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Sheppard Mullin Launches New Podcast

Nota Bene Covers Cutting-Edge Legal Issues Affecting Multinationals

September 11, 2018

Sheppard Mullin is pleased to announce the launch of Nota Bene, a weekly podcast that will cover the cutting-edge and ever-changing legal issues affecting multinationals doing business without borders. The show, hosted by Washington, D.C. International Competition Law partner Michael P.A. Cohen, will feature lawyers, policy makers, regulators, consultants and multinational business executives discussing how national and international legal headlines will affect global business and provide expert insights and strategies for succeeding in this volatile new world economic order.

"Our listeners, including the C-suite, general counsel, risk management executives, and human resources professionals, will hear how national and international legal headlines will affect their businesses around the world,” said Cohen. “We plan to tackle a whole variety of topics, from trade wars and tariffs to data breaches and diversity in the C-suite. Our guests will hear from a variety of seasoned lawyers, economists, policy makers, and business executives themselves who are involved in these issues on a daily basis and who will provide experienced insights into how global companies can effectively manage these new challenges."

The first three episodes of Nota Bene will be:

  • "How Multinational Companies are Affected by the Current Trade Wars," with World Economic Forum Member Scott Maberry
  • "Big in Europe? What Multinationals Need to Know about Competing on the Continent," with EU Competition Partner Isabelle Rahman
  • "Blockchain and the Disappearing Global Workforce," featuring Washington, D.C. Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency practice chair James Gatto.

Nota Bene, a Latin term meaning "note well, take special notice," will officially launch on September 12 and air weekly on Wednesdays. It will be available for download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play and other leading podcatchers.

About the Host

Cohen began his career as an Assistant Special Prosecutor investigating and prosecuting organized crime involvement with the failure of local financial institutions in the early 1990s. After his government service, he joined the historic Washington, D.C. antitrust firm Howrey & Simon, where, in 1996, he became one of the youngest partners in that unique firm’s history. In 2003, Cohen joined Heller Ehrman where he helped develop and grow the firm’s federal government antitrust merger defense practice. When Heller Ehrman ceased operations in 2008, Cohen joined Paul Hastings , where he founded, built and chaired that highly regarded firm’s international competition practice group for seven years. In 2015, he joined Sheppard Mullin’s storied antitrust practice, to put his now near thirty years of experience to work complementing the firm’s longstanding antitrust litigation group, and helping to bridge U.S. antitrust practice with international competition regimes around the world.