Legally Qualified Podcast

Legally Qualified Podcast

RumbergerKirk has launched a podcast, Legally Qualified, providing strategic legal insight and analysis for the business community. Each episode will lean on the depth of knowledge and practice areas from RumbergerKirk’s more than 100 attorneys, sharing personal experiences and advice on trending topics relevant to business leaders. Here’s a quick link to all of the episodes.

Episode 1: “Women in Law: How We Got Here, Why We Stay and Tips for the Next Gen”

RumbergerKirk attorneys Carie Hall and Rebecca Arends talk about lessons learned along their journeys of becoming successful lawyers, challenges they’ve faced and advice for those looking to pursue a legal career.

Episode 2: “Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated?”

RumbergerKirk attorneys Sally Culley and Chase Hattaway discuss legal implications of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and share key considerations in helping employers decide the best option for their workforce.

Episode 3:  “Breaking Down Barriers: Increasing Diversity of the Legal Profession by Creating Opportunities for the Next Generation of Black Lawyers”

Shenele Pettis Bright talks with LaShawnda Jackson, a partner at RumbergerKirk and the first Black president of the Orange County Bar Association and Judge Alicia Latimore, the first Black female Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida about their inspirational paths to success and what others can learn from their journeys.

Episode 4: Protecting Against Elder Investment Fraud and Exploitation

In this episode of Legally Qualified, RumbergerKirk attorneys Pete Tepley and Rebecca Beers talk with Joe Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission about issues related to both aging investors and securities professionals, and what protections regulators and the industry have put in place nationally and in Alabama to safeguard against these risks. 

Episode 5: A Closer Look at One Fortune 500 Company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts

Employment and labor attorney Linda Bond Edwards talks with Janelle Lester who works as the Lead Compliance Officer at Marsh McLennan. They discuss the efforts of companies to embrace and improve diversity, equity and inclusion and specifically Marsh McLennan’s DE&I initiatives as ideas to help companies incorporate these principles into their culture.

Episode 6: Automotive and Trucking Accidents in the U.S. with Foreign Defendants: What Insurers Need to

Attorneys Mike Forte and Vince Saccomando discuss defense strategies for automotive and trucking accidents in the U.S. with both foreign and U.S. defendants. They outline what insurers should know in handling these claims from types of damages to tools for resolution.

Mike Forte, a partner in the Tampa office of RumbergerKirk, and Vince Saccomando, a partner with the law firm of Barclay Damon, both practice in the areas of trucking, casualty and product liability and often handle personal injury claims for Canadians, as well as US defendants.

Episode 7: The Transformation of Education in Florida

The education system in Florida has undergone a transformation over the last 50 years that has altered the relationship between management and unions. Employment and Labor attorney and RumbergerKirk partner Leonard Dietzen talks with Bill Graham, the recently retired Executive Director of the Florida Educational Negotiators. They take a deep dive into the legislation that has transformed K12 education in the state of Florida discussing the historical perspective that created the current situation and what educators and administrators can do to navigate the rough waters that lie ahead.