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Join Anand Upadhye as he chats with giants in the American legal industry about the changes we are seeing in the practice of law, legal technology, knowledge management, and much more. Check us out at casetext.com/podcast or find us on LinkedIn.

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Join Anand Upadhye as he chats with giants in the American legal industry about the changes we are seeing in the practice of law, legal technology, knowledge management, and much more. Check us out at casetext.com/podcast or find us on LinkedIn.

    The T-Shirt Pitch

    The T-Shirt Pitch

    Today we talk with Michael Rhodes, the Global Chair of Cooley’s internet and data privacy practice group. At Cooley, he has famously represented companies from Google, Facebook, and Zoom recently to mp3.com and eBay decades ago. In those suits, he grappled with some of the most cutting edge data privacy issues, from biometrics, to automated email scanning, to privacy in augmented reality.

    As an early startup attorney representing Silicon Valley’s most recognizable companies in their most high profile litigation, Michael has seen internet-based businesses develop from a niche group of startups to a powerhouse global industry.

    • 51 min
    ADR's Breakout Moment

    ADR's Breakout Moment

    Today we share our conversation with Judge Charles Clevert, a retired federal district court and bankruptcy court judge. Appointed at just 30 years of age, Judge Clevert was Wisconsin’s first African American federal judge. He now serves as a neutral with JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider.

    • 42 min
    Do We Still Need Offices?

    Do We Still Need Offices?

    In this episode recorded over 60 days into the pandemic shelter-in-place, we speak with Zach Abramowitz, who approaches the legal industry from his perspective as a journalist, lawyer, investor, entrepreneur, and all-around connector in the field. Zach and Anand talk about the concerns, ideas, and predictions we are hearing from all sides of legal including whether law firms can still justify spending millions on expensive skyscraper real estate while increasing numbers of attorneys will work from home, how technology adoption looks in periods of uncertainty and fear, and overlaps between data science in military and defense tech and legaltech.

    • 54 min
    Law School By Laptop

    Law School By Laptop

    Today we share a conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky, a preeminent constitutional law scholar, Supreme Court litigator, and Dean of Berkeley Law.

    In this episode, we talk to Erwin about several topics, including Berkeley Law’s response to the pandemic, his vision for innovative legal education, advice to new students and graduating 3Ls, and how he picks which cases he takes on pro bono, many of which he argues at the Supreme Court or Circuit Court level. Finally, he talks about new constitutional law issues arising out of the pandemic, and what key decisions we should watch for in this Supreme Court term.

    • 43 min
    Legaltech Supremacy

    Legaltech Supremacy

    Today’s conversation is with Robert (Bob) Owen, a tech-savvy veteran litigator and partner at top law firm Eversheds Sutherland. In this episode, Bob talks about the ambitious mandate his firm’s global co-chair of litigation provided him, namely to achieve “Legaltech supremacy” at Eversheds in two years. Bob shares details on how he’s meeting this goal, what pain points he’s solving at the firm, and how he views this as a golden age in legal tech.

    • 53 min
    The A.I. Frontier

    The A.I. Frontier

    Today we share a conversation with Amy Wegener, the Chief Practice Innovation Officer at AmLaw 25 law firm Paul Hastings and Joe Dunn, a former California State Senator, former CEO of the California State Bar, and a highly successful trial lawyer. Recently, Anand had the honor of presenting at a class they teach jointly at UC Irvine School of Law entitled 'Pushing the AI Frontier'.

    In this episode, Amy and Joe talk about how the AI class came about and what practical knowledge they impart to their students, cutting edge projects that both of them are working on, and what they view as the future of the legal industry.

    A note: We recorded this episode with Amy and Joe remotely, while sheltering at home due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We know many of you will listen to this cooped up at home juggling childcare, work, and probably many other things. On behalf of the Casetext team, we wish you the best and we’re honored to be able to provide you some interesting perspectives in some trying times.

    • 56 min

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