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Our Curious Amalgam
#187 What Has Changed (or Not) in 14 Years? Conversation With Steve Harris on the Development of China's Anti-Monopoly Law

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 38:14


The Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) is China's principal antitrust statute, as recently amended in August 2022, exactly 14 years after its inception. What has changed about China's antitrust regime over the years? Steve Harris, respected practitioner and thought leader on Asian antitrust laws, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma about his experiences with and perspectives of the AML, enforcement, and relevant agencies. Listen to this episode to learn about the significant developments of China's antitrust law. With special guests H Stephen Harris Jr., Attorney at Law Related Link: American Bar Association Comments on Five Draft Provisions Implementing the Anti-Monopoly Law of China (August 18, 2022)  Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz

Conduct Detrimental: THE Sports Law Podcast
Luka Sues His Mom, Robert Sarver Banned, Scott Frost Fired, and MiLB Union Update

Conduct Detrimental: THE Sports Law Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 45:35


Welcome to the intersection of Sports and the Law. Dan Lust is joined this week by Mike Lawson to give you the latest in Sports Law. Robert Sarver has been suspended for one year and fined $10 million. (2:53) The law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz started investigating last November the allegations of racism and misogyny within the Phoenix Suns organization. The report found that Sarver engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, as reflected in team and League rules and policies. Sarver is prohibited from all basketball activities and operations for both the Suns and Mercury teams. MLB through a statement of Commissioner Manfred will voluntarily recognize MiLB as a union. (13:30) MiLB has begun the card process required by NLRB to form a union where they were assessing the interest of Minor League Players to unionize. With the MLB statement, the union will not need to go to a vote and can be recognized immediately. The language of such voluntary recognition is still to be drafted. MiLB has reported that they will allow the MLBPA to negotiate on their behalf. The next CBA to be negotiated will be the 2023 season. Scott Frost has been terminated as head coach of Nebraska. (18:45) Frost's buyout clause provides him with $15 million. Frost's clause was set to renew on October 1, 2022, which would have only given him $7.5 million for a buyout. Why couldn't Nebraska wait a few more weeks? Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) joins to discuss Luka Dončić's trademark battle against his mother. (24:09) Luka's mother trademarked a dozen trademarks in Luka's name in Europe and the US. Luka filed for his own trademark, and it was denied because of his mother's trademarks. However, Luka's mother will not transfer the rights to Luka and his company. Luka has now filed for a petition of cancellation of his mother's trademarks. One of the claims in the cancellation petition is that his mother is not actually using the goods. Luka also revoked the consent he originally provided his mother to file the trademarks with his name in them. *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimental.com. Let us know if you want to join the team. Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) | Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) | Mike Lawson (@mike_sonof_law) Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Website | Email

Conduct Detrimental: The Sports Law Podcast
Luka Sues His Mom, Robert Sarver Banned, Scott Frost Fired, and MiLB Union Update

Conduct Detrimental: The Sports Law Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 45:35


Welcome to the intersection of Sports and the Law. Dan Lust is joined this week by Mike Lawson to give you the latest in Sports Law. Robert Sarver has been suspended for one year and fined $10 million. (2:53) The law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz started investigating last November the allegations of racism and misogyny within the Phoenix Suns organization. The report found that Sarver engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, as reflected in team and League rules and policies. Sarver is prohibited from all basketball activities and operations for both the Suns and Mercury teams. MLB through a statement of Commissioner Manfred will voluntarily recognize MiLB as a union. (13:30) MiLB has begun the card process required by NLRB to form a union where they were assessing the interest of Minor League Players to unionize. With the MLB statement, the union will not need to go to a vote and can be recognized immediately. The language of such voluntary recognition is still to be drafted. MiLB has reported that they will allow the MLBPA to negotiate on their behalf. The next CBA to be negotiated will be the 2023 season. Scott Frost has been terminated as head coach of Nebraska. (18:45) Frost's buyout clause provides him with $15 million. Frost's clause was set to renew on October 1, 2022, which would have only given him $7.5 million for a buyout. Why couldn't Nebraska wait a few more weeks? Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) joins to discuss Luka Dončić's trademark battle against his mother. (24:09) Luka's mother trademarked a dozen trademarks in Luka's name in Europe and the US. Luka filed for his own trademark, and it was denied because of his mother's trademarks. However, Luka's mother will not transfer the rights to Luka and his company. Luka has now filed for a petition of cancellation of his mother's trademarks. One of the claims in the cancellation petition is that his mother is not actually using the goods. Luka also revoked the consent he originally provided his mother to file the trademarks with his name in them. *** Have a topic you want to write about? ANYONE and EVERYONE can publish for ConductDetrimental.com. Let us know if you want to join the team. Dan Wallach (@WallachLegal) | Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) | Mike Lawson (@mike_sonof_law) Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Website | Email

Our Curious Amalgam
#186 Who Is John Roberti? A Conversation With John Roberti

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 21:20


John Roberti, one of the founders of Our Curious Amalgam and a longtime leader in the ABA Antitrust Law Section, just wrapped up his term as co-chair of the committee that produces our weekly podcasts. Looking back, what does John think about the evolution of OCA and what does he hope will be his legacy? To find out, Christina Ma and Alicia Downey interviewed John for a special farewell episode. Listen to this episode for stories about the early days of OCA and John's unique take on what it means to be from Delco. With special guests: John Roberti, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP Hosted by: Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC

Personal Jurisdiction
Let's Get Personal with David Lat, Lawyer turned Writer and Commentator on the Legal Profession

Personal Jurisdiction

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 48:08


David Lat is a lawyer turned writer and commentator on the legal profession. David is a graduate of Harvard College (1996) and Yale Law School (1999). He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1999-2000), worked as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark, New Jersey. David is the voice of Underneath Their Robes, a blog he started in 2004 about the federal judiciary. David is also the founder of Above the Law, the legal news website we all know and love for its transparency about law schools, law firms, and the legal profession. After leaving Above the Law in 2019, David worked with Lateral Link, a legal recruiting firm. David created Original Jurisdiction in 2020 and now dedicates himself to writing full-time via that platform.  Learn more about David Lat here. Check out David's website and subscribe to his newsletter, Original Jurisdiction. Follow David on Twitter. Connect with David on LinkedIn. Find us online at https://www.personaljxpod.comOn Twitter @PersonalJxPodAnd on Instagram @PersonalJxPodcastPersonal Jurisdiction is powered and distributed with Simplecast. Our logos were designed by Lizzie L. O'Connor.Personal Jurisdiction is edited by Scott Donnell at Run and Drum Media https://www.runanddrummedia.comOur Theme Song is Pleasant Porridge by Kevin MacLeod.Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7614-pleasant-porridgeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Legal Speak
The Rise of Threats and Attacks on the Judiciary

Legal Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 28:13


In this week's episode, Jonathan Moses of Wachtell and Shawn Regan of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the dangers judges face, how those dangers threaten the fair administration of justice and, most importantly, what can be done about the problem.

Our Curious Amalgam
#184 Part II: One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out? A Two-Part Discussion With the Defense Lawyers in the Three Part Chicken Price-Fixing Trials

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 32:44


A Denver jury recently acquitted defendants in the highly publicized third criminal trial involving allegations of price fixing in the chicken industry. What led to that not guilty verdict? Defense attorneys Rick Kornfeld and David Beller join Jaclyn Phillips and Christina Ma in a two-part series discussing the trials, strategy, and lessons learned. Listen to Part II today and hear Rick & David's reflections on the three trials--from simplifying complex themes to diversity in the courtroom. With special guests: Rick Kornfeld, Shareholder, Recht Kornfeld PC and David Beller, Shareholder, Recht Kornfeld PC Hosted by: Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz and Jaclyn Phillips, Associate, White & Case LLP

Our Curious Amalgam
#183 Part I: One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out? A Two-Part Discussion With Defense Lawyers in the Three Part Chicken Price-Fixing Trials

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 29:56


A Denver jury recently acquitted defendants in the highly publicized third criminal trial involving allegations of price fixing in the chicken industry. What led to that not guilty verdict? Defense attorneys Rick Kornfeld and David Beller join Jaclyn Phillips and Christina Ma in a two-part series discussing the trials, strategy, and lessons learned. Listen to Part I today and hear all about the allegations and evidence, how the case evolved over time, and reflections on this historic outcome. With special guests: Rick Kornfeld, Shareholder, Recht Kornfeld PC and David Beller, Shareholder, Recht Kornfeld PC Hosted by: Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz and Jaclyn Phillips, Associate, White & Case LLP

Our Curious Amalgam
#182 Putting Equity Into Section 8? A Deeper Dive Into What Increased Enforcement Could Mean for Private Equity and Beyond

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 23:38


In a time of increased uncertainty surrounding antitrust issues, Section 8 of the Clayton Act and private equity firms have recently become two topics of interest. What are the implications of recent comments from enforcers on these issues? Ken Schwartz, antitrust partner at Skadden, joins Christina Ma and Jaclyn Phillips to discuss the current landscape around Section 8 as an enforcement tool and private equity transactions. Listen to this episode to hear more about what changes we may (or may not) see going forward. With special guest: Kenneth B. Schwartz, Partner, Skadden Hosted by: Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Jaclyn Phillips, White & Case LLP

Our Curious Amalgam
#180 An Overlooked Battleground? Antitrust Issues Before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 44:22


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) may have been a familiar forum to parties in international trade to address disputes over intellectual property rights. But can the ITC also be an alternative adjudication body for private antitrust litigation? The Honorable F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law at the George Washington Law School and former USITC commissioner speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the ITC's design, the agency's Section 337 docket, and ITC proceedings involving antitrust. Listen to this episode to learn about the ITC as an agency and its relevance to competition. With special guest: F. Scott Kieff, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School Related Links: 1. F. Scott Kieff, Private Antitrust at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 14 J. Comp. L. & Econ. 46 (2018) 2. F. Scott Kieff, "A Soup to Nuts Overview of a Job Search: A Common Sense Primer for Law Students" (2009) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#179 What Have We Learned From Empirical Studies? Potential Antitrust Concerns Arising From Common Ownership

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 34:38


There is a growing interest in understanding the “ownership interests hypothesis,” i.e., whether investors holding interests in competing firms will soften firms' incentives to compete and generate anticompetitive effects. But what do the data show? Isabel Tecu, principal at Charles River Associates and co-author of a leading study on common ownership focusing on the airlines industry, discusses her observations and insights with Anora Wang and Christina Ma. Listen to this episode to learn about the knowns and unknowns from the empirical evidence as well as implications for competition policy. With special guest: Isabel Tecu, Principal, Charles River Associates Related Links: 1. José Azar, Martin C. Schmalz & Isabel Tecu, Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership (Working Paper, 2014) 2. Isabel Tecu, "Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership" at Seven Years, Antitrust Magazine, Volume 36, Issue 1 (Fall 2021) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

ELON
Elon Musk al calabozo

ELON

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 36:30


Repasamos el próximo juicio de Elon Musk contra Twitter. Un juicio que ninguna de las partes merece ganar de la pura vergüenza ajena Patrocinador: A veces para romper con la rutina, solo hace falta preguntarnos algo tan simple como ¿y si salimos? Y de repente, todo hace un clic. La Gama SUV de SEAT te invita a disfrutar de todas las posibilidades que hay ahí fuera. — Porque da igual que el plan sea descubrir un nuevo restaurante de la ciudad, o llegar hasta el final de ese parque natural. La diversión siempre empieza subiéndose a uno de sus SUV. Repasamos el próximo juicio de Elon Musk contra Twitter. Un juicio que ninguna de las partes merece ganar de la pura vergüenza ajena. La jueza McCormick será nuestra nueva mejor amiga durante los próximos meses. Veréis. Kathaleen McCormick - Wikipedia Elon Musk is walking away from Twitter deal after selling $8 billion worth of Tesla (TSLA) stock for it - Electrek Elon Musk says it's time for Trump to 'sail into the sunset' Deal Watch: Twitter Lawyers Up With Wachtell Lipton | The American Lawyer Así es Wachtell, el bufete más rentable y elitista del mundo - Expansión.com Elon Musk pierde en Tesla a uno de sus principales baluartes: quién es Andrej Karpathy - elEconomista.es ELON está presentado por Matías S. Zavia (@matiass) y Álex Barredo (@somospostpc). Su tema original está compuesto por Nahúm García (@nahum). — Alojado en Cuonda (@cuonda)

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 12:54


Good morning everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, July 12th, 2022. Before I dive into the news… Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com Alright, now let’s dive into the news shall we? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/army-unvaccinated-guard-reserve-soldiers-pay-benefits-cut Army cuts off unvaccinated soldiers from service, threatening pay and benefits The Army has announced that the over 60,000 National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers that remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 can't participate in their military duties, effectively cutting them off from some of their benefits. "Soldiers who refuse the vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption request are subject to adverse administrative actions, including flags, bars to service, and official reprimands," an Army spokesperson said in a statement. "In the future, Soldiers who continue to refuse the vaccination order without an exemption may be subject to additional adverse administrative action, including separation." There are 40,000 National Guard and 22,000 Reserve soldiers who haven't received the vaccine, making up 13% and 12% of their ranks, respectively. There were 7,767 temporary exemptions given in the National Guard and 6,457 in the Reserves, according to Army data. Only six permanent medical exemptions have been made nationally for the National Guard, without any religious exemptions. Not a single Reserve soldier has received a medical or religious exemption. Over 3,200 have pending exemptions, and the new protocol will not apply to them. "We're going to give every soldier every opportunity to get vaccinated and continue their military career," Director of the Army Guard Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen said in a statement. "We're not giving up on anybody until the separation paperwork is signed and completed." Meanwhile, the Reserves have only reached 73.6% of its recruiting goal in the 2021 fiscal year. The National Guard reached 80.6% of its 2021 goal and, so far, 48.1% of its 2022 goal. However, unvaccinated soldiers are allowed to fulfill their state active-duty orders, which are normally given by governors during short-term emergencies. The Army has 652,005 fully vaccinated soldiers and 261,578 who are partially vaccinated. https://thepostmillennial.com/64-percent-of-democrats-do-not-want-biden-to-run-for-re-election-in-2024?utm_campaign=64487 Only 1 percent of voters ages 18-29 'strongly approve' of Joe Biden A majority of Democrats do not want Joe Biden to seek reelection in 2024 according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Monday. In a closer breakdown of the numbers, only 1 percent of voters between 18-29 years of age "strongly approve" of Biden's performance. 18 percent of that demographic "somewhat approve." The poll reflects that 64 percent of Democratic voters want Biden out of the 2024 race as the president is "hemorrhaging support" from his party. Of the reasons cited, 33 percent of those polled said the president's age was the primary factor for why they didn't want him to run. President Joe Biden is currently 79 years old, which makes him the oldest serving president in history. The president will be 82 in the 2024 election cycle. The 849 registered voters who were polled put the president's approval rating at 33 percent. In January, a Quinnipiac University poll also had Biden's approval rating at 33 percent. Accumulative poll data had Biden's approval dropping below 40 percent in February and the president hasn't peaked above that number since the winter. The poll New York Times/Siena College was conducted between July 5 and 7 and also reflected other reasons for Biden's disapproval. 32 percent of those polled said the president's job performance was the problem while 12 percent just wanted somebody fresh. Notably, The New York Times ran an article over the weekend noting that Biden is, in fact, rather advanced in age. The poll also reflects a "country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism" as 75 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. The last time that number was as low was during the 2008 financial crisis. The New York Time's reports that sense of national dread "spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties." The biggest number of those opposed to Biden's running in 2024 was with the young demographic. In numbers that also mirror a previous Quinnipiac poll, 94 percent of people under 30 want a different Democratic nominee. 41 percent of Hispanic voters "strongly disapprove" of the president's job, reflecting a Democratic concern that they are losing support from Hispanic Americans. 0 percent of those polled said that Covid was the most important concern in America. 37 percent of those polled said they intend to vote in the Democratic primary and 39 percent said they'll vote Republican. 20 percent of those polled said jobs and the economy were their biggest concern. 15 percent said cost of living and inflation. 5 percent said abortion. Of those who polled who identify as working class between the ages of 18 and 64, 94 percent said the economy was either in poor or fair condition. 26 percent of polled Democrats did say that Biden should be the nominee for president in 2024. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-power-rankings-gop-expected-take-control-house Fox News Power Rankings: GOP expected to take control of House Republicans are forecast to take control of the House this November with at least seven seats to spare, leaving Democrats in need of a dramatic turnaround to hold on to power. This edition of the Fox News Power Rankings also unveils the U.S. House model for the first time and sees gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, carving out a slight edge in Pennsylvania. With redistricting completed and the bulk of the primaries behind us, the Power Rankings model now reveals a clear advantage for the GOP in the House. With 218 seats required to take control, the GOP is forecast to take 225 seats to the Democrats’ 180 seats. Those figures include only the races in which one party has an advantage. The actual size of a GOP majority will depend on how many highly competitive "toss up" races each party wins, but the Republicans are expected to gain at least a seven-seat majority (225 seats) and as much as a 37-seat majority (255 seats) in their "best case" scenario. The range of scenarios for the Democrats leaves the party with as much as a 38-seat deficit (180 seats), or just eight shy of a majority (210 seats). That is significant. In other words, even if Democrats win all 30 races currently marked as toss-ups, the party still does not have enough support to retain control of the House. Eagle-eyed Power Rankings readers would know that these ratings are just estimates, and that even races assigned to a party (particularly those in the "Lean" columns) are still very competitive. Nonetheless, the current forecast looks very cloudy for congressional Democrats. Question… do you enjoy shopping with integrity? Well then do I have a business for you! Boniface Woodworking LLC: Boniface Woodworking exists for those who enjoy shopping with integrity; who want to buy handmade wooden furniture, gifts, and heirloom items that will last for generations. From dining tables and church pulpits to cigar humidors and everything in between; quality pieces that you can give your children’s children, tie them to their roots, and transcend the basic function of whatever they are! So, start voting with your dollars, and stop buying cheap crap from people who hate you! Visit www.bonifacewoodworking.com to see our gallery, learn our story, and submit your order for heirloom quality wood items. Elon Musk is back in the news ladies and gentleman… https://thepostmillennial.com/elon-musk-uses-memes-to-signal-he-planned-to-take-twitter-to-court-all-along/?utm_campaign=64487 Elon Musk uses memes to signal he planned to take Twitter to court all along Elon Musk's Twitter buy is about to hit the court as the social media giant is suing him in order to force the sale the Space X CEO has reportedly backed away from. But Musk, who only backed away from the sale because he couldn't get an accurate count from Twitter as to how many of their users were bots, will likely now gain access to that data in court. Musk shared a meme to that effect on, where else, Twitter. "They said I couldn't buy Twitter," the first panel reads. "Then they wouldn't disclose bot into. Now they want to force me to buy Twitter in court. Now they have to disclose bot info in court." The text is accompanied by images of Elon laughing. The saga of the Musk Twitter buy has bene ongoing since April, with Musk bought a 9.2 percent stake in the company, becoming one of the company's top shareholders. He later went on to offer $44 billion for the enterprise, and the board of directors of Twitter approved that in June. Staff at Twitter, however, were less that pleased with the prospect of working for the outspoken entrepreneur. Musk addressed them directly prior to the board's approval of the sale. But Musk became concerned that perhaps he had overvalued the company and that a large percentage of Twitter users were bots. Twitter claims that bots are 5 percent of the total users, but Musk has been interested in seeing data to "make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam accounts on Twitter's platform." Musk began looking for this information in May, and then sought to terminate the deal in July. Twitter has said they would bring suit to force the sale. They hired firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Musk appears to believe that this suit will bring the information he wanted all along, in the first place. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… if you liked this show, hit that share button will you? If you want to sign up for a club membership, subscribe to our magazine, or register to our conference, you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com, and as always if you’d like to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Crypto Mercados y Pymes
😲👉 🔥el mercado está claramente manipulado🔥el dolar se come al euro

Crypto Mercados y Pymes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 41:20


La red social Twitter ha contratado a uno de los mejores bufetes de abogados del mundo para demandar a Elon Musk por desistir de su compra por 44 mil millones de dólares. Según Bloomberg, Twitter contrató a Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP, firma que se especializa en litigios de fusiones y que mantiene conexiones en el sistema judicial de Delaware, donde se juzgará el caso.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 12:54


Good morning everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, July 12th, 2022. Before I dive into the news… Club Membership Plug: Let’s stop and take a moment to talk about Fight Laugh Feast Club membership. By joining the Fight Laugh Feast Army, not only will you be aiding in our fight to take down secular & legacy media; but you’ll also get access to content placed in our Club Portal, such as past shows, all of our conference talks, and EXCLUSIVE content for club members that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Lastly, you’ll also get discounts for our conferences… so if you’ve got $10 bucks a month to kick over our way, you can sign up now at flfnetwork.com Alright, now let’s dive into the news shall we? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/army-unvaccinated-guard-reserve-soldiers-pay-benefits-cut Army cuts off unvaccinated soldiers from service, threatening pay and benefits The Army has announced that the over 60,000 National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers that remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 can't participate in their military duties, effectively cutting them off from some of their benefits. "Soldiers who refuse the vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption request are subject to adverse administrative actions, including flags, bars to service, and official reprimands," an Army spokesperson said in a statement. "In the future, Soldiers who continue to refuse the vaccination order without an exemption may be subject to additional adverse administrative action, including separation." There are 40,000 National Guard and 22,000 Reserve soldiers who haven't received the vaccine, making up 13% and 12% of their ranks, respectively. There were 7,767 temporary exemptions given in the National Guard and 6,457 in the Reserves, according to Army data. Only six permanent medical exemptions have been made nationally for the National Guard, without any religious exemptions. Not a single Reserve soldier has received a medical or religious exemption. Over 3,200 have pending exemptions, and the new protocol will not apply to them. "We're going to give every soldier every opportunity to get vaccinated and continue their military career," Director of the Army Guard Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen said in a statement. "We're not giving up on anybody until the separation paperwork is signed and completed." Meanwhile, the Reserves have only reached 73.6% of its recruiting goal in the 2021 fiscal year. The National Guard reached 80.6% of its 2021 goal and, so far, 48.1% of its 2022 goal. However, unvaccinated soldiers are allowed to fulfill their state active-duty orders, which are normally given by governors during short-term emergencies. The Army has 652,005 fully vaccinated soldiers and 261,578 who are partially vaccinated. https://thepostmillennial.com/64-percent-of-democrats-do-not-want-biden-to-run-for-re-election-in-2024?utm_campaign=64487 Only 1 percent of voters ages 18-29 'strongly approve' of Joe Biden A majority of Democrats do not want Joe Biden to seek reelection in 2024 according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Monday. In a closer breakdown of the numbers, only 1 percent of voters between 18-29 years of age "strongly approve" of Biden's performance. 18 percent of that demographic "somewhat approve." The poll reflects that 64 percent of Democratic voters want Biden out of the 2024 race as the president is "hemorrhaging support" from his party. Of the reasons cited, 33 percent of those polled said the president's age was the primary factor for why they didn't want him to run. President Joe Biden is currently 79 years old, which makes him the oldest serving president in history. The president will be 82 in the 2024 election cycle. The 849 registered voters who were polled put the president's approval rating at 33 percent. In January, a Quinnipiac University poll also had Biden's approval rating at 33 percent. Accumulative poll data had Biden's approval dropping below 40 percent in February and the president hasn't peaked above that number since the winter. The poll New York Times/Siena College was conducted between July 5 and 7 and also reflected other reasons for Biden's disapproval. 32 percent of those polled said the president's job performance was the problem while 12 percent just wanted somebody fresh. Notably, The New York Times ran an article over the weekend noting that Biden is, in fact, rather advanced in age. The poll also reflects a "country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism" as 75 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. The last time that number was as low was during the 2008 financial crisis. The New York Time's reports that sense of national dread "spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties." The biggest number of those opposed to Biden's running in 2024 was with the young demographic. In numbers that also mirror a previous Quinnipiac poll, 94 percent of people under 30 want a different Democratic nominee. 41 percent of Hispanic voters "strongly disapprove" of the president's job, reflecting a Democratic concern that they are losing support from Hispanic Americans. 0 percent of those polled said that Covid was the most important concern in America. 37 percent of those polled said they intend to vote in the Democratic primary and 39 percent said they'll vote Republican. 20 percent of those polled said jobs and the economy were their biggest concern. 15 percent said cost of living and inflation. 5 percent said abortion. Of those who polled who identify as working class between the ages of 18 and 64, 94 percent said the economy was either in poor or fair condition. 26 percent of polled Democrats did say that Biden should be the nominee for president in 2024. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-power-rankings-gop-expected-take-control-house Fox News Power Rankings: GOP expected to take control of House Republicans are forecast to take control of the House this November with at least seven seats to spare, leaving Democrats in need of a dramatic turnaround to hold on to power. This edition of the Fox News Power Rankings also unveils the U.S. House model for the first time and sees gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, carving out a slight edge in Pennsylvania. With redistricting completed and the bulk of the primaries behind us, the Power Rankings model now reveals a clear advantage for the GOP in the House. With 218 seats required to take control, the GOP is forecast to take 225 seats to the Democrats’ 180 seats. Those figures include only the races in which one party has an advantage. The actual size of a GOP majority will depend on how many highly competitive "toss up" races each party wins, but the Republicans are expected to gain at least a seven-seat majority (225 seats) and as much as a 37-seat majority (255 seats) in their "best case" scenario. The range of scenarios for the Democrats leaves the party with as much as a 38-seat deficit (180 seats), or just eight shy of a majority (210 seats). That is significant. In other words, even if Democrats win all 30 races currently marked as toss-ups, the party still does not have enough support to retain control of the House. Eagle-eyed Power Rankings readers would know that these ratings are just estimates, and that even races assigned to a party (particularly those in the "Lean" columns) are still very competitive. Nonetheless, the current forecast looks very cloudy for congressional Democrats. Question… do you enjoy shopping with integrity? Well then do I have a business for you! Boniface Woodworking LLC: Boniface Woodworking exists for those who enjoy shopping with integrity; who want to buy handmade wooden furniture, gifts, and heirloom items that will last for generations. From dining tables and church pulpits to cigar humidors and everything in between; quality pieces that you can give your children’s children, tie them to their roots, and transcend the basic function of whatever they are! So, start voting with your dollars, and stop buying cheap crap from people who hate you! Visit www.bonifacewoodworking.com to see our gallery, learn our story, and submit your order for heirloom quality wood items. Elon Musk is back in the news ladies and gentleman… https://thepostmillennial.com/elon-musk-uses-memes-to-signal-he-planned-to-take-twitter-to-court-all-along/?utm_campaign=64487 Elon Musk uses memes to signal he planned to take Twitter to court all along Elon Musk's Twitter buy is about to hit the court as the social media giant is suing him in order to force the sale the Space X CEO has reportedly backed away from. But Musk, who only backed away from the sale because he couldn't get an accurate count from Twitter as to how many of their users were bots, will likely now gain access to that data in court. Musk shared a meme to that effect on, where else, Twitter. "They said I couldn't buy Twitter," the first panel reads. "Then they wouldn't disclose bot into. Now they want to force me to buy Twitter in court. Now they have to disclose bot info in court." The text is accompanied by images of Elon laughing. The saga of the Musk Twitter buy has bene ongoing since April, with Musk bought a 9.2 percent stake in the company, becoming one of the company's top shareholders. He later went on to offer $44 billion for the enterprise, and the board of directors of Twitter approved that in June. Staff at Twitter, however, were less that pleased with the prospect of working for the outspoken entrepreneur. Musk addressed them directly prior to the board's approval of the sale. But Musk became concerned that perhaps he had overvalued the company and that a large percentage of Twitter users were bots. Twitter claims that bots are 5 percent of the total users, but Musk has been interested in seeing data to "make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam accounts on Twitter's platform." Musk began looking for this information in May, and then sought to terminate the deal in July. Twitter has said they would bring suit to force the sale. They hired firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Musk appears to believe that this suit will bring the information he wanted all along, in the first place. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… if you liked this show, hit that share button will you? If you want to sign up for a club membership, subscribe to our magazine, or register to our conference, you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com, and as always if you’d like to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

FT News Briefing
Crypto collapse hits black Americans hard

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 9:25


Twitter is mounting legal action against Elon Musk as he tries to terminate the deal to buy the social media company, black Americans' higher exposure to cryptocurrencies has left them more vulnerable to the financial downturn, Cairo's storied houseboats have been removed as part of bigger changes that many fear will destroy heritage and green space in the Egyptian capital.Mentioned in this podcast:Experts say Musk faces uphill battle for victory in Twitter legal fightTwitter hires Wachtell legal firm to sue Elon Musk for ending $44bn acquisitionCrypto collapse reverberates widely among black American investorsCairo houseboats adrift in storm over developmentThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, July 11th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 12:06


Happy Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, July 11th, 2022. Before we get into what you may have missed over the weekend, this is just a reminder that our conference is just 4 months away! FLF Conference Plug: This year it’s happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. So, here’s what you may have missed over the weekend: https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/twitter-lawyers-sue-elon-musk-broken-deal-report Twitter lawyers up to sue Elon Musk over broken buyout deal: Twitter has retained the services of a heavyweight merger law firm to sue Tesla CEO Elon Musk for moving to drop his $44 billion takeover of the company, according to a report. The company has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP to represent it in a forthcoming suit, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Bloomberg cited sources who declined to be identified due to the private nature of the matter. A law firm representing the Tesla CEO sent a letter to Twitter on Friday, alleging that it appears "to have made false and misleading representations" when Musk agreed to buy the company on April 25 and has "breached" multiple provisions of the initial agreement. Musk's team has raised concerns with "spam bots" on the platform, and the Tesla CEO has threatened to walk away from the deal if the company fails to show that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts. Musk has argued that Twitter significantly underestimated the number of these "spam bots" on its service. Last month, Twitter offered Musk access to its "firehose" of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets, according to multiple reports at the time, though neither the company nor Musk confirmed this. Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts. Twitter said on the call that the spam accounts represent well below 5% of its active user base each quarter. Private data, which isn't available publicly and thus not in the data "firehose" that was given to Musk, includes IP addresses, phone numbers and location. Twitter said such private data helps avoid misidentifying real accounts as spam. Neither SpaceX nor Tesla nor Twitter immediately responded to FOX Business' request for comment Sunday. A receptionist for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz declined to confirm or deny the report. More from our booming economy: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/us-postal-service-rate-increases-takes-effect-sunday US Postal Service rate increases takes effect Sunday The next time you mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS), it's going to cost you extra. The USPS' rate hike, upping First-Class Mail prices by 6.5%, took effect Sunday, according to the agency. When the USPS made its announcement in April it noted that the 6.5% increase would still be below inflation, which is sitting at a rate of 8.6%. However, this likely won't be the last increase from the USPS. In May, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Americans should get used to "uncomfortable" postage rate increases in coming years as the U.S. Postal Service seeks to become self-sufficient. The Postal Service Board of Governors sets postage rates, but DeJoy said he’ll advocate for raising prices until "we have accomplished our objective of projecting a trajectory that shows us being self-sustaining." That objective is laid out in the USPS' 10-year plan, Delivering for America. As part of this plan, the USPS is working to break even by the fiscal year 2023 and avoid $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years. The price adjustments taking effect Sunday "will help with the implementation of the Delivering for America plan, including a $40 billion investment in core Postal Service infrastructure over the next ten years," according to the USPS. https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2022/07/11/world-economic-forum-says-democracy-is-dying-ditch-fossil-fuels-and-save-it/ World Economic Forum: Gas Prices Must Go Even Higher — to Save Democracy The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a position paper Monday that inexorably links two claimed global crises as one – “climate change” and the “decline of democracy.” The WEF paper argues for the past 15 years, democracy has been in decline worldwide. To protect and promote freedom, “leading democracies must strengthen their economies and safeguard liberty.” It goes on to say ignoring progress toward a “low-carbon economy could put democracies in greater economic peril, not less” while repeating the broader demand of environmental activists for companies to stop investing fossil fuels. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought renewed focus on this economic weakness, the WEF says. What is the answer for the U.S. and Europe? Pricing the alternatives to green energy out of the market. It says: First, leading democracies should agree to end the underpricing of fossil fuels, which is the principal factor preventing a clean energy transition. The underpricing associated with producing and burning coal, oil and gas amounted to $5.9 trillion in economic costs in 2020. Nearly a quarter of these losses – $1.45 trillion – occurred in 48 major and smaller democracies. The leading democracies of the G20 should collectively commit to phasing out cost and tax breaks for the production and consumption of fossil fuels. They should also phase in more efficient pricing of fossil fuels through taxes or tradable permits to cover the costs of local air pollution, global warming, and other economic damages. The paper goes on to argue that compliance can and must be enforced. Taxes can be imposed on carbon-intensive imports to reduce the risk of unfair competition for their domestic industries “and to deter companies from relocating overseas to avoid compliance at home.” Doesn’t that just scream democracy? Forcing other economies to reform their under-pricing of fossil fuels to avoid the penalties imposed by the policy should also be actively pursued, according to the WEF, with U.S. President Joe Biden already committed to punishing the fossil fuel industry out of existence. The paper concludes that by delaying a clean energy transition, “leading democracies are making their economies more vulnerable through continued reliance on fossil fuels.” Collectively acting to foster a green transition “is not only good for the climate but also critical for protecting democracy,” ……… that’s the conclusion of the paper… Gold River Trading Co. Are you tired of buying sugary drinks and coffee from large woke corporations? Throw a tea party! Gold River Trading Co. is an American company that offers premium alternatives for Americans who enjoy a delicious cup of tea. Start your day with Gold River’s invigorating American Breakfast Blend, cool down with a pitcher of crisp & refreshing Iced Tea, or unwind with Chamomile Herbal tea. Explore a variety of high-quality blends and enjoy a healthy, flavorful alternative from an American company that shares your values. Go to goldriverco.com and save 10% off all orders using discount code CROSSPOLITIC at checkout. Now, it’s time for the topic that I love, trade regulations! No… not really, sports! https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/07/08/report-nfl-teams-to-start-training-camp-with-no-covid-protocols/ NFL Teams to Start Training Camp with No Covid Protocols For the first time since the pandemic began, NFL teams will start training camp without any Covid protocols or restrictions, according to a report in the Washington Post. That means the league will not mandate that players wear masks, participate in contact tracing, wear bracelets, or otherwise partake in any of the standard Covid protocols the league has had in place since 2020. The NFL did, however, leave open the possibility of reinstating Covid protocols should the need arise. “Should there be a reason to reimpose aspects of the protocols or to take other measures, we will work closely with clubs, the NFLPA and our respective experts, and local, state and federal public health officials to continue to safeguard the health of the NFL community,” the memo to all teams stated. While the league will not place players or coaches under any restrictions, all employees of the 32 league franchises are expected to conform to whatever coronavirus safeguards local authorities have put in place. The NFL and NFLPA agreed to end the league’s coronavirus testing regimen in March. And finally, Novak Djokovic, won at Wimbledon for the seventh time: Djokovic beats Kyrgios to win 4th consecutive Wimbledon title

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, July 11th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 12:06


Happy Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, July 11th, 2022. Before we get into what you may have missed over the weekend, this is just a reminder that our conference is just 4 months away! FLF Conference Plug: This year it’s happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. So, here’s what you may have missed over the weekend: https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/twitter-lawyers-sue-elon-musk-broken-deal-report Twitter lawyers up to sue Elon Musk over broken buyout deal: Twitter has retained the services of a heavyweight merger law firm to sue Tesla CEO Elon Musk for moving to drop his $44 billion takeover of the company, according to a report. The company has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP to represent it in a forthcoming suit, Bloomberg reported Sunday. Bloomberg cited sources who declined to be identified due to the private nature of the matter. A law firm representing the Tesla CEO sent a letter to Twitter on Friday, alleging that it appears "to have made false and misleading representations" when Musk agreed to buy the company on April 25 and has "breached" multiple provisions of the initial agreement. Musk's team has raised concerns with "spam bots" on the platform, and the Tesla CEO has threatened to walk away from the deal if the company fails to show that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts. Musk has argued that Twitter significantly underestimated the number of these "spam bots" on its service. Last month, Twitter offered Musk access to its "firehose" of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets, according to multiple reports at the time, though neither the company nor Musk confirmed this. Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts. Twitter said on the call that the spam accounts represent well below 5% of its active user base each quarter. Private data, which isn't available publicly and thus not in the data "firehose" that was given to Musk, includes IP addresses, phone numbers and location. Twitter said such private data helps avoid misidentifying real accounts as spam. Neither SpaceX nor Tesla nor Twitter immediately responded to FOX Business' request for comment Sunday. A receptionist for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz declined to confirm or deny the report. More from our booming economy: https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/us-postal-service-rate-increases-takes-effect-sunday US Postal Service rate increases takes effect Sunday The next time you mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS), it's going to cost you extra. The USPS' rate hike, upping First-Class Mail prices by 6.5%, took effect Sunday, according to the agency. When the USPS made its announcement in April it noted that the 6.5% increase would still be below inflation, which is sitting at a rate of 8.6%. However, this likely won't be the last increase from the USPS. In May, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Americans should get used to "uncomfortable" postage rate increases in coming years as the U.S. Postal Service seeks to become self-sufficient. The Postal Service Board of Governors sets postage rates, but DeJoy said he’ll advocate for raising prices until "we have accomplished our objective of projecting a trajectory that shows us being self-sustaining." That objective is laid out in the USPS' 10-year plan, Delivering for America. As part of this plan, the USPS is working to break even by the fiscal year 2023 and avoid $160 billion in projected losses over the next 10 years. The price adjustments taking effect Sunday "will help with the implementation of the Delivering for America plan, including a $40 billion investment in core Postal Service infrastructure over the next ten years," according to the USPS. https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2022/07/11/world-economic-forum-says-democracy-is-dying-ditch-fossil-fuels-and-save-it/ World Economic Forum: Gas Prices Must Go Even Higher — to Save Democracy The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a position paper Monday that inexorably links two claimed global crises as one – “climate change” and the “decline of democracy.” The WEF paper argues for the past 15 years, democracy has been in decline worldwide. To protect and promote freedom, “leading democracies must strengthen their economies and safeguard liberty.” It goes on to say ignoring progress toward a “low-carbon economy could put democracies in greater economic peril, not less” while repeating the broader demand of environmental activists for companies to stop investing fossil fuels. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought renewed focus on this economic weakness, the WEF says. What is the answer for the U.S. and Europe? Pricing the alternatives to green energy out of the market. It says: First, leading democracies should agree to end the underpricing of fossil fuels, which is the principal factor preventing a clean energy transition. The underpricing associated with producing and burning coal, oil and gas amounted to $5.9 trillion in economic costs in 2020. Nearly a quarter of these losses – $1.45 trillion – occurred in 48 major and smaller democracies. The leading democracies of the G20 should collectively commit to phasing out cost and tax breaks for the production and consumption of fossil fuels. They should also phase in more efficient pricing of fossil fuels through taxes or tradable permits to cover the costs of local air pollution, global warming, and other economic damages. The paper goes on to argue that compliance can and must be enforced. Taxes can be imposed on carbon-intensive imports to reduce the risk of unfair competition for their domestic industries “and to deter companies from relocating overseas to avoid compliance at home.” Doesn’t that just scream democracy? Forcing other economies to reform their under-pricing of fossil fuels to avoid the penalties imposed by the policy should also be actively pursued, according to the WEF, with U.S. President Joe Biden already committed to punishing the fossil fuel industry out of existence. The paper concludes that by delaying a clean energy transition, “leading democracies are making their economies more vulnerable through continued reliance on fossil fuels.” Collectively acting to foster a green transition “is not only good for the climate but also critical for protecting democracy,” ……… that’s the conclusion of the paper… Gold River Trading Co. Are you tired of buying sugary drinks and coffee from large woke corporations? Throw a tea party! Gold River Trading Co. is an American company that offers premium alternatives for Americans who enjoy a delicious cup of tea. Start your day with Gold River’s invigorating American Breakfast Blend, cool down with a pitcher of crisp & refreshing Iced Tea, or unwind with Chamomile Herbal tea. Explore a variety of high-quality blends and enjoy a healthy, flavorful alternative from an American company that shares your values. Go to goldriverco.com and save 10% off all orders using discount code CROSSPOLITIC at checkout. Now, it’s time for the topic that I love, trade regulations! No… not really, sports! https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2022/07/08/report-nfl-teams-to-start-training-camp-with-no-covid-protocols/ NFL Teams to Start Training Camp with No Covid Protocols For the first time since the pandemic began, NFL teams will start training camp without any Covid protocols or restrictions, according to a report in the Washington Post. That means the league will not mandate that players wear masks, participate in contact tracing, wear bracelets, or otherwise partake in any of the standard Covid protocols the league has had in place since 2020. The NFL did, however, leave open the possibility of reinstating Covid protocols should the need arise. “Should there be a reason to reimpose aspects of the protocols or to take other measures, we will work closely with clubs, the NFLPA and our respective experts, and local, state and federal public health officials to continue to safeguard the health of the NFL community,” the memo to all teams stated. While the league will not place players or coaches under any restrictions, all employees of the 32 league franchises are expected to conform to whatever coronavirus safeguards local authorities have put in place. The NFL and NFLPA agreed to end the league’s coronavirus testing regimen in March. And finally, Novak Djokovic, won at Wimbledon for the seventh time: Djokovic beats Kyrgios to win 4th consecutive Wimbledon title

RNZ: Morning Report
Twitter hires top law firm to sue Elon Musk

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 6:21


Twitter has hired a top law firm in its legal battle against Elon Musk for pulling out of his $44 billion deal to acquire the company. The social media giant is planning to file a lawsuit against Musk this week, and has brought on Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to take on the Tesla boss. The firm is one of the leading litigation practices in Delaware, where the case will be tried. Wedbush Securities managing director and a former Wall Street tech analyst Daniel Ives spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Our Curious Amalgam
#172 Biologically Similar but Competitively Not So? Economic Considerations of IP Litigation Settlements Involving Biosimilars

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 37:17


Under the U.S. Supreme Court case FTC v. Actavis (2013), antitrust analysis of “reverse settlements” of IP litigations between makers of branded small molecule drugs and generics requires an analysis under the rule of reason. Are there distinct challenges presented by settlements between branded biologics and biosimilars? Sean Sheridan and Archan Ruparel, principals at Charles River Associates, speak with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the complexities of negotiating patent settlements involving biosimilars. Listen to this episode to learn about pharmaceutical entry, price erosion, and more. With special guests: Sean Sheridan, Principal, Charles River Associates and Archan Ruparel, Principal, Charles River Associates Related Link: Sean Sheridan and Archan Ruparel, FDA Biosimilar Approval Foreshadows IP Litigation Issues (September 15, 2021) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#171 Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking To Change Antitrust Laws? A Closer Look at the Administrative Law Challenges With Prof. Richard Pierce

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 29:09


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's current leadership has a vision for changing various aspects of antitrust laws through rulemaking. But can the FTC's rulemaking withstand administrative law challenges in federal court? Richard Pierce, renowned administrative law scholar and professor at The George Washington University, walks through the FTC's proposals and potential administrative law challenges with Anora Wang and Christina Ma. Listen to this episode to learn about the legal bases, limitations, and challenges to FTC rulemaking. With special guest: Richard J. Pierce Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School Related Links: Richard J. Pierce Jr, Can the Federal Trade Commission Use Rulemaking to Change Antitrust Law? (2021) Richard J. Pierce Jr, Important Changes at the Intersection of Antitrust and Administrative Law (2022) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Just FlexIt
Former Equinox COO, Judy Turchin Joins Just FlexIt™

Just FlexIt

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 39:08


Judy Turchin is a dynamic, people-centric executive with expertise in omnichannel customer experience and engagement, global operations, sales, and marketing. Judy has a 25+ year track record in direct-to-consumer health/wellness/fitness, financial services, real estate, and law. She has a particular aptitude for strategy development, marketing, and innovation.Over the past 10+ years, Judy has been a Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Office of the CEO, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for various global businesses, including her role as COO of Equinox. Next Rep: 

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast
Series 2 Episode 1: Pivoting from Legal to the Business Side with Stephanie Lee

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 21:49


Welcome back to another season of Beyond the Legal Lens.  2021 was an exciting year as the show was launched, and we had many people join us to talk about their careers!  In this next season, I'll be focusing on the legal community and meeting with guests that provide great advice for furthering your professional development.  On that note, I am thrilled to invite Stephanie Lee as Season Two's First guest.  Stephanie and I have a long history since 2010 when I met her at Yale Law School's Fall Interview Program.  Stephanie then became an Associate at our former law firm (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) and left to join a tech startup.  She learned the business of getting a company off the ground and has taken on roles at ClassPass, PharmaPacks, and most recently, she is the Chief Operating Officer at Petlab.   Join me in conversation with Stephanie as we discuss her trajectory from the legal side to the business side.      

Our Curious Amalgam
#163 Can We Talk About Breyer? Looking Back at Justice Breyer's Approach to Antitrust

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 33:16


Justice Breyer will retire at the end of this SCOTUS term after nearly 28 years on the bench. How did Justice Breyer approach antitrust? Eric Citron, Partner at Goldstein & Russell and former clerk for Justices O'Connor and Kagan, joins Christina Ma and Jaclyn Phillips to talk about Justice Breyer's antitrust jurisprudence and what we might expect when a new Justice joins the Court. With special guest: Eric Citron, Partner, Goldstein & Russell Hosted by: Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Jaclyn Phillips, Associate, White & Case LLP

Our Curious Amalgam
#157 Do We Need a Check? Big Tech and the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 37:42


Big Tech is in the news as numerous federal and state lawsuits against “the big four” (aka GAFA), Microsoft and TikTok, are pending. But is more regulation needed? Luther Lowe of Yelp speaks with Melissa Maxman and Christina Ma to discuss the benefits of The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, S. 2992. Listen to this episode of Our Curious Amalgam to learn more about this bill and why proponents claim that comprehensive antitrust legislation is needed to restore competition and ensure small business owners have an opportunity to succeed. Hosted by: Melissa Maxman, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP, and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

THE CITY CONFESSIONS
Ep 130: Jeff Lee- CEO and Co-founder of Dibs Beauty- Career Pivots and Parallels of Law and Beauty- Advocating for Women Leadership and Empowerment- Living Ethically- Love/ Hate Relationship with NYC

THE CITY CONFESSIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 40:30


This week's guest is Jeff Lee, the CEO and Co-Founder of Dibs Beauty, which is all about mistake-proof products you reach for again and again. As someone who has received his Law degree from Yale and has even been a coach on Miss Universe, Jeff Lee talks about his career pivots. He also explains what the similarity is between law and beauty and how he met Courtney Shields (his partner in Dibs Beauty) and why they started this beauty business during Covid. Other topics in this podcast include why Jeff Lee advocates for women leadership, how he lives his life ethically, how to look at things positively and approach life humbly and reminds us all to not live in the moments of the lows, but also to not live in the moments of the high. We close out this episode bringing it back to NYC as Jeff explains his love and hate relationship with NYC and confession regarding Times Square that is definitely one not to be missed! ABOUT JEFF LEE: Prior to becoming CEO and Co-Founder of DIBS Beauty, Jeff was the COO of ARod Corp, where he consulted and helped build multiple household names in beauty and wellness, totaling in the hundreds of millions in revenue. Jeff practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, the most selective corporate law firm in the U.S., after three years at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He has worked on some of the most transformative mergers and acquisitions in the world, as well as numerous first-of-their-kind deals for clients ranging from AT&T and Diageo, and Lands' End. Jeff currently serves on the alumni board of the Stanford Humanities Center (undergrad). Jeff received the Firestone Medal, Stanford's highest research honors, for his work on examining ways to elect more women to presidencies in Latin America, a topic near and dear to him. Jeff received his accreditations in personal training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and in jewelry from the Gemological Institute of America In his early 30s, Jeff was a Miss Universe coach, check out this GQ article HERE You can connect with Jeff: Website: HERE, Instagram HERE Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

HBR IdeaCast
Why Companies Should Stop Political Spending Now

HBR IdeaCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 26:36


A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the rules on how businesses could donate to political campaigns. Since then, hundreds of millions of corporate dollars have been spent on local, state, and federal elections, often without transparency. Many CEOs and boards feel this is the only way they can curry favor with policymakers. Dorothy Lund, an associate professor of law at the University of Southern California, and Leo Strine Jr., counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz and a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, say this isn't just bad for democracy. It's bad for business because it distracts companies from innovation and growth and risks serious backlash from consumers, employees, and shareholders. They suggest ways to dial back corporate political spending and improve the economy for all. They are the authors of the HBR article "Corporate Political Spending is Bad Business: How to Minimize the Risks and Focus on What Counts.”

Our Curious Amalgam
#151 Are You Ready for Some Football? Antitrust and the NFL.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 29:15


There has been a ton of antitrust litigation involving the NFL over the past 70 years. What have these cases been about, and what can they teach us about the doctrine and practice of antitrust more broadly? Stephen Ross, a Penn State law professor and an expert on sports antitrust law, joins Sergei Zaslavsky and Christina Ma to discuss the history of NFL (and other sport) antitrust litigation and the key lessons for antitrust practitioners. Listen to this episode to learn about the key antitrust concepts that sports litigation helped develop and sharpen, from intra-enterprise agreement doctrine to the application of the rule of reason. Related Links: American Needle v. National Football League Supreme Court Opinion Stephen Ross bio and publications Stephen Ross, The Single-Entity Doctrine of Antitrust as Applied to Sports Leagues Hosted by: Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Sergei Zaslavsky, O'Melveny & Myers

Our Curious Amalgam
#148 What's Behind the Scenes? Changes to Merger Control in China

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 34:37


Merger control in China will likely be reshaped when the relevant law is amended affecting both the agency and enforcement goals. But what are the most notable changes? Janet Hui, partner at JunHe's Hong Kong office and leading practitioner based in Beijing, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the amendment to China's Anti-Monopoly Law, restructure of relevant agency and personnel, and new enforcement focused on tech. Listen to this episode to learn what happens behind the scenes of China's merger control. Related Links: 2021 - Highlights of Anti-monopoly Guidelines in Field of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients - Janet Hui Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#147 What Were the Best Episodes of 2021? Our Curious Amalgam's Hosts Choose Their Favorites

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 34:47


As we reach the end of 2021, Our Curious Amalgam invites listeners to celebrate the new year by reflecting back on our second year of weekly podcasts focused on antitrust, consumer protection, and competition law around the world. Which episodes stood out from the pack? In this special program, five of our regular hosts offer highlights from their favorite episodes of the past year. Hear Christina Ma, Alicia Downey, Matthew Hall, Kayla Odom, Anora Wang, and Melissa Maxman talk about what made these episodes worth listening to for the first or second time. Related Links: The Best Episodes of 2021 (in order of appearance) #119 Is This Game Over? Competition Law Implications of the Super League #104 Have We Figured It Out? Online Privacy and Security in the “New Normal” of Video Conferencing #128 When Will It Be the End of Global Anti-Suit Injunction Wars? Present & Prospective FRAND Litigation & Arbitration in China #134 What Does It All Mean? Wu, Khan, Kanter and Antitrust Reform #135 Is Equality a Value of Competition Law? A Conversation with Professor Eleanor Fox Hosted by:Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC Additional Hosts: Matthew Hall, McGuireWoods London LLP Kayla Odom, Freitas & Weinberg LLP Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Melissa Maxman, Cohen & Gresser LLP

Our Curious Amalgam
#146 Is It Time To Behave? A Conversation With Dr. Angela Zhang on China's Approach to Data and Privacy

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 34:42


There is growing interest in regulating how data are used, including in China. But what exactly is China doing to regulate the use of data and how does it compare to other jurisdictions' efforts? Dr. Angela Zhang, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong and author of Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism, joins Anora Wang and Christina Ma to discuss the recent changes to Chinese data regulation. Listen to this episode to learn more about how China is dealing with data privacy and what it means for companies and individuals. Hosted by: Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Beyond The Boardroom
DEBATE: What is EESG?

Beyond The Boardroom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 47:26


This is the second installment of Command Financial's Corporate Compliance Roundtable hosted by Kieran Poole. Every year since 2015, we have gathered industry experts at The Yale Club in New York but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are bringing it to you in the comfort of your own home. Part one featured a panel of inside counsel but this episode features the outside counsel of Kai Liekefett, David Ni, Sabastian Niles, and Elina Tetelbaum. Kai is a partner at Sidley Austin and co-chairs its shareholder activism practice and his colleague David specializes in SPACs. Elina and Sabastian are partners in the corporate department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Our Curious Amalgam
#144 What Is It Like Inside? Reflections on a Career as an In-House Lawyer

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 35:15


Many lawyers, young and old, have considered a job as an in-house attorney. What is the allure? Steve Cernak, Partner at Bona Law and previously in-house counsel to General Motors, joins Christina Ma and John Roberti to discuss his career as an in-house attorney and what makes the in-house experience so different. Listen to this episode to learn more about what it's like on the inside. Related Links: Ben Heineman, The General Counsel As Lawyer-Stateman Steven Cernak, Review of Ben Heineman's "The Inside Counsel Revolution" Hosted by: Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and John Roberti, Allen & Overy

Our Curious Amalgam
#143 Does U.S. Bank Merger Enforcement Need To Be Revitalized? A Conversation With David Neill

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 27:41


U.S. bank mergers are on the rise and so are claims that agencies “rubber stamp” merger applications and need stricter standards. But seen through the history of U.S. banking, does the existing merger review of bank mergers actually need reform? David Neill, Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a leading bank merger practitioner, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on whether modernization is needed or not. Listen to this episode to learn about U.S. bank merger reviews. Related Links: Revising The Bank Merger Guidelines Part I, The Banking Law Journal (Jan. 2021) Revising The Bank Merger Guidelines Part II, The Banking Law Journal (Feb. 2021) Keep Politics Out of Bank Merger Antitrust Policy, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (August 12, 2021) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#141 A Power Grab Too Far? The European Commission Extends Its Merger Control Reach.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 33:31


Illumina's acquisition of GRAIL is the first deal caught by the European Commission's reinterpretation of its jurisdictional reach under the EU merger control laws. Why is it so controversial and what are the broader implications? Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, partner at law firm King & Spalding in Brussels, joins Christina Ma and Matthew Hall to discuss the Commission's jurisdictional grab under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation, which other deals might be affected and the practical implications for dealmakers. Listen to this episode to learn more about this new uncertainty in merger control in the EU and how to identify and mitigate the risk. Related Links: European Commission Guidance on the application of Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation to certain cases (March 2021) European Commission case page Illumina/GRAIL merger investigation European Commission case page Illumina/GRAIL interim measures Hosted by: Christina Ma, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Matthew Hall, partner, McGuireWoods London LLP

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast
Episode 16: Marcela Levy

Beyond the Legal Lens Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 27:49


Marcela Levy is a Partner at the law firm Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra, a proud working parent of twins, and a dear friend/workout buddy. She received her LL.B. from the Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro in 2008 and received her LL.M. in 2012 from Columbia University in New York City where she also met her husband.  Our first encounter was in 2012 in a midtown conference room, when she was on secondment at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. We talk about her journey starting with her keen awareness of how she wanted to raise a family, her transparency with her employer about fertility, and the lessons she learned balancing her career with the things she loves (family being one of them).

Our Curious Amalgam
#137 Have We Been Down This Road Before? What History Can Teach Us About the Current Rethinking of Antitrust.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 33:38


While it may seem that the current foment of change in the antitrust world is unprecedented, this is not the first time that antitrust has undergone a period of profound reexamination and change. What can we learn from previous shifts in antitrust doctrine? Jonathan Baker, law professor at American University and author of The Antitrust Paradigm: Restoring a Competitive Economy, joins Christina Ma and Sergei Zaslavsky to discuss the lessons from the past and what they mean for the current antitrust reform movement. Listen to this podcast for a historical perspective that clarifies the current antitrust debate by placing it in the context of decades-old trends and a political compromise dating back to the 1940s. Related Links: The Antitrust Paradigm: Restoring a Competitive Economy United States v. Microsoft DC Circuit en banc opinion Hosted by: Sergei Zaslavsky, O'Melveny & Myers and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#134 What Does It All Mean? Wu, Khan, Kanter and Antitrust Reform.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 44:07


The Biden Administration has made its picks for antitrust leadership, and they are all members of an intellectual movement to increase antitrust enforcement in big tech and beyond. What broader impacts will these appointments have and what are some of the challenges they will face? Bill Kovacic, Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University and the Former Chair of the FTC, joins Christina Ma and Melissa Maxman to discuss how the near decade-long debate about antitrust reform may play out in the new administration. Listen to this episode to learn more about what to expect for antitrust reform and enforcement going forward. Related Links: Epic Games, Inc. vs Apple, Inc. Hosted by: Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Melissa Maxman, Cohen & Gresser

Our Curious Amalgam
#132 What Is The Right To Repair? Conversation With Gay Gordon-Byrne

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 36:25


“Right to repair” has been highlighted by the new administration and federal enforcers as a competition and consumer protection issue in the American economy. But what exactly does this term mean for consumers? Gay Gordon-Byrne, Executive Director of the Repair Association, a grassroot organization advocating for repair-friendly policies, speaks to Anora Wang and Christina Ma about her involvement, objectives, and predictions. Listen to this episode to learn about the still evolving “right to repair” issue. Related Links: Nixing the Fix: An FTC Report to Congress on Repair Restrictions (May 2021) Hosted by: Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP  

Our Curious Amalgam
#128 When Will It Be the End of Global Anti-Suit Injunction Wars? Present & Prospective FRAND Litigation & Arbitration in China

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 34:24


As Chinese courts and authorities take on active roles in resolving FRAND disputes, China has become a key jurisdiction for the consideration of FRAND issues globally. But how does the system work? Jing He, founding partner of GenLaw and a leading practitioner with decades of experience in intellectual property, antitrust, and complex litigation, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma about FRAND litigation and arbitration in China. Listen to this episode to explore the frontier of global FRAND wars. Related Links: 1. He Jing, The Science of China's Frand Rate-Setting, CPI (March 2020) 2. Jing He, Annie Xue, Melissa Feng, Could (China-Based) Arbitration Save the FRAND Rate Setting Game?, CPI (March 2021) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#127 Does the FRAND Framework Need a Fix?: Conversation With Prof. Jorge Contreras About Antitrust and IP

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 36:21


Complex issues are at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property laws, and licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms is a perfect example. Does the widely accepted FRAND framework work well or is it time to think about improvements? Prof. Jorge Contreras, law professor and recognized expert on antitrust and IP, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the innovator-implementer dichotomy, remedies, and races to courthouses worldwide. Listen to this episode to learn about the most critical issues about FRAND. Related Links: 1. Contreras, Jorge L., Rationalizing U.S. Standardization Policy: A Proposal for Institutional Reform (April 19, 2021). Antitrust 35(2): 41-47 (Spring 2021), Available at SSRN 2. Contreras, Jorge L., Global Rate Setting: A Solution for Standard-Essential Patents? (September 23, 2018). 94 Washington Law Review 701 (2019), University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 284, Available at SSRN Hosted by: Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Our Curious Amalgam
#126 How and When FRAND Can Be an Antitrust Issue: Conversation With Lisa Kimmel on the Fundamentals

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 36:48


FRAND issues can be complex and often require an understanding of several laws including antitrust and intellectual property. What would be the most important things to know on a fundamental level? Lisa Kimmel, a leading practitioner and expert on competition and IP, speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma on the nuts and bolts of the principles and applications of FRAND in industries, consideration under antitrust laws, and relevant development in the U.S. Listen to this episode to get a primer on FRAND. Related Links: Lisa Kimmel, The Patent Market Power Fallacy: Recalibrating Market Power and Standard-Essential Patents, The Licensing Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2. (February 2021), Hosted by: Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Wharton FinTech Podcast
Howard Mergelkamp, Founding Partner of Mosaik Partners

Wharton FinTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 36:55


Franz Rassman sits down with fintech venture capitalist Howard Mergelkamp. In 2011, Howard Mergelkamp and Miles Kilburn co-founded Mosaik Partners, an expansion-stage venture capital firm investing in commerce-enabling technology companies. Since its founding, Mosaik has invested roughly $150 million in early-stage enterprise fintech companies solving major pain points in large, B2B markets, such as payments, banking, and insurance. We discuss: - Howard's path to becoming a venture capitalist, which included stops in law, banking, private equity, and operations - Mosaik Partners' origin story and its investment process - How fintech has changed over the past decade and the changes the next decade will bring - Automatic deal breakers in the due diligence process - And a whole lot more! Howard Mergelkamp Howard Mergelkamp III has over two decades of investment banking, private equity, operating and corporate law experience in financial technology, transaction processing/electronic payments and financial services. Howard has been principal or advisor on over $157 billion of strategic transactions across over 100 completed deals of all types and structures, working with executive management teams and boards at companies with market capitalizations from $1 million to $43 billion. As a founding member of Corporate Ventures and Advisory Services at BlackRock, Inc., Howard managed proprietary investments and third-party mergers and acquisitions in financial technology. As a senior vice president at Regulus Group LLC, he led strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. Howard's advisory experience includes investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. – focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance in electronic payments and financial technology. He practiced corporate law at both Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Cravath, Swaine & Moore — focusing on mergers and acquisitions in banking, asset management, insurance and consumer finance. Howard has a BA, cum laude, in political science and economics from Columbia University, and a JD, magna cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School. About Mosaik Partners Mosaik Partners is an expansion-stage venture capital firm investing in commerce-enabling technology companies. Founded in 2011 by industry veterans Howard Mergelkamp and Miles Kilburn, Mosaik has since deployed $145+ million across roughly 30 investments. To learn more, check out Mosaik Partners. For more FinTech insights, follow us below: Medium: https://medium.com/wharton-fintech WFT Twitter: https://twitter.com/whartonfintech

This Week in FCPA
Episode 263 – the Domestic Corruption edition

This Week in FCPA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 36:57


As the Tokyo Olympics continue and FirstEnergy settles one of the largest domestic corruption cases ever, Tom and Jay are back to take a look at this week's stories top compliance and ethics stories which caught their interest on This Week in FCPA in the Domestic Corruption edition.  Stories The First Energy domestic corruption scandal. Rick Messick in GAB. Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance. Obstacles to compliance training. Dick Cassin in the FCPA Blog. Should companies go into space? Mike Volkov says no in Corruption, Crime and Compliance. Is your compliance relationship with HR unleavened? Then leaven it, says Amy Dufrane in CCI. Can the Olympics be saved? Perhaps from the corruption angle. Andy Spalding in the FCPA Blog. What's it like to be a whistleblower? Aaron Nicodemus with a 5-part series in Compliance Week (sub req'd). Aaron discusses the series on this edition of From the Editor's Desk. (No Sub Req'd) What happens when a CCO acts like a GC? They ‘step in it' says Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance. Are you afraid of your own shadow? Michael Rasmussen says you might well should be in Navex Global's Risk and Compliance Matters. If you step in it, RAC it. Ngozi Okeh in PracticalESG. Boards and Corporate Strategies in the post-pandemic world. Wachtell, Lipton lawyers in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. Podcasts and Events Jonathan Keller reviews the evolution of healthcare compliance in this episode of The Compliance Handbook. Scott Moritz turns the tables on Tom by interviewing him about his recently released book The Compliance Handbook, 2nd edition on this week's edition of Fraud Eats Strategy. On The Compliance Life, in July I visited with Asha Palmer, CECO at Convercent. In Episode 1, from Claire Huxable to the DOJ. In Episode 2, ‘What do you think about Abu Dhabi?' In Episode 3, she moves into compliance consulting and is surprised with what she observed. In Episode 4, Asha talks about moving into the CECO role and beyond. How do the Greek Cleomenes and the Roman Giaus Graccus inform compliance leadership today? Find out as Tom and Richard Lummis continue their exploration of Plutarch's Lives in this episode of 12 O'Clock High, a podcast on business leadership. In Integrity Through Compliance, Episode 14, Joe Miller Returns to Discuss Anticipated Antitrust Enforcement Trends in the Biden Administration. The Compliance Handbook, 2nd edition is released. Learn about it here. Purchase it here. Tom Fox is the Voice of Compliance and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

This Week in FCPA
Episode 262 – the No Fans Olympics edition

This Week in FCPA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 42:47


As the Tokyo Olympics stumble out of the gate and Tom returns to the wilds of the Texas Hill Country, he and Jay are back to take a look at this week's stories top compliance and ethics stories which caught their interest on This Week in FCPA in the No Fan Olympics edition.  Stories Why co-creation is key to design thinking in compliance. Carsten Tams continues his 5-part series on LinkedIn. Check out Tams Part 1 and Part 2 of his great 5-part series. What's going on with ESG in Europe. Vera Cherepanova in the FCPA Blog. What is social risk? Lawrence Heim in com. What's the current job market for compliance professionals? Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance. SFO secures two DPAs. Neil Hodge in Compliance Week (sub req'd) Responding to parallel investigations. Nicole Sprinzen and Catherine Yun in CCI. Auditing of SPACs. Francine McKenna takes a deep dive on The Dig. (Sub Req'd) EU Whistleblower Initiative? Keith Taylor in Navex Global's Risk and Compliance Matters. FTC signals more aggressive enforcement. Alexander Paul Okuliar and David J. Shaw NYU's Compliance and Enforcement The Enactment of Purpose Initiative. Wachtell, Lipton lawyers in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. Podcasts and Events In a sponsored 6-part podcast series Tom visits with folks from Exiger on its ground-breaking TP&SCRM framework, the TRADES Framework. Part 1-Transparency; Part 2-Risk Mitigation; Part 3-Assessing Risk; Part 4-Determining Mitigations; Part 5-Evaluating Uplift; Part 6, Supplier Monitoring. Tom and Megan Dougherty conclude their series on Loki, in Episode 6, For All Time. Always. They review the concluding episode of Season 1, look back over the entire series, review it in the context of the MCU series WandaVision and the Winter Soldier and Falcon and where the MCMultiverse may be headed. A new month on The Compliance Life! In July I visit with Asha Palmer, CECO at Convercent. In Episode 1, from Claire Huxable to the DOJ. In Episode 2, ‘What do you think about Abu Dhabi?' In Episode 3, she moves into compliance consulting and is surprised with what she observed. Are you a #GWICee? If you are not you should be. Join the co-hosts Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley for their fan fav lightening-round of listener submitted questions in this episode of Great Women in Compliance. What is the budget process for a corp compliance function? Kortney Nordrum lays it out for your in this episode of Survive and Thrive. Check out the video version on YouTube. The Compliance Handbook, 2nd edition is released. Learn about it here. Purchase it here. Tom Fox is the Voice of Compliance and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Our Curious Amalgam
#124 What's My Message? Government Relations and Antitrust in the EU.

Our Curious Amalgam

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 29:58


A difficult merger control or antitrust case requires good external communications alongside the legal and economic work. But how is this done? Claire Harris, an experienced government relations and strategic communications adviser who has worked in Brussels and London, joins Christina Ma and Matthew Hall to discuss this important aspect of case management. Listen to this episode to learn more about preparing and presenting the public message around an investigation by the European Commission and other regulators. Related Links: EU Transparency Register "Swamp in the heart of Europe": The Economist 15 May 2021 Hosted by: Christina Ma, partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Matthew Hall, partner, McGuireWoods London LLP