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Podcast by InstituteForLegalReform

    Over-Enforcement Under Pressure

    Over-Enforcement Under Pressure

    Every day, companies must navigate a complex maze of rules on how to do business. The stakes are high because if the rules aren’t clear, one misstep can have serious consequences. It’s up to government agencies, like the Department of Justice, to use their enforcement powers fairly, and to provide the guidance necessary for companies to stay on the right side of the law.

    Previously, the DOJ has been criticized for being overly aggressive when it comes to corporate compliance. But in the last couple of years, the DOJ has made important reforms designed to promote both compliance and the rule of law.

    In this episode, ILR’s executive vice president, John Abegg, sits down with former Deputy Attorney General David Ogden to discuss the over-criminalizing of American enterprise, what companies can do to stay on the right side of the law, and why a lawyer should still be the first call if a company makes a mistake

    • 32 min
    How Courtrooms are Turned into Casinos

    How Courtrooms are Turned into Casinos

    ILR SVP Legal Reform Initiatives Page Faulk interviews Skadden Arps Partner John Beisner on third party litigation funding (TPLF) and asks, “Do we really want our courtrooms turned into casinos?” John and Page discuss t the fundamentals of TPLF, the ethical and regulatory concerns and why disclosure of TPLF arrangements in civil cases is so important. They also discuss the latest developments at the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, in Congress and the states as well as where the disclosure debate is going.

    • 24 min
    Establishing Precedent: SCOTUS Review of Class Action Lawsuits

    Establishing Precedent: SCOTUS Review of Class Action Lawsuits

    The recently ended U.S. Supreme Court term resulted in a mixed bag of rulings for American companies.

    In this episode, the U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s chief operating officer Harold Kim and the Chamber Litigation Center's senior vice president and chief counsel Steve Lehotsky focus on how the Court addressed the issue of class action lawsuits.

    • 30 min
    Private Rights of Action with Harold Kim and Mark Brennan

    Private Rights of Action with Harold Kim and Mark Brennan

    Debates are raging in Congress and state capitals over data privacy and the best standards for collecting, handling, and storing personal data as well as the legal consequences when those standards aren’t followed.

    In this episode, Harold Kim, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and Mark Brennan of the Hogan Lovells law firm talk about the troubling trend of outsourcing data privacy enforcement to individuals and plaintiffs’ lawyers through what are called private rights of action.

    • 33 min
    Cause for Action: Arbitration with Victor Schwartz

    Cause for Action: Arbitration with Victor Schwartz

    The fight to save arbitration: Will Congress take away an employee’s right to settle disputes through arbitration without having to go to court and make a federal case out of it?

    In this episode, U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Chief Operating Officer Harold Kim and legal reform advocate Victor Schwartz discuss why arbitration is a simpler, faster and fairer way for employees to resolve workplace disputes than going to court.

    Cause for Action is brought to you by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Tar Heel Rudeboy ,

Extremely Informative

Mr. Kim does a wonderful job addressing legal topics that impact the business community in a way that is thought-provoking and insightful. I came away feeling very informed on important subject matters that often go overlooked. I HIGHLY recommend this podcast!

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