Beyond the Curve

Episodes

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 Work.com 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.