Ropes & Gray attorneys provide timely analysis on legal developments, court decisions and changes in legislation and regulations.
Rated Note Feeder Structures
In this Ropes & Gray podcast, asset management partner Jason Kolman and finance partner Patricia Lynch discuss rated note feeder funds, a new product that is becoming increasingly popular in the credit fund space. They discuss how these products meet the regulatory needs of insurance company investors, key differences compared to traditional feeder funds, and navigating the ratings agency process.
Non-binding Guidance: The Defense Production Act and the COVID-19 Pandemic
This installation of Ropes & Gray’s podcast series Non-binding Guidance focuses on The Defense Production Act (DPA), a wartime production law that gives the president a broad set of powers to influence and mobilize domestic industry in the interest of national defense, and its implications for life sciences companies. Over time, Congress has expanded the DPA’s scope to include civil crises resulting from national disasters, terrorist attacks, and other national emergencies—most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Ropes & Gray life sciences regulatory & compliance attorneys Beth Weinman and Jessica Band discuss the history of the DPA, how it has been used during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what use we can expect to see going forward. The discussion also addresses the specific authorities conveyed by the DPA, how to respond to issuance of a priority-rated contract and the scope of such contracts, and what opportunities may be provided by the DPA for life sciences companies.
Digital Assets: An Emerging Opportunity for Registered Funds
In this Ropes & Gray podcast, asset management partners Brian McCabe and Paulita Pike, and counsel Ed Baer, discuss digital assets and the ways these assets may be included in registered funds.
Alumni @ RopesTalk: Conversation with Alon Rotem & Brianna Humphreville, thredUP
In the latest installment of Ropes & Gray’s alumni podcast series, Alumni @ RopesTalk, health care partner John Chesley interviews Alon Rotem, chief legal officer at thredUP, and Brianna Humphreville, associate general counsel at thredUP. Alon and Brianna met as summer associates at Ropes & Gray in 2006. While their careers took different paths after leaving Ropes & Gray—which they discuss in the podcast—they reunited at thredUP, an online consignment and thrift store. They talk about what it’s like to be lawyers at a tech company that’s environmentally focused, and share their experience of taking thredUP public during the pandemic. Looking back at their time at Ropes & Gray, they reflect on the cultural similarities between Ropes & Gray and thredUP. Finally, they give some advice for outside counsel looking to work with thredUP.
Decoding Digital Health: 2021 Developing Trends and Hot Topics in Digital Health
The Ropes & Gray Decoding Digital Health podcast series discusses the digital health industry and related legal, business and regulatory issues. In this inaugural episode, the co-leads of the Ropes & Gray Digital Health Initiative, Megan Baca, Kellie Combs and Christine Moundas, take a multidisciplinary approach to exploring trends and hot topics for 2021 related to their transactional, FDA regulatory and health care practices. Many of the topics covered in this initial episode will be further discussed and explored throughout the series, including developments in artificial intelligence, big data and interoperability considerations, as well as regulations and guidance around telehealth, software as a medical device, and use of real-world evidence.
Talkin' Trade: Introduction to Section 337 and the ITC
Ropes & Gray’s new podcast series Talkin’ Trade explores the world of unfair import investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission. In this episode, IP litigation partner Matt Rizzolo and associates Matt Shapiro and Brendan McLaughlin introduce listeners to Section 337 Investigations at the ITC and explain how the ITC is a powerful tool in intellectual property disputes.
Very good podcast! I've learned a lot listening to this podcast. A must listen!