Podcast: The Hearing – Ron Levine – General Counsel – Herrick, Feinstein LLP

In this week’s episode, we showcase a conversation with Ron Levine, General Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

Ron, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, speaks as a thoughtful realist, proponent for good, and a practitioner of what he preaches. He bears witness as a 40-year litigator, discussing the fascinating dealings of what happens behind the class action suit scenes, describing a lack of transparency, and what he would do to improve the system.

Ron dives into the importance of technology, as a crusader for others in the field. Specifically, in the eDiscovery space he stresses the importance of tools, AI, and being smart about (of all things) the use of email.

He also discusses what the future of litigation might look like with prediction modelling and big data.

Listen on Apple:

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-62-ron-levine-herrick-feinstein-llp/id1389813956?i=1000493632731

Listen on Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb3J0YWwtYXBpLnRoaXNpc2Rpc3RvcnRlZC5jb20veG1sL3RoZS1oZWFyaW5n/episode/aHR0cDovL2F1ZGlvLnRoaXNpc2Rpc3RvcnRlZC5jb20vcmVwb3NpdG9yeS9hdWRpby9lcGlzb2Rlcy9FcDYyX1Jvbl9MZXZpbmVfbWl4ZG93bi0xNjAxNjYwNDM3Njk4NzMzMTY5LU16RXhPVE10TlRVeE5UUTNNRFE9Lm1wMw?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiotKvnlqTsAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCA

Podcast: The Hearing – David Brown – Legal Director at Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

In this episode I am joined by David Brown, Legal Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF). TLDEF is a transgender-led organisation fighting for transgender rights through litigation and other legal avenues.

Working with numerous law firms, David and his team bring lawsuits to demonstrate how statutes are unequal and discriminatory. David tells me how his family inspired him to want to fight injustice. And he explains how TLDEF strategically selects cases with the ultimate aim of moving the law and the equality agenda forward, while also ensuring they authentically represent transgender people’s lives.

David talks about the importance of finding commonalities when discussing transgender people and the discrimination they face. Like anyone, transgender people want a nice place to live, a steady job and access to healthcare. But in many parts of the world, such fundamentals of life are often denied.

David and I also discuss intersectionality, and how transgender people of color are even more likely to face discrimination due to greater distrust and fear.

Listen here:

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-59-david-brown-tldef/id1389813956?i=1000488977873

Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb3J0YWwtYXBpLnRoaXNpc2Rpc3RvcnRlZC5jb20veG1sL3RoZS1oZWFyaW5n/episode/aHR0cDovL2F1ZGlvLnRoaXNpc2Rpc3RvcnRlZC5jb20vcmVwb3NpdG9yeS9hdWRpby9lcGlzb2Rlcy9FcDU5X0RhdmlkX0Jyb3duX21peGRvd24tMTU5ODAxNDQ4NzYxODkwMzQyMS1NekE1TlRZdE5URXlOamswTnpBPS5tcDM?sa=X&ved=0CAQQ8qgGahcKEwjIzoqL_7PrAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg