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Sick of the echo chamber? Do you find yourself nodding off to the same shows saying the same things over and over again? Plaintiff’s lawyer Jay Edelson has made his reputation ignoring conventional thinking. For that, the American Bar Association has recognized him as one of the “most creative minds…

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    • Sep 14, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 37: The One with Former Federal and State Prosecutor Elie Honing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 55:39

    In Non-Compliant Episode 37, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff's attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by Elie Honing, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, former federal and state prosecutor, and bestselling author of Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department.Jay and Elie discuss the colossal mess Bill Barr made in undermining the justice system. Barr, the 77th and 85th United States attorney general under George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump, allowed politics to play a role in individual prosecutions. According to Elie, Barr was a political animal first (which is why he crossed so many lines) and viewed himself as Trump's personal lawyer— using the DOJ to go after Trump's political enemies (or perceived political enemies), protecting Trump's political cronies, etc.Later in the show, Jay and Elie discuss Barr's confirmation process, and where the Justice Department is now. According to Elie, there was a palpable sigh of relief with Bill Barr left office, and the Trump administration moved on. Elie and Jay then pivot to Merrick Garland, and his first few months as the 86th United States attorney general. If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Elie:Twitter: https://twitter.com/eliehonigLinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elie-honig-990374143/Purchase Hatchet Man: https://www.amazon.com/Hatchet-Man-Prosecutors-Corrupted-Department/dp/0063092360Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 36:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-36-the-one-with-author/id1491233296?i=1000533115905Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 35:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-35-the-one-where-we/id1491233296?i=1000530990942Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 34: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-34-one-iscotus-founder/id1491233296?i=1000529594131Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 36: The One with Author Tim Higgins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 48:42


    In Non-Compliant Episode 36, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff's attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by Tim Higgins, author of Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century.To start the show, Jay and Tim discuss Tim's experience writing the book. When Tim started writing this story in 2018, he thought it would document the collapse of Tesla (2:00). At the time, Tesla was on the brink of bankruptcy, Elon Musk was having regular meltdowns in public, and there was a lot of question on whether the company could deliver the Model 3. As time passed, the story changed from the company's collapse, to one of the most remarkable turnarounds in a company's history. Later in the show, Jay and Tim discuss the connection between Tesla and Theranos (5:00). While both companies had founders running confidence games, unlike Elizabeth Holmes, Elon Musk had the technology early on to make the car battery work.Next, Jay and Tim discuss the fan base and loyalty Tesla has gained over the years (24:00), and the company's core philosophy (31:00).To end the show, Tim and Jay discuss Elon Musk's major motivations (35:00). If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Tim:Twitter: https://twitter.com/timkhiggins?lang=enLinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timkhiggins/Purchase Power Play: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Play-Tesla-Elon-Century-ebook/dp/B08MQ4KWWRRecent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 35:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-35-the-one-where-we/id1491233296?i=1000530990942Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 34: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-34-one-iscotus-founder/id1491233296?i=1000529594131Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179


    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 35: The One Where We Talk Trump Taking on Big Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 44:15

    In Non-Compliant Episode 35, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff's attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by J. Eli Wade-Scott, former Skadden Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago and law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois, and current Partner at Edelson PC.Jay and Eli discuss former President Trump's lawsuits against Twitter, Google and Facebook for banning him from the platforms in (supposed) violation of the First Amendment, each filed as a proposed class action case with Trump as the lead plaintiff (5:15). Jay shares his views about the true purpose of the suits, and they both analyze Courts' willingness to sanction the former President and his lawyers for filing yet more frivolous cases. (21:30).Next, Jay and Eli open a window into how the firm works through case strategy and discuss how they'd approach Trump's suit if they were defending the platforms (28:00). Finally, they ponder what it means for Big Tech to be able to boot people out of the digital public square.If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Eli:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-wade-scott-b28070a8/ Edelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/j-eli-wade-scott/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 34: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-34-one-iscotus-founder/id1491233296?i=1000529594131Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 34: The One with ISCOTUS Founder Carolyn Shapiro

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 48:00

    In Non-Compliant Episode 34, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff's attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, is joined by Professor Carolyn Shapiro, the founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS).To start the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss the monumental decisions to come out of the most recent Supreme Court Session. According to Carolyn, the Chief Justices relied on their hallmark move— making decisions that do not appear to be earth shattering, but contain the seeds for significant applications and legal changes (4:20).Next, Jay and Carolyn discuss the confirmation process (14:30). For Jay, confirmation hearings seem inconsequential, as nominees know the questions they're going to be asked, and the correct way to answer them. Because of this, it's hard to determine a candidate's actual judicial philosophy.Later in the show, the extreme significance of the Supreme Court's decisions on average Americans is discussed (31:00). Professor Shapiro notes that she was particularly upset about the voting rights decision that came down at the end of the term, which essentially re-wrote the voting rights act to make it extraordinarily difficult to challenge voting restrictions that benefit Republicans and hurt Democrats (31:30).To end the show, Jay and Carolyn discuss TransUnion, which looks at Article III standing (38:00). According to Carolyn, TransUnion is notable for two reasons: (1) it makes it harder to establish a class in a case, and (2) it expands court's authority at the expense of Congress (40:00). If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Carolyn:Twitter: https://twitter.com/cshaplaw?lang=enISCOUTUS: http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/iscotus/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-33-one-anything-is-poddable/id1491233296?i=1000528636639Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 33: The One with Anything is Poddable Co-Host Sam Packard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 54:36


    In Non-Compliant Episode 33, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff's attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Sam Packard, Co-Host of the Boston Celtics podcast on The Athletic Podcast Network, discuss the 2020-2021 NBA season, social justice, and developing leaders.To start the show, Jay and Sam talk about how the NBA navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and reacted to the murder of George Floyd (2:50). For the first time in the NBA's history, racial justice issues were openly discussed, and players had the opportunity to express themselves by adding phrases, including Black Lives Matter, to their jerseys.Next, Jay and Sam dive into how far NBA athletes have come since Charles Barkley announced he was not a role model, and that he was not paid to be a role model (10:50). Today, many athletes (like Lebron James) use their platform to speak out on political and social justice issues.Later in the show, Jay and Sam talk about getting players to smaller market teams (42:35). According to Jay, the NBA could have a single slot for a super max contract, where players are eligible to get 50% more than they usually could by playing for a smaller market, which wouldn't be counted against the salary cap (43:00). Jay also argues that teams should be penalized for picking up free agents on the cheap (43:35).To end the show, the two podcast hosts talk about Jay's first love— The Boston Celtics (46:40).If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Sam:Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamPackardAnything is Poddable: https://theathletic.com/podcast/122-anything-is-poddable/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-32-one-victims-rights/id1491233296?i=1000519301179Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 30: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-30-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000512088357?i=1000509398267and


    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32: The One with Victims’ Rights Attorney Carrie Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 53:01

    Calls to take down abusive and harassing content is often met with apathy from the largest tech companies. As victims of this online abuse can’t wait for law enforcement to act, social platforms must step up to remove this harmful content and step out from behind Section 230’s liability shield. In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 32, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Carrie Goldberg, Founder of C.A. Goldberg Victims’ Rights Law Firm and author of Nobody’s Victim, discuss sexual harassment and abuse on the internet, the problems with Section 230, and why Big Tech companies need to do more to stop online predators To start the show, Carrie dives into her work to protect people who face cataclysmic online abuse, including revenge porn, cyber-stalking, sextortion, and the lasting impacts of child pornography (2:30). Carrie explains that the bulk of the harm her clients face happens on major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, which do little to prevent these abusive actions—often ignoring requests to take down damaging content (5:30). Next, Jay and Carrie discuss how tech companies face limited accountability for ignoring requests to remove harassing content under Section 230’s liability shield (7:30). Through the lens of one of Carrie’s cases against Grindr, she explains that the provision is getting attorneys to seek other legal theories, such as product liability, to force tech companies to take down abusive content that can ruin people’s lives (12:30). Jay and Carrie continue their discussion on Section 230 as they pivot to the power dynamics of Big Tech’s stranglehold of Congress and the courts that has cemented the online liability shield (20:00). Even with a flurry of bills to reform Section 230, Big Tech’s power to influence the debate will limit any short-term changes to the law (21:00). But the public’s shift in their views of tech companies is likely to lead judges and lawmakers to make important long-term changes to the liability shield. Later in the show, Jay and Carrie chat about the difficulties to stop online sexual harassment (30:00). Often, local law enforcement act too slow to stop abusers due to limited resources and the inability to force tech companies to remove content. Outside of the criminal justice system, abusers are often judgment proof which gives little to no value in pursuing civil claims (34:00). As Carrie explains, it is often crueler to victims to have them go through lengthy court proceedings with their abusers when the outcome is unlikely to stop the harassment. To wrap the show, Carrie explains that her experiences with revenge porn and online abuse led her to launch her own victims’ rights firm and to become a leader in the field (40:45). Carrie saw that there weren’t attorneys that had expertise dealing with all aspects of digital abuse cases and has made it her mission to protect online harassment victims that need someone in their corner fighting the fight against Big Tech’s inaction. Check out the show to hear more about Section 230, why privacy is not dead (48:50), and a preview of cases Carrie is bringing next (51:33). If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.comwith any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Carrie:Twitter: https://twitter.com/cagoldberglawNobody’s Victim: https://www.nobodys-victim.com Firm Website: https://www.cagoldberglaw.com/ Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-31-one-where-we-get-nostalgic/id1491233296?i=1000512713273Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 30: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-30-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000512088357 Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 29: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-29-one-where-we-discuss/id1491233296?i=1000509688956

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31:The One Where We Get Nostalgic With Class Action Park Co-Director Seth Porges

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 42:56


    The nostalgia of the 80’s and 90’s is a driving force of our pop-culture today. With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and thrilling documentaries like HBO Max’s Class Action Park, it is now easier than ever to get a glimpse into that era and make us push the limits of our recollections of the past. In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 31, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Seth Porges, Co-Director of hit HBO Max documentary Class Action Park, discuss the murky areas of nostalgia, the wild story of Action Park, the rise of streaming services, and the process of making a documentary. To start the show, Jay and Seth get nostalgic and talk about how 80’s and 90’s culture that has shaped who we are today (4:15). It is fascinating to see the transformation of kids that were often left alone to push their limits in that era, as they turn into the helicopter parents today that are hyper-focused on their children’s activities. Next, Jay and Seth delve into the wild true story behind Class Action Park and how its chaotic atmosphere made life-long memories for anyone that experienced its glory (10:05). While such a park doesn’t exist today, the documentary gives viewers a chance to ask themselves how they would respond to the anarchy and chaos (12:23). On a broader scale, Class Action Park also gets viewers to revisit their own experiences of growing up in the 80’s or 90’s in an era with more freedom (14:30).Later in the show, Jay and Seth discuss the growing popularity of documentaries that have evolved from Ken Burns-style informational shows to the wild-romps like Class Action Park (25:04). The rise of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max have allowed for more viewers to access documentaries for the first time, especially during the pandemic (27:36). But the uptick in popularity is also due to the differing style of documentaries we see today that force us to take a fresh look at reality (29:00). To wrap the show, Jay and Seth break down the process of making a documentary and how Class Action Park went from concept to one of the most popular HBO Max movies (30:50). Even with multiple streaming services, filmmakers must put in a lot of work to get attention for their projects to reach wider audiences through promotions and word of mouth. But at the end of the day, documentaries and movies will capture the most audiences if they are authentic and feel like they come from people with a passion for the underlying narrative (38:00). Check out the show to hear more about Class Action Park, why Chris Gethard is a great comedian and storyteller (22:00), and to catch a glimpse into Seth’s next project (40:00). If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Seth:Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethporgesWebsite: http://sethporges.com/Class Action Park: https://www.classactionpark.comIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6259528/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 30: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-30-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000512088357Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 29: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-29-one-where-we-discuss/id1491233296?i=1000509688956Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 28: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-28-one-where-we-discuss/id1491233296?i=1000509398267


    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 30: The One Where We Talk About Disrupting the Legal Industry with Sara O’Reilly

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 51:09

    The legal profession is going through a period of disruption that is leading some firms to think creatively by bringing in non-lawyer executives and consultants to run their day-to-day operations. The vision of seasoned business executives can help many firms take it to the next level, while allowing lawyers to focus on what matters the most: practicing the law and getting significant results for their clients. In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 30, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Sara O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer at HMB Legal, discuss what it’s like running a law firm as a non-lawyer, why firm’s need to professionalize their business operations, and why diversity is imperative to the long-term success of the legal industry.To start the show, Jay and Sara discuss recent efforts by forward-thinking law firms to bring in non-lawyer executives to oversee their business operations and usher in professionalization across all functions (3:20). To be successful in the legal profession, executives need to appreciate the history, talent, and culture of law firms so they can successfully implement long-term strategies (6:30). Next, Jay and Sara dive into the best ways to take law firms to the next level (10:40). Law firms, under the charge of seasoned executives and consultants, should approach their business operations with long-term strategies that work within the firm’s ecosystem (15:30). A key way to usher in these long-term changes is to spend considerable time and resources to train the next class of attorneys, staff, and future legal executives (30:00). Later in the show, Jay and Sara delve into why diversity should be a top priority for law firms—not only to better the legal profession, but also to bring in new voices to the practice of law (35:20). Firms must not take the approach that diversity is a numbers game, rather they must take a more holistic approach, including by recalibrating where they recruit summer associates and by exploring new ways to reach diverse candidates (36:44). To wrap the show, Jay and Sara discuss the recent trend of states opening up non-lawyer ownership of law firms and what the industry could look like over the next 5 to 10 years. (42:25). Such ownership and control, Jay and Sara explain, allows for a new type of thinking and increased competition within the legal profession that would further increase diversity of thought across the board.Check out the show to hear more about how firms benefit by bringing in non-lawyer executives (8:00) and why firms need a five-year plan to be successful (17:30). If you liked the show, please subscribe, and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jay: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayedelsonEdelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/jay-edelson/Connect with Sara:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-o-reilly-7a8b9b1/HMB Legal Profile: https://hmblaw.com/professionals/sara-e-oreilly/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 29: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-29-one-where-we-discuss/id1491233296?i=1000509688956Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 28: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-28-one-where-we-discuss/id1491233296?i=1000509398267Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 27: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-27-one-where-we-lift/id1491233296?i=1000508640601

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 29: The One Where We Discuss The SolarWinds Cyberattack With Edelson's Digital Forensics Director Shawn Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 39:53

    The SolarWinds attack reminded everyone that the U.S. government, major corporations, and small businesses can all fall victim to sophisticated supply chain attacks. What went wrong and how can we limit the impact of the next attack? In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 29, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Shawn Davis, the firm’s Director of Digital Forensics and leader of the firm’s tech investigations team, discuss the SolarWinds hack, vendor cybersecurity, geopolitical fall-out of cyberattacks, and what everyday companies can do to up their information security game. To start the show, Jay and Shawn breakdown the wide-scale SolarWinds hack that targeted major government institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and many other businesses throughout industry (4:05). The attack shows that even well-regarded vendors like SolarWinds are prone to nation-state cyberattacks due to the wealth of highly sensitive information and access their customers hold (7:25). Jay and Shawn continue their discussion on SolarWinds and why the attack highlights the potential dangers and risks of trusting third-party vendors (8:58). Shawn explains how the hack worked and how the attackers launched a broader attack through the Solarwinds updates, but then targeted specific valuable targets like Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security for further compromise. Next, Jay and Shawn turn their discussion to the difficulties of attributing a cyberattack to a nation-state or any threat actor (12:00). Shawn explains that sophisticated nation-state attackers can easily mimic where the attack is coming from and often are familiar with the coding and hacking styles of other foreign adversaries. Shawn further divulges that human intelligence can be one of the best ways to figure out who is behind a foreign cyberattack. Later in the show, Jay and Shawn delve into why nation-state cyberattacks have the possibility of escalating into physical attacks that can disrupt the core of our national infrastructure (22:45). Jay and Shawn discuss that if such an attack happened, countries could escalate the situation to full-out kinetic warfare (26:20). That’s why many nation-states limit cyber-activities to gathering intelligence, steal trade secrets, and influence elections. To wrap the show, Jay and Shawn discuss why physical security – such as protecting laptops– is just as important as limiting online threats (31:35). The human element is important as many in the C-Suite often don’t follow the rules they set out for their own companies (34:45). Shawn further shares his best practices for any company trying to limit cyberattacks and why information security should always remain top-of-mind (37:35). If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Shawn:Twitter: https://twitter.com/sd24801Edelson PC Profile: https://edelson.com/team/shawn-davis/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 26: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-26-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000507385902Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 25: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-25-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000506637686Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 24: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-24-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000505141465

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 28: The One Where We Discuss Overconfidence With Professor Don Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 55:23

    From Lebron James to Barack Obama, confidence plays an important role in success. But there is a fine line between taking calculated risks based on your skills and ignoring the high-chance of failure that comes with every venture. That is why people must appreciate their level of confidence to better approach business decisions, negations, and the hiring process. In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 28, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Don Moore, overconfidence and organizations professor at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business” discuss overconfidence, how confidence plays a role in negotiations, and how to change the recruitment process to better, and more fairly, measure future success. Jay and Don first discuss how adolescence plays a role into how much confidence humans display (3:01). Don, the author of “Perfectly Confident,” shares that youth often struggle with confidence because they don’t know their place in the world and are unsure of their abilities to function as an adult (4:36). Jay and Don continue the discussion of confidence and how people need to make better bets with the skill sets they have (9:00). To limit the chance of being too-confident, people need to take a data-driven approach and weigh the risk of failure with the potential rewards of starting a venture or pursuing their dreams (13:00). The ultimate journey, career growth, and connections can all weigh in favor of being confident in a particular pursuit (15:23). Next, Jay and Don delve into how fraudsters and politicians can often tap into overconfidence to scam individuals (25:35). From former President Trump to the Music Man, fraudsters can often thrive because people often take others' displays of confidence as their potential for leadership. People must anticipate these risks and ask leaders to put up or shut up. Later in the show, Jay and Don break down how to successfully navigate negotiations and how overconfidence plays into the results of a deal (28:40). Don explains that putting incentives into a deal and making it more costly to decline is a good way to expose adversaries' misguided confidence. A good strategy, Jay explains, is to lean-in to people’s positions to get them to recalibrate their overconfidence for a better result for all parties (35:24). To wrap the show, Jay and Don explore the role confidence plays in recruiting and the difficulties in predicting the future performance of a candidate (37:55). Many companies get the hiring process wrong and need to restructure their interviews to focus on objective questions that focus on a candidate’s actual skills (43:17). Don explains that offering candidates a longer probationary period with financial rewards can better predict a candidate’s performance and screen out overconfident individuals (47:26). Check out the show to hear more about Edelson PC’s negotiation strategy (35:24); the firm’s recruitment process (44:35); and how people get entrenched in their own beliefs (50:10). If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Don: Twitter: https://twitter.com/donandrewmooreWebsite: https://t.co/fv1MpBouYK?amp=1Berkeley Profile: https://haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/moore-don/Check out Don’s Book “Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely”: https://perfectlyconfident.com/buy/Recent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 27: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-27-one-where-we-lift/id1491233296?i=1000508640601Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 26: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-26-one-where-we-walk/id1491233296?i=1000507385902Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 25: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-25-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000506637686Check out Edelson Creatives' videos:"Big Law Refuted": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmAx68EoWXE&t=1s“Raise The Bar”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDGA4IM3TLM“I Am Not a Donut”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aAD9beqII“Non-Compliant”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paPmaUUhJ8I

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 27: The One Where We Lift the Veil on Legal Recruiting with Kelsey McCann

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 39:01

    The law school recruitment process is broken. Law schools don’t do enough to prepare law students for their dream jobs, and they continue to push Big Law as the safe choice. However, this is misguided, and law students need to take off their blinders once and for all.In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 27, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Kelsey McCann, the firm’s Chief of Staff and recruiting director, Big Law’s Big Lie, and how law students can do a better job of getting their dream summer associate position.Jay and Kelsey first discuss how law schools aren’t preparing their students enough for the rigors of the summer associate recruitment process (4:18). Kelsey explains that law schools continue to push students to big law and do little to prepare them to apply for the jobs they want.Next, Jay and Kelsey dive into why Big Law is no longer the safe choice for law students entering the legal profession (7:27). Amid the pandemic, Big Law cut summer programs, associate salaries, or even pulled offers to come to their firms. Students should focus their efforts on finding the job they want because the plaintiff’s bar and public interest can be just as safe and more rewarding (9:01).The discussion turns to best practices for law students applying for their dream summer placement (15:37). Kelsey gives her insight into why many qualified applicants are often rejected due to not having substantive experience or because they didn’t do enough research into the firm. Law firms want creative and motivated associates, so putting in the extra work during the recruitment stage will pay dividends (19:34).Later in the show, Kelsey gives her tips for law students applying to Edelson PC and to plaintiff’s firms overall (22:20). Law students can’t approach interviews like a Big Law recruitment pitch and need to know exactly the kinds of cases and work a firm does on a daily basis (24:55). Students that spend time reviewing the firm website, doing legal news searches, checking dockets, and what awards a firm has won will be leaps and bounds ahead of their peers.To wrap the show, Jay and Kelsey talk about law firm diversity efforts and why the whole industry needs to do a better job at recruiting more women and BIPOC law students (27:36). Diversity and Inclusion are no longer efforts, but mandatory to operate in the legal industry.Check out the show to hear more tips on how to land your dream summer associate position.If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Kelsey:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-mccann-b45938159/Edelson PC Bio: https://edelson.com/team/chief-of-staff/Check out Kelsey’s Op-ed “Big Law Refuted,” which further explores Big Law’s Big Lie, law schools, legal recruiting, and how the whole system needs to change: https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2021/02/03/big-law-refuted-plaintiffs-firms-offer-a-less-traveled-route-to-success/Check out Edelson Creative’s companion animated video “Big Law Refuted” which exposes the issue with Big Law recruitment efforts through a parody of Hamilton’s “Farmer Refuted”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmAx68EoWXE&t=1sAlso check out Edelson Creatives other videos:“Raise The Bar”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDGA4IM3TLM“I Am Not a Donut”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aAD9beqII“Non-Compliant”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paPmaUUhJ8I

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 26: The One Where We Walk Big Tech & Section 230 With Jeff Kosseff

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 48:49

    Section 230 and content moderation are hot topics in Washington amid calls for change to the tech liability shield. While some of these efforts come from a misunderstanding of Section 230, there is room for reform that could open the door to hold social platforms accountable.In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 26, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Jeff Kosseff, professor of cybersecurity at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet, discuss Big Tech regulation, Section 230 reform efforts, First Amendment protections, and digital anonymity.Jay and Jeff first discuss what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act really means and why so many lawmakers and so-called experts get it wrong (5:10). Jeff says he supports some efforts to change the liability shield citing court rulings that say platforms don’t have to take down posts because of Section 230 (6:20). The discussion turns to former President Trump and the GOP’s efforts to repeal Section 230 (9:00). Jay and Jeff expose why these efforts actually harm the GOP’s arguments over conservative censorship and would lead to more aggressive actions by social platforms to block content (10:00). Jay and Jeff continue with their discussion on the GOP’s strategy against the Big Tech companies arguing that Republican arguments aren’t about legal strategy, but rather they are focused on politics (12:30). Jeff believes it's part of an effort to pressure Big Tech so they will do less moderation – something that is unlikely to happen after platforms doubled-down after the January 6th attack on our Capitol (14:30).Next, Jay and Jeff turn their attention to the judicial system and how the U.S. Supreme Court played a role in broadening Section 230 (20:00). Jeff discusses options for making it easier on people to have a chance against social platforms, including allowing limited early discovery. Later in the show, Jeff explains why so many people confuse First Amendment protections with Section 230 (34:00). The First Amendment doesn’t apply to private businesses and only restricts the actions of the government. On the other hand, the dominance of Big Tech platforms show that they could censor anyone if it’s a message they don’t believe in (37:30).To wrap the show, Jeff discusses his upcoming book United States of Anonymous Speech and how courts have created First Amendment rights to online anonymity (40:00). Jeff and Jay end the show by discussing the downside to anonymity and how to balance the need to mitigate real world harms it causes.Check out the show for even more from Jay and Jeff and for a preview of our upcoming animated rap video (0:55).If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Jeff:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkosseffWebsite: https://www.jeffkosseff.comU.S. Naval Academy Profile: https://www.usna.edu/CyberCenter/People/Biographies/Kosseffbio.phpJeff’s Books:United States of Anonymous Speech (Upcoming)The Twenty-Six Words That Created the InternetRecent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 25: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-25-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000506637686Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 24: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-24-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000505141465Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 23: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-23-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000503229823

    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 25: The One Where We Talk About Partisanship, Insurrection and Impeachment with Dr. Lara Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 46:58


    The Capitol Insurrection shook our nation as then-President Trump incited a violent mob to go after one of our sacred institutions. While Trump’s divisive rhetoric was the main cause of the attack, a deep-partisan divide in our nation and the lack of real moral leadership in the GOP added fuel to the fire. In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 25, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Dr. Lara Brown, associate professor and director of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University, discuss the deep-rooted partisan divide in Washington that led to the rise of Trump, what led to the Capitol Insurrection, and the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. Jay and Lara first discuss how Congress has become hyper-partisan since the 1990’s and why that opened the door for Trump to become president (2:20). Trump played into the fears of an electorate that felt that their identity wasn’t privileging them in ways that did in the past leading to calls that the system is rigged (9:30).Lara and Jay further explore the role early GOP leaders like Newt Gingrich played in creating the political tensions we now see in America (11:30). However, Lara explains that both political parties are to blame for the lack of congressional compromise on major pieces of legislation that would help the country (14:20). It will be hard for America to move forward with the ongoing demonization, name-calling, and stalemating.Next, Lara, the author of Amateur Hour: Presidential Character and the Question of Leadership, shares her insights on the Capitol Insurrection and how Trump’s divisive rhetoric over the years led to the January 6th attack (23:20). Some mainstream Republicans went along with Trump’s message to avoid political pushback from Trump’s base, while others on the fringe may support locking up political opponents. Lara hopes that more in the GOP stand up for legislative principles rather than limiting primary challenges (25:00).Later in the show, Lara dives into Trump’s second impeachment and why she feels the House should have gone further with their articles of impeachment (30:45). Lara told Jay that the House should have gone after Trump for pressuring the Georgia Secretary of State and for his failure to react once the insurrection began.To wrap the show, Jay and Lara discuss what the GOP will do during Trump's second impeachment trial (40:30). Lara explains that some Republicans want to move on from Trump, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell may not have enough votes in his party to get that done (44:00).Check out the show to hear more about why some members of the GOP supported election fraud claims (24:00) and why Republicans could have won the 2020 election if Trump was impeached the first time (41:00).If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us:Website: https://www.edelsoncreative.com/#podcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcConnect with Lara:Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaraMBrownPhDWebsite: http://www.larambrownphd.com/GWU Profile: https://gspm.gwu.edu/dr-lara-brownLara’s Books:Amateur Hour: Presidential Character and the Question of LeadershipJockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of AspirantsRecent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 24: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-24-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000505141465Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 23: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-23-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000503229823Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 22: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-22-one-where-law-students-take-on-big-law-climate/id1491233296?i=1000501895986


    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 24: The One Where We Talk About the Real Housewives with Kate Casey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 44:57


    Legal issues surrounding Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and her husband, well-known plaintiff’s attorney Thomas Girardi, have captivated both fans of the show and the legal profession alike. This intersection reminds listeners that real-world legal issues can have profound impacts on reality television, lawyers, and how both are viewed in the press, the entertainment industry, and among colleagues.In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 24, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Kate Casey, the host of Reality Life with Kate Casey Podcast, discuss the ongoing allegations against Tom and Erika, the couple’s power dynamic, Tom’s fall from grace as a leading plaintiff’s lawyer, and how to handle a crisis in the entertainment industry.Jay and Kate first discuss how the claims of Girardi taking client funds from widows and orphans of the Boeing Lion Air crash for his own use have captured the attention of both reality television and legal worlds (5:45). The combination of Tom’s fall from grace combined with his appearances on the Real Housewives has captured a unique audience of legal professionals and reality show fans.Next, Kate gives her insight into the power dynamic of Tom and Erika’s relationship, the couple’s ongoing divorce proceedings, and how it is being portrayed on the show and in the press (8:05). Jay and Kate further dive into the opulent lifestyle that Tom and Erika portray on the show (11:05).Later in the show, Kate and Jay chat about Tom’s legacy as a leading plaintiff’s bar lawyer as he faces legal pressure over allegedly using client funds (25:05). Tom went from the inspiration of the movie Erin Brockovich and landing massive settlements for his clients to allegedly embezzling the very client funds he swore to protect.To wrap the show, Kate, a former crisis manager and PR professional for law firms, discusses how Erika is handling the legal drama in the media (32:25). Kate examines Erika’s response to the allegations and why she should take a different approach and be more willing to speak with attorneys and authorities to craft a better image. Although negative attention can give a reality star a high-profile, Kate explains that the allegations and being labeled a villain can have a detrimental impact to her brand (35:00).Check out the show to hear more about the Real Housewives and how former cast members have been able to grow worldwide brands through the show (18:40).If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Connect with us on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edelsonlawTwitter: https://twitter.com/EdelsonCreativeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edelson-pcListen to Kate’s podcast:The Reality Life with Kate Casey: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reality-life-with-kate-casey/id1154758766Check out Kate on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KateCaseyRecent Non-Compliant Podcast Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 23: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/non-compliant-podcast-episode-23-one-where-we-talk/id1491233296?i=1000503229823Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 22: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-22-one-where-law-students-take-on-big-law-climate/id1491233296?i=1000501895986Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 21: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-21-one-where-two-plaintiffs-attorneys-try-to/id1491233296?i=1000499995905


    Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 23: The One Where We Talk Pardons with Kimberly Wehle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 53:28

    President Trump is reportedly set to issue a wide swath of pardons that may include close confidants and family members. There are also talks of Trump issuing a pardon for himself to stave off possible federal investigations. Trump’s probable use of the pardon power is likely to push the boundaries of Constitutional norms and may wind up empowering future presidents to go even further.In Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 23, Host Jay Edelson, nationally recognized class action plaintiff’s attorney and Founder of Edelson PC, and Guest Kimberly Wehle, professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and legal expert and commentator for CBS News, dive into Trump’s use of the pardon power and what it means for our Democratic Republic. Jay and Kimberly first discuss how Trump is unlike other presidents and won’t face the same political pressures as some of his predecessors (7:25). Although most presidents have used the pardon power for some personal gain, Trump is pushing the boundaries with the GOP backing his every move. Kimberly, the author of What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why and How to Read the Constitution—and Why, share her insight on the limits of presidential pardons and what role the courts play into interpreting this power (14:35). Jay and Kimberly also discuss the nuts and bolts of how pardons work and if it means you are guilty of a crime (23:30). Later in the show, Kimberly gives her thoughts on who Trump might pardon and what these actions might look like (29:00). Jay and Kimberly also discuss whether Trump will use pardons for family members and associates tied up in the Mueller probe. They also talk about if Trump can issue blanket pardons for unknown crimes and if anyone will challenge a potentially invalid pardon (36:25). To wrap the show, Jay and Kimberly chat if Biden can hold Trump accountable for his actions and if he has the political capital to bring federal investigations for possible crimes committed in office (47:20). They end by discussing how Congress needs to reassert its role to limit presidents from pushing and breaking constitutional norms. Check out the episode to hear more about Edelson PC’s legal actions against Tom Girardi and Real Housewives Star Erika Jayne and what the firm has in store for the holidays.If you liked the show, please subscribe and leave a review. You can also send us an email at podcast@edelson.com with any questions or for guest booking.Recent Episodes:Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 22: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-22-one-where-law-students-take-on-big-law-climate/Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 21: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-21-one-where-two-plaintiffs-attorneys-try-to/Non-Compliant Podcast Episode 20: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-20-one-where-we-talk-about-trumps-attempt-to/

    Episode 22: The One Where Law Students Take on Big Law and the Climate Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 35:44

    Law students can have a big impact on the climate crisis when they push back on Big Law’s ties to the fossil fuel industry. In Episode 22, we meet with Camila Bustos, a third year at Yale Law School and a founder of Law Students for Climate Accountability, to discuss what it is like to take on Big Law and the climate crisis. Non-Compliant Host Jay Edelson, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff’s firm, and Camila also discuss why students should stand up when reforms are needed and other job options for law students besides Big Law.

    Episode 21: The One Where Two Plaintiff’s Attorneys Try to Disagree

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 48:55

    The pandemic is leaving its mark on how plaintiff’s attorneys practice law from online depositions to virtual court hearings. It has also exposed an ongoing issue with law firm summer associate recruitment that has left many without experience handling complex issues or creating novel theories of law. In Episode 21, we meet with Eric Cramer, Chairman of plaintiff’s firm Berger Montague and President of Public Justice, to discuss how the pandemic impacted law firm operations, why firms need to change how they recruit summer associates, and how law students can find their dream job in the plaintiff’s bar. Non-Compliant Host Jay Edelson, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff’s firm, and Eric, a leading plaintiff’s antitrust attorney, also talk about the mixture of public and private antitrust pressure on Big Tech and where this scrutiny might lead. Send your questions about the show to podcast@edelson.com.

    Episode 20: The One Where We Talk About Trump's Attempt To Undermine The Election Live with Georgia State Law Professor Anthony Kreis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 52:23

    President Trump is bringing legal challenges that seek to cast doubt on the results of the election. While this strategy is unlikely to prevail, it could undermine President-Elect Biden's push to unify the country. In Episode 20, we meet with Anthony Kreis, a constitutional law professor at Georgia State University College of Law, to discuss Trump's legal actions, what role a conservative Supreme Court may play, and how Biden could overcome challenges to close gaps between both parties. Non-Compliant Host Jay Edelson, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff's firm, and Anthony will answer listener questions and also discuss the election results in Georgia and the upcoming Senate run-offs. Send your questions to podcast@edelson.com

    Episode 19: The One Where We Discuss the 2020 Election Live with FiveThirtyEight Contributor and Professor Julia Azari

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 59:49

    The outcome of the 2020 Election is beginning to take shape, but many of us still have questions about the results, where polling went wrong, how massive turnout still led to a very divided electorate, and what it means for our country as President Donald Trump openly undermines election results. In Episode 19 we meet with Julia Azari, a political science professor at Marquette University, contributor at FiveThirtyEight, and blogger at Mischiefs of Faction, to break down the election results and where our country goes from here. Non-Compliant Host Jay Edelson, the Founder and CEO of a prominted plaintiff's firm, and Julia will answer listener questions and help provide clarity as votes are still being counted in key states for Joe Biden.

    Episode 18: The One Where We Debate Whether Trump is a Good Negotiator

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 41:25

    President Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed master negotiator who is famously behind the Art of the Deal. Trump, however, has bungled many international and domestic negotiations that have severely harmed U.S. interests. With the election looming, the president’s negotiation style often fits that of a strong-arm dictator rather than that of the leader of the free world. In Episode 18 we meet with Maurice Schweitzer, an emotions and negotiations professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Friend & Foe, to break down how Trump fails during high stakes talks. Non-Compliant Host Jay Edelson, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff’s firm, and Maurice also discuss how to successfully navigate high-pressure situations and why you must be both a friend and foe with adversaries during negotiations.

    Episode 17: The One With a Defense Attorney

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 56:04

    In Episode 17 we meet with John Beisiner, the leader of Skadden’s Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation Group. Over the past 35 years, John has defended major U.S. and international corporations in more than 600 class actions filed in federal courts and in 40 state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. While some might believe that Jay, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff’s firm, and John are mortal enemies, they dive into a spirited discussion about the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the “underbelly of the plaintiff’s bar”, and litigation financing.

    Episode 16: The One Where Jay Gets (Even More) Honest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 52:48

    There is no denying that COVID-19 will permanently redefine the legal field. We've seen firms reduce their workforce, cancel summer associate programs, and implement hiring freezes. But what does all of this mean for the future? In Episode 16, guest host Ben Richman asks Jay questions submitted by our listeners-- everything from why BigLaw is struggling, to how to stand out during the recruitment process, to how to find your passion.

    Episode 15: The One Where the Illinois Retail Merchants Association Talks with a Plaintiff's Attorney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 41:46

    In Episode 15 we meet with Rob Carr, the President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA). From the nation’s largest retailers to independent businesses, IRMA serves as the voice of Illinois retailing, providing full-time advocacy services and representation in front of State, Cook County, and City of Chicago policy makers.While some might believe that Jay, the Founder and CEO of a prominent plaintiff’s firm, and Rob are mortal enemies, they dive into a spirited discussion about the legislative process, consumer protection, and privacy laws. Spoiler alert— Jay and Rob disagree on a lot, but they also believe there is room for collaboration.

    Episode 14: The (Second) One Where Professor Nancy Rapoport Discusses the Future of Law Firms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 30:48

    In Episode 13 of Non-Compliant, we had the first part of our conversation with Processor Nancy Rapoport. During the episode, we discussed how COVID-19 will permanently redefine how lawyers work and their need for a physical workspace, fee arrangements, and how cases are billed. In part two of our conversation with Professor Rapoport, we focus on the impact of COVID-19 on law firm staffing, the hiring and recruitment process, and diversity initiatives.

    Episode 13: The One Where Professor Nancy Rapoport Discusses the Future of Law Firms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 30:37

    COVID-19 will permanently redefine the legal field. From how lawyers work and their need for a physical workspace, to fee arrangements, and the types of cases filed. Over the last few months, we’ve seen significant changes in BigLaw—firms have reduced their workforce, implemented hiring freezes, and shortened/ canceled their summer programs. Professor Nancy Rapoport joins us this week to discuss the evolving legal landscape and navigating a path forward. Join us next week for part two of our discussion with the Professor.

    Episode 12: The One Where Prominent Trial Attorney Tony Romanucci Discusses Representing the Family of George Floyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 46:20

    Our country is at a tipping point after the recent murder of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter is not just having a moment - we’re at the beginning of an important movement that has spurred not only calls for reforming our police and justice systems, but a fundamental shift in American culture. In this episode, we’re honored to welcome Tony Ramunucci, founding partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and one of the lawyers representing the Floyd family. Tony tells Mr. Floyd’s story and talks about how his family is coping, the “Code of Silence” among police officers and the culture of impunity, and what’s been happening across the country as a result of Mr. Floyd’s death. He also discusses aspects of the criminal case and whether civil cases are going to be filed. Listen in to hear this informative discussion.

    Episode 11: The One Where Illinois State Representative Chris Welch Addresses the Murder of George Floyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 29:54


    We ended season 1 at the start of the shelter in place orders. No one could have predicted that we would launch season 2 at an even more precarious moment in our nation’s history. The murder of George Floyd has shocked the nation, leading to mass protests and broad (and unfamiliar) voices calling for systemic reform to our justice and economic system. Yet, as people are fighting for justice and hoping that they will have jobs and health care come 2021, the uber-wealthy are living in a different reality. Jeff Bezos is on his way to becoming the first trillionaire in history. And Elon Musk has launched his own private space program catering to the country’s elite. All the while, President Trump is using this moment in history to further divide us, sowing the seeds of violence, distrust, and conflict.Will Mr. Floyd’s death be seen as a watershed moment, leading to meaningful, systemic reforms? Or are we simply doomed to keep repeating the past?We are honored to have Illinois State Representative (Emanuel) Chris Welch help us make sense of this all and provide concrete solutions to problems that seem, at times, insurmountable. Whatever your politics are, you will quickly understand why Rep. Welch is one of the leading voices in Illinois and beyond.


    Episode 10: The One Where Jay Edelson Addresses the Coronavirus and Answers Your Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020 38:56

    We are in a unique moment in history with the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the finale episode of Non-Compliant season 1, guest host Ben Richman talks with Jay about the impact of this unprecedented event, including the steps the firm is taking to address it and how leaders should be doing more to support their communities. We then switch gears, with Jay answering questions submitted by our listeners - everything from what it was like to litigate (and win) against Facebook, to advice for law students looking to get into plaintiff's work, to who would win in a fight between a ham sandwich and a taco.

    Episode 9: The One Where We Ask For Listener Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 1:11

    Special Alert: We are planning our finale for our first season of Non-Compliant where Jay will be answering listener questions. Check out this special episode with a guest host for more details. Email questions you want posed to Jay on the finale to podcast@edelson.com.

    Episode 8: The One Where We Ask if Big Tech Has Infiltrated Public Interest Privacy Organizations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 38:06

    Most people assume that the battle lines are clearly drawn in the fight over our privacy. On one side, we have Big Tech and the Chamber of Commerce. On the other side, we have governmental actors, the plaintiff’s bar, and public interest organizations. Well, not so fast. In this challenging episode of the show, we talk to Joe Jerome, a veteran of the public interest world. And Joe is immediately put on the hot seat. While most public interest organizations (like the ACLU, EPIC, etc.) are what they purport to be, Jay argues that some are the proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothes. Is it true that Big Tech has started financing these organizations and even infiltrated their boards? Is that why these organizations often argue for “compromise” privacy legislation that really is just a collection of Big Tech’s wish lists? Hear both sides of the argument in the newest episode of Non-Compliant.

    Episode 7: The One Where Award Winning Journalist Dan Levine Reports That The "Public" Court System is Less Public Than We All Thought

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 53:15

    In past episodes, we have explored the under-reported inner workings of high stakes plaintiff’s law. This time, we have the perspective of one of the nation’s top journalists. Reuters reporter Dan Levine comes on the show to discuss his award-winning series, “Hidden Justice.” Based on a systematic review of some of the major cases of the day, Dan’s reporting concludes that the court system often seals from public view facts that directly impact the health and safety of our citizens. Dan argues that, instead of shining a light on issues ranging from cars with rollover problems, to prescription medication that have life threatening side effects, key court documents revealing these issues often aren’t made publicly available for years (if ever). Who, if anyone, shares responsibility for this? And will proposed federal legislation fix this? Tune in for an exciting discussion.

    Episode 6: The One Where Illinois State Representative Ann Williams Takes The Fight to Big Tech (and others)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 48:05

    In Episode 6, we speak with Illinois State Representative Ann Williams. We all know that the political climate is toxic and broken. The federal government simply isn’t working for regular Americans. While some of us give up, Representative Williams sees unique opportunities at the state level. Williams takes us through some of the hardest fought political fights over privacy and explains how to battle back against Big Tech and the endless resources they have to shut down even an honest discussion. We don’t like to throw around the word “visionary” loosely, but Williams shows how important it is for politicians to be thinking years ahead, whether it comes to privacy, the environment, or protecting women’s reproductive rights in a potentially post-Roe world. If anyone thinks politicians are only concerned about themselves, this episode will change your mind.

    Episode 5: The One Where Elizabeth Chamblee Burch Takes on the Mass Tort Bar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 39:45

    Mass torts are big business. From suits about defective hip implants, to claims that Big Pharma has injured or killed thousands of people, to litigation over the concussions suffered by football players, mass personal injury suits take up a significant portion of the federal and state dockets. And they often lead to tremendous results, with multi-billion-dollar settlements and industry-wide reforms. But law professor and author Elizabeth Chamblee Burch argues that all is not calm beneath the surface. In her electrifying new book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multi-District Litigation (https://www.elizabethchambleeburch.com/), Burch takes on the plaintiff’s bar over claims of self-dealing and hardball tactics. And she names names. In this episode of Non-Compliant, Burch demonstrates that she is not afraid of a robust conversation with Jay, who has spent two decades fighting corporate America, including through the multi-district litigation procedures. Heck, Jay is lead counsel in the NCAA concussion cases, litigating issues Burch writes about extensively. While Jay is happy to both concede that the plaintiff’s bar is far from perfect, he also pushes back at some of Burch’s underlying theories. This all makes for a fun and substantive conversation around a topic that is extremely under-reported.

    Episode 4: The One Where the FBI Spied on A Community for Four Decades

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 48:27

    In Episode 4 we meet with Filmmaker Assia Boundoui and human rights attorney Christina Abraham to discuss the award-winning documentary "The Feeling of Being Watched". (http://www.feelingofbeingwatched.com/). After spending the beginning of her career as a journalist for BBC, VICE, and CNN, Assia discusses her transition to filmmaker and her first project—looking into the FBI surveillance of her own Bridgeview, Illinois community. Assia takes us through her investigation, including uncovering tens of thousands of FBI documents proving that her Arab-American community was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations, code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal”, conducted on U.S. soil before 9/11. She then leads us on her journey to end the government’s secrecy over their four decade investigation and discusses the impact that constant surveillance – something Big Tech is racing to make happen -- has on individuals.  Is Judge Richard Posner correct when he argued that “privacy is mainly about trying to improve your social and business opportunities by concealing the sorts of bad activities that would cause other people not to want to deal with you?”  Or does being constantly monitored take away some quintessential truth about the American experience? 

    Episode 3: The One Where Author Todd Henderson Argues that Tech Companies are Ushering In a New Era of Trust and Cooperation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 45:57

    In Episode 3, we take a break from the law and sit down with author Todd Henderson to discuss his new book, The Trust Revolution: How the Digitization of Trust Will Revolutionize Business and Government (https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Revolution-Digitization-Revolutionize-Government/dp/1108714196). Henderson argues that with the advent of companies like Lyft, AirBnB, and others fueling the “sharing economy,” we are in the middle of a new era in trust and cooperation that promises to forever change the world. After all, ten years ago no one would have thought to rent a random person’s house in a foreign country, use another person's car to travel while there, and drop off her dog for the week at yet another stranger’s pet-sitting service. Henderson argues that individual reviewers serve as “micro-regulators” giving us faith that the service or product we are getting will be safe and useful. None of this goes down too easy for Jay, who has spent the last two decades taking on BigTech and does not view it as the paradigm of trustworthiness. But, one thing that Jay is forced to concede is that Henderson’s newest book made him rethink how he views the world.

    Episode 2: The One Where Ted Frank Takes On Class Action Attorneys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 38:51

    In Episode 1, we heard from a surprising proponent of class action lawsuits. Now we hear from the other side, as prominent (and enigmatic) public interest objector Ted Frank (https://hlli.org/ted-frank/) joins the show. Proving why the New York Times called him the “leading critic of abusing class-action settlements” in the country, Ted pulls no punches. He argues that many settlements are rigged in favor of attorneys and explains why he thinks plaintiff’s lawyers could be targeted with antitrust lawsuits or (gasp) even malpractice class actions in the future. Ted also talks about how he chooses his cases, why he is rarely worried about what happens in the trial courts, and why he thinks one of his objections (maybe even Equifax) might soon end up in the Supreme Court. And for dessert, Jay plays a part of his firm’s new rap song -- https://youtu.be/paPmaUUhJ8I -- which gives a shout out to Ted.

    Episode 1: The One Where A Conservative Thinks Class Actions Are Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2019 48:21


    In our first ever episode, we have law professor Brian Fitzpatrick on the show. Brian's never voted for a Democrat in his life. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (not known to be particularly liberally). And he won an award from the Federalist Society. So why did he write a book called “The Conservative Case for Class Actions?” We dive deep into a spirited discussion over whether class actions are good for the country. (Spoiler alert, even Jay thinks that many are not.) Whether you agree or disagree, you will hear a radically new view of the politics behind the class action device and which pieces are working and which ones aren’t.For more about Professor Fitzpatrick, visit his website www.briantfitzpatrick.com.


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