Welcome to Marc Siegel’s Consult the Negotiator Podcast.
Marc is a principle thought leader on negotiations. As Chicago’s premier legal negotiator, Marc is known in the profession for his ability to resolve disputes by winning the other side over, even when the negotiable seems non-negotiable.
His 20+ years of experience working in employment law have led him to an important conclusion: that negotiation is the number one skill needed to become a great lawyer. Marc also believes it be an often-overlooked area of the profession (in both practice and education). With this podcast, Marc aims to remedy this. Each episode will present a discussion with a leading expert from various fields of the law and aims to provide essential strategies, tips and information for those wishing to become better negotiators, which is in turn essential to becoming a better lawyer.
Amy Gaylord: Preventing Fist Fights and Strikes
With over 23 years of experience, Amy Moor Gaylord focuses her practice on traditional labor matters and employment litigation for both public and private sector employers with an emphasis on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, union organizing drives, NLRB-conducted elections, arbitration cases, contract negotiations, and employment discrimination matters.
Amy’s depth of experience really comes to the fore in this detailed discussion of the ins and outs of labor law.
Mark Debofsky: An Inside Look at ERISA Litigation
Mark DeBofsky is the top disability lawyer in the state of Illinois. He was named a Super Lawyer in Employee Benefits/ERISA in every year since 2009, and since 2011, he has been listed among the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Illinois and among the Top 10 in Illinois in 2017.
His warmth, empathy and compassion really come through when discussing this profoundly important and under-reported area of not only the law, but indeed also of the misfortunes and challenges people face.
Scott Becker: Creating a Kinder, Gentler Private Equity World
Scott Becker previously served on the McGuireWoods LLP Board of Partners and served for nearly 15 years as chairman of the firm’s national Healthcare department. McGuireWoods has one of the best regarded healthcare practices in the world. Scott is the Founder and the Publisher of Beckers Healthcare and Beckers Hospital Review and its related events and publications. Mr Becker is a Harvard Law School Graduate and a University of Illinois undergraduate business school graduate in Finance and Accounting.
Chris Melcher: Settling Smartly to Protect the Brand
This week’s guest is top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher. For more than twenty years, Chris he has been helping his clients navigate all the financial aspects of divorce. Chris is an honest, intelligent, and honorable person and this shines through in this lively and informative episode of Consult the Negotiator Podcast.
Paul Neilan: How to Take On Big Energy
Paul G. Neilan has more than twenty-eight years of experience as an attorney concentrating his practice in all aspects of energy and telecommunications, with an emphasis on matters arising from deregulation and competition in those fields. Paul and Marc met after being handpicked as two of the best lawyers for a marketing group. Marc thinks of Paul as one of the smartest people he knows which makes for an interesting episode of Consult the Negotiator podcast.
Karen Conti: Rising Above Anger and Toxicity
Karen is a dynamic and influential attorney in the local and national legal community. Karen has exceptional negotiation skills which allow her to quickly and creatively settle matters with the least possible expenditure of time and money. She is formally trained and certified as a mediator and in collaborative law. Karen’s handling of numerous high-profile cases has created her reputation for fierce advocacy among judges and other lawyers.