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Explore how today’s international legal headlines will affect your global business on Nota Bene, a weekly podcast for the C-Suite by the Sheppard Mullin law firm. Join host, international competition partner Michael P.A. Cohen, as he and his expert guests explore how the law and trends intersect while providing insights and strategies for succeeding as a global business in this new world economic order. Tune in each week for conversations covering topics ranging from blockchain technology and the disappearing workforce, to navigating international trade wars, and the effects of the EU’s billion dollar competition fines on technology companies, and much more.

Explore how today’s international legal headlines will affect your global business on Nota Bene, a weekly podcast for the C-Suite by the Sheppard Mullin law firm. Join host, international competition partner Michael P.A. Cohen, as he and his expert guests explore how the law and trends intersect while providing insights and strategies for succeeding as a global business in this new world economic order. Tune in each week for conversations covering topics ranging from blockchain technology and the disappearing workforce, to navigating international trade wars, and the effects of the EU’s billion dollar competition fines on technology companies, and much more.
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Explore how today’s international legal headlines will affect your global business on Nota Bene, a weekly podcast for the C-Suite by the Sheppard Mullin law firm. Join host, international competition partner Michael P.A. Cohen, as he and his expert guests explore how the law and trends intersect while providing insights and strategies for succeeding as a global business in this new world economic order. Tune in each week for conversations covering topics ranging from blockchain technology and the disappearing workforce, to navigating international trade wars, and the effects of the EU’s billion dollar competition fines on technology companies, and much more.

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Episodes

My Two Cents: Healthcare Industry Consolidations, Climate Change Regulations, Governance Crisis Management, Tech and the Music Industry, and Government Check-In [NB 054]

10/16/2019
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In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by our guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about the practical advice shared by our guests to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate. In Episodes 49, we addressed the economics of healthcare consolidation with Dr. Susan Manning. Susan shared how the healthcare sector is redefining its mission and...

Duration:00:16:51

Checking In: Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, USMCA Deal Approval, and Congressional Budgets with Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan Meyer [NB 053]

10/9/2019
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Elizabeth Frazee and Jon Meyer join us with updates on the Legislative and Congressional branches of government. We discuss the current Presidential impeachment inquiries, the USMCA deal status, and how the impeachment inquiry will affect the government’s ability to get work done. Elizabeth Frazee is the Co-Founder and CEO of Twin Logic Strategies, a boutique government relations firm. Elizabeth was named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper and has a 30-year career in Washington that...

Duration:00:35:35

Technology and the Changing Music Industry Landscape with Sid Fohrman [NB 052]

10/2/2019
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As technology continues to grow and evolve, its impact on the music industry and the way artists create and distribute their art has been monumental. In this episode, we’re exploring the changes that are taking place in the music industry brought about by the rise of streaming services, the proliferation of artists, and new laws and regulations. Joining me for this conversation is Sid Fohrman. Sid is a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s acclaimed Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group and...

Duration:00:34:23

The Four Fundamentals of a Corporate Governance Crisis with John Tishler [NB 051]

9/25/2019
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We’ve explored the topic of crisis management in a prior episode but now we turn our attention to how C-Suite members can handle crises when they’re within their own governance structure. What happens when a company’s Board of Directors must step in to help lead the organization in a time of change? Whether you’re a company of two or 20,000, we’re discussing what corporate leaders need to know to survive this time of change. Joining me for this lively conversation is John Tishler. John is a...

Duration:00:38:40

Who is Filling the International Divergence in Climate Change Regulation? with Nico van Aelstyn [NB 050]

9/18/2019
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With crucial existing environmental regulations being threatened with rollbacks by the government and the Earth’s sustainability becoming more dire, the Federal government, the states, and businesses are in a head to head battle for the future of environmental policies. Is there hope for our planet? My guest in this episode is Nicholas W. (“Nico”) van Aelstyn, a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the Sheppard Mullin San Francisco office. Nicholas has...

Duration:00:57:58

The Economics of Healthcare Consolidation with Economist Susan Manning [NB 049]

9/11/2019
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We’re celebrating our one year anniversary on the podcast! Thank you for listening and supporting this show over the past 49 episodes. As the healthcare industry redefines their missions, their services, and the delivery of their services, we’re exploring the economic factors driving consolidation in the healthcare industry. Joining me is economist Susan H. Manning, Ph.D. is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, based in the Washington D.C. office. She is Chief Operating Officer in...

Duration:00:37:42

My Two Cents: Trade Deals, the Fiscal Cliff, College Admissions Scandals, Antitrust Crisis, and the Resurgence of Securitization [NB 048]

8/14/2019
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In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by our guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about the practical advice shared by our guests to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate. In Episodes 43 and 44, we conducted our quarterly check-ins with our Legislative and Congressional experts, Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan Meyer, respectively....

Duration:00:09:49

It’s All About Capital with Colleen McDonald [NB 047]

8/7/2019
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There has been a resurgence and renewed vigor in the new economy securitization market, particularly on the U.S. west coast which has become the hub of FinTech activity. We’re exploring this changing landscape of the securitization market with the increase of access to information through technology and the uptick in FinTech companies. Joining me for this conversation is Colleen McDonald. Colleen is a seasoned securitization and structured finance attorney with significant market know-how...

Duration:00:41:46

America’s Existential Antitrust Crisis with Thomas Dillickrath [NB 046]

7/31/2019
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Some of the world’s biggest tech companies, like Apple, Facebook, and Google, are facing much criticism about their size and behavior. Much of the criticism is from the U.S. Congress. In this episode, we’re exploring the current state of Big Tech growth, the history and development of antitrust laws, and how the U.S. government is dealing with these major tech players. Joining me in this episode is Tom Dillickrath. Tom is an Antitrust & Competition partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington,...

Duration:00:57:46

Crisis Averted: Lessons Learned from the College Admissions Scandal with Joseph Jay [NB 045]

7/24/2019
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In what is being called the largest admissions scams in U.S. history, referred to as the Varsity Blues Scandal, at least 50 people, including celebrities, were charged with felonies. The scandal shook the American people’s beliefs in the integrity of higher education institutions. My guest today, Joseph Jay, author of Bloomberg Law article titled, “I Helped Investigate 18 Years of Paper Classes at UNC – Lessons for the Admissions Scandal,” joins me to highlight lessons learned from his work...

Duration:00:33:11

Executive Branch Forecast Q3: Mueller’s Testimony, the Fiscal Cliff, and Gerrymandering with Jonathan Meyer [NB 044]

7/17/2019
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As we enter the third quarter of 2019, we’re joined by our Executive Branch expert, Jon Meyer, to look at anticipated happenings during the second half of the year including what to expect from Mueller’s testimony, the Congressional fiscal cliff, the results of the 2017 tax cuts, the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding gerrymandering and its effect on the right to vote, and election year paralysis. Jon Meyer is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and counsels clients on their interactions with...

Duration:00:40:18

Checking In on Congress at the Start of Q3 with Elizabeth Frazee [NB 043]

7/10/2019
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It’s the start of Q3 of 2019 and we’re looking back on the accomplishments of the 116th Congress during the first six months of the year. Also, my guest, Elizabeth Frazee, is returning to the show to share her insight on what’s ahead for the U.S. Congress. Elizabeth Frazee was named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper and has a 30-year career in Washington that encompasses over a decade working in high-level jobs on Capitol Hill, executive experience at leading tech and entertainment...

Duration:00:28:23

My Two Cents: Business Crimes, Emerging Food Regulations, Doing Business with the Government, and the Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War [NB 042]

7/3/2019
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In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by our guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about the practical advice shared by our guests to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate. In Episode 37, we discussed business crimes with Chuck Kreindler. We surveyed the current active landscape in business crimes ranging from human trafficking to...

Duration:00:21:41

China’s Perspective on the U.S.-China Trade War and the Impact on Both Economies with Michael Zhang [NB 041]

6/26/2019
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While it is much simpler to gauge the reactions and perceptions of U.S. individuals and businesses toward the U.S.-China trade war, it is quite uncertain how Chinese citizens and businesses have been affected by the trade war. In this episode, we’re exploring the effects of the U.S.-China trade war from the China perspective and the consequent Chinese market changes. This conversation follows the two prior episodes with Townsend Bourne and Scott Maberry, respectively, where we explored the...

Duration:00:50:38

Revisiting the U.S. Trade War and China’s Ascent as an Economic Power with Scott Maberry [NB 040]

6/19/2019
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Less than a year following our first discussion about the U.S.- China trade war, we’re revisiting the topic with former guest Scott Maberry. We’re examining whether fears of China becoming a dominant world economic player are as accurate and threatening as many believe. We’re also taking a closer look at some of the unanticipated and unexpected effects of the U.S.’s dealings (or lack thereof) with China. Joining me is former guest, from Episode 1, Scott Maberry. Scott is an International...

Duration:00:58:32

Doing Business with the U.S. Government in an Era of Cybersecurity, Espionage and Executive Orders with Townsend Bourne [NB 039]

6/12/2019
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In an era of trade wars, espionage, and executive orders, how can companies who wish to dive into government procurement or are already involved in procurement abide by Federal laws and data security regulations and increase the likelihood of proper procurement? Joining me to explore the current government contracting legal landscape is Townsend Bourne. Townsend is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington,...

Duration:00:39:29

How Regulations Surrounding the Food Industry are Evolving with Michael Roberts and Sascha Henry [NB 038]

6/5/2019
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As the way food is grown, processed, distributed, and consumed by the public continues to change and evolve with the proliferation of technology and awareness of environmental impacts, more and more lawyers are moving into this space to help solve legal issues associated with food. Joining me to explore the evolving regulations surrounding the food industry are two guests, Michael Roberts and Sascha Henry. Michael is a professor at UCLA School of Law and the Executive Director of the...

Duration:00:34:03

How to Prevent or Defend Against Business Crimes with Chuck Kreindler [NB 037]

5/22/2019
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As companies continue to grow and expand across the world, the need to remain vigilant about protecting and defending against business crimes such as trade secret theft and human trafficking becomes increasingly important. We’re exploring how companies can best protect against theft of intellectual property and confidential information. We're also discussing what companies can do to combat human trafficking. Joining me for this conversation is Chuck Kreindler. Chuck is a partner in the...

Duration:00:31:43

My Two Cents: Executive and Legislative Branch Check-In, FDA’s Regulations, EU Competition Law Reform, and Using Blockchain Technology [NB 036]

5/15/2019
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In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by our guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about the practical advice shared by our guests to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate. In Episode 31 and Episode 33, we checked in on the Executive and Congressional branches of the government with Jonathan Meyer and Elizabeth Frazee, respectively....

Duration:00:16:17

Implementing Blockchain Technology to Improve Operations with James Gatto (Replay) [NB 035]

5/8/2019
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Blockchain stands to be the most disruptive technology in the world. Its adoption by multinationals is crucial to their success. How can the C-Suite best use this technology to improve the efficiency of operations and gain advantages in areas including security, shipping, payments, and supply chain? Joining us to share his insight on this topic is James Gatto. Jim is a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office, where he leads the firm's Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency,...

Duration:00:36:54