Delivered in short doses, this mini-podcast features informal, on-topic discussions with in-house experts, outside counsel, and other thought-leaders on a wide array of cutting-edge and practical white collar & compliance topics.
The Influence of Edtech: Muzology’s Pioneering Founders Discuss Their Company’s Past, Present, and Future
Education trailblazer Lana Israel, Ph.D., and entertainment legend Bob Doyle, co-founded and closely collaborate on Nashville-based education technology (edtech) company Muzology. They join host Markus Funk to discuss their disruptive platform.
Using the power of music and videos to make math fun and accessible, Muzology challenges students to learn and retain the math concepts critical to their progress. The trio discuss topics such as the significant impacts Lana and Bob’s company has had on the lives of children and young adults, how COVID-19 has affected schooling and education, generally, and edtech, specifically.
COVID-19 Impacts on the Mortgage Industry: Response to Crisis and What to Expect in Enforcement, a Discussion With Craig Lackey
In this episode of White Collar Briefly, Perkins Coie’s David Biderman, firmwide chair of the Consumer Products & Services Litigation group, sits down with Craig Lackey, general counsel of Rushmore Loan Management Services, a major servicer of residential mortgages nationwide. Their discussion covers topics such as the COVID-19-related downturn on the economy and mortgage servicer responses to COVID-19 and the CARES act. Craig and David also discuss what to expect from enforcement arising from COVID-19 and how to best respond, as well as the likely changes to the enforcement environment in the event of a change in administration.
Interview Techniques: Building Rapport and Getting in Sync
Perkins Coie partner Kevin Feldis, a former federal prosecutor, talks with retired Special Agent Colton Seale about recent research on conducting interviews in a way that improves results. Colton spent 22 years with the FBI, including serving as a member of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), interviewing suspects around the world.
The goal of any interview is to learn accurate and complete information, but rigid approaches and common misconceptions about how to conduct interviews can go nowhere and lead to incomplete and inaccurate answers.
This podcast provides a first-hand account of how to add science into the art of interviewing. Kevin and Colton discuss what it really means to build rapport and how to get in sync with the person in a way that opens the door for meaningful factfinding.
Policing Online Child Care Platforms: A Conversation with Sittercity's General Counsel Jeremy Gottschalk and the Hon. Virginia M.Kendall
White Collar Briefly host, Markus Funk, chair of Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations Practice, welcomes two Chicago-based guests. Jeremy Gottschalk is general counsel for Sittercity.com and founder of the education, networking, and information-sharing platform Marketplace Risk. The Hon. Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Illinois is a former federal prosecutor and one of the nation's leading experts in the area of child exploitation.
The episode discussions include potential threats facing companies operating in the childcare space, concrete steps companies can take to identify and root out potential abusers from their online platforms, and cooperation with law enforcement agencies.
COVID-19 Relief Fraud Investigations and Litigation: Areas of Focus and Risk Mitigation Strategies
In this episode of White Collar Briefly, Perkins Coie’s Barak Cohen, David Fletcher, and Alexander Canizares discuss the landscape for increased fraud investigations and enforcement actions related to COVID-19 stimulus spending, including False Claims Act investigations and qui tam whistleblower litigation, as well as steps companies can take to reduce their potential exposure. Barak, David, and Alex discuss new and emerging enforcement issues related to Paycheck Protection Program loans and other spending under the CARES Act and anticipated areas of focus for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to the False Claims Act. The episode also provides an overview of recent DOJ fraud enforcement related to COVID-19 and the expected roles to be played by new and existing investigative entities, including the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and special inspector general for pandemic recovery.
Global Investigation Trends – India (Part 2): A Discussion With Arpinder Singh of EY Forensics & Integrity Services
In Part 2 of our examination of internal investigation trends in India, Perkins Coie partners Markus Funk and Chelsea Curfman speak with Arpinder Singh, a partner with EY Forensics & Integrity Services and head of their India and Emerging Markets group. Topics discussed include trends in both the subject matter and scope of internal investigations in India; the increasing number of whistleblower reports being lodged in India and how companies are responding to those reports; and tips on how companies and outside counsel can best investigate potential wrongdoing, including where to look for relevant data.