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The Breitbart News Daily Podcast
Trump Harassment Hits New Heights, Disturbing Fetterman Audio, Gascon Dodges Recall, Guest: Dale Wilcox on Worst Sanctuary Cities

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 63:51


On today's Breitbart News Daily podcast, we open with some post-Mar-a-Lago raid dot connecting. Pres. Trump had his passport taken, or stolen, and then it was given back. We still don't know why the raid took place or what the Dept. of Justice thinks it got, but we do know that the targeted harassment by our government (which is well-funded and heavily armed) of Trump-affiliated figures has hit new heights and the media is frothing at the mouth the see an indictment. We supply the evidence. We then spend some time on the one-year anniversary of Joe Biden's disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, which seemed to benefit nearly every bad actor on Earth and left Americans stranded. Then, if you can believe it, there's even more bad economic indicators to report, but we do have a silver lining in that the country is not buying the Brandon Administration's spin. Also, we get into two disturbing stories: shocking, even scary audio of Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman of Pennsylvania at his first campaign rally since he suffered a stroke; and Soros-backed soft-on-crime Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon somehow survives a recall. It is wildly disheartening and outrageous. Our guest today is Dale Wilcox, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Dale often writes for us at Breitbart News, but is new to the show and he's released an epic and horrifying report on "sanctuary cities" today at Breitbart.com.

Foundations of Amateur Radio
A code for amateurs

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 8:48


Foundations of Amateur Radio The American Radio Relay League or ARRL is one of the oldest amateur associations on Earth. 1926 saw the birth of "the Radio Amateur's Handbook", the first edition of what we now know as "The ARRL Handbook For Radio Communications" featured chapters on what it means to be an amateur, how to build and operate a station, how propagation works and how to experiment. The very first handbook had 5000 copies printed and thanks to the website WorldRadioHistory.com we have access to a signed copy by the author himself, the Communications Manager of the ARRL, Francis Edward Handy (W1BDI). He starts the 228 page book with the following words: This Handbook is written as a guide for member-operators of the League. It is also useful as a source of information to the man who wants to take part in amateur radio activity but who has no idea of how to get started. Written first of all for the beginner, such an amount of useful and up-to-date information has been added that the Handbook in its present form is equally valuable as a compendium of information for the experienced brass-pounder and the beginner alike. The first edition doesn't show a cover price, but the third edition, published a year later shows a charge of $1. The 2022, or 99th edition has nearly six times as many pages, 1280 of them, it costs ten times as much per page and sells for nearly 50 times as much at $49.95. The current handbook features topics such as Radio electronics theory and principles, Circuit design and equipment as well as articles and projects that include 3D printing, portable battery selection, safe antenna and tower work practices and comes in a variety of formats including electronic and box sets. I'm giving this background to give you a sense of how things have evolved in the past century. For example, one thing that the very first edition didn't have was a page called the Amateur's Code. The oldest copy I've found appears in the 1927 or third edition. If you're familiar with the words, you're in for a treat. If not, sit back and imagine it's 1927, or 1923, more on that in a moment. The Amateur's Code I - The Amateur is Gentlemanly. He never knowingly uses the air for his own amusement in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. He abides by the pledges given by the A.R.R.L. in his behalf to the public and the Government. II - The Amateur is Loyal. He owes his amateur radio to the American Radio Relay League, and he offers it his unswerving loyalty. III - The Amateur is Progressive. He keeps his station abreast of science. It is built well and efficiently. His operating practice is clean and regular. IV - The Amateur is Friendly. Slow and patient sending when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance and cooperation for the broadcast listener: these are marks of the amateur spirit. V - The Amateur is Balanced. Radio is his hobby. He never allows it to interfere with any of the duties he owes to his home, his job, his school or his community. VI - The Amateur is Patriotic. His knowledge and his station are always ready for the service of his country and his community. This version is credited to Paul M. Segal 9EEA, Director, Rocky Mountain Division ARRL. The code appears on page 9 of the 1927 edition of the handbook. It uses Roman numerals to identify each point, the title is beautifully rendered with the Old English Typeface and it's shown inside a rectangle on a page on its own. Over the next 45 years the text stays the same. There are changes like colons to semi-colons, an additional comma and the evolution from Roman numerals to modern numbers, and then written numbers and finally the removal of the numbers entirely. At one point the title is changed from "Amateur's Code" to "Our Code", but that only lasts for one edition. Speaking of editions, the 1936 edition, the thirteenth in the series, is referred throughout as the 1936 edition, superstition is alive and well. The credit changes over time as well. In 1929 Paul's callsign is changed from 9EEA to W9EEA. In 1943 we see a once-off credit appear. It states that the code was written in 1923 by Lieut.-Commander Paul. M. Segal, General Counsel of ARRL. It's the only credit that shows a different year from any of the other references which all point at 1928 as the original year, which is what the ARRL uses today. Interestingly, we have a copy of the handbook from 1927 that features the code, so it's entirely possible that 1923 is actually correct and it's not hard to imagine that a poorly printed 3 looks like the remains of the number 8. To add to this, there's a 1944 FCC report to the President of the United States of America that contains a reference to "Lieutenant Commander Paul. M. Segal, the radio industry attorney". In addition there's an announcement in the New York Times, dated 25 May 1968 with the headline: "Paul M. Segal Is Dead at 68; Expert in Communications Law" I don't have access to any version of the Second Edition of the handbook which had two print runs in 1927. It's entirely possible that the code appeared there, but I have no evidence either way. I do believe that Paul M. Segal, 9EEA Director of the Rocky Mountain Division of the ARRL is the same person as Lieutenant Commander Paul. M. Segal, General Counsel of ARRL and radio industry attorney who became a silent key in 1968. Credits, layout and font changes aside, 1973 sees the first time when the words of the Amateur's Code actually change. Let me illustrate. The original first clause reads: I - The Amateur is Gentlemanly. He never knowingly uses the air for his own amusement in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. He abides by the pledges given by the A.R.R.L. in his behalf to the public and the Government. In 1973 that's changed to: One The Amateur is considerate . . .He never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. The first four clauses are modified to greater and lesser degree, clause five and six stay the same. Today the ARRL website shows the first clause as: The Radio Amateur is CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. And the credit reads: "adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928" It's noteworthy that going back to the original text the very first clause encourages the amateur to be gentlemanly, something which we can relate to in terms of being respectful, polite and civil. It's also clear that the Amateur's Code is a living document and has been moving with the times. I think that we as a community have the opportunity to participate in another review and I will investigate and share with you some of my thoughts on the matter. I think that it is important that we have a code of conduct that reflects our values and at present the best starting point we have is the Amateur's Code. I'm Onno VK6FLAB

Mornings on the Mall
8.12.22 - Hour 3: Updates on the search warrant, Big Tech banning certain viewpoints

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 34:32


With Dan Mandis filling in for Vince Coglianese, a federal court ordered the unsealing of the Maralago search warrant.  Dan updates listeners on the latest developments.  Mark Trammell, Executive Director and General Counsel to the Center for American Liberty joins the program to discuss the White House working with big tech to ban Alex Berensen from twitter. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

One Life Radio Podcast
Christina Scaringe - Big Cat Public Safety Act, Paul Connett - Fluoride Action Network

One Life Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022


We've got two first-time guests on this Furbulous Friday show! First, Christina Scaringe from Animal Defenders International, or ADI, joins us to talk about the plight of big cats and other wild animals living in captivity through trafficking and illegal trade. Christina Scaringe is General Counsel for Animal Defenders International (ADI), a non-profit organization that works around the world to make positive changes for animals. Learn about their efforts, and how you can help at ad-international.org.Next, Paul Connett joins us to talk about the dangers of fluoride, and how it's still being infused into our drinking water. Studies have found fluoride lowers IQ points, but our health department is continuing to use it, in spite of the research. Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. Over the past 36 years his research on waste management has taken him to 49 states in the US, 7 provinces in Canada and 67 other countries, where he has given over 2,500 pro bono public presentations. Paul Connett has researched the literature on fluoride's toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 26 years. He helped found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), where you can access the studies talked about on this episode and lots more.Thank you to our sponsors!enviromedicaChildren's Health Defense - Order Robert F. Kennedy's latest book, "The Real Anthony Fauci" today!sunwarrior - Use the code OLR for 20% off your purchase!Vegworld MagazineWell Being JournalThorne - Get 20% off your order and free shipping!

Administrative Static Podcast
Raid on Mar-a-Lago; The EEOC and Religious Discrimination With Sharon Gustafson

Administrative Static Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 25:00


3 Raid on Mar-a-LagoMark and Vec discuss Mar-a-Lago. 4 The EEOC and Religious Discrimination With Sharon GustafsonVec interviews Sharon Gustafson, immediate past General Counsel of the U.S. EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on the EEOC and religious discrimination.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick
Dispelling Toxic Myths With Scott Mason

Access To Anyone with Michael Roderick

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 37:00


Scott Mason is a transformation coach for executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders and the Host of Scott Mason's Purpose Highway Podcast, where he explores how social changes revolutionize our society.  Previously, Scott was the President and Co-principal of The Brooklyn Press, Inc., General Counsel and Vice President of Operations at the Urban Resource Institute, has held several executive management and leadership roles, and is a versatile public speaker for Scott Masson, LLC. He graduated from Carleton College with a degree in English and a JD degree in law from Columbia Law School. In this episode… When you're at a standstill in your career, finding the right motivation to level up can seem unattainable. How can you shift your mindset and discover a new point of view? Where can you turn to establish a deeper foundation during transitional times?  Scott Mason works with leaders and entrepreneurs at all levels to enhance the framework of their future. Through his innovative style, as well as connecting the brain and heart to create a vision, Scott helps others ignite their inner charisma during the transformational process. Are you ready to become an Olympian and find your professional freedom? In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick is joined by transformational coach and keynote speaker, Scott Mason, to discuss the elements of transformational coaching through identifying toxic myths and roles. Scott talks about recognizing and stimulating change, unique communication styles, and the four customizable components of his program.

Reimagining Justice
If you can't legislate, innovate with Jazz Hampton

Reimagining Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 48:33


In episode no. 83 I speak with Co-founder, CEO and General Counsel of Turnsignl, Jazz Hampton. We discuss: The problem that prompted the creation of TurnSignl and how Jazz and his co-founders knew it was the right time to act; The professional backgrounds of the three black founders; What Turnsigl does and how it works to protect civil rights at scale; How Turnsignl gets to the people who need it (it's an interesting approach); The product's similarity to roadside assistance programs or an insurance policy; Turnsignl's partners across different sectors; Why Jazz describes the users as the ‘3 P's'; How to know if Turnsignl is working; Power imbalances that exist in civil and criminal law contexts; How Jazz considers Turnsingl provides mental health support; Turnsignl's technology resources and funding model; The difference working in a team when you're responsible for their salaries; Whether you should consider your employees as family; Biggest challenges as a justice entrepreneur especially growing a two-sided marketplace; Something that justice entrepreneurs shouldn't be nervous about; Why you don't need a non-profit vehicle to make a difference (and why a business model might be more suitable); Attributes that gave Jazz the confidence to move from practising law to the becoming an entrepreneur; Insight into his work ethic; Something unique about the foundation for Turnsignl's work; What is ‘moving at the speed of trust'; and Jazz's definition of legal innovation! Proudly sponsored by Neota Logic  Links: TurnSignl Neota Logic Solution Gallery Neota Logic Churchill Trust Project Survey Andrea Perry-Petersen – LinkedIn - Twitter @winkiepp – andreaperrypetersen.com.au Twitter - @ReimaginingJ Facebook – Reimagining Justice group

Law Bytes
Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage

Law Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 33:42


Rogers has provided some answers to the many questions about its massive outage last month that affected millions of Canadians. Yet there is still considerable uncertainty about what the government and CRTC are prepared to do to address ongoing concerns in the telecom sector. John Lawford is the Executive Director and General Counsel of PIAC, the Public Industry Advocacy Centre, which has been a leading consumer voice for decades in Canada. PIAC was the first to file a request with the CRTC seeking an inquiry into the outage. John and I were both participants at the Industry committee hearing into the outage and he joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss what we learned and what more can be done from a regulatory, legal, and policy perspective.

This is Reality - The Reality Winner Podcast
#13 - Freedom for the Press (Part 2)

This is Reality - The Reality Winner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 23:51


Journalists Trevor Timm and Kevin Gosztola explore why Reality's case highlights a larger conversation about why freedom of the press is essential to democracy, connecting the dots with Russia's war on Ukraine. Visit bpn.fm/ThisIsReality for more info, to sign Reality's petition for clemency, and to get tickets to any productions of Is This A Room. Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and legal analyst whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and Politico. He also writes a column on press freedom for Columbia Journalism Review. Trevor formerly worked as an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before that, he helped the longtime General Counsel of The New York Times, James Goodale, write a book on the Pentagon Papers and the First Amendment. He received his J.D. from New York Law School. In 2013, he received the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for journalism. Trevor is also the co-founder of the Stand With Reality campaign, which is raising money for Winner's legal defense and awareness about the Espionage Act's use against the sources of journalists. Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He publishes the Dissenter Newsletter at Substack and hosts "The Dissenter Weekly" show, which covers whistleblower stories. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Unauthorized Disclosure.  Alison Grinter Allen is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney and executive director of Legal Access Texas, an access to justice non-profit organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Law Light
S4 E10: Women in Leadership: In-House Counsel Series with Nancy Lipson

Law Light

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 30:52


This week Nancy Lipson, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Newmont Mining Corp., talks with Gibson Arnold's CEO, Melinda Delmonico, as part of our Women in Leadership series. Nancy shares her career journey and what brought her to her current in-house roleShe answers questions like:What moment led you to an in-house career?Do you shape your career or does your career shape you?How did you navigate different career opportunities?What are some of your biggest career learnings?What advice would you offer new lawyers?Nancy's wisdom and advice is so valuable in this episode. She shares light on the many opportunities and challenges in the industry, while carving out active steps one can take to succeed in their in-house career. Follow Gibson Arnold & Associates for more!Other Podcasts | LinkedIn | Job Center

The Labor Law Insider
NLRB Adopts Pro-Labor Remedies for Alleged Unfair Labor Practices, Part III

The Labor Law Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 11:50


Employers are at the receiving end of the enhanced remedies championed by General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo of the National Relations Labor Board. General Counsel Abruzzo has taken the interesting avenue of highlighting the success of the board in implementing these changes. On June 23, the General Counsel released her Memorandum GC 22-06, which essentially touted the enhanced remedies, or what she described as “full remedies in settlements.” Included in the memorandum were examples of regions securing compensation for derivative economic harm. That is, employers were forced to provide not just full back pay and benefits for employees, but also additional economic relief, including fees for late car loan payments or late rent, or reimbursement of interest payments on loans that were taken out by employees to cover living expenses and even the “cost of baby formula due to the loss of workplace breast pump station.” Further, General Counsel Abruzzo highlighted that the terms of settlement have included letters of apology to reinstated employees, mailing of the notice to all employees who had been employed at the time of or during the previous year, permitting union use of company bulletin boards, and even creating a video recording of a board agent reading the notice of violation while a company representative is in the frame, to be distributed to employees at the workplace. One can only imagine where else that video is distributed.  Labor Law Insider attorney Terry Potter of Husch Blackwell not only touches on this memorandum, but also reviews developments related to the Starbucks organizing campaign. There, the board is demanding remedies of bargaining orders and other broad relief in the context of alleged unfair labor practices. Finally, listeners will hear of bargaining orders even without any majority showing of union support by the employees. Terry also describes at least one potential strategy of taking a settlement which might not be approved by a regional office of the NLRB to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to hear the case, as the ALJ may not feel as beholden to the General Counsel's mandate of harsh remedies.

National Security Law Today
News Roundup – Defense Industrial Base, China's Compliance, and Criminal Real Estate with Joe Moreno

National Security Law Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 28:18


This week, host Elisa is joined by former federal prosecutor Joseph Moreno to run through the latest stock of national security news. Is the White House signaling the defense industry to gear up weapons production? Is China behaving well but pretending not to? And why is real estate such an effective money laundering mechanism for Russian oligarchs? Joseph Moreno is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of SAP National Security Services: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gf0qOjuZPXin1lPfQ1icbACFELFcEEfb/view?usp=sharing References: General Dynamics Corp. v. United States: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-1298.pdf 41 USC §609(a)(1), 1978 Contract Disputes Act: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2009-title41/html/USCODE-2009-title41-chap9.htm E.O. 13224: https://www.state.gov/executive-order-13224/ 10 USC 1601: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/1601 15 USC 1701: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1701 50 USC Chapter 35: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1701 United States v. Nixon, 418 U.S. 683: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/418/683/ The New U.S. Intelligence Community Law Sourcebook, 2021-2022 Edition – 25% OFF with code: ICLS25: https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/417416664/ An Anthology: 60 Years of Transformation | National Security Law: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_national_security/publications/aba-standing-committee-on-law-and-national-security-60-th-anniversary-an-anthology/

CharityVillage Connects
The Time is Now: Why Canadian Nonprofits Must Digitize to Survive

CharityVillage Connects

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 42:46


In this episode, host Mary Barroll explores a bit of a mystery: Why, with incredibly sophisticated technology within easy reach, are some nonprofits still struggling to adapt and take advantage of digital tools? Is it simply a question of cost? Or is something more fundamental at work here, such as a lack of skills and understanding of how digital technology can help charitable organizations better connect with donors and volunteers? Listen to the full episode to hear our guests discuss these questions and more, and to learn how your organization can work towards digital transformation.Meet Our Guests in Order of Appearance ·        Marina Glogovac, former CEO of CanadaHelps·        Aine McGlynn, Nonprofit Technology Expert, Aine McGlynn Consulting·        Katie Gibson, Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships at CIO Strategy Council and the Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience ·        Daniel Oh, Country Manager (Interim) at Sage Canada·        Joy Robson, Co-Founder of Data for Good·        Matt Ambrose, Partner at BDO Canada·        Wen-Chih O'Connell, Executive Director of PayPal Giving Fund Canada About your HostMary Barroll, President of CharityVillage, is an online business executive and lawyer with a background in media, technology and IP law. A former CBC journalist and independent TV producer, in 2013 she was appointed General Counsel & VP Media Affairs at CharityVillage.com, Canada's largest job portal for charities and not for profits in Canada, and then President in 2021. Mary is also President of sister company, TalentEgg.ca, Canada's No.1, award-winning job board and online career resource that connects top employers with top students and grads.Resources from this EpisodeWe've gathered the resources from this episode into one helpful list:·        Future of Giving: Online Across Generations (PayPal Giving Fund)·        Digital Transformation for Nonprofits (CharityVillage eLearning Course)·        Are Canada's Charities Ready for Digital Transformation? (CanadaHelps Digital Skills Survey 2021)·        Grow Together: How digital transformation empowers Canadian nonprofit organizations to embrace change (Sage Canada)·        A Guide for Not-for-Profit's Digital Transformation (BDO Canada)·        Google Workspace for Nonprofits·        Microsoft 365 Nonprofit SolutionsLearn more and listen to the full interviews with the guests here. 

Data Protection Breakfast Club
"Opera Singer to GC" w/ Zareena Javed, General Counsel at Drift

Data Protection Breakfast Club

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 37:14


Andy & Pedro discuss all things with Zareena Javed - General Counsel at Drift. Zareena Javed the GC at Drift has built a legal team from zero, and taken the company from early stage to PE exit. And she has done it with a lean, business minded team/approach. She's a GSD GC in all ways. Learn more about the community that helps General Counsels in their day to day, TechGC (https://www.techgc.co/) Follow Andy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-dale-7705b83/ Follow TechGC on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/techgc

Investor Connect Podcast
Investor Connect - 731 - Joseph O'Bell of Moontower Business Podcast

Investor Connect Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 23:25


On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joseph O'Bell, Attorney, Founder of Vineyard Sun LLC, and Host of the Moontower Business Podcast. The Moontower Business Podcast was launched when the pandemic started. The goal was to showcase entrepreneurs and the business community in Austin, Texas. The podcast quickly evolved and began to cover entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the United States. The podcast has featured interviews with entrepreneurs and business leaders in a vast array of industries. Some of the guests include billionaire Peter Rex, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, Jehudi Castro, Advisor to the President of Colombia, venture capitalist Sean Sheppard, Nik Bhatia author and Professor at USC Business School, and many more.  Joseph is General Counsel for American Metals Recovery and Recycling Inc. as well as Multiband Global. He has practiced civil litigation and transactional work. Joseph has worked in the Texas Emerging Technology Fund in the Texas Governor's Office and as General Counsel of a startup company called Votalize Inc. He is also the Founder of Vineyard Sun, LLC, an eCommerce sunglasses company based in Austin. Joseph discusses the implications of the influx of persons into Austin, Texas, the bitcoin industry there, his podcast, and more. Listen to the Moontower Business Podcast at , and on Twitter at .   Visit Vineyard Sun LLC at .   Reach out to Joseph at , , on LinkedIn at , and on Twitter at .  _____________________________________________________________________ For more episodes from Investor Connect, please visit the site at:    Check out our other podcasts here:   For Investors check out:   For Startups check out:   For eGuides check out:   For upcoming Events, check out    For Feedback please contact info@tencapital.group    Please , share, and leave a review. Music courtesy of .

Fearless with Mark & Amber
164. | BACK TO SCHOOL with Vernadette Broyles

Fearless with Mark & Amber

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 39:48


Be sure to share this information packed BACK TO SCHOOL podcast with family and friends! We have special guest, Vernadette Broyles, joining us today to talk about what parents can do to safeguard their children as we all prepare for the new school year. Vernadette is the President, General Counsel, and founder of Child and Parental Rights Campaign, Inc. She is an experienced family law litigator and Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children in court, and has been an advocate for student privacy, parental rights, and Title IX protections in public schools. She brings to this role her knowledge and experience in the legislative process and background in science and research. Vernadette graduated with Honors from Yale University with a bachelor of science degree in Biology, and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. This portion of her interview comes from a recent sit down interview we had while collecting interviews for our next documentary, DYSPHORIA. We are excited to have her as part of the cast as she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the conversation. More about Vernadette: https://childparentrights.org All things FEARLESS FEATURES: www.fearlessfeatures.org WATCH "THE MIND POLLUTERS" www.themindpolluters.com ************* Mentions on the show: Oklahoma school districts disciplined after allegedly violating Critical Race Theory ban https://www.foxnews.com/us/oklahoma-school-districts-disciplined-allegedly-violating-critical-race-theory-ban ‘Kids are Off-Limits': DeSantis Sues Bar That Let Children Attend Drag Shows https://stream.org/kids-are-off-limits-desantis-sues-bar-that-let-children-attend-drag-shows/?fbclid=IwAR0LlnJa0hyDMR9wlmzmotudAm3JoqEbh4dSdRXhdRtD6XU9JzqRbXSwUk8 25-year-old transgender cheerleader kicked out of cheer camp after allegedly choking female teammate for saying that the transgender cheerleader is a 'man with a penis' https://www.theblaze.com/news/transgender-cheerleader-attacked-teammate-camp Organizations pushing clubs in schools https://www.glsen.org https://gsanetwork.org https://www.aclu.org/other/how-start-gay-straight-alliance-gsa https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/satanic-temple-opens-after-school-satan-club-at-elementary-school-in-moline-illinois TITLE IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” For 50 years the definition of sex was just that…biological sex. But the proposed changes to Title IX will have sex include sexual orientation and gender identity. These changes WILL: - Allow biological males to participate in girls-only sports and school activities. - Make bathrooms, locker rooms, and overnight field trip housing available based solely on “gender identity,” not on someone's biological sex. - Apply sexual harassment rules to students and teachers who “misgender” another student or teacher. This means that if someone refers to someone by their biological sex (not the gender they identity as) or doesn't use the person's “preferred pronouns,” they will be punished for sexual harassment. - Encourage schools to hide a student's gender transition from their parents. Leave your comment: www.regulations.gov/commenton/ED-20…1-OCR-0166-0001

FLIPPING THE BARREL
“The Naked Ugly Truth: Embracing leadership lessons” with Regina Jones, Chief Legal Officer at Baker Hughes.

FLIPPING THE BARREL

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


LISTEN NOW !!! Regina Jones is the Chief Legal Officer for Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR). Throughout her career, Regina has held global roles in complex legal environments including assignments based in Europe, Southeast Asia and across the United States. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, she worked as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Delek (NYSE: DK). She has worked in various Legal and Technology roles throughout her 30 years in the Energy industry. On the podcast Regina talks about growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, as a little black girl who had no path to becoming the “Chief” of anything. She grew up always knowing she wanted to be a lawyer but she didn't have a role model to envision that dream. There were no women of color that she could look up to as inspiration at the time. Being grounded in her faith has helped Regina through the struggles she encountered early on. When she started her first role she was faced with a life changing diagnosis. She spent her days working at El Paso Energy and her nights in law school, all while battling a brain tumor. Regina walks us through this time and how she overcame her diagnosis, excelled in school and advanced her career. Throughout Regina's career she worked for top tier energy companies like Delek, Schlumberger, Shell and Dynegy in leadership positions to name a few. We deep dive into what makes Regina different. She explains how early her diversity presented an opportunity to differentiate herself. When you are the "only one" in the room – you stand out. It was then up to her to help influence how she was perceived. Noblesse Oblige – is a term she uses – it can be translated to mean – "nobility obligates", or “to whom much is given, much is expected.” Regina talks about how plans change, and your career at times will go a different direction. She describes how she constantly assesses and reassess her career path, to understand where she needs to go next to reach her goal. We talk to Regina about having her boys and the impact motherhood had on her career. This is another pivotal moment in her story. Regina discussed the challenges of prematurity and the loss of a child. We talk to Regina about this time in her life and how her family managed it together. With only two weeks on maternity leave she was right back to work. We end the podcast asking about her husband and the role he plays in her success. Her husband Kevin is a whitty, charismatic, serial entrepreneur who is also a decorated infantry soldier. A confident, motivator and her counselor. Regina and Kevin are an amazing team. Regina's story is full of life advice, perspective and resilience. We can all learn from Regina and stay true to the fact that - what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. Come hang out with us:Download on Apple Podcast——>> ClickDownload on Spotify———>>ClickConnect with Maisy and Jamie:Connect with Massiel Diez: Instagram | LinkedInConnect with Jamie Elrod: Instagram | LinkedInFollow FTB on Instagram | LinkedInJoin FTB NationIf your interested in working with us, please contact : flippingthebarrel@gmail.com To find out more about our mid-roll audio sponsor TechnipFMC please visit: TechnipFMCTo find out more about our pre-roll audio sponsor Varel Energy Solutions please visit: Varel EnergyTo find out more about website sponsor Nextier Energy Solutions please visit: Nextier Oilfield Solutions

Published by Greenleaf Book Group | Book Publishing & Author Branding Podcast
Published Podcast Ep. 64 | How to Avoid Legal Risk When Publishing Your Book with Guy Muller

Published by Greenleaf Book Group | Book Publishing & Author Branding Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 27:02


Welcome to Episode 64 of Published. Today we're talking to Greenleaf's General Counsel, Guy Muller, about the biggest legal issues he sees authors face and why it's important to keep an eye out for them when working on your book. Guy explains each of these legal concerns, why they matter, and how you can avoid them in your writing to stay out of trouble.

Data Protection Breakfast Club
"Discussing the Nahra Conjecture" w/ Kirk Nahra, Co-Chair, Big Data Practice, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice at WilmerHale

Data Protection Breakfast Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 44:05


Andy & Pedro discuss all things privacy with Kirk Nahra, the Mt Rushmore of Data Privacy. A noted HIPAA pro Kirk has been in the privacy game since the beginning and continues to lead. In 2021 Kirk won the Vanguard Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) which recognizes one IAPP member each year who demonstrates exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy and data protection. Learn more about the community that helps General Counsels in their day to day, TechGC (https://www.techgc.co/) Follow Andy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-dale-7705b83/ Follow TechGC on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/techgc

PUTTcast | Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency
The Good, The Bad, & The Ignorant: The Twisted World of PCMA Politics | PUTTcast

PUTTcast | Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 38:22


Solid PR practices call for changing the conversation to one's advantage, but PCMA's recent OpEds based on a paid-for white paper are more than suspect.  Listen in as lobbyist & managing partner of Public Policy Partners Meghaen Della'Artino, and General Counsel for American Pharmacies Miguel Rodriguez, speak with PUTTcast host Monique Whitney about strategy, the current political arena, and how the power of grassroots and a constituent's voice can overcome the most well-funded PBM politics.

Thirty Minute Mentors
Episode 133: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Thirty Minute Mentors

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 35:29


Jeh Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security, where he led almost a quarter of a million employees and managed a budget of nearly $65 billion. The first African-American partner at Paul, Weiss, Secretary Johnson previously served as General Counsel of the Department of Defense and GC of the Air Force. Secretary Johnson joins Adam to share his journey and best lessons on a wide range of topics, including leadership, personal and professional development, decision-making, managing pressure, and more.

In Legal Terms
In Legal Terms: MVLP 2022

In Legal Terms

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 50:05


We're pleased to welcome back from the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, attorneys Seirra Williams and Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director and General Counsel. They'll tell us about their upcoming clinics and about their services. https://mvlp.org/3/30/2021 In Legal Terms: MVLP http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-mvlp9/24/2019 In Legal Terms: Expungements http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-expungmentsNeed help and qualify? https://ms.freelegalanswers.org/https://mvlp.org/clinicsJuly 29, 2022 - Hinds County Legal ClinicAugust 3, 2022 - Winston County Legal Clinic (Wills, AHD, POA)August 26, 2022 - Simpson County Guardianship ClinicSeptember 16, 2022 - Harrison County Guardianship ClinicOctober 6, 2022 - Lafayette County Guardianship ClinicSunflower & Humphreys County Legal Clinic See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pharmacy Podcast Network
The Good, The Bad, & The Ignorant: The Twisted World of PCMA Politics | PUTTcast

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 38:22


Solid PR practices call for changing the conversation to one's advantage, but PCMA's recent OpEds based on a paid-for white paper are more than suspect.  Listen in as lobbyist & managing partner of Public Policy Partners Meghaen Della'Artino, and General Counsel for American Pharmacies Miguel Rodriguez, speak with PUTTcast host Monique Whitney about strategy, the current political arena, and how the power of grassroots and a constituent's voice can overcome the most well-funded PBM politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Geek In Review
HyperDraft's Tony Thai and Sean Greaney - The Compatibility of BigLaw and Innovative Lawyers

The Geek In Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 58:40


HyperDraft's Tony Thai knew he could produce a better method of practicing law and producing legal documents. He viewed processes more like an engineer than a lawyer and understood that there were more efficient ways to do the work, not for the sake of efficiency, but because like any good engineer, he was lazy. Or, as he describes himself, "aggressively lazy." Not lazy in the traditional sense, but rather lazy in the way that many of us understand that the current way of working is just wasting everyone's time, and there has to be an easier/better/faster way of doing it. So after months and years of waiting for the industry to find ways of creating a better process, and failing to actually do it, he jumped in and just did it himself. The idea that he'd been working on and developing to make his own corporate law work better, became his full-time gig and the launch of HyperDraft. This year his fellow BigLaw colleague, Sean Greaney joined HyperDraft as its first General Counsel. We talk about their journey to create a commercial product. Along the way we ask if creativity, innovation, and producing viable commercial products like HyperDraft means that lawyers at firms have to split off from that firm? The answer is a mix of yes, no, and maybe. One thing that both point out is that while the idea may be viable, a young associate really doesn't have the legal experience needed to understand the nuances involved in creating a deliverable that scales and fits the overall needs of the lawyer and the client. That's why Tony and Sean stuck around for a few more years to learn the in's and out's of the processes before leaving to launch HyperDraft. It's a lesson that many entrepreneur/lawyers may want to learn before launching their own startups. AALL Crystal Ball Questions: We recorded a number of crystal ball answers at this year's American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference in Denver. This week, Susan DeMaine from Indiana University Maurer School of Law looks at the effect that inflation is having on law schools and how she and other law school professors and administrators are needing to do to stay ahead of those effects. Contact Us: Twitter: @gebauerm or @glambert Voicemail: 713-487-7270 Email: geekinreviewpodcast@gmail.com Music: Jerry David DeCicca Transcript available on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog Listener Perk: HyperDraft is providing Geek in Review podcast listeners with a complimentary month free of its document automation software Save 90% of the time drafting legal documents. Click here to try HyperDraft for free.

Pharmacy Podcast Network
The Good, The Bad, & The Ignorant: The Twisted World of PCMA Politics | PUTTcast

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 38:22


Solid PR practices call for changing the conversation to one's advantage, but PCMA's recent OpEds based on a paid-for white paper are more than suspect.  Listen in as lobbyist & managing partner of Public Policy Partners Meghaen Della'Artino, and General Counsel for American Pharmacies Miguel Rodriguez, speak with PUTTcast host Monique Whitney about strategy, the current political arena, and how the power of grassroots and a constituent's voice can overcome the most well-funded PBM politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Our Curious Amalgam
#178 What's the Role of FTC's General Counsel? A Conversation with Alden Abbott on Historical and Current Issues

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:45


The FTC's General Counsel (GC) is the agency's chief legal officer and adviser that provides counsel on various issues of law and policy and represents the agency in court. What are some of the most regular and important issues at the FTC's GC office? Prof. Alden Abbott, former FTC GC and current Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, speaks with John Roberti and Anora Wang on issues including the Administrative Procedure Act, which can be critical especially when the agency expands or restricts its authorities. Listen to this episode to better understand the FTC's GC role. With special guest: Alden Abbott, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Related Links: Alden Abbott, FTC Competition Regulation: A Cost-Benefit Appraisal (June 28, 2021) Hosted by: John Roberti, Cohen & Gresser and Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter

Securitization Insight
EP 23 - Connecticut Green Bank – An Innovator in the Clean Energy Space

Securitization Insight

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 7:59


Brian Farnen, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, joins Patrick Dolan to discuss renewable and energy efficient financing options, including green securitizations like C-PACE, green liberty bonds, notes and small business loans. Brian talks about leveraging federal subsidized bonding programs like clean renewable energy bonds and solar home renewable energy credits to bring down the cost of capital and encourage more clean energy deployment. In the future, Brian expects to see an increased volume of clean energy bonding and expansion into environmental infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Today in Lighting
Today in Lighting 22 July

Today in Lighting

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 1:34


Randy discusses the upcoming AUG issue of designing lighting (dl), Current names Jason Scott Fokens as new VP, General Counsel, and nonresidential construction spending is projected to increase according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel.

Mike Gallagher Podcast
FULL INTERVIEW - Mark Paoletta, Co-Author of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

Mike Gallagher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 3:02


Mark Paoletta served in the White House as Assistant Counsel to President George H.W. Bush.  In that position, he played a key role in the successful confirmation effort of Justice Thomas. Mr. Paoletta recently served as General Counsel for the Office of Management & Budget in the Executive Office of the President during the Trump Administration. Mr. Paoletta is a partner at Schaerr Jaffe LLP. He was Counsel to VP Pence. The book & documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” is all about Clarence's story & journey to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Mark joins Mike to share a little bit of what this amazing documentary & book is all about. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

In House Warrior
Getting to Yes - Kelley Howes, Vice Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Investment Management Group With Host Richard Levick of LEVICK

In House Warrior

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 36:45


Getting to Yes - Kelley Howes, Vice Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Investment Management Group With Host Richard Levick of LEVICK: Kelley Howes, vice chair of Morrison & Foerster's Investment Management Group with deep experience with a wide range of legal, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance, insurance and other matters and the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Janus Capital Group Inc., a NYSE-listed global asset management holding company, joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK. She discusses some of the significant changes being introduced by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler including on ESG, crypto and blockchain, Material Non-Public Information and more. She also covers the strong capital markets, the challenges of the brain drain at the SEC, which has led to a loss of institutional memory and the importance of finding a way to get to yes for your clients.

FAACT's Roundtable
Ep. 127: Back-to-School - Accommodations Refresher on 504 Plans

FAACT's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 43:58


We're discussing the impact of current Covid-19 guidelines and protocols on students with food allergies as we take a deeper dive into the basics of K-12 school accommodations with FAACT's General Counsel and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy, Amelia Smith, JD. Tips for handling accommodation violations and how to explain the severity of food allergy are a few highlights to expect in this information-packed podcast.To keep you in the know, here are a few links to topics mentioned in the podcast:Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person LearningFrequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings: Information for School ECE Administrators, Teachers, Staff and ParentsLetter to Educators and Parents Regarding New CDC Recommendations and their impacts on Children - March 24, 2022FAACT's Civil Rights Advocacy Resource CenterFAACT Civil Rights Advocacy - Section 504 Resources (Sample accommodations, sample parental/caregiver letters, sample doctor/allergist letters, and more)FAACT's Civil Rights Advocacy PodcastsFAACT-recognized Food Allergy Support GroupsDepartment of Education, Section 504 Frequently Asked QuestionsContact Amelia Smith at Amelia.Smith@FoodAllergyAwareness.orgYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.  Contact us directly via Email.Sponsored by: Aimmune Therapeutics

Project Censored
Project_Censored_071922

Project Censored

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 58:59


For the first half of this week's show, Mickey brings on three guests to discuss the upcoming 2022 Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival in Washington, DC (www.whistleblowersummit.com). They also make the case for a broader public understanding of what whistleblowing is, and who is a whistleblower. Then in the second half-hour, Eleanor Goldfield and her guest look at the recent election in Colombia, which saw leftist candidate Gustavo Petro winning the presidency and Afro-Colombian environmental activist Francia Marquez the vice-presidency.   Notes: Michael McCray and Marcel Reid are the co-founders of the International Association of Whistleblowers. McCray is also General Counsel for the Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund. Reid is a former member of the Pacifica Radio National Board. Marsha Warfield is a nationally-known comedian and actress, and will be hosting some events at the Whistleblower Summit. Gimena Sanchez is a staff member at the Washington Office on Latin America (www.wola.org).

Eyewitness History
"The Confirmation Of Justice Thomas Has Stayed With Me And Out Of That Was Born A Friendship"; Eyewitness To Hearings Recounts Events

Eyewitness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 89:47


Mr. Paoletta served for a decade as Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his tenure, Mr. Paoletta managed nearly 200 investigative hearings, many of which involved high-profile issues and investigating some of the largest U.S. corporations. Many of those investigations led to substantial revisions to federal law, regulations and public awareness on significant issues of the day.Mr. Paoletta most recently served as General Counsel for the Office of Management & Budget in the Executive Office of the President during the Trump Administration. As General Counsel to what many consider the most powerful agency in Washington, D.C., Mr. Paoletta worked daily with agencies across the federal government to ensure programs were implemented consistent with the President's policies. Mr. Paoletta also worked closely with the other component offices within OMB, such as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which reviews and signs off on every regulation issued by federal agencies. Mr. Paoletta also served as Counsel to Vice President Pence during the first year of the Trump Administration.During his time in the Trump Administration, Mr. Paoletta helped prepare many nominees for confirmation hearings, including Cabinet nominees, several Court of Appeals nominees, and two Supreme Court nominees. Mr. Paoletta also served in the White House as Assistant Counsel to President George H.W. Bush. In that position, he played a key role in the successful confirmation effort of United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Source: https://www.schaerr-jaffe.com/mark-r-paoletta

The Official Project Censored Show
Whistleblower Summit and the Recent Election Results in Colombia

The Official Project Censored Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022


For the first half of this week's show, Mickey brings on co-organizers and participants of the upcoming 2022 Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival in Washington, DC, including Marcel Reid, Michael McCray, and Marsha Warfiled. They make the case for a broader public understanding of what whistleblowing is, and why those who call out corruption need better protection and support given the retaliation they face for exercising what Daniel Ellsberg, of the Pentagon Papers fame, has called civil courage. In the second half-hour, Eleanor Goldfield and her guest look at the recent election in Colombia, which saw leftist candidate Gustavo Petro winning the presidency and the first Afro-Colombian, Francia Marquez, an environmental activist, win the vice-presidency. They discuss what this may means for the region and US influence and imperialism there. Notes: Michael McCray and Marcel Reid are the co-founders of the International Association of Whistleblowers and co-organizers of the Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival. McCray is also General Counsel for the Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund. Reid is a former member of the Pacifica Radio National Board. Marsha Warfield is a nationally-known, comedian and actress, and will be hosting some events at the Whistleblower Summit. Gimena Sanchez is a staff member at the Washington Office on Latin America. Image by German Rojas from Pixabay

Making Awesome - Inventors, makers, small business
DOES IP ACTUALLY MATTER?!? with IP Lawyer, Seth Polansky!! - Making Awesome S2E44

Making Awesome - Inventors, makers, small business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 121:39


This week we are joined by Seth Polansky, an IP attorney who is no stranger to the more unique situations in law. Seth is also an AVID geek playing Tabletop Games like Dungeons and Dragons and working of the movie Of Dice and Men. Being an IP lawyer means understanding the nitty gritty and going over the hard subjects is not something that is foreign. Working on everything from Entertainment Law to Cryptographic Law, Seth is well versed across multiple industries. We have been planning this ever since the Creality Cloud debacle a while back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AfUVex3lA0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1O45DiS89A but now with the news from @Torbjørn Ludvigsen - Hangprinter and others, it is perfect timing to be going over some difficult subjects! Seth Polansky has been a member of the Foundry General Council team since 2017, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in intellectual property, corporate, and contract law. On the corporate side, Seth's extensive background includes advising a range of businesses from startups to large government contractors. He has negotiated successful outcomes with domestic and international entities, including the US government, the UK government, and multiple state agencies. Seth also has significant experience in the arts and entertainment fields, advising illustrators, filmmakers, production companies, authors, and artists of all types. He counsels small business and artists in securing copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property rights and regularly aids in the negotiation of contracts. Prior to joining Foundry, Seth served as General Counsel for Cellcrypt, a multinational conglomerate and leading provider of voice encryption technology. In this capacity, he was responsible for contracts, venture capital financing, board secretarial duties, export control, and general corporate legal strategy. He also worked as the Director of Contracts for CSC, one of the world's largest technology companies, where he managed all aspects of proposals, contracts, and subcontracts for hundreds of millions of dollars of US Federal and State government business. Seth also served as Deputy General Counsel for GAVI Fund, a nonprofit funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which provides immunizations to developing nations. In addition to being a key member of the Foundry team, Seth teaches Contracts and Property Law classes at industry conventions across the country, and has been an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland's advanced degree program in Project Management. He also as a Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning Course https://www.linkedin.com/learning/contracting-for-creatives __________________________________ Do you have an idea you want to get off the ground? Reach out to the Making Awesome Podcast through https://3DMusketeers.com/podcast and someone will get you set up to be a guest!

ICMA Podcast
ICMA Quarterly Briefing, Q3 2022: Sovereign debt vulnerabilities: new challenges ahead for debt workouts

ICMA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 4:20


ICMA's General Counsel, Leland Goss, reports on new challenges ahead for debt workouts with regard to sovereign debt vulnerabilities.

Law of Code
#55 - Mike Wawszczak of Alliance DAO on DAOs & the Legal System

Law of Code

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 26:34


Mike Wawszczak (@dotwavsz) is General Counsel at @alliancedao and a valuable contributor to the DAO ecosystem. Mike has written extensive twitter threads and insightful articles on all things DAOs. This conversation touches on the origins of Mt. Gox, philosophical issues with the current legal system, and the future of DAOs. Show highlights: [2:00] Magic the Gathering & Mt. Gox [7:00] Online Pseudonymity [11:00] Law & Economics [17:00] Enforcing the Law [23:00] Advice & Habits If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review. You can subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the latest episodes. Disclaimer: Jacob Robinson and his guests are not your lawyer. Nothing herein or mentioned on the Law of Code podcast should be construed as legal advice. The material published is intended for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please seek the advice of counsel, and do not apply any of the generalized material to your individual facts or circumstances without speaking to an attorney.

A Seat at the Table
Partnering with Your Legal Team for Better Business Outcomes

A Seat at the Table

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 30:17


Every business leader can benefit from greater insight on how to collaborate more effectively with their in-house legal team. In turn, every legal team can provide greater impact when viewed as a strategic partner, collaborating with the business to achieve its goals.  In this episode, Laura Wood, General Counsel, Zoro US; Leading Women Executives alumna, Spring 2019; and Tamela Merriweather, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Northern Trust; Leading Women Executives alumna, Fall 2018, discuss their work to build relationships within their organizations and showcase the strategic value of the legal function in business. SHOWNOTES: The Impact of the Leading Women Executives Program [1:46] How In-House Lawyers Can Help Drive Business Outcomes [4:11] Understanding the Legal Aspects of Product Development [9:54] Contracts are Actually Business Roadmaps – What You Need to Know [11:58] “What Happens If…” – Understanding Termination Rights [14:48] How to Develop Strong Relationships with Your Legal Team [21:29] Recommended Reads [28:28]

Congressional Dish
CD255: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 86:04 Very Popular


The recently signed gun law, S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, contained a surprise dingleberry postponing a regulation designed to save seniors money on their pharmaceutical drugs by prohibiting kickbacks to an industry few have heard of: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). This little-known but extremely powerful industry deserves much of the blame for ever rising prescription drugs costs in the United States. In this episode, Jen gives you the scoop on PBMs and how they make their money at the expense of Americans who are most dependent on medications. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the shownotes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd255-pharmacy-benefit-managers-pbms We're Not Wrong Berlin Meetup Contact Justin at WereNotWrongPod@gmail.com Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD134: The EpiPen Hearing US Healthcare Landscape Jessi Jezewska Stevens. Apr 23, 2020. “A Brief History of the Great American Healthcare Scam.” Bookforum. Tanza Loudenback. Mar 7, 2019. “The average cost of healthcare in 21 different countries.” Insider. Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden. 2019. “Insulin: Examining the Factors Driving the Rising Cost of a Century Old Drug [Staff Report].” U.S. Senate Finance Committee. “Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population.” Kaiser Family Foundation. Sara R. Collins and David C. Radley. Dec 7, 2018. “The Cost of Employer Insurance Is a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families.” The Commonwealth Fund. PBMs What are PBMs? JC Scott. Jun 30, 2022. “Drug manufacturers are root cause of high drug costs; PBMs drive costs down.” The Hill. Zach Freed. Jun 22, 2022. “The Pharmacy Benefit Mafia: The Secret Health Care Monopolies Jacking Up Drug Prices and Abusing Patients and Pharmacists.” American Economic Liberties Project. Adam J. Fein. Jun 22, 2021. “The Top Pharmacy Benefit Managers of 2020: Vertical Integration Drives Consolidation (rerun).” Drug Channels. “Flash finding: How drug money from sick people really works.” Nov 11, 2021. 46brooklyn. Adam J. Fein. Feb 3, 2019. “Don't Blame Drug Prices on ‘Big Pharma.'” The Wall Street Journal. How PBMs Make Money “DIR Fees.” National Association of Chain Drug Stores. “How PBMs Make Money: PBM Practices & Profits.” RxSafe. True North Political Solutions. Oct 25, 2017. “White Paper: DIR Fees Simply Explained.” Pharmacy Times. ACA “Vertical Integration” Loophole Peter High. Jul 8, 2019. “A View From Inside Cigna's $67 Billion Acquisition Of Express Scripts.” Forbes. Angelica LaVito. Nov 28, 2018. “CVS creates new health-care giant as $69 billion merger with Aetna officially closes.” CNBC. David Dayen. Oct 12, 2018. “Why the Aetna and CVS Merger Is So Dangerous.” The American Prospect. Jeff Byers. April 12, 2018. “Optum a step ahead in vertical integration frenzy.” Healthcare Dive. Graph: Optum opens up wider market for UnitedHealth Group Graph: Optum's pharmacy business contributes the majority of its revenue Susan Morse. May 10, 2017. “Secret weapon: UnitedHealth's Optum business is laying waste to old notions about how payers make money.” Healthcare Finance. Lobbying “Client Profile: Pharmaceutical Care Management Assn.” Open Secrets. The Demise of Independent Pharmacies Christine Blank. Oct 17, 2019. “Independents Prepare to Close Up Shop.” Drug Topics. Paulina Firozi. Aug 23, 2018. “The Health 202: Here's why rural independent pharmacies are closing their doors.” The Washington Post. What Is a Formulary? Ana Gascon Ivey. May 19, 2020. “A Guide to Medication Formularies.” GoodRx. Previous Delays in Rebate Regulation Paige Minemyer. Jan 29, 2021. “In a win for PBMs, Biden administration delays rebate rule.” Fierce Healthcare. Paige Minemyer. Jan 12, 2021. “PCMA sues Trump administration over rebate rule.” Fierce Healthcare. “Incorporating the Effects of the Proposed Rule on Safe Harbors for Pharmaceutical Rebates in CBO's Budget Projections—Supplemental Material for Updated Budget Projections: 2019 to 2029.” May 2019. Congressional Budget Office. The Gun Law Passage Process Office of the Clerk. May 18, 2022. “Roll Call 212 | Bill Number: S. 2938.” U.S. House of Representatives. Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board. May 12, 2022. “Republican lawmakers should be ashamed for failing to honor Justice Joseph Hatchett.” Miami Herald. Annie Karni. Apr 12, 2022. “House G.O.P., Banding Together, Kills Bid to Honor Pioneering Black Judge.” The New York Times. Background on Most Important Provisions Mary Katherine Wildeman. May 26, 2022. “Data show most school shootings carried out by young adults, teens.” CT Insider. Jeffrey Pierre. May 26, 2022. “Experts say we can prevent school shootings. Here's what the research says.” NPR. The Dingleberry Erik Sherman. Jun 30, 2022. “Gun Safety Bill Extends Drug Middlemen Protection From Anti-Kickback Measure.” Forbes. Molly Rutherford. Jun 28, 2022. “Gun legislation provision puts drug supply chain profits over patients.” The Hill. Marty Schladen. Jun 22, 2022. “Deep inside the gun bill: a break for prescription drug middlemen.” Iowa Capital Dispatch. Poland Train Station Taylor Popielarz, Maureen McManus and Justin Tasolides. Mar 25, 2022. “‘The help given is remarkable': Inside the Poland train station that's become a hub for Ukrainian refugees.” Spectrum News NY1. The Law and the Regulation S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Senate Vote: 65-33 (All Nos GOP) House Vote: 234-193 (All Nos GOP) Jen's Highlighted PDF of S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Fraud and Abuse; Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection for Certain Point-of-Sale Reductions in Price on Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Certain Pharmacy Benefit Manager Service Fees U.S. Health and Human Services Department November 30, 2020 Audio Sources The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces November 17, 2015 House Committee on the Judiciary Witnesses: Bradley J. Arthur, R.Ph., Owner, Black Rock Pharmacy David Balto, Law Offices of David A. Balto PLLC Amy Bricker, R.Ph. Vice President of Retail Contracting & Strategy, Express Scripts Natalie A. Pons, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, CVS Health Clips 53:48 Bradley Arthur: The Big Three PBMs control almost 80% of the entire market and these PBMs have the upper hand both in negotiating the contract with the payer, as well as strongly influencing the actual plan design itself. The PBM industry typically states that they can use their economic power to harness enhanced market efficiencies, but for whom? However, the staggering annual revenues that continue to grow each year of the big three suggests that these efficiencies are going directly to their corporations' bottom lines. Small community pharmacies like mine are faced on a daily basis with the impact of the PBMs' disproportionate market power. Community pharmacies routinely must agree to take-it-or-leave-it contracts from the PBMs just to continue to serve our long-standing patients. As if that weren't enough, the PBMs also directly set the reimbursement rates for pharmacies, the very same pharmacies that stand in direct competition of some of these PBM-owned mail-order and specialty pharmacies. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the PBMs present employer and government payers with carefully tailored suggested plans designs that steer beneficiaries to these PBM-owned entities. Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part I January 29, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance Witnesses: Kathy Sego, Mother of a Child with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Ph.D., President, American Action Forum Mark E. Miller, Ph.D., Vice President of Health Care, Laura and John Arnold Foundation Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Center for Health Policy and Outcomes Clips 1:57:30 Sen. John Cornyn (R - TX): Can anybody on the panel explain to me why we have a general prohibition against kickbacks — they call them rebates — under the Social Security Act, but we nevertheless allow it for prescription drug pricing? What's the sound public policy reason for excluding prescription drug pricing from the anti-kickback rule under federal law? Douglas Holtz-Eakin: I can't explain that and won't pretend to. [laughter] Sen. Cornyn: I thought I was the only one who didn't understand the wisdom of that. Well, it's not a transparent arrangement and it does produce upward pressure on drug prices. And obviously, the negotiations between the PBM and the pharma in terms of what the net cost is, is not transparent, nor is it delivered to the consumer. Is it Dr. Miller? Dr. Bach? Peter Bach: It's delivered to the consumer indirectly through the reduction of the total cost of the benefit, but it is not delivered to the actual consumer using the drug, and that is a disassociation, that is a problem. Because it essentially reverses the structure of insurance. Lowering the total costs are people who use it the least, and raising the costs are people who use it the most, relative to if you allowed the rebate to be used at the point of sale, including all discounts. 1:59:49 Douglas Holtz-Eakin: If we had the negotiation be about the upfront price, so instead of a high list price and a rebate, you just negotiate a lower price, that would be the price that Ms. Sego would pay and insurance companies would look at that and say, okay, she's not paying as much as she used to, we're going to have to make up that money somewhere else and they might raise premiums. That means that people who don't have extreme insulin drug costs would pay a little bit more in a premium every month, and people who have extremely devastating medical conditions and high health care costs would get less costs. That's exactly what insurance is supposed to do. And so the rebate system is more than giving strange incentives on pricing. It's undercutting the purpose of insurance in general. Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part II February 26, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance Witnesses: Richard A. Gonzalez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AbbVie Inc. Pascal Soriot, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca Giovanni Caforio, M.D., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Jennifer Taubert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc. Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., Chief Executive Office, Pfizer Olivier Brandicourt, M.D., Former Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Clips 1:22:03 Albert Bourla: Adverse incentives that favor higher cost biologics are keeping biosimilars from reaching patients. In many cases, insurance companies declined to include lower cost biosimilars in their formularies because they would risk losing the rebates from covering higher cost medicines. I can't think of a more concerning example of a broken system and we need to do something about it. 1:33:35 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R - IA): So many of you have voiced support for the recent rebate rule proposed by the administration. Should the administration finalized this rule, will you commit to lowering your drug prices? Richard Gonzalez [CEO, AbbVie]: Mr. Chairman, we are supportive of the rule. We'd like to see it in its final form, obviously, to make a final decision, but we are supportive of taking the discount to the patient at the point of sale. Sen Grassley: Okay. AstraZeneca? **Pascal Soriot [CEO, AstraZeneca]**The same for us Senator, I would go one step further: if the rebates were removed from the commercial sector as well, we will definitely reduce our list prices. Sen Grassley: Okay. And Bristol? Giovanni Caforio [CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb]: We have the same positions. Sen Grassley: Okay. Johnson and Johnson? Jennifer Taubert [EVP, J&J]: Yes, we're supportive, and that definitely would be my goal. We would just need to see the final legislation, provided that there aren't additional fees that are added into the system to compensate for the rebates. Sen Grassley: Merck? **Kenneth C. Frazier: I would expect that our prices would go down if we change the system. Again, on the commercial side as well as the Medicare side. Sen Grassley: Okay, Pfizer? Albert Bourla [CEO, Pfizer]: It is a very clear intention that we will not keep a single dollar from these rebates. We will try to move every single penny to the patients and we think if this goes also to the commercial plants that will be even better for more patients. Sen Grassley: Okay. Sanofi? Olivier Brandicourt [Former CEO, Sanofi]: Lowering list price has to be linked to better access and affordability at the counter for the patients. 1:35:20 Sen. Ron Wyden (D - OR): Is it correct that your company, and nobody else, sets the starting price for all drugs sold by Pfizer? Yes or no? Albert Bourla: It is a negotiation with PBMs and they are very powerful. Sen. Wyden: But you still get to set the list price? Albert Bourla: Yes, but we set this price and the rebate limit(?). 1:35:40 Sen. Ron Wyden (D - OR): Is it correct, when a hypothetical patient, let's call her Mrs. Jones, goes to pay for her drug at the pharmacy counter, her coinsurance is based on the price of the drug you set? Albert Bourla: It is correct in many cases. Sen. Wyden: Okay. I just want you all to know that the number one reason consumers are getting hammered, is because these list prices, which you have the last word with respect to where they are, are unaffordable. And the high prices are tied to what the consumer pays at the pharmacy counter. And all this other stuff you talk about, the rebates and the discounts and the coupons, all this other stuff is window dressing, all of that. And the fact is on Part D, 40% of the drugs don't even have a rebate. So I want it understood, particularly because I've asked you, Mr. Borla, I think you and others in the industry are stonewalling on the key issue, which is actually lowering list prices. And reducing those list prices are the easiest way for American consumers to pay less at the pharmacy counter. 2:12:45 Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE): First is eliminating rebates to PBMs. That's the first one, eliminating rebates to PBMs. The second is value based arrangements. And the third is increasing transparency industry-wide on how you set your prices. 2:13:20 Richard Gonzalez: We clearly support providing the discount at the patient level, eliminating rebates essentially. 2:14:10 Pascal Soriot: If the rebates, as I said earlier, were to be removed from Part D and the commercial sector, we would actually reduce our list prices. 2:15:10 Giovanni Caforio: I would say that not only do we support all three elements that you mentioned, but I do believe those three elements together with the continued effort to develop a generic and biosimilar market would mean significant change, and would clearly alleviate the concerns that patients have today. 2:14:44 Jennifer Taubert: We are very supportive of all three elements that you outlined 2:15:52 Kenneth Frazier: We too support all three. 2:15:55 Albert Bourla: All three elements are transformational for our industry, will disrupt it. However, we do agree that these are the three things that need to be done and also I believe that will have significant meaningful results if we do. 2:16:10 Olivier Brandicourt: We support the three Senator, but we want to keep in mind at the end of the chain the patient has to benefit, so if rebates are removed it has to be to the benefit of patients. Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE): Good, thanks. 2:18:10 Albert Bourla: 50% of the American people are in commercial plans and these rebate rules apply to Medicare. If the rules apply to all, definitely the list price will go down. 2:18:30 Albert Bourla: The list price is not irrelevant, it's very relevant for a lot of people because they have to pay list price during the deductible period. However if the rebate rule is applied, then they become irrelevant because the patients will not be paying the list price at the purchase point. 2:19:10 Sen. John Thune (R-SD): How would manufacturers respond if the rebate rule were finalized for government programs? I mean, what does that what does that mean for the commercial market? Albert Bourla: Senator, as I said before, all these proposals that they're discussing, [undistinguishable], eliminating the rebate rule, are transformational and will disrupt the way we do business. I don't know exactly how the system will evolve, and I really don't favor a bifurcated system. I would like to have a transparent single system across both parts. So we need to see how the whole thing will evolve. 2:25:26 Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Who sets the discount and who sets the rebate? 2:26:20 Richard Gonzalez: We negotiate with payers, so managed care and PBMs— Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): You're a supplier though, so you have to go negotiate with the PBMs and those people, is that right? Richard Gonzalez: Correct, and they negotiate aggressively. Sen. Isakson: Is that pretty much true with everybody, that they're the major component between the end retail consumer price and the origin of the product? Richard Gonzalez: Yes, Senator. Sen. Isakson: Well, that seems like that's someplace we ought to focus, because that's where the distorted numbers come in. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, in your testimony, you talked about your average list price of 8.1%, up, but an average net price change of only 4.6%. So while your gross went up 8.6, your net went down 4.6 In the same pricing period. How does that happen? If you're setting the price, how does it not go up on the bottom? Jennifer Taubert: Yeah, and in fact, in 2018, our net price actually declined 8.6%, so even more than that. The intermediaries in the system are very, very effective negotiators— Sen. Isakson: Tell me who the intermediaries are. Jennifer Taubert: Those would be the PBMs and the insurers. Sen. Isakson: …and the insurance companies? Jennifer Taubert: Right, and they set the formularies for patients. Sen. Isakson: And they're not the same. They're two different people? Jennifer Taubert: Yes, correct. 2:40:45 James Lankford (R-OK): All of you have mentioned the rebate issue has been a problem and that insurance companies and PBMs are very effective negotiators. Part of the challenge of this is, health insurance companies pay their PBM based on the quality of their negotiation skills, cutting a price off the list price. And so if a list price is higher and a rebate is higher, that also gives preference to them. So the difficulty is, as you raise list price, and the rebate gets larger, the insurance company gives that preference, making it harder for biosimilars. Am I tracking this correctly? 2:43:00 Albert Bourla: Here in the US, the penetration of biosimilars is much lower than in other places, but it is disproportional to different parts of the US healthcare system. For example, in open systems, systems where the decision maker it is a PBM, the one biosimilar we have has a market share of 5% in the US. In closed systems, in systems like Kaiser, for example, integrated healthcare systems where the one who decides has the whole cost of the healthcare system in its interest, we have 73%. 5% and 73% for the same product. I agree with what Mr. Fraser said that we need to create incentives, but I would add also that we need to break this rebate trap that creates significant disincentives for providers, and the healthcare system, and insurance companies. 3:19:25 Kenneth Frazier: If you went back a few years ago, when we negotiated to get our drugs on formulary, our goal was to have the lowest copay by patients. Today the goal is to pay into the supply chain the biggest rebate, and so that actually puts the patient at a disadvantage since they're the only ones that are paying a portion of the list price. The list price is actually working against the patient. 3:19:50 Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT): Why do we have a system today? Where you all are setting, I'll just say very, very high list prices, which is the starting point for negotiation. Why? Olivier Brandicourt: Senator, we're trying to get formulary position. With those list prices. High list price, high rebates. It's a preferred position. Unfortunately the preferred position doesn't automatically ensure affordability at the end. Kenneth C. Frazier: Senator, If you bring a product to the market with a low list price in this system, you get punished financially and you get no uptake because everyone in the supply chain makes money as a result of a higher list price. Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part III April 9, 2019 Senate Committee on Finance Witnesses: Steve Miller, MD, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Cigna Corporation Derica Rice, Former Executive Vice President and President, CVS Health and CVS Caremark William Fleming, Pharm.D., Segment President, Healthcare Services, Humana Inc. John Prince, Chief Executive Officer, OptumRx Mike Kolar, JD, Interim President & CEO, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Prime Therapeutics LLC Clips Sen. Ron Wyden (D - OR): Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers first showed up decades ago, back when prescription drugs were being utilized more extensively. The PBMs told the insurance companies, “we're the ones who know drug pricing, we will handle the negotiations for you.” But there is little evidence that the pharmaceutical benefit managers have actually held down the prices in a meaningful way. In fact, most of the evidence shows just the opposite. Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers actually make more money when they pick a higher price drug over a lower price drug. Colleagues, let's remember that all the way through this discussion, benefit managers make more money when they pick a higher price drug over a lower price drug. The logic on this isn't exactly complicated, graduate-level economics. PBM profits are based on taking their slice of the prescription-drug pie. More expensive drugs means there's a bigger pie. When there's a bigger pie, [there are] bigger slices for the pharmaceutical benefit managers. 50:24 Mike Kolar: Rebates and the role they play have been key areas of focus in the drug cost debate. In our view, rebates are a powerful tool to offset high prices, which are set by pharmaceutical companies, and pharmaceutical companies alone. The fact that rebates are not offered on many of the highest cost drugs, and that studies show no correlation between prices and rebates underscore that rebates are a key to mitigating rather than causing high drug prices. We pass rebates through fully to our plans, and we believe our plans should be able to choose how to apply these rebates in ways that best serve their members and market needs by balancing premiums and cost sharing. 56:05 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I'd like to talk about consolidation, including the recent integration of PBMs with insurance companies. Last year I wrote to the Justice Department on the issues, it reported that the three largest PBMs who are before us today now covers 71% of Medicaid, Medicare Part D enrollees and 86% of standalone Drug Plan enrollees. 57:45 Derica Rice: This is a highly competitive space. In addition to the three that you've pointed out here, CMS has noted there are over 60 PBMs across the US. Therefore, the competition, there's many options for the employers that are out there, government entities, as well as unions to choose from given their specific needs. 1:10:35 Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI): So when we look at Express Scripts has 100 million Americans covered, CVS 90 million, OptumRx 65 million, Prime Therapeutics 27 million, Humana 21 million, and yet Americans still pay the highest prices in the world. Even though you are negotiating for millions of people. The VA has its own pharmacy benefit manager service, they negotiate for 9 million veterans, and they pay, on average, 40% less for the same drugs that the rest of the healthcare system pays for. Despite greater volume, you are unable to secure these kinds of low prices. With all due respect, you guys are pretty bad negotiators. Given the fact that the VA can get 40% less. And so I'd like to know from each of you why that's the case. Dr. Miller? Steve Miller [Former EVP and Chief Clinical Officer, Cigna Corporation]: Yes. Part of the equation is giving patients choice. At the VA, they actually limit their formulary more than any of us at this table do. So oftentimes, they'll have one beta blocker, one ace inhibitor. And so if it's going to get to that level of choice, then we could get better prices also. Sen. Stabenow: Let me jump in, in the interest of time. I know you create nationwide drug formularies, you have pre-authorization, you give preferred status to certain medications. So you don't use any of those tools that the VA is using? Because you do. Steve Miller: We definitely use those tools, but we also give people choice. It's crucial for both physicians and patients to have the choice of the products they want to be able to access. Many of our plans want us to have broad formularies and when you have more products, it means you move less market share. Sen. Stabenow: So basically you're saying a 40% premium gives them more choice. 1:24:30 Sherrod Brown (D-OH): If the administration's rebate rule were finalized as proposed, would you in some way be required to change the way you do business? Mike Kolar: Yes, Senator we would. John Prince: Yes. William Fleming: Yes. Derica Rice: Yes. Steve Miller: Yes. Sen. Brown: Thank you. 1:25:05 Sherrod Brown (D-OH): What percentage of prescriptions that you fill across Part D actually receive a rebate? Roughly what percentage? Mike Kolar: So Senator, approximately 8% of the prescriptions that we cover in Part D are associated with a rebate. Sen. Brown: Okay, Mr. Prince? John Prince: Senator, I don't know the exact number, I know our overall business is about 7%. Sen. Brown: Okay, thank you. William Fleming: About 7-8%. Derica Rice: Senator, I do not know the exact number but we pass through 100% of all rebates and discounts. Sen. Brown: [Grunt] Steve Miller: 90% of the prescriptions will be generic. Of the 10% that are branded, about two-thirds have rebates. So it's about seven-- Sen. Brown: 7-8% like the others. Okay. To recap, PBMs do not set drug prices. Forcing you to change the way you do business -- as the administration's rule would — will not change that fact. And while the rule might impact a small percentage of drugs and Part D that receive a rebate, it does nothing to lower costs, as your answer suggests, for the other 90% of prescriptions you fill. Most importantly, absolutely nothing in the proposed rule would require Secretary Azar's former employer or any other pharma company to lower the price of insulin or any other drug. It's important to establish that, so thank you for that. 1:41:40 Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV): Let me ask you, Dr. Fleming, in your testimony, you say Humana's analysis of the rebate rule -- and we're talking about the administration's rebate rule now — found that approximately 17% of beneficiaries will see savings at the pharmacy counter as a result of this rule. Can you tell me a little bit more about who these people are? And what kind of conditions do they have? William Fleming: Senator, there will be a number of members who are taking brand drugs for which we get rebates and so it could vary all the way from the common chronic conditions, things like diabetes or hypertension or high cholesterol, all the way over to occasionally, not usually, but occasionally on the specialty drug side. When you think of some medications like treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, places where there's competition. 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S18E5: Embracing Conflict for Growth and Scale with Investor & Author Gabe Karp

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Imagine this: Your company accidentally prints the "C" word onto thousands of diaper packages for the largest diaper brand in the world.What do you do?Several years ago, as General Counsel of ePrize, Gabe Karp found himself in this exact situation.It taught him a valuable lesson on how to approach conflict.But not only that, as a former litigator, advisor, and active VC, Gabe has seen conflict from every angle.His new book, "Don't Get Mad At Penguins", unpacks what he's learned over the years on how to embrace healthy conflict, and rid your company of toxic conflict.I had the honor of being Gabe's coworker at ePrize, and saw firsthand how good he was at dealing with difficult situations.He steps to the mic this week to give us an inside look at why we shouldn't be getting mad at penguins.I also get him to tell the story of the time he worked literally elbow-to-elbow with Vince McMahon for 3 weeks and appeared on global television for WWE Monday Night Raw (which you know I love).Find Gabe online:Website: www.gabekarp.comLink to his book: https://www.gabekarp.com/bookLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-karp-1b772a1b/This episode is sponsored by Miquido - a full-service software development partner that supports companies in building their digital products. Learn more at miquido.com/hypeman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Gary Friesen, Vice President / General Counsel for The Alliance, joins Terry and Alan for an insightful, helpful, and wide-ranging conversation about the cultural challenges facing the Church.  Along the way the conversation covers the autonomy of the self, tribalism, the loss of civility, the state of religious liberty, sex as identity and how we can reach out to the lost while maintaining biblical standards.

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In today's episode, Jeff Bond and William Smith host a conversation with Sean Banks, Partner at TTV Capital, a venture capital firm with more than $350 million under management focused on early stage companies in the financial technology space. This conversation as hosted at the TAG FinTech South 2022 Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center. You'll learn more about the state of FinTech, cryptocurrency, opportunities to create new business models around FinTech, and how FinTech businesses can be a force for good in the world. More About Sean Banks Sean is currently a Partner at TTV Capital and has over 15 years of venture capital experience. He joined the company in 2002 as a summer associate and returned in 2005. Prior to joining TTV, Sean served as Vice President of Finance and General Counsel for an Atlanta-based technology start-up company.  Presently, he chairs the Technology Association of Georgia's FinTech society, serves on the Technology Association of Georgia's Board of Directors and Leadership Counsel, is a member of the Venture Atlanta Selection Committee and is a founding member of the Fintech Atlanta Task Force. Sean also sits on the Editorial Board of ngenuity Payments Journal which is published by TSYS the world's largest credit card issuer. He is frequently featured as an expert on advances in fintech and the fintech ecosystem of Georgia in business print, radio and TV media.  Sean earned his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and was one of five Woodruff Fellows. Additionally, he earned his J.D. at the University of San Diego and graduated from the United States Naval Academy, where he played baseball and earned a B.S. in Economics. For TTV, he serves on the Board of Directors for FX Bridge, Hurdlr, Medxoom, SamCart, and TaxBit. He is an observer on the MX and Springbot Board of Directors. RESOURCES RELATED TO THIS EPISODE Follow Sean at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-banks-93b3471/ Visit https://ttvcapital.com/ CREDITS Theme Music

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: A Conversation with Michelle Wetzel General Counsel of Planned Parenthood of Illinois

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On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer the right to abortion and overruled both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, thus returning the power to define abortion rights and restrictions to the states. In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Trisha Rich are joined by Michelle Wetzel, General Counsel of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, for a discussion about the Dobbs decision and its impact on women's ability to access abortion care throughout the United States.

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Please join the Federalist Society's Practice Groups for a virtual event on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court decided this case in a 6-3 decision. The Court reversed and remanded the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, holding that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey are overruled; and that the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh filed concurring opinions. Chief Justice Roberts filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan filed a dissenting opinion.Please join our team of legal experts to discuss the significance of this case.Featuring:Prof. Daniel Farber, Sho Shato Professor of Law, University of California - Berkeley; former law clerk, Justice John Paul StevensCarrie Severino, President, Judicial Crisis Network; former law clerk, Justice Clarence ThomasModerator: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, former Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. CircuitHost: Dean Reuter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Federalist Society

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