Sound Advice

Get quick tips on the go. Listen to podcasts from experienced litigators. Disclaimer: The information on β€œSound Advice” is for discussion purposes only and does not reflect the opinions of the ABA. The information is not legal advice nor a substitute for legal counsel.

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Recent Sound Advice

Tips for Transitioning In-House or to the Government During a Pandemic

In this Sound Advice, Amber Grayhorse (Senior Employment Counsel at Snap Inc.) and Natassia Kwan (Deputy City Attorney for City & County of San Francisco) present some tips and advice for the audience regarding transitioning into an in-house role or to the government while working remotely and during a pandemic. They discuss what led them to their current positions and challenges faced during the transition to their new roles. Lastly, they touch on the progress and optimism they have for diversity in the legal profession.

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Real Estate-Related Pro Bono Opportunities Serving Underinvested Diverse Communities

Paul Stibbe interviews Aneel L. Chablani and Erica Spangler Raz of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights about their fair housing work, equitable community development work, and real estate-related work for small business and nonprofits, as well as how attorneys can get involved.

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Common Questions

Common Questions is a monthly podcast dedicated to profiling class action thought leaders and cutting edge development in the world of class action litigation. This month host Don Frederico, a partner in the Boston office of Pierce Atwood LLP, interviews Jenn Mesko, a partner in the Cleveland office of Tucker Ellis LLP, about her journey in becoming a class action defense attorney.

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Networking That Works

Networking can be an important business development tool for all attorneys, but especially litigators. It is important for lawyers to strategically choose where, how and with whom to network. Marketing consultant Carol Schiro Greenwald and IP litigator Michael Steger discuss these issues in this Sound Advice.

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Privilege Questions Concerning Loss Contingency Determinations

Tiffany Rowe covers the need for independent auditors to obtain sufficient audit evidence for a company's judgements regarding recording of a loss contingency for potential litigation losses and the privilege concerns faced by the company and its counsel.

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You Better Understand Fraudulent Transfers

Whether they know it or not, nearly all litigators encounter issues implicating fraudulent transfers. Attorney Phillip Block helps you understand how fraudulent transfer issues may arise in other litigation and what is required to establish a claim.

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Out of Juice? Identifying and Addressing "Burnout"

In this program, Karen Blake and Christopher Barrett help practitioners in assessing whether they may be dealing with "burnout" and includes suggestions for dealing with and preventing "burnout."

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Enhanced Damages in Patent Cases: Analysis and Insights

Enhanced damages, which are basically punitive damages that may be awarded at the court’s discretion in patent cases, can potentially treble damages as a sanction for egregious infringement behavior such as willful infringement. Join Richard Kurz and Renee Wong as they discuss the evolution of relevant case law, including the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. decision, as well as provide insights for plaintiffs and defendants.

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Enforcing Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements Against a Multi-State Workforce

Now that an increasing number of states are restricting the use of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, how can companies with multi-state workforces have the best chance at being able to enforce noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements with their employees? Business litigator Sarah Horstmann provides a five-step framework for working through this question.

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