsel in Ballard’s Phoenix office, Tara Humma, an Associa…
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Today’s episode features a discussion of the current array of federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates: their effectiveness and requirements, the scope of their coverage, and what employers should consider in responding to them. Leading this discussion is Jessica Federico, an Associate in Ballard’s Denver office. With Jessica are Brian Pedrow and Shannon …
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In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Kerry Benn, Director of Series, Surveys & Data at Law360. Kerry shares more information about the 2021 Diversity Snapshot. Kerry also expands on how firms are now making extra steps and effort in committing to hiring and keeping people of color in their teams. At the same time, she also …
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Today's episode features a conversation with Liz Bentley, founder and President of Liz Bentley Associates, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development programs. Ms. Bentley discusses her own background and career path, the role and importance of outside interests, dealing with failure, developing self-discipline, courage and confidence…
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