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

Celebrity scandals always seem to capture the public’s attention, as evidenced by recent headlines involving Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, Lindsay Lohan, and any number of celebrities that you see populating the checkout line magazine rack.

But after the headlines fade, what are the consequences of these scandals?  Why do some scandal-scarred celebrities rebound while others merely show up weeks later amidst more headlines?

Ronald Camhi is a partner at Michelman & Robinson's Los Angeles office, is the Chair of the Firm’s Advertising, Marketing and Media Department and is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee. Mr. Camhi discusses some of the legal aspects of celebrity scandal.

Direct download: Celebrity_scandals.mp3
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Recent news reports have called attention to the risks of American businesses and government agencies being hacked by Chinese agents.  And a new classified National Intelligence Estimate reportedly lists several other nations, including France and Israel, as sources of cyber-espionage against US targets.

Peter Toren, IP and Computer Crimes expert with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC discusses the landscape of cyber-espionage risks and how law firms can help their clients.

Direct download: Cyber-espionage.mp3
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The Super Bowl is almost as well known for its commercials as it is for the game itself.  And those commercials are also well known to lawyers, since trademark infringement against the NFL is becoming a major issue. Attorney Greg Korn of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert LLP discusses some of the pitfalls that await businesses that run afoul of the National Football League and its trademarks.

Direct download: Super_Bowl_trademarks.mp3
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