Deal Us In

Deal Us In

Deal Us In is a podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods. Deal Us In promotes the advancement of women in private equity and finance through conversations with women leaders and rising stars in the private equity and finance space. These conversations provide both insights and practical takeaways to inform your deal work and enhance the culture of your organization. If you’re ready to drive the industry toward a more inclusive and diverse environment then, it’s time to come to the table. If you have a recommendation for an inspiring interviewee, a question you’d like us to ask, or topic you would like to hear covered, or if you’d like to tell us about women-focused initiatives in the field, please go to our website at www.dealusinpodcast.com. This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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June 9, 2022 44 min

In this episode of Deal Us In, Amanda Verner Thompson and Vasanta Pundarika join host Kelsey Hitchcock to discuss their now sixteen-year-long career together in investment banking. After working at the same healthcare investment banking group through several acquisitions, the pair eventually went to work for Matrix Capital Markets Group where they built a brand new healthcare group: Healthcare Investment Banking.

From financial cris...

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In this episode of Deal Us In, Katie-Rose Higgins joins host Ann Dorsett to share what it’s like to be at the VP level working on deals in M&A. As Vice President at Falfurrias Capital Partners, Katie-Rose has a wealth of knowledge on what it’s like to work on the deal-execution side of the industry. 

From the intensive demands of due diligence to post close-strategy sessions with CEOs and board of directors, Katie-Rose shares a ...

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With 2021 in the metaphorical rearview mirror, it’s time to think about what we learned last year, and the implications for the future.

In this episode of the Deal Us In podcast, host Ann Dorsett sits down with McGuireWoods partner Phyllis Young and associate Kelsey Hitchcock to discuss finance and private equity trends they took note of in 2021.

If there was one word to sum up 2021, it might be frenetic. It certainly kept the team o...

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Although women have made big strides in the private equity field, they are still a minority in workplaces dominated by men.

In this episode, Melissa Mounce, Managing Director of Leadership, Talent, and Diversity at GTCR, shares her perspective on the impact and experiences of women in the industry – including some of the obstacles stacked against them.

One of the most powerful ways women can drive change is by sharing their unique ba...

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Women have always faced intense pressure to prove themselves and prioritize the needs of others. While it may be more latent these days, the burden is still very much alive.

“I really do think that it's worth recognizing that we still, in many ways, live in a patriarchal society,” says Blair Bishop, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. “A lot of us have internalized that we're supposed to be the perfect worker, the perf...

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When you’re a dealmaker, there’s always a risk that you’ll find yourself stuck in a complicated arbitration if things go awry. Regulatory issues can sneak up on you, so watch out!

On this Halloween episode of Deal Us In, McGuireWoods partners and litigation specialists Jodie Lawson and Susan Rodriguez are here to guide you through the haunted maze that is dealing with business disputes.

Jodie and Susan both advise digging into the sp...

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In order to fully cultivate the kinds of business relationships that result in lucrative deals, private equity firms are starting to look at designating a person or a team to source the most fruitful deals.

For Meahgan O’Grady, who joined Palladium Equity Partners as Director of Business Development earlier in 2021, private equity is exciting because of the opportunity to work with founder-owned businesses that can really make waves...

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People are returning to work in person at offices — but that doesn’t mean everything is back to business as usual.

On this episode of Deal Us In, employee benefits and labor attorneys Carolyn Trenda and Dawn Cutlan Stetter continue our two-part conversation about the impacts of the pandemic on the workplace, particularly for women. 

One thing that has definitely changed: People don’t want to go back to working in the office in the sa...

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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had to contend with a host of new labor issues.

For McGuireWoods lawyers Carolyn Trenda and Dawn Cutlan Stetter, who focus on employee benefits topics and general labor law respectively, the pandemic has changed the kinds of questions their clients are asking.

“COVID-19 came on like a tidal wave for employers. It challenged employers both large and small in almost every conceiv...

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Women of color face pretty intense challenges when it comes to succeeding in the white male dominated fields of law and private equity.

But Mirlande Telfort and Dami Oguntade have constantly hustled for success, and it has paid off with their successful careers at McGuireWoods. Though they have experienced challenges, they’ve both used their unique backgrounds to get a leg up in an intense industry, and now advise people in the same...

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Networking events can be challenging at the best of times, but especially so when you’re the only woman in the room. It can feel like every set of eyes is on you, watching and scrutinizing everything you do and say.

As 7 Mile Advisors’ Ariail Barker points out in this episode of Deal Us In: “I'm still not seeing myself reflected in a lot of the other banks that I am coming across at networking events. So it does add an additiona...

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A time traveler from the 1980s would probably be shocked at how many women hold leadership positions in law firms today — and with scarcely a shoulder pad in sight, thankfully. But dig a little deeper and it’s clear that progress doesn’t equal parity.

“About one in five c-suite executives is a woman, and only one in 25 c-suite executives is a woman of color,” McGuireWoods Partner Phyllis Young summarizes. “So it's a mixed bag: W...

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Looking back at the history of working women makes it clear how far we’ve come as a society — and in law specifically — but also how far there is to go.

As McGuireWoods Partner Phyllis Young puts it in this episode: “It's almost like we started with these bigger issues and it's gotten more refined as far as how we're treating women in the workplace.”

After the 19th Amendment gave some women the right to vote in 1920, it s...

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Halloween is a spooky season known for ghost stories and other terrifying tales. At first blush, recounting transactional law tales may not fit that bill, but this episode may just change your mind. While transactional attorneys see their share of intense and stressful scenarios, what litigators see a year or two down the road when the dust settles may just frighten you.

The Terrifying Tale of Certain State Securities Statutes That ...
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The private equity and investment banking spaces of the finance industry are often perceived as a ‘boys club,’ comprised mainly of male associates. However, as more women occupy this sector, it becomes imperative for companies to strengthen policies that are unique to women who would like to start a family while pursuing a career.

In this episode of Deal Us In, 7 Mile Advisor’s Ariail Barker speaks with Main Street Capital’s Busines...

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Seeing women in business and leadership roles is the norm, demonstrating a significant societal shift over the last decade when it comes to females in the corporate world. Many women are pursuing careers in previously male-dominated professions, including highly-specialized and niche arenas, including forensic accounting in M&A transactions. While in the past women were a rarity in this field, more female voices are joining the...

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June 8, 2020 40 min

Modern times have shown significant changes when it comes to women in the workplace. More females are getting promotions and career advancements compared to decades ago. Companies are implementing programs that not only support women but also promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. And, while notable gaps remain, the climate for women in the workplace is consistently improving.

In this episode of Deal Us In, McGuireWoods’ ...

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May 19, 2020 37 min

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and go about our day-to-day lives. With more cities and states implementing stay-at-home policies for its citizens, law firms are crafting unique business continuity processes, particularly in the M&A space. Although the quantity of deals has decreased, buyers and sellers remain interested in conducting transactions despite the current crisis.

In this episode of Deal Us In...

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April 28, 2020 25 min

The private equity and finance industries have evolved significantly in recent the years. While the increasing availability of information has led to a faster pace, we’re also seeing more women occupying leadership roles, and being recognized for their skills and efforts – something that was far less common a decade ago. 

Deal Us In is a new podcast produced by McGuireWoods and 7 Mile Advisors, which aims to promote the advancement ...

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April 2, 2020 55 sec

Welcome to Deal Us In, a podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods and 7 Mile Advisors. Deal Us In promotes the advancement of women in private equity and finance through conversations with women leaders and rising stars in the private equity and finance space. These conversations provide both insights and practical takeaways to inform your deal work and enhance the culture of your organization. If you’re ready to drive the industry t...

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