Legal Current
Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.
Fitbits, Wearable Fitness Monitors & Data Privacy

Are you sporting a new FitBit or an Apple Watch with a fitness monitor app? If it’s part of your employer’s wellness program, who owns and has access to your data?

Tyler Newby , litigation partner at Fenwick & West looks at the wearable fitness monitor craze and some of the data privacy implications they bring.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Supreme Court Patent Law Cases

Michael Hawes of Baker Botts discusses patent law cases coming up before the U.S. Supreme Court

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

Whatever Happened to Political Campaign Theme Songs?

It wasn’t that long ago that every Presidential campaign had its own theme song. Even George Washington had one. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Even Jimmy Carter.

But in recent decades, the music stopped. Or at least went Top 40. Presidential campaigns switched from original campaign themes to using hit pop songs, which has sparked a flurry of lawsuits from artists.

Whatever happened to the original campaign theme song?

Folk music historian Oscar Brand has recorded many historical Presidential campaign theme songs with a record for Smithsonian Folkways

William Hochberg of Greenberg Glusker discusses the long history of President campaign theme songs from the days of Washington to modern era of artist lawsuits.

Direct download: Whatever_Happened_to_Political_Campaign_Theme_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Handbook, 2016 edition

The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2015.

Some of the amendments apply even to cases that were filed prior to that date.

The authors of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook, 2016 edition, William M. Janssen and Steven Baicker-McKee discuss the treatise and the new 2015 amendments.

William Janssen also has a series of articles on Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on the Legal Solutions Blog.

Direct download: Federal_Rules_of_Civil_Procedure_Handbook_2016_edition.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

Ill Repute - November 2015

A monthly look at reputation management in the era of social media & the 24 hour news cycle

- United Airlines: Should you disclose when your CEO suffers a heart attack?

- Blame it on Paris. Will the tragedy in Paris affect the Rio Olympics?

- Gawker Media & "Layoff Slack Bingo"

Direct download: Ill_Repute_Nov_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Mind Your Business - November 2015

Patsy Doerr interviews Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary, Thomson Reuters on diversity inclusion, its role in corporate strategies and managing your career.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

Wait, What? Episode 14

Jason Thomas is on the Ashley Madison list! Wait, What?

Oh, it turns out there's more than one Jason Thomas in Arlington, Virginia. And one of them may have been outed in the infamous Ashley Madison case. And it wasn’t this Jason Thomas, it turns out.

But it begs the question, what are the ethics of Doxing -- publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.

Jason, Joe and Matt join the doxing debate.

What do you think about the topic in this episode? Do you love us? Hate us? Got some great ideas? Please send your thoughts, feedback and show ideas to our NEW email address: waitwhatshow@thomsonreuters.com. Also, you can reach the team on Twitter: Matt Angelicola (@MattAngelicola), Joe Harris (@Jwh37), Rob Russell (@batogato) and Jason Thomas (@jasonthomas). We’re also on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box.

Direct download: Wait_What_Episode_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

The Inside Story of Donald Sterling and the Sale of the Clippers

What really happened in the tumultuous month that led to the sale of the LA Clippers by Donald Sterling?

Shelly Sterling’s attorney Pierce O¹Donnell of Greenberg Glusker reveals the inside story that led to the sale of the Clippers.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

Wait, What? Unplugged Edition

Wait, What? Unplugged Edition

They’re back! After a rather extended summer break, Wait, What? Returns.

Jason, Joe, Rob and Matt are back at, this time taking a break from the world of legal technology to discuss alien superstructures, the demise of a publishing icon, and, of course, the new Star Wars movie.

Does intelligent life exist on other worlds in galaxies far, far away? It certainly exists on Wait, What?

What do you think about the topics in this episode? Do you love us? Hate us? Got some great ideas? Please send your thoughts, feedback and show ideas to our NEW email address: waitwhatshow@thomsonreuters.com. Also, you can reach the team on Twitter: Matt Angelicola (@MattAngelicola), Joe Harris (@Jwh37), Rob Russell (@batogato) and Jason Thomas (@jasonthomas). We’re also on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box.

Direct download: Wait_What_-_Unplugged_Edition.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Patsy Doerr interviews Nicole Hansen, manager, community relations for the Thomson Reuters legal business on the role of corporate responsibility.

You can listen to Mind Your Business by clicking the play button on the built-in player below, or to download, right-click here.

All of our Legal Current podcasts can also be found on iTunes – just enter “Legal Current” in the search box. And if you have ideas for future topics, please let us know by commenting on this post or emailing legal.current@thomsonreuters.com.

Direct download: Mind_Your_Business-October_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am EDT