More with McGlinchey

More with McGlinchey

Welcome to More with McGlinchey, where we dive into the current issues and legal trends impacting your business. As always, we're glad you're with us. Through this podcast, our lawyers will provide you with news and updates to answer your questions and equip you to make decisions in real-time. You are the reason we launched More with McGlinchey. We want you to know you can rely on all of us to be here for you --- now and in the future. If you have a question or would like to propose a topic, we would love to hear from you at podcast@mcglinchey.com. For additional resources on these topics, please visit us at mcglinchey.com. Thanks for listening.

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May 19, 2022 20 min

The Coronavirus’s impact on workplaces has led to what many are calling “The Great Resignation.” It’s impacting every industry nationwide, leaving many employers scrambling to retain and replace employees. In this second installment, we’ll discuss strategies for retention and how law firms can proactively guard against losing their best and most talented people.

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The NFL designed the Rooney Rule in 2002 to increase the recruitment of ethnic minorities in coaching positions. But recently, former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores, filed a collective action lawsuit against the NFL and all 32 of its teams alleging racial discrimination in hiring. In this episode, Labor and Employment attorneys Camille Bryant and Andrew Albritton discuss the catch-22 suits like this can represent for emplo...

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Cannabis is illegal under federal law, but legal for certain uses in many states. Might the U. S. Supreme Court resolve this conflict in a Workers’ Comp case? In this episode, McGlinchey attorneys Remington Angelle and Ralph Confreda join Gary Hebert to discuss the legal landscape surrounding marijuana in 2022, and an overview of cases before the Supreme Court that may result in a decision on the issue of preemption.

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In honor of Women's History Month, members of Uplift, McGlinchey’s women’s initiative, gathered for a multi-generational discussion about the evolution of practicing law as a woman, the importance of women as leaders and mentors, and what the future holds in the legal industry.
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The Coronavirus’s impact on workplaces has led to what many are calling “The Great Resignation." It’s almost impossible to replace employees who are leaving their jobs, and it’s impacting every industry nationwide.

In this two-part episode of More with McGlinchey, we’ll discuss what risks law firms face when it comes to attrition, and how firms can proactively guard against losing their best and most talented people.

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Headlines everywhere from People Magazine to the Wall Street Journal remind us that white collar crime is in the news. Both Ghislaine Maxwell and Elizabeth Holmes have been convicted and await sentencing. How are those federal sentences determined? What factors come into play, and what do the Holmes and Maxwell cases have in common?

In this episode, white collar attorney Jim Sturdivant joins the co-chair of our Investigations team,...

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The path to partnership looks different for every lawyer. In the first installment of the #WhyMcGlinchey series of the More with McGlinchey podcast, Director of Talent Acquisition Margeaux Roush talks with Baton Rouge litigator Zelma Murray Frederick about how she has chosen to grow her career here at McGlinchey, from a non-traditional start with the firm to nonprofit leadership, work-life balance, becoming a Member, and chairing t...

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In our increasingly digital economy, cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have gained popularity for everything from consumer transactions to securities. In this episode, Baton Rouge attorneys Drew Patty and Marshall Grodner discuss how digital assets are being used and regulated, especially in the commercial context regarding collateral and intellectual property. They touch on how NFTs are being used to monetize IP r...

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November 15, 2021 23 min

It’s the last quarter of the year, and for some, that means holiday gatherings and New Year's resolutions. However, many managers and supervisors are instead saying "'tis the season for year-end performance reviews." While these annual reviews have their shortcomings companies across the globe, large and small continue to use them. Labor and Employment Members Camille Bryant and Mag Bickford discuss how bias negativ...

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Unless you are an exempt entity, the new Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will require you to disclose the beneficial owners of your company to the United States government. Businesses will not be required to do so, however, until the U.S. Department of Treasury issues regulations. What is required, who is exempt, and what will compliance look like for companies and the attorneys and accountants who form them? 

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The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and parts of the U.S. Patriot Act’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) requirements have seemingly similar goals: to prevent money laundering and the funding of terrorist activities. Yet a lively debate surrounds which entities are covered by these acts, what the acts stipulate, and what entities must do to comply with them.

In this episode, Consumer Financial Services Regulatory Compliance attorneys ...

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The summer associate experience is one that law students look forward to, and many build careers upon. In the current environment of flexibility and inclusivity, how has the summer associate experience changed?

In this episode of More with McGlinchey, attorneys Zelma Frederick and Amanda Stout discuss the firm’s clerkship program and its goals, along with four of our 2021 Summer Associates, Taylor Bennington, Sara Grasch, Gillian M...

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It's been proven that equity in the workplace is an asset for both businesses and their employees because it encourages innovation, creativity, and empathy. Yet the journey through diversity efforts towards equity and inclusion is ever-evolving, especially in the legal industry.

In this episode, attorneys Farren Davis (New Orleans) and Dhruv Sharma (Irvine) of McGlinchey’s Diversity Committee join Labor and Employment attorney ...

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COVID-19’s economic impact on borrowers’ ability to repay loans has had major repercussions for auto lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision relating to repossessions in bankruptcy. In this episode, McGlinchey attorneys Rudy Cerone (New Orleans) and Colin Quillinan (Albany) discuss the forecast for auto repossessions as COVID borrower relief programs wind down, and the impacts of the recent Fulton decision.

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As cryptocurrency becomes more widely accepted as a payment method, it leaves many people wondering whether it will remain a volatile investment or become as common as a debit card. In our second cryptocurrency podcast, McGlinchey attorneys Dan Plunkett (New Orleans) and Chris Bottcher (Birmingham) ask the question: is cryptocurrency Wall Street or Main Street?

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June 21, 2021 12 min

In restaurants, the wait staff, bartenders, and bussers are required to report their tips, including cash tips, to the restaurant and the IRS. Even if those cash tips aren’t reported to the restaurant, since tips are income subject to employment tax, the IRS can tax the restaurant for the employer’s share of FICA tax on the unreported cash tips. In this episode, tax attorney Douglas Charnas (Washington, DC) discusses the tax law go...

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You may have heard about recent cyberattacks on utility companies that resulted in large ransoms being paid and our nation's critical utility infrastructure being compromised. Given the ever-evolving nature of cybersecurity, what can energy companies and regulated entities do to keep consumers safe and their businesses operational and in compliance with changing governmental regulation?

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Every day, the mainstream media and social media are filled with references to cryptocurrency. Depending on who you ask, it’s either simply the next way to spend your money, or it’s a haven for criminal activity.

In this episode of More with McGlinchey, Dan Plunkett (New Orleans), Co-Chair of McGlinchey's Government and Internal Investigations team, asks his fellow Co-Chair Bob Driscoll (Washington) and Robert Savoie (Cleveland...

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May 11, 2021 17 min

The Maria Butina case cast a spotlight on once-obscure laws known as 18 USC Section 951, and the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA. The government has revived these laws to target political actors, foreign propagandists, or influencers acting here in the United States without prior notice. The Fourth Circuit recently had something to say about it. In this episode, McGlinchey attorneys Robert Driscoll and Alfred Carry (Washing...

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Diversity may seem like a buzzword in the legal industry, but recent years have proven the conversation around equity is critical for the future of the law. In this episode, McGlinchey Managing Member Michael Ferachi and Chief Diversity Officer & HR Director Eliska Plunkett discuss what it means for a law firm to walk the walk when it comes to diversity and inclusion in 2021, including the firm’s new #McGlincheyForward initiati...

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