Lawyer 2 Lawyer -  Law News and Legal TopicsAuthor: Legal Talk Network
20 Feb 2019

Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast covering relevant, contemporary news from a legal perspective. Hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite industry professionals to examine current events and recent rulings in discussions that raise contemplative questions for those involved in the legal industry. Launched in 2005, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is one of the longest-running podcasts on the Internet. Williams is the founding partner of The Williams Law Corporation and he specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions, and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clients at the intersection of law, media and technology. His firm, Law Offices of Robert J. Ambrogi is located in Massachusetts and focuses on media and new media law as well as mediation and arbitration. Ambrogi is the only person ever to hold the top editorial positions at both national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA.

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    Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma

    According to the Center for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Right now, inside a Massachusetts federal courtroom, Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey is up against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the controversial drug OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family. In Commonwealth v., Purdue Pharma L.P, the suit alleges that the Sackler family benefited financially by allegedly pushing painkillers onto doctors and patients while reaping billions over the course of a decade, all while contributing to the deadly opioid epidemic and impacting thousands nationwide.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati law firm and Joanne Peterson, founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC) as they take a look at the opioid epidemic and discuss the impact, litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families, and where those impacted can get help legally and personally.

    Attorney Jonathan Novak is from the Fears Nachawati law firm, where he uses his background as a former U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration litigator to advise clients in multiple areas including opioid and mass tort litigation.

    Joanne Peterson is the founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit peer-led support network which began in 2004.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.


  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On January 21, 2019, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and icon in the civil rights movement. Dr. King combatted racial inequality through non-violent resistance up until his assassination in 1968, but his words, his teachings, and his fight for equality continue to inspire and impact people all over the world.

    Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, attorney Craig Williams is joined by attorney Cedric Merlin Powell, professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, attorney Justin Hansford, professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law, and attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw, director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, as they spotlight Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement, his legacy, and his lasting impact.

    Attorney Cedric Merlin Powell is professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.
    Attorney Justin Hansford is professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
    Attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw is director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

    Attorney Cedric Merlin Powell is professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.
    Attorney Justin Hansford is professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
    Attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw is director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.


  • Posted on 30 Jan 2019

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    Predictions on the Mueller Report

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation initially was to look at the 2016 election and the Russian government's efforts to interfere but the investigation has since ballooned. Currently at 19 months, the Mueller investigation could be close to wrapping up and Mueller could potentially be releasing his final report soon.

    So what will the Mueller report reveal? Will it reveal anything? And will we see more sentencing, charges and additional investigations? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Frank O. Bowman III, the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and returning guest, attorney Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, to look at the year ahead, share some predictions on the special counsel’s investigation, and what could be revealed in the Mueller report.

    Attorney Frank O. Bowman III is the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law.

    Attorney Hans von Spakovsky is manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.


  • Posted on 11 Jan 2019

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    Inside Campaign Finance Law

    Campaign finance law in the United States can be very complicated. In the news and under our current administration, we have heard the terms “campaign finance violations”, “hush-money payments”, and “private versus campaign payouts”. Since the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in SpeechNow.org v. FEC, campaign finance law has changed drastically.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Erin Chlopak, as they discuss election laws, and the current political climate.

    Erin Chlopak is the senior legal counsel of campaign finance for the Campaign Legal Center. Erin joined CLC in August 2018, after spending nearly a decade working on a wide range of campaign finance issues in the Federal Election Commission’s Office of General Counsel.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.


  • Posted on 20 Dec 2018

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    The California Fires & Dealing with Natural Disasters

    In November 2018, destructive fires erupted across the state of California, including the devastating “Woolsey Fire” and “Camp Fire”. The “Camp Fire” killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and 296 people are still unaccounted for, becoming both California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record.

    On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart to discuss the recent California fires, the impact and aftermath, how to prepare for natural or man-made disasters and how attorneys can get involved with assisting disaster survivors.

    Attorney Dan Wade is the 2018-2019 coordinator of the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program.

    Tiela Chalmers is CEO and general counsel of the Alameda County Bar Association and founder of Disaster Law Help Northern California (formerly known as the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative).

    Michael Hart is the news desk manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.


  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

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