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Cause For Action is a podcast presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform addressing key issues in our legal system impacting American business. Each episode features renowned legal experts who explain the complex litigation landscape and help businesses understand how they are impacted by ever-evolving laws.

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Cause For Action is a podcast presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform addressing key issues in our legal system impacting American business. Each episode features renowned legal experts who explain the complex litigation landscape and help businesses understand how they are impacted by ever-evolving laws.

    U.S. Department of Justice Enforcement Policies with Former DAG Larry Thompson

    U.S. Department of Justice Enforcement Policies with Former DAG Larry Thompson

    Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson joins Cause for Action to discuss his impressive career and memorable experiences at the U.S. Department of Justice, and how the DOJ handles corporate enforcement.  
    Larry is interviewed by John Abegg, ILR’s executive vice president, and they cover topics such as the tradition of Deputy Attorneys General writing memos to outline DOJ policies or practices, ​the recent "Monaco Memos," and ​​the controversial practice of “slush fund” settlements. Stay for an entertaining story about Larry ​​and former President George W. Bush.   
    ​Larry is currently of counsel at Finch McCranie.  

    • 31 min
    2022-23 U.S. Supreme Court Term Preview

    2022-23 U.S. Supreme Court Term Preview

    On this episode of ILR's Cause for Action podcast, we share a preview of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term. Jenn Dickey, associate chief counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center is joined by Brinton Lucas, of counsel at Jones Day, to discuss several important business cases to be argued before the Supreme Court. The cases we'll discuss include Sackett v. EPA, National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, and Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission.
    In Sackett v. EPA, Jenn and Brinton explore whether the 9th Circuit set forth the proper test on determining if wetlands are "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. In National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, we weigh whether California's Prop 12–which prohibits the sale of pork from animals confined in a smaller space than approved under California's standards–imposes undue burden on interstate commerce. Then, in Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, we discuss whether Congress stripped federal district courts of jurisdiction over constitutional challenges to the FTC. 
    We are anticipating another blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court term, with multiple cases having a significant impact on the business community. This is one you'll want to pay close attention to.

    • 24 min
    The Impact of EU's Proposed ESG Directive on American Business

    The Impact of EU's Proposed ESG Directive on American Business

    The European Commission has recently proposed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to impose extensive new financial reporting and compliance obligations on companies.

    In ILR's latest Cause For Action podcast episode, Scevole de Cazotte, ILR’s senior vice president of international initiatives and Ken Daly, managing partner at Sidley Austin discuss the European Commission's proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence. The drafted directive would create new regulatory and liability burdens for companies operating in and outside of the EU. In this podcast episode, Scevole and Ken address some important questions raised by the proposed initiatives.

    • 22 min
    TransUnion and Concrete Harm: One Year Later

    TransUnion and Concrete Harm: One Year Later

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021 ruling in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez resolved fundamental constitutional questions about what a plaintiff must do to establish standing to bring a federal lawsuit. The Court held that to do so, a plaintiff must have suffered a “concrete” injury, and it clarified the standard for determining whether an alleged injury is sufficiently concrete.

    In this episode of ILR's Cause for Action podcast, Jenn Dickey, associate chief counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center, and Archis Parasharami, a litigation partner at Mayer Brown, talk about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez and its impact one year later. 

    • 29 min
    The Critical Role of State Attorneys General

    The Critical Role of State Attorneys General

    If you've ever voted in a state election, you have likely voted for an attorney general-unless you live in one of the seven states that appoint their attorney general.  However, you may be wondering-what exactly is an attorney general responsible for?
    In this episode of Cause For Action, Page Faulk, senior vice president of legal reform initiatives, welcomes Rob McKenna, former Washington state AG and partner at Orrick for a conversation on  what state attorneys general do, and the critical role that these top legal officers play in both state and national policy.

    • 29 min
    Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation

    Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation

    Resolving a dispute through arbitration remains fairer, faster, and better than litigation for both consumer and employee claimants. Recent research shows that on average, employees and consumers won more money, more often, more quickly by arbitrating disputes than by filing lawsuits.
    In this episode of Cause For Action, Oriana Senatore, Senior Vice President of Research and Strategic Development, and Mary Donovan, Principal and Senior Economist at ndp | analytics talk through ILR's research on consumer and employment arbitration. 

    • 12 min

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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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