60 episodes

Briefly Legal delivers Crowe & Dunlevy’s candid conversations on all things legal mixed with humor, headlines and insight on current events. Send us your questions or suggest a topic to brieflylegal@crowedunlevy.com. Also, stay on top of the latest legal developments and industry news via your inbox at crowedunlevy.com/subscribe. Hosted by firm attorney Adam W. Childers. Disclaimers: www.crowedunlevy.com/disclaimer

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Briefly Legal delivers Crowe & Dunlevy’s candid conversations on all things legal mixed with humor, headlines and insight on current events. Send us your questions or suggest a topic to brieflylegal@crowedunlevy.com. Also, stay on top of the latest legal developments and industry news via your inbox at crowedunlevy.com/subscribe. Hosted by firm attorney Adam W. Childers. Disclaimers: www.crowedunlevy.com/disclaimer

    You Had Me at Pub Crawl: Previewing the PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference

    You Had Me at Pub Crawl: Previewing the PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference

    For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Human Resources State Council (OKHR) Director Kristi Spaethe joins Briefly Legal for a preview of the PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference. This year, the conference travels back up the Turner Turnpike with all the action taking place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa, April 16-18, 2024. Kristi and Adam discuss this year’s tailored breakout sessions and keynote speakers (Greg Hawks, Jovan Glasgow, and Jennifer McClure), and highlight several of the after-hours events planned for attendees, including HR’s Got Talent, an “anything goes” talent show, and Pub PowHR, a pub crawl through downtown Tulsa. As the Premier Presenting Sponsor, our Labor & Employment Practice Group members are excited to present the latest developments in employment law. Make sure to stop by our booth in the vendor hall for a chance to win great prizes.

    About Kristi Spaethe

    Additional Resources PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference
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    • 25 min
    New Practice Group Offers Clients a Seat at the Table

    New Practice Group Offers Clients a Seat at the Table

    Our clients often face governmental, legislative, and regulatory challenges that require strategic advice at the local, state, and federal government level. To meet our clients' needs, Crowe & Dunlevy launched the Government Relations, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group to provide businesses and non-profits with guidance on a variety of governmental and political issues. In this episode of Briefly Legal, Practice Group Co-chairs Glen D. Johnson and Will Hoch discuss the decades of experience the team has interacting with the legislature, congress, and various administrative bodies, and the importance of engaging a trusted partner that offers substantive knowledge and real-world experience to ensure your voice is heard.

    About Glen D. Johnson and Will Hoch

    Additional Information Crowe & Dunlevy Launches Comprehensive Government Relations, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Practice
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    • 39 min
    The 900 Pound Gorilla in the Room: The Life and Legacy of a Paraplegic Trial Attorney

    The 900 Pound Gorilla in the Room: The Life and Legacy of a Paraplegic Trial Attorney

    Chris Davis was born to an average blue-collar family in central Illinois. Growing up, he enjoyed playing sports, going hunting, attending Boy Scout meetings – the things a typical midwestern kid would be interested in. His life changed, however, when he was 17 years old, and doctors had discovered that an astrocytoma had developed on his spinal cord. After undergoing successful surgery to remove the tumor, Chris returned home as a permanent paraplegic. Still confident that he could lead a successful life, Chris knew that he needed to choose a career that was more cerebral than physical and decided to give law school a shot. Fast forward nearly 40 years later and Chris was not only accepting his membership into the American College of Trial Lawyers, but he was also asked to provide the commencement speech at the induction ceremony.  
    In this episode of Briefly Legal, litigator Chris Davis discusses the series of life events that led him to become the only paraplegic trial attorney in the state of Oklahoma and why mindfulness and being extremely well-prepared help quell people’s perception of him on both sides of the courtroom. He also discusses the legacy of litigators at Crowe & Dunlevy, how their leadership and involvement in the ABA has led him to become a better mentor to young attorneys, and the emphasis and recognition the firm places on the value of diversity in the workplace.

    About J. Christopher Davis

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    • 29 min
    Pathways to Decarbonization: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Under the IRA

    Pathways to Decarbonization: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Under the IRA

    On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The IRA provides tax incentives and grants for solar, wind, hydrogen, nuclear, oil and gas, and carbon capture, utilization and storage projects (CCUS). Specifically the IRA amends section 45Q of the tax code to provide credits for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in underground geologic formations. In the second environmental and energy law spin off episode of Briefly Legal, join attorneys Tim Sowecke and Alyssa Sloan as they discuss the growth of CCUS projects and the monetization of CO2 under the IRA, with a specific focus on the management of CO2 as a waste product in industrial and oil and gas operations under the Safe Drinking Water Act’s (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. They’ll highlight important jurisdictional distinctions between UIC Class VI wells used to collect CO2 emissions from large point sources like power generation or industrial facilities, and Class II wells used to dispose of CO2 as a waste product in oil and gas operations. They’ll also touch on environmental justice considerations in the siting of CCUS projects. Whether you’re an oil and gas operator trying to manage CO2 emissions, an entrepreneur looking at opportunities in the nascent carbon market, or just someone wanting to know more about carbon capture and storage, this episode will shed light on some of the latest efforts to capture and commoditize CO2 in the United States.

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    • 24 min
    EPA Adds PFAS as a Regulatory Priority

    EPA Adds PFAS as a Regulatory Priority

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added addressing exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a new regulatory priority in its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives for 2024-2027. With this announcement, the number of PFAS-related regulations and enforcement issues is expected to rise over the next several years. Briefly Legal is launching its first spin-off podcast focusing on environmental and energy law issues. In the inaugural episode, energy and environmental attorneys Tim Sowecke and Alyssa Sloan summarize EPA’s enforcement and compliance priorities for 2024-2027 and do a deep-dive on upcoming PFAS regulations, including drinking water standards and increased reporting requirements for manufacturers and processors of PFAS.

    About Tim Sowecke and Alyssa Sloan
    Addition Resources: EPA Regulations - PFAS as Far as the Eye Can See

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    • 22 min
    New NLRB Standard Tilts Balance Toward Employee Rights

    New NLRB Standard Tilts Balance Toward Employee Rights

    In a decision applicable to both unionized and non-union employers, on August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a prior 2017 decision that afforded employers flexibility in the policies and procedures they use to govern the workplace and changed its standard for assessing whether certain categories of work rules are lawful to maintain. The NLRB’s new standard outlined in its Stericycle, Inc. decision requires employers to articulate a legitimate business interest in the particular policy and ensure the policy is narrowly tailored. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Jaycee Booth discusses the history of the NLRB’s standard for assessing neutral work rules and explains the new balancing test the NLRB will use to assess whether an employer’s policies will violate the National Labor Relations Act.

    About Jaycee Booth

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    • 20 min

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36 Ratings

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Absolutely Amazing

As someone fascinated by legal proceedings, this podcast is fantastic. The information is presented in a humorous, accurate, and insightful way. I honestly can’t recommend this enough.

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Great Legal Sampler

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