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Ropes & Gray attorneys provide timely analysis on legal developments, court decisions and changes in legislation and regulations.

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Ropes & Gray attorneys provide timely analysis on legal developments, court decisions and changes in legislation and regulations.

    R&G Tech Studio Presents: Managing Principal and Global Head of Advanced E-Discovery and A.I. Strategy Shannon Capone Kirk

    R&G Tech Studio Presents: Managing Principal and Global Head of Advanced E-Discovery and A.I. Strategy Shannon Capone Kirk

    On this episode of the R&G Tech Studio podcast, managing principal and global head of advanced E-Discovery and A.I. strategy Shannon Capone Kirk sits down with data, privacy & cybersecurity partner Fran Faircloth to discuss how new and ever-evolving technology is impacting her clients, particularly generative AI, and the challenges that arise in litigation and compliance. She also discusses her team’s development of the AI Court Order Tracker, which examines standing orders and local rules on the use of AI in connection with court filings.

    • 22 min
    Revisiting Pooled Employer Plans (“PEPs”): A Cost-Effective, Low-Risk Solution for Providing Retirement Plan Coverage (Part II)

    Revisiting Pooled Employer Plans (“PEPs”): A Cost-Effective, Low-Risk Solution for Providing Retirement Plan Coverage (Part II)

    In the second part of this two-part podcast series, David Kirchner, Elliot Saavedra, and Jack Eckart from Ropes & Gray's benefits consulting group share their insights and experiences in collaborating with pooled employer plan ("PEP") providers. They discuss the process of bidding and vetting these providers on behalf of clients, while also delving into the crucial responsibilities that employers should consider when evaluating, monitoring, and selecting PEPs.

    • 20 min
    Hazards On—PFAS is Now a Federal Concern

    Hazards On—PFAS is Now a Federal Concern

    On this Ropes & Gray podcast, join real estate investments & transactions attorneys Peter Alpert, Pete Scherer, and Cory Steinberg as they discuss the implications of EPA’s recent federal environmental regulations addressing per- and polyfluorinated substances (“PFAS”). Gain insights into the legal and practical implications of PFAS being recognized as "hazardous substances" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA,” aka Superfund), and understand how this listing affects commercial real estate investors.

    • 28 min
    Insurance Brokerage M&A: Key Considerations

    Insurance Brokerage M&A: Key Considerations

    On this Ropes & Gray podcast, private equity partners Jim Davis and Matt Richards discuss insurance brokerage M&A transactions—including the recent NFP-Aon transaction that Ropes helped lead—the attractiveness of the insurance brokerage sector for private equity investors, retention tools such as equity rollover and restrictive covenants, diligence issues, regulatory considerations, and more. They provide insights into the market outlook and share their experience on navigating dynamics specific to insurance brokerage transactions.

    • 19 min
    Women @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jill Varner, Versus Capital Advisors

    Women @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Jill Varner, Versus Capital Advisors

    On this episode of Women @ RopesTalk hosted by IP transactions partner Megan Baca, asset management partner Chelsea Childs interviews Jill Varner, the chief compliance officer at Versus Capital Advisors LLC, a Denver-based asset management firm. Jill shares insights into her role at Versus and the company's focus on real asset investing, primarily through interval funds. She also reflects on her experience as a woman in the male-dominated asset management industry and emphasizes the importance of mentorship and building relationships. The conversation touches on recent regulatory developments impacting the investment management industry and how Jill manages an extensive workload with a small but growing compliance team.

    • 20 min
    There Has to Be a Better Way?: Curiosity & Empathy: A Better Way to Approach Data?

    There Has to Be a Better Way?: Curiosity & Empathy: A Better Way to Approach Data?

    For some, the thought of analyzing data for compliance purposes can be overwhelming, or overly focused on monitoring employees. But what if we approached analytics with curiosity and empathy? On this episode of the Better Way? podcast, co-hosts Zach Coseglia and Hui Chen are joined by Tara Palesh, who leads compliance analytics at Pfizer. With a background in engineering and strategy consulting, Tara views her team’s role as helping compliance colleagues to do their jobs in a better, more focused way. Specifically, she talks about how data analysts can scale up and score data to find and address organizational risk. For companies at the beginning of their data journey, Tara offers thoughts on where to start, as well as the potential of generative AI to transform the compliance space.

    • 38 min

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