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A Ropes & Gray (RopesTalk) podcast series, featuring conversations with Ropes & Gray alumni.

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A Ropes & Gray (RopesTalk) podcast series, featuring conversations with Ropes & Gray alumni.

    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jason Idilbi, Passport

    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jason Idilbi, Passport

    In the latest installment of Ropes & Gray’s alumni podcast series, Alumni @ RopesTalk, IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo interviews Jason Idilbi, general counsel at Passport Labs, a mobility software platform that facilitates mobile parking and transit ticketing applications. Jason reflects on his “non-linear” legal career path, which began at Ropes & Gray in 2008 and led to roles as a judicial clerk, litigator and in-house counsel. Now at Passport, Jason talks about the most difficult project he’s had to tackle in the last three years, and also what he looks for when engaging outside counsel.

    • 27 min
    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Alex Roberts, UNH Law

    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Alex Roberts, UNH Law

    In the latest episode of Ropes & Gray’s alumni podcast series, Alumni @ RopesTalk, IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo interviews Alex Roberts, who left the firm eight years ago and is now an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. In this lively conversation, Alex gives a vivid picture of her life as a professor—from teaching courses on trademark law and the intersection of pop culture and the law, to publishing cutting-edge scholarship about deceptive practices in influencer marketing. Reflecting on her time at Ropes & Gray, Alex also shares how her experience as an associate at Ropes & Gray helped develop her interest in—and prepare her well for—a career in teaching.

    • 28 min
    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jennifer Bealer, Progyny

    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jennifer Bealer, Progyny

    In the latest installment of Ropes & Gray’s alumni podcast series, Alumni @ RopesTalk, health care partner Christine Moundas interviews her former colleague, Jennifer Bealer, who left Ropes & Gray in 2017 to become executive vice president and general counsel of Progyny, a leading fertility benefits management company. Within two years of joining Progyny, the company went public. In this engaging conversation, Jen shares her insights about the challenges and rewards of transitioning to an in-house position, executing an IPO and running the day-to-day legal operations of a mission-driven startup—all at the same time.

    • 15 min
    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Sabrina Ross, Uber

    Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Sabrina Ross, Uber

    In the second installment of Ropes & Gray’s alumni podcast series, Alumni @ RopesTalk, strategic transactions partner Megan Baca is joined by Ropes & Gray alum Sabrina Ross for a wide-ranging conversation about Sabrina’s journey from Ropes & Gray associate to global head of policy for Uber’s ridesharing marketplace. This candid and engaging conversation touches upon the myriad challenges—and opportunities—involved with transitioning from big law into an in-house position.

    • 22 min
    Ropes & Gray Alumni Podcast Series: Conversation with Jeff Gleason, Delaware North

    Ropes & Gray Alumni Podcast Series: Conversation with Jeff Gleason, Delaware North

    We are pleased to introduce a new podcast series for our alumni interviews. Today’s podcast features Ropes & Gray alum Jeff Gleason in conversation with IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo. Jeff and Matt were summer associates together back in 2007, and have stayed in touch over the years since Jeff left the firm to go in-house. Most recently, Jeff joined Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food services management, as assistant general counsel for gaming. Jeff discusses the challenges associated with moving in-house and offers advice to attorneys who may be looking to make the transition. Additionally, Jeff and Matt reminisce about their early days at Ropes & Gray. Tune in to hear more!

    • 19 min

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