Tracy Hammond, Senior Policy Advisor – August 1, 2015 – Republicans and Democrats continue to clash over energy and environmental policy at every turn. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Tracy Hammond explores the hot issues that may impact energy strategy. As a member of the firm’s National Public Policy group, he assists clients interested in shaping energy and environmental legislation and regulation. He advises both individual companies and coalitions with strategic planning and tactical implementation through advocacy with fellow industry members, elected officials, and other key decision makers.
Robert J. Hingula, Shareholder – October 26, 2015 – It's not uncommon for employers to provide cell phones to employees so they can be reached 24/7. But the rules are different for exempt and nonexempt employees. The subject has caught the attention of the Department of Labor which may be reclassifying types of employees. This could change what is legally allowed "off the clock." In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Employment Attorney Robert Hingula explores the issue. Robert represents management and helps clients avoid employment related disputes before they enter the courtroom. He has experience in both state and federal court and with state and federal agencies.
July 13, 2015 | With the threat of terrorists and conflicts around the globe, the security of our nation has been tighter. If you are a party in a U.S. transaction that includes foreign investment, you are probably familiar with the U.S. Agency called CIFIUS or the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Greg Jacobs explains the role of CIFIUS and how U.S. companies need to prepare to work with this government agency. Greg works with companies across all apsects of government contracts law.
June 22, 2015 | In the United States, 2015 has brought forth several regulatory proposals in what has become a perpetual Washington, D.C. conversation: Why is there more than one federal agency responsible for food safety and what can and should be done about it? In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Stuart Pape discusses the issue. Stuart is a well-known FDA attorney with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and leads Polsinelli's FDA Practice.
June 8, 2015 | Companies are generating data faster than ever before. Now, businesses have the challenge of staying ahead of technology in terms of management and privacy of that data. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Greg Kratofil discusses the big 3: Volume, Velocity and Variability. Greg is a recognized leader in information security, health care information technology and data center operation industries.
April 20, 2015 | As companies and health systems are quickly adopting the idea of hosting data “in the cloud,” regulatory agencies are crafting laws to protect private customer and patient data. New hospital and health system laws are driving more and more organization to implement new Internet based-technology. What does this mean for health systems and how might it impact patients? In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Polsinelli’s Jean Marie Pechette explores the issues.
February 20, 2015 | Government contracting is big business. It's no wonder that shrinking budgets lead to more competitive bidding. More competition means more disappointed "offerers" are pursuing bid protests to guard their interests. Polsinelli's Claude Goddard understands government contracting. His clients rely on his more than 25 years of industry experience to resolve the complex legal issues they face in complying with the myriad of regulations and performance requirements to their contracts.
February 9, 2015 | It has been called the most significant legislation affecting Multi-Employer Pension Plans since 1980. In late 2014, lawmakers made changes that every participating employer should know. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Andrew Douglass explores the issues impacting employers. Andrew chairs the firm's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He will also talk about an upcoming complimentary webinar February 26.
January 2015 | Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate winning seats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. This is the first time since 2007 the Senate has gained majority control. How might this impact health reform? Polsinelli's Julius Hobson explores the issue in a Polsinelli Podcast. Hobson has more than 40 years’ experience in public policy, working both inside and outside of government. He has a deep-rooted understanding and compassion about the public policy process — both legislative and administrative.
January 2015 | If you own a business, chances are one day you will likely be sued by a disgruntled employee, a customer or a vendor. But the solution may not be found in the courtroom. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, William B. Hill, Jr. talks about mediation and arbitration. Hill, as he is called, assists companies and individuals with complex litigation matters informed by his experience as a former Georgia Deputy Attorney General, Georgia State Court Judge and Superior Court Judge.