The recent turmoil on Capitol Hill and downgrading of the U.S. credit rating by the Standard and Poor’s has been un-nerving, causing an environment of uncertainty, but what is the real story? Ringler Radio special guests, Ardavan Mobasheri, American International Group (AIG) chief economist and head of global economics and John Gatesman, Senior Vice President, Specialty Markets Group at American General, join host Larry Cohen to give some insights on stock market volatility and consumer confidence, perception versus reality regarding economic factors affecting people with regard to annuities and insurance and the status of economies overseas.
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In this debut podcast of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Diane Domeyer, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to discuss the latest in hiring and compensation trends for the legal profession. Diane and Charles will look at how 2010 is shaping up in terms of hiring, the impact of the recession on the hiring process and how to excel in a competitive job market.
As we come to the end of a tough economic year, we take note of some of the effects of the recession, one of which is homelessness on the rise. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Steve Binder, a deputy public defender with the San Diego Office of the Public Defender and founder of the Homeless Court Program and Attorney Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, to discuss the issues, including the jobless rate impact and the legal requirements of cities and towns to cope with homelessness.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is aggressively probing the financial world in the wake of the meltdown on Wall Street last fall. For the first time, the SEC filed an insider trading lawsuit involving the purchase of a credit default swap based on confidential, nonpublic material information. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton welcomes Attorney David B. Bernsohn of Duane Morris LLP to help explain the underpinnings of the SEC’s case and the legal issues it raises.
The economic downturn has taken its toll on law firms, especially lawyers. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Skip Simpson from the Law Offices of Skip Simpson to explore the rash of suicides hitting the legal community and what law firms need to do to prevent them. Later in the program, Bob and Craig welcome Peter Zeughauser from the Zeughauser Group to take a look at the long-term changes in law practice caused by the recession.