Litigation Episodes

June 14, 2021

#023: Matthew Blumenstein - Litigation Finance Director and Underwrit…

In this episode I speak with Matt Blumenstein, the Head of Underwriting and Deputy General Counsel at Statera Capital, a leading commercial litigation financing firm based in Chicago, Illinois. At Statera, Matt is responsible...

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June 3, 2021

#022: Karen Vladeck - Employment Lawyer and Podcaster

In this episode I speak with Karen Vladeck , an employment lawyer at the law firm Wittliff Cutter PLLC based in Austin, Texas. Karen represents corporate, start-up, and non-profit clients in the resolution of employment dispu...

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May 11, 2021

#019: Kannon Shanmugam - Supreme Court Advocate

In this episode I speak with Kannon Shanmugam who is a Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where he is both the Chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group and the Managing Partner of the …

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May 4, 2021

#018: Paul Grewal - Cryptocurrency Chief Legal Officer, Tech Lawyer, …

In this episode I speak with Paul Grewal who currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Coinbase, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in the United States where he and his team were recently respon...

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March 16, 2021

#013: Tiffany Wright - Civil Rights Lawyer and Clinic Director

In this episode I speak with Tiffany Wright. Tiffany is the Co-Director of the Howard University Law School's Human and Civil Right's Clinic. Tiffany is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Georgetown University L...

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March 2, 2021

#011: Joshua Fiveson - Military Lawyer and Former State Supreme Court…

In this episode I speak with Lieutenant Joshua Fiveson, Senior Appellate Counsel in the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps and former law clerk on the Texas State Supreme Court and the military's highest court, the United St...

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Feb. 16, 2021

#010: Juvaria Khan - Founder and Director of the Appellate Project No…

In this episode I speak with Juvaria Khan, the founder and director of the Appellate Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering law students of color to thrive in the appellate field. In our conversation we di...

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Feb. 9, 2021

#009: Andrew Trask - Scientist Turned Patent Litigator

In this episode I speak with Andrew Trask, a Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington D.C. where he practices patent litigation. Andrew has played practically every professional role in the patent process. He started ...

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Feb. 2, 2021

#008: Khalida Sims - Public Defender

In this episode I speak with Khalida Sims, an Assistant Federal Defender in the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland. Before her current position she worked as a public defender in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for seven years. In ...

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Jan. 26, 2021

#007: Zarena Sita - Assistant State's Attorney

In this episode I speak with Zarena Sita who is an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore County, Maryland. In our conversation, we discuss her path to becoming a prosecutor, how she reviews case files, makes plea offers, an...

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Jan. 19, 2021

#006: Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle - Federal District Court Judge (Retir…

In this episode I speak with Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle . Judge Huvelle recently retired from the bench after twenty years of service on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (federal trial court) and t...

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Jan. 10, 2021

#005: Nick Boyle - Accomplished International Litigator

In this episode I speak with Nick Boyle who is a litigation partner at Latham & Watkin’s Washington D.C. Office. Before that he was a litigator at Williams & Connolly for almost twenty years. Nick hails from Scotland and cam...

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Jan. 3, 2021

#003: Raffi Melkonian - Texas Appellate Litigator and #AppellateTwitt…

In this episode I speak with Raffi Melkonian who is a Partner at Wright Close & Barger LLP in Houston, Texas. Raffi is an experienced appellate litigator who practices in Texas state courts, the federal courts of appeal, and ...

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