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Global Reductions in Force: How to Mitigate Risk

29 August 2022
Ute Krudewagen, Hélène Bogaard and Georgia Jolink discuss what companies should consider when implementing a global reduction in force, including balancing global timelines with country-specific requirements.

Serving Those Who Served for Us: A Look at Veteran Mental Health

15 June 2022
Richard Hans, a veteran of the US Navy and chair of the firm’s Veterans and Military Family Resource Group, is joined by Jon Macaskill, a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher, to discuss the challenges veterans face as they transition to civilian life.

Change, Challenge and Opportunity in Commercial Real Estate

15 June 2022
John Sullivan, Barbara Trachtenberg, and Paul Shadle discuss the firm’s recent Global Real Estate Summit and accompanying State of the Market Survey and resulting report.

“If you want to go far, go together” – How DLA Piper’s New Perimeter has gone the distance

19 April 2022
New Perimeter co-directors Sara Andrews and Claire Donse are joined by past director Lisa Dewey to discuss the impact the organization has had over the years and why access to justice, social and economic development, and women’s advancement continue to be a focus.

Women Dealmakers: Marci Fábrega, Ecolab

5 January 2022
As part of a series of conversations with women dealmakers, Kathy Ruhland and Marci Fábrega, Chief M&A Counsel at Ecolab, discuss dealmaking and their shared experiences as female leaders in the world of M&A.

The Case for Mentoring

15 December 2021
Partner Matt Schwartz, associate Bri Charles and Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer Lenora Ausbon-Odom discuss the mentor and mentee relationship, how technology plays an important role, and why the firm is backing the nonprofit Legal Mentor Network.

The Post-Pandemic Jury

23 June 2021
As jury trials resume in courthouses across the country, how will the experiences of the past year sway juror opinions? What will a post-pandemic trial look like? DLA Piper partners Lyn Pruitt, Buffy Mims and Adria Conklin discuss.

"Power Moms": A candid conversation on the roles of executive mothers through the years

27 April 2021
Pulitzer-winning Wall Street Journal journalist Joann Lublin, author of Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life, joins Jackie Park and Cara Edwards.

Telehealth's impact on low-income communities

3 March 2021
Ray Williams and Kirsten Axelsen are joined by Dr. Benson Hsu of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine for a frank discussion on disparities to engaging with  telehealth and ways to better serve low income communities.

Remembering Redress: Administrators of the historic program share their stories

19 February 2021
DLA Piper’s Chief Operating Officer Bob Bratt and Chief Administrative Officer Joanne Chiedi are joined by community leader Bill Kaneko to discuss their work with the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration.

Access to justice in a time of crisis

11 January 2021
Lisa Dewey talks with Nancy Drane, executive director of the DC Access to Justice Commission, and Becky Troth, executive director of the DC Bar Pro Bono Center, on the need for equal access to justice during the pandemic and beyond.

'Keep Calm and Carry On': Hilton’s General Counsel talks COVID-19's impact on the hotel industry

7 December 2020
In this episode, DLA Piper’s Stasia Kelly and Kristin Campbell discuss ways one of the world’s largest hotel chains took an outside-the-box approach to doing business during the pandemic.

How COVID-19 has shifted the global grocery landscape

16 November 2020
COVID-19 brought unprecedented change to the global grocery industry. In this episode, DLA Piper partners Angela Agrusa and Stefanie Fogel are joined by Maureen Hinton and Joseph Robinson of GlobalData to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry, with a focus on current developments and the outlook for 2021.

State of Play: What's next for the billion-dollar esports industry

21 October 2020
DLA Piper's Tom Ara, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment Finance and Transactions Practice, speaks with Mike Sepso, co-founder and CEO of Vindex, and Sarah Needleman, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about the history and evolution of esports and ways the pandemic has affected the industry.

Schrems II and other data privacy legislation -- what's a tech company to do?

29 September 2020
In this episode, DLA Piper's Victoria Lee, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Technology Sector, talks with Andrew Serwin, US and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, about implications of Schrems II and other recent data privacy legislation, and how technology companies can navigate the ever-changing landscape of global privacy regulatory issues.

The role of technology in transitioning back to the office

19 August 2020
As employees return to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several products have been created to help with the transition, including Salesforce's platform. DLA Piper's Victoria Lee, co-chair of the firm's Global Technology Sector, talks with Léo Murgel, VP, Legal and Corporate Affairs COO at Salesforce, about ways technology can help streamline the return of the global workforce.


Allyship in a time of crisis

17 July 2020
What is allyship, and what does it mean to be an effective ally in a time of racial, economic and social crisis? Fenimore Fisher, DLA Piper's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Kenji Yoshino, Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at NYU School of Law, discuss.

Digital health: Connecting patients and services in a COVID-19 world

13 July 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic strains healthcare resources worldwide and threatens the health and safety of our frontline healthcare workers, telehealth technologies have emerged as a powerful tool to connect patients with vital services while reducing in-person interactions that can spread the virus. DLA Piper's Kristi Kung, Danny Tobey and Ray Williams discuss.

Lessons learned: Reopening of Asia in wake of COVID-19

23 June 2020
DLA Piper's Susheela Rivers and John Sullivan speak with Christina Gaw, Managing Principal & Head of Capital Markets at Gaw Capital, one of the world's largest private equity real estate companies, about the reopening of office, retail and hotel properties in Asia in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new reality: COVID-19's effect on the entertainment industry

8 June 2020
DLA Piper's Tom Ara, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment Finance and Transactions Practice, speaks with prominent Hollywood film and television producer David Broome on the impact COVID-19 is having on the entertainment industry, including halts in production, the need for increased safety measures, and ways content is being consumed.

Lessons in leadership: A conversation with General Mattis and Ambassador Burns

2 June 2020
DLA Piper's John Gilluly, global co-chair of the firm's Corporate practice, talks with General James Mattis and Ambassador Nick Burns about the COVID-19 pandemic, its implications for global economies and international cooperation and the importance of leadership during a global crisis.

Interview with Kate Maehr of the Greater Chicago Food Depository

27 May 2020
In this full-length bonus episode, DLA Piper's Mariah DiGrino continues her conversation with Kate Maehr, director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, about the pandemic's effect on the organization's daily operations.

Reopening the workplace

20 May 2020
With a vaccine still potentially months (if not years) away, health experts predict we will be living with COVID-19 and its aftershocks for some time. Nevertheless, employees across the nation will be returning to work as pressure to reopen the economy builds, and employers need to prepare now. In this episode, DLA Piper's Ryan Vann and Rita Patel highlight near-term employment and compensation strategies for US employers to consider when bringing people back to work.

Restructuring in an uncertain environment

18 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has brought the economy to a near halt and turned the financial markets on their head. A range of issues have come to the fore as businesses, cutoff from their customers and consumers, seek to balance the need to meet their contractual and financial obligations while also preserving cash, the results of which cascade through the economy. DLA Piper's Thomas Califano, Richard Hans and Rachel Albanese discuss the challenges and opportunities businesses should be aware of as they navigate these shoal waters.

Giving back during a pandemic

12 May 2020
DLA Piper’s John Sullivan talks with Dean Shapiro of Oxford Properties about ways the company has served its communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, including turning vacant real estate space at Hudson Yards into a commissary to feed healthcare workers. In addition, DLA Piper’s Mariah DiGrino talks with Kate Maehr, director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs, about the pandemic’s effect on daily operations.