Legal Current
Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.


The potential reopening of ties between the US and Cuba has people excited about the possibility of Cuban treasures reaching US shores, such as cigars, rum and….baseball players? 


Cuba has the birthplace of many major league stars over the years, and baseball fans – as well as basketball and football fans – are imagining which Cuban stars their favorite team might land.


But Glen Rothstein with Greenberg Glusker says don’t pencil those names into your lineup cards just yet.


Direct download: Cuba_and_sports.mp3
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In this episode of "Wait, What?" the guys discuss the impact technology has on medicine and medical procedures. Jason starts off the talk by discussing his grandmother's heart surgery, using a pig valve. This sparks a discussion about the advent of drones as a first responders and whether or not it is actually feasible.  The guys then talk about their comfort level with a robot or artificial intelligence diagnosing a disease or performing a surgery versus interaction with a human doctor. A couple of other interesting technologies discussed include: Glucose sensing contact lenses for diabetics and wireless insulin pens.

The show is still going to attend Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. at the end of May and we're hoping to wrangle some of our favorite celebrities for interviews. Our next show will air on June 5. We'd LOVE for our audience to drive what we talk about on our next episode, so feel free to reach out to us with some ideas!

Direct download: Wait_What_9.mp3
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“Deflategate” did more than just deflate the hopes of Patriots fans.  The NFL investigation raised some interesting questions about the rights of employees when it comes to ESI (electronically stored information) on their personal cellphones. 


John Martin, partner and practice leader of the Nelson Mullins Encompass e-discovery group, says both employers and employers should take note of how Tom Brady’s text messages were treated during the investigation.


Direct download: Deflategate__E-Discovery.mp3
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Welcome to Ill Repute, a podcast about reputation and the forces in the 24 hour news cycle and social media that inpact it. In this episode, Susan Martin speaks with resident PR consultant, Leonard Lee, and Senior Communications Specialist Alex Cook, about the latest Deflate-gate drama, the recent Amtrak crash, and the public relations issues facing the airline industry.



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In the eighth episode of "Wait, What?", the show delves into the unintended consequences of technology. Jason starts off with an example of the dual uses of an everyday hammer. The guys start talking about the misuse of things like the Tor - which are intended for good, but are used for nefarious things as well. Another unintended consequence of technological progress is the jack-hammering in the background of the podcast (if you're listening at home, take a shot every time Jason brings this up during the podcast). The guys then attempt to answer the question of whether or not we (as creators of technology) have an obligation to think about the unintended uses of it. Jason, Matt and Joe each point out that children's chemistry sets used to contain radioactive materials and poisons that otherwise intelligent adults didn't think were bad for kids.

The show is attending Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. at the end of May and the guys are hoping to wrangle some of their favorite celebrities for interviews. The next show will air on May 21, where the discussion will focus on the rapid advances in medical technology.


Direct download: Wait_What_8.mp3
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The new Thomson Reuters Practical Law Deal Protections and Remedies Report is now available and was recently presented at a recent ABA Business Section Meeting.


The report analyzes deal-protection measures binding target companies and for the first time also reviews the deal protections negotiated by buyers who require their own stockholder approval before closing.  In this podcast, Dan Rubin, Senior Legal Editor, Corporate and M&A Service at Practical Law recaps the high points of the report.




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The 2014-15 Supreme Court term is getting into high gear, with oral arguments last week in Obergefell v. Hodges, dealing with gay marriage bans.  Decisions in Obergefell and several other high-profile cases have yet to be announced. FantasySCOTUS participants still have plenty of opportunity to get their selections in before the High Court issues many of its major decisions.

Josh Blackman, creator of FantasySCOTUS, gives us a “half-time” update on the current FantasySCOTUS season. 


Direct download: FantasySCOTUS_Half-Time_Report.mp3
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Welcome to Ill Repute, a podcast about reputation and the forces in the 24 hour news cycle and social media that inpact it. In this episode, Leonard Lee, John Shaughnessy and Jeff McCoy discuss the NFL draft, activist and celebrity CEOs.




Direct download: Ill_Repute_4.mp3
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