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What Matters: A Paul Hastings Podcast

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What Matters is a podcast from the lawyers at Paul Hastings that breaks down the most important legal issues and considers their impact on business and society. Each episode examines topics of interest to lawyers and business executives alike, in a conversational format that is smart, yet easy to follow.

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  Episode 5: Artificial Intelligence and Minimizing Workplace Disruption
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to bring tremendous advances, both for consumers and for the enterprise. But if allowed to go unregulated, AI could generate massive disruption in the workplace – with implications pertaining to employee displacement and the creation of intellectual property. Bradford Newman, chair of Paul Hastings’ International Employee Mobility and Trade Secret practice, shares details about his proposed “Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act,” its goals of limiting disruption caused by AI-created IP and by AI in the workplace, and why a trial attorney has become the champion for artificial intelligence regulation.

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  Episode 4: Project Bonds
Cathleen McLaughlin and Alex Herman in our Corporate Finance and Latin America practices talk about the history of project bonds, trends, and what investors need to know about them in the current financing environment.

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  Episode 3: Initial Coin Offerings
In this episode, Corporate partner Meagan Olsen moderates a discussion about the initial coin offering (ICO) market -- specifically what token sales are and why they're on the radar of financial regulators. Meagan is joined by David Hernand, Jeff Hartlin and Mike Zuppone who take on the big question, namely, are tokens securities, commodities or both? And how might regulators treat ICOs going forward?

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  Episode 2: Master Limited Partnerships
Energy Capital Markets lawyer Douglas Getten discusses the renewed interest in Master Limited Partnerships by energy companies, their benefits over a traditional IPO and how MLPs can structure themselves to be more attractive to investors. We’ll also peer into the future at what is in store for MLPs and midstream energy companies more broadly.

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  Episode 1: Fintech Companies and Bank Charters
In this episode, we're joined by Lawrence Kaplan of Paul Hastings Fintech and Payments practice to discuss fintech companies and their move towards bank charters. We'll discuss why fintech companies are seeking bank charters, the differences between an ILC charter and an OCC charter, what having a chartered fintech would mean for consumers and traditional banks and what regulators and elected officials may -- or may not - do about the potential disruption to the traditional banking model.

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