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27. What Fund Managers and Investors Should Know About the SEC’s Bold New Regulatory Agenda

June 2, 2022

May 2022 Private fund managers and investors are on high alert as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposes an aggressive new regulatory agenda. Its new draft rules have been described as a “sea change” and are intended to enhance regulation and protect investors in private funds. But do those investors need or want […]

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25. Litigation Trends in Delaware and How Businesses and Boards Can Mitigate Risk

February 16, 2022

February 2022 New structures, new rules? Delaware’s Chancery Court provides guidance on disclosure, conflicts, and risk allocation. We take a look at the latest Delaware rulings and what they say about SPAC directors’ fiduciary duty, as well as COVID’s effect on M&A deals, and how corporations and boards can mitigate their liability. Join host and […]

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24. Could Proposed Laws in the U.S. and EU Help Save the Planet?

February 12, 2022

January 2022 Momentum on climate action is unstoppable. Investors, businesses, and the public are demanding policymakers get serious about reducing emissions. Legislation from the U.S. and EU offers challenges and incentives for businesses worldwide. How will these proposed laws impact companies, and importantly, can they deliver on the promise of making tangible progress in the […]

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23. Universities in Crisis: It’s Not Just Varsity Blues

November 29, 2021

The Sidley Podcast What We’ve Learned About Preempting Crises at Universities It’s not just “varsity blues.” Universities are facing different kinds of crises than they ever imagined before, from COVID and Title IX to sports scandals and cyber breaches. As these institutions find themselves in legal and political crosshairs, their legal counsel are called on […]

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New York’s Next Mayor Sets His Agenda: My WCBS interview with Eric Adams

November 16, 2021

Three days before Eric Adams was elected Mayor of New York, I had the opportunity to interview him live on WCBS during my news broadcast. In a few minutes, here, he outlines his vision for the city in the coming years.

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22. Increased Scrutiny Has Boards of Directors in the Hot Seat

November 16, 2021

November 2021 Life is getting harder for boards of directors of public companies. Increased scrutiny of companies — particularly in heavily regulated industries — has led to greater risk of criminal and civil liability. And recent Delaware cases have ratcheted up the pressure, allowing lawsuits to proceed against boards for failure of oversight. What should […]

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15. What the Supreme Court’s Transformation Means for Business

December 22, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States has been transformed with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. These events shift the high court further to the right. What will this mean for President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda? How will the new court rule on business cases? What […]

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13. Is a New Era of Trustbusting Upon Us?

November 15, 2020

As the presidential election looms, a new report by the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee is taking aim at giant technology companies. It charges that these once-underdog startups have been transformed into monopolies, and proposes changes to antitrust law that could lead to the prosecution and breakup of these companies and many others. How has […]

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Covering the Debate Debacle #4 — ELECTION INTEGRITY

September 30, 2020

WCBS asked me to cover first the Presidential Debate from the station’s studios, where we maintain a severely limited in-person staff and a strict COVID protocol. I was tasked with reporting, writing and producing four 90-second reports for morning drive time. Each covers a different substantive slice of the debate and aired in a four-part […]

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Covering the Debate Debacle #3 — RACISM

September 30, 2020

WCBS asked me to cover first the Presidential Debate from the station’s studios, where we maintain a severely limited in-person staff and a strict COVID protocol. I was tasked with reporting, writing and producing four 90-second reports for morning drive time. Each covers a different substantive slice of the debate and aired in a four-part […]

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