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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

What the Government Shutdown Means for Businesses with Jonathan Meyer [NB 019]

1/14/2019
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We are currently experiencing history in the making with the longest government shutdown to date. Jonathan Meyer joins us to shed light on what is happening in Washington D.C. with the shutdown and how that is affecting and will affect government employees and businesses. Jon Meyer is a partner at Sheppard Mullin and counsels clients on their interactions with federal and state government, as well as cybersecurity, homeland security, Congressional oversight and immigration, among other...

Duration:00:29:27

My Two Cents: Human Capital, Net Neutrality, Insider Trading, In-House Counsel’s Role, and Congressional Oversight [NB 018]

1/9/2019
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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 13, I spoke with Morgan Forsey about how human capital is redefining 21st century workplaces. We explored the use of arbitration clauses in employment...

Duration:00:18:08

Busting the Seven Myths of Congressional Oversight with Jonathan Meyer [NB 017]

1/2/2019
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As the Democrats prepare to assume control of the U.S. House of Representatives, many are speculating about the extent of Congressional oversight over the next two years. With this speculation comes a flood of misunderstanding and myths about the role of Congress and their oversight powers. In our conversation with Jonathan Meyer today, author of Don’t Be Fooled: Seven Myths About Congressional Oversight, we walk through several of the myths surrounding Congress, their Constitutional power...

Duration:00:42:35

Law Business Within a Business: The Expanding Value of Corporate Counsel with William Kruse [NB 016]

12/19/2018
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From managing internal crises to assisting in the international expansion of the business, the duties and responsibilities of corporate counsel in a multinational company directly support the growth of the business. There is currently a great deal of change happening in the in-house department of corporations that C-Suite members should know about in order to fully utilize corporate counsel’s value. Joining us on the show today to discuss the evolving nature of corporate counsels and...

Duration:00:45:25

C-Suite Trades: Three Developments Insiders Need to Know with Sarah Aberg [NB 015]

12/12/2018
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The rules surrounding insider trading and securities violations are extensive and can be complicated. In order to determine if an executive selling or buying stock in their own company or if a company member trading on information provided to them, either directly or indirectly, is acting appropriately, it’s important to become familiar with the securities rules. Joining me on the podcast to shed light on this topic is Sarah Aberg, an attorney in Sheppard Mullin’s New York office. Sarah’s...

Duration:00:51:00

Net Neutrality Essentials with Paul Werner [NB 014]

12/5/2018
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Coined by Columbia University law professor, Tim Wu, in 2003, net neutrality has been the impetus for major political and technological debates. From Comcast to Madison River Communications, there have been various Internet Service Providers who have tested the limits of net neutrality, triggering the Federal Communications Commission to step in, take action, and in effect, shape the future of the internet. In order to further understand the future state of the internet, we’re exploring...

Duration:00:41:21

Human Capital and Defining the Relationship with Your Workforce in the 21st Century with Morgan Forsey [NB013]

11/28/2018
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Investing in the development of human capital can prove to be an invaluable asset for a company looking to grow and innovate. What should employers know about current employment law trends in order to build advantageous relationships with their workforce? Joining us to explore 4 major areas of employment law issues in multinational companies, namely, arbitration clauses, remote workforces, equal pay, and the gig economy, is Morgan Forsey. Morgan is a partner in the Labor and Employment...

Duration:00:46:52

My Two Cents: India’s Emergence, Corporate Reform, Import Injuries, Securities Regulations, and Platform Markets with host Michael P. A. Cohen [NB 012]

11/21/2018
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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 7, we spoke with Fatema Merchant about India’s emergence in the global market. We explored the tech boom, the Millennial generation, and women’s roles...

Duration:00:28:27

The Proliferation of Platforms and Their Role in Our Economy with Nady Nikonova [NB 011]

11/14/2018
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Platforms and platform technologies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Uber, Payment Networks and Facebook have been the subject of much regulatory focus as of late. Are potential regulations of these platforms a little too soon and a little too restrictive? Are we risking stifling innovation? Using the recent American Express anti-steering Supreme Court of the U.S. case, we explore the issues facing platforms, participants, and regulators. My guest on the show today is Nady Nikonova. Nady is an...

Duration:00:38:34

Testing the Temperament of Current Financial Securities Regulation with Jeff Kern [NB 010]

11/7/2018
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With Tesla’s CEO and Chairman, Elon Musk, recently charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with fraud over his misleading Tweets, we thought it would be timely to check in on the current state of regulatory enforcement in the U.S. We also explore the influence and effect of political administrations on the atmosphere of securities enforcement. Joining us today is Jeff Kern, a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations, and International Trade Practice Group in Sheppard...

Duration:00:36:57

Import Injuries and Private Trade War Remedies at the U.S. International Trade Commission with Economist Susan Henley Manning [NB 009]

10/31/2018
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The International Trade Commission, which is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade, has become a virtual forum for private trade wars that can impact American and international markets drastically. Given the current trade wars, we’re exploring how multinationals should approach dealing with competing imports and their potential for undermining the market for domestic products. Joining me is economist Susan H. Manning,...

Duration:00:46:28

Eight Lessons to Lasting Corporate Reform with Jonathan Aronie [NB 008]

10/24/2018
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Whether it’s improving company culture or changing internal policies and practices, organizations of all sizes are looking to institute reform. But just like with any change, often times, it doesn’t last. We’re exploring some ways organizations can institute sustainable reform. Joining us to share his insight and lessons learned from his experience as a Federal Monitor overseeing the New Orleans Police Department is Jonathan Aronie. Jonathan is a partner in the Washington, DC office of...

Duration:00:34:51

India’s Emergence in the Global Market with Fatema Merchant [NB 007]

10/17/2018
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India is not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. Despite a historical complex regulatory environment and structural corruption, the country is seeing positive changes brought about by the current government, the technology boom, and the Millennial generation. Together, these could help India further emerge as a key player in the global economy. Joining us in this episode to discuss these changes is Fatema Merchant. Fatema is an attorney in the Government Contracts, Investigations...

Duration:00:36:53

My Two Cents: Trade Wars, Europe versus Big American Tech, Blockchain, Tuna and Brexit with host Michael P. A. Cohen [NB 006]

10/10/2018
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In this recap episode, I’m extracting the valuable lessons shared by my guests in the prior 5 episodes. I offer my two cents about my guests' practical advice offered to help the C-Suite understand the legal, political, and economic underpinnings impacting the 21st intercontinental business landscape in which they operate. In Episode 1, we spoke with Scott Maberry and we discussed the modern trade wars, raising tariffs, and the need for the C-Suite to conduct due diligence on their supply...

Duration:00:21:54

The Brexit Deadline and Its Impacts on Multinational Businesses with Oliver Heinisch [NB 005]

10/3/2018
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Brexit is expected to have a significant impact on multinationals doing business in and with Europe and the United Kingdom. From the impact on tariffs and customs to changes in manufacturing processes, we’re exploring what affect the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will have on multinational businesses. Joining me today to share his insight on what led to the current state of affairs in the European Union is Oliver Heinisch, a partner in the Antitrust and Competition...

Duration:00:34:42

Creating a Socially and Environmentally Conscious Supply Chain with Susan Jackson [NB 004]

9/26/2018
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Where nation states fail to provide necessary environmental regulations, multinationals step up and fill that gap. After all, multinationals are best situated to make a positive impact on the environment through socially conscious initiatives and data-driven decision-making. But how can companies accelerate change in their respective industries? Joining us today to share her insight is Susan Jackson, president of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a global...

Duration:00:30:36

Implementing Blockchain Technology to Improve Operations with James Gatto [NB 003]

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:35:56

Big in Europe? What Multinationals Need to Know about Competing on the Continent with Isabelle Rahman [NB 002]

9/12/2018
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More than one hundred forty nations around the world have their own competition laws addressing how multinationals may compete in their borders. No two are the same. Knowing that, is it realistic to expect multinational companies to understand how policies and economics operate in countries around the world? How can multinationals doing business without borders compete abroad without fear of running into competition violations? In this episode, we’re focusing specifically on Europe and...

Duration:00:36:23

How Multinational Companies are Affected by the Current Trade Wars with World Economic Forum Member Scott Maberry [NB 001]

9/12/2018
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There’s a lot of talk about trade wars lately so in our first episode of Nota Bene, we wanted to explore the current state of US trade policy including our trade wars with China and the European Union. We also explore the history of trade in the United States since World War II, what the Trump trade agenda entails, and what multi-national companies doing business abroad need to know to navigate the current trade environment. We’re joined by Scott Maberry. Scott is an International Trade...

Duration:00:44:17

Take Notice! Coming Sept. 12th

8/28/2018
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Are Adam Smith’s words dead or alive? Technology, healthcare, energy, and trade practices are disrupting and transforming the world. Can the US keep up with these changes? What does this all mean for the C-Suite of multinational companies as they compete in this new economic world? Tune in each week to find out. Here’s a quick inside look into Nota Bene, a new podcast show from the law firm of Sheppard Mullin, launching September 12, 2018 and hosted by international competition partner...

Duration:00:07:23