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On each edition of JW Fast Takes, we’ll talk to Jackson Walker attorneys on an emerging topic of interest. We’ll discuss quick, actionable takeaways to help you and your business navigate today’s complex, interconnected landscape. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker LLP for informationa… read more

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How the Proposed $2.1 Trillion Tax Hikes Could Impact U.S. Businesses and Taxpayers

September 24th, 2021


The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has approved a proposal to increase certain taxes by $2.1 trillion to offset the House Democrats’ $3.5 trillion government spending plan. With a long way to go and a number of …

Arthur Gollwitzer – Navigating Potential COVID Relief and Healthcare Fraud Issues

August 18th, 2021


With billions of dollars distributed over the past 18 months through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and …

Bob Latham and Paul Watler – Texas Supreme Court Sets Parameters on Attorney Immunity Privilege

August 6th, 2021


The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that there are limits on when attorneys are protected by the judicial proceedings privilege or by attorney …

Michelle Miller – Texas Expands and Redefines Sexual Harassment Laws

July 19th, 2021


With three Texas bills set to take effect on September 1, 2021, that will expand and redefine sexual harassment, Jackson Walker attorney Michelle Mishoe Miller highlights the future impact of each upcoming law on the …

Denise Rose and Kate Goodrich – Overview of 87th Texas Legislature

June 29th, 2021


While many thought the 87th Texas Legislature would be limited in scope to COVID-related needs, the end results were much more expansive. Government …

Brad Nitschke – Texas House Passes Pandemic Liability Protection Act

May 24th, 2021


Texas businesses watched the 2021 Texas legislative session closely for the potential pandemic liability relief provided in Senate Bill 6 (SB 6), or …

What Do Revised CDC Guidelines Mean for the Workplace?

May 18th, 2021


On Thursday, May 13th , CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated that fully vaccinated people in the U.S. can resume activities, both inside and …

Christian Triantaphyllis – Changes and Trends in EB-5 Investment Immigration

May 13th, 2021


Following a shift in U.S. presidential administrations and changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson Walker partner Christian Triantaphyllis, who …

Jackie Staple – Labor & Employment Actions in Biden's First 100 Days

May 7th, 2021


Jackson Walker Labor & Employment attorney Jackie Staple discuss what actions President Biden and his administration have taken during his first 100 days in office. Aside from prioritizing the COVID-19 vaccine …

Brooke Willard – COVID-Related Changes to Paid Sick Leave

April 2nd, 2021


Jackson Walker Labor & Employment attorney Brooke Willard returns to give an update on the changes in paid sick leave. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) extended employee paid sick leave due to …

Brooke Willard – The CDC's Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

March 22nd, 2021


With over 126 million vaccinations administered in the U.S. as of March 22, 2021, many Americans are reaching "fully vaccinated" status. Jackson …

Greta Cowart – How the American Rescue Plan Act Affects COBRA

March 15th, 2021


On Thursday, March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The rescue plan affects a number of issues surrounding employer-provided health coverage, specifically triggering a number of …

Lindsey Berwick and John Wittenberg – Applying for PPP Loan Before March 31st Deadline

March 10th, 2021


Time is of the essence for businesses to apply for relief from the Paycheck Protection Program. Jackson Walker finance partners Lindsey Berwick and John Wittenberg join hosts Art Cavazos and Daniel Maldonado to discuss …

Jamila Brinson and Brad Nitschke – What Can Businesses Do After Texas Lifts the Mask Mandate?

March 9th, 2021


Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently issued GA-34 removing the state's mandate on wearing masks in public place and businesses, as well as removing limits on Texas businesses on the occupancy rates for customers. …

Dawn Holiday – Employer Responsibilities During the Texas Winter Storm

February 24th, 2021


The recent winter storm caused major disruptions for Texas businesses, including closures due to loss of electricity, water issues, property damages, and transportation issues. As businesses deal with the fallout of the …

Chris Thompson – Filing Insurance Claims After the Texas Winter Storm

February 24th, 2021


As Texas businesses deal with property damages following the winter storm, Jackson Walker insurance litigation partner Chris Thompson discusses what …

Lonnie Schooler – While Courts Are Backlogged, Arbitration May Be an Ideal Alternative

February 23rd, 2021


As we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19 lockdowns, state and federal courts continue to struggle with the scheduling of civil cases – with some …

Jamila Brinson and Michelle Miller – Business Primer on Diversity and Inclusion Programs

February 9th, 2021


While the topic of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace is not new, the events of the past year have amplified the desire for employees and employers to create formalized D&I programs in the workplace. …

Jackie Staple – Labor & Employment Issues During President Biden's First 100 Days

February 9th, 2021


With a new presidential administration and a shift in power in Congress, there are some ambitious goals set forth in the first 100 days of Biden’s …

Virginia Mimmack and Brad Nitschke – What to Know About the PREP Act's "Covered Countermeasures"

February 3rd, 2021


As many businesses and those in the health care industry wonder what protections, if any, they have against COVID-19-related litigation claims, Jackson Walker's Healthcare practice chair, Virginia Mimmack, and …

Michael Laussade – Business and Legal Issues Around Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

January 28th, 2021


As potential investors contemplate getting into the blockchain and cryptocurrency market, Jackson Walker Corporate & Securities partner Michael Laussade discussed some of the practical and legal implications …

Sang Shin – What Happens to President Trump's Immigration Proclamations During President Biden's First 100 Days?

January 15th, 2021


Jackson Walker immigration attorney Sang Shin rejoins the podcast to provide an update on the Trump administration's recent proclamations to extend bans on all new H-1, L-1, and J-1 visas until March 31, 2021. In …

Sarah Mitchell Montgomery and Sara Harris – Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

January 13th, 2021


As the rollout of the two current FDA-approved vaccines for COVID-19 takes place, many employers may be looking toward reopening offices for …

Brad Nitschke and Amanda Crouch – What No Statutory COVID Immunity Means for Businesses

December 28th, 2020


In achieving a compromise in the latest COVID-19 relief package, one of the items cut from the final bill was Senator McConnell's business immunity protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits. Jackson Walker attorneys

Nate Smithson – Tax Planning Under a Biden Presidency

December 9th, 2020


With just six weeks left before Joe Biden's inauguration, businesses are preparing for a number of tax issues that will arise before and after January 20, 2021. In this episode, Jackson Walker Tax partner Nate Smithson

Sang Shin – Immigration Policies Under a Biden Administration

November 18th, 2020


Subject to pending federal litigation and the Electoral College vote, Joe Biden is the projected president-elect with approximately 60 days remaining …

Sarah Mitchell Montgomery and Brad Nitschke – The Holiday Workplace During COVID-19

November 11th, 2020


As we enter the winter season with COVID-19 infections at record highs, businesses are preparing for an unusual holiday workplace where typical …

Byron Egan – Upcoming Release of EGAN ON ENTITIES Third Edition

October 29th, 2020


For guidance on business entities in Texas and Delaware, look no further than Jackson Walker's resident expert, Byron Egan, who literally wrote the book on choice of entity. The third edition of his treatise, EGAN ON …

John Edwards and William Stowe – Common Issues in Government Procurement and Contracting

October 16th, 2020


When it comes to government contracts and procurement issues, even the savviest of businesses can need help navigating the applicable laws and the …

Jamila Brinson – What's Behind the Uptick in FLSA Employment Litigation in Texas?

September 2nd, 2020


While Texas is considered pro-employer, the state has seen a significant increase in Fair Labor Standards Act employment litigation so far in 2020. Labor & Employment partner Jamila Brinson joins to explain the rise …

John Jackson – Update on Global Data Privacy Regulations

August 26th, 2020


Cybersecurity and data privacy regulations were complicated well before the global pandemic. Since COVID-19 swept the world, Brazil has delayed …

Veronica Polnick – Using Prepackaged Plans to Speed Through Bankruptcy Courts

August 17th, 2020


Not all bankruptcy plans need to be drawn-out or costly affairs. Jackson Walker attorney Veronica Polnick explains how a bankruptcy prepack plan …

Brooke Leondar and Kenesha Starling – Primer for Nonprofits on Paid Employees, Volunteers, and Interns

July 30th, 2020


Nonprofits are some of the best providers of necessary services in the United States. However, many run on shoestring budgets and require a mix of …

Judy Garner – How School Reopening Plans May Affect Paid Leave for Working Parents and Employers

July 22nd, 2020


Schools across the country are announcing their reopening plans. For some, this means students will physically return to the classroom; for others, …

UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program: Diversifying the Legal Profession, One Student at a Time

July 20th, 2020


While many undergraduates across the U.S. aspire to have a career in the legal profession, the path to law school requires more than a good …

Kristhy Peguero and Jennifer Wertz – Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Issues, Venue, and Jurisdiction

July 15th, 2020


Many of us have a basic understanding of U.S. bankruptcy filings under chapters 7, 11, and 13, but we may not know very much about chapter 15. Jackson Walker Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery attorneys Kristhy …

Sang Shin – Employment Visa Restrictions: Past, Present, and Future

July 2nd, 2020


While heightened restrictions on employment visas are not new, the COVID-19 pandemic and high unemployment numbers have led the U.S. to increase the limitations placed on a number of visas that businesses commonly use …

Lindsey Berwick and John Wittenberg – What's Next for the Paycheck Protection Program?

July 2nd, 2020


While the deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan has passed, an August 8th extension is en route to President Trump for his signature. Since the program's implementation in April, the Small …

Brad Nitschke and Amanda Crouch – What New Statewide and Local Restrictions Mean for Texas Businesses

June 30th, 2020


With the recent spike in COVID-19 infection rates and increases in hospital occupancy across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott and local officials issued a number of restrictions on businesses and citizens in an attempt to …

Judy Garner – What State Travel Restrictions Mean for Texas Business Travelers

June 26th, 2020


With the rate of COVID-19 infections increasing in Texas, states including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are imposing travel restrictions which may affect business travel in and out of Texas. Jackson Walker …

Gary Fowler – Bostock and 3 Practical Implications Employers Should Consider

June 24th, 2020


On June 15, 2020, in a 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that firing an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII’s …

Kate Goodrich – Eviction Orders in Texas: Where We Are and What's Coming

June 19th, 2020


As governments begin lifting more and more restrictions to restart the economy, the issue of eviction orders is on the minds of both landlords and tenants. Nearly one month after residential eviction proceedings were …

Sang Shin – H-1B Visa Considerations During Periods of High Unemployment

June 11th, 2020


With the current economic crisis and high unemployment numbers, the H-1B visa seems like an easy target for those looking for ways to improve unemployment within the U.S. Jackson Walker senior counsel Sang Shin

John Holden – Supporting Fossil Rim's Wildlife Conservation Efforts

June 9th, 2020


A longstanding and ongoing commitment to the community is an important part of Jackson Walker’s culture. While known for his legal work in the oil …

Jennifer Wertz – What Creditors Should Consider Before Businesses Restructure or File for Bankruptcy

June 4th, 2020


As the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis force businesses to shutter for months, more creditors are suddenly finding their contracts have changed as debtors restructure their debt or file for bankruptcy. Jennifer …

Liz Freeman – 3 Issues for Businesses to Consider Before Restructuring or Filing for Bankruptcy

May 28th, 2020


As the economy continues to struggle, many businesses will find they need to restructure debt with their creditors or file for bankruptcy. Liz Freeman, a partner in Jackson Walker's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & …

Reagan Marble – What the Uptick in Litigation Means for Oil & Gas Producers and Land Owners

May 21st, 2020


As a result of plunging oil prices, unstable markets have led to an uptick in litigation. Reagan Marble discusses what that means for contracting …

Jamila Brinson – Serving the Houston Bar Association's AIDS Outreach Committee

May 19th, 2020


A longstanding and ongoing commitment to the community is an important part of Jackson Walker’s culture. Houston partner Jamila Brinson's work with …

Jonathan Neerman – Navigating International Adoption Issues

May 19th, 2020


While Jackson Walker's primary mission is to provide excellent legal service and counsel to our clients, we pride ourselves on our involvement in our …

Virginia Mimmack – The 4 Rules Texas Medical Professionals Must Follow When Treating Patients

May 18th, 2020


The Texas Medical Board issued emergency rules earlier this month for physicians who come in contact with patients in their facilities. For …

Scott Fiddler – 5 Considerations for Employers as They Reopen Businesses

May 13th, 2020


As Texas begins the second phase of Governor Abbott's plan to reopen the state's economy, employers need to understand and prepare for the ramifications of bringing employees back to the workplace. Jackson Walker Labor …

Tim Taylor – JW Community Efforts With the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)

May 12th, 2020


Jackson Walker's contribution to the communities in which we live and work goes far beyond just legal counsel. In our Austin office, partner Tim Taylor works with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) to …

Denise Rose – What Phase 1 of Governor Abbott's Plan to Reopen Texas Means for Texas Businesses

May 1st, 2020


May 1, 2020, marked the beginning of Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the Texas economy. Jackson Walker government relations and public policy …

Gordon Shapiro – Black Swan Events of 1989 vs. 2020: How Prepared Are Financial Institutions?

April 29th, 2020


Jackson Walker partner Gordon Shapiro is an experienced litigator who specializes in business litigation. In his nearly 40 years at the Firm, he has seen many ups and downs in Texas financial institutions, and he's …

Jon Mark Hogg – OSHA Compliance Guidance for Employee COVID-19-Related Illnesses

April 27th, 2020


There is a lot of confusion about what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to do during this pandemic. Jackson Walker partner Jon Mark Hogg explains that while COVID-19 is …

Luke Gilman – How Texas Courts Are Becoming Expert Zoom Users

April 22nd, 2020


Courts in Texas are still functioning and are successfully implementing technologies like Zoom and YouTube to help keep the courts open and available …

Natalie Kosydar – 4 Ways the M&A Landscape is Changing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21st, 2020


While many of us are sheltering in place, the world of mergers and acquisitions marches on. Jackson Walker partner Natalie Kosydar discusses four …

Virginia Mimmack – Update on Telemedicine and Telehealth Policies During COVID-19

April 20th, 2020


There has been a steady rise in the use and popularity of telemedicine services over the past few years, but with social distancing and …

Scott Schepps – Estate Planning Opportunities During an Economic Downturn

April 17th, 2020


In Texas and most of the United States, three major factors affect wealth and estate planning: first, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the stock market to tumble; second, we are looking at extremely low oil prices; and …

Jeff Drummond – The Flexibility of Privacy Rules During COVID-19

April 15th, 2020


With the public need to flatten the curve when it comes to COVID-19 infections, hospitals, first responders, and other sectors may need to know when someone is infected. Jackson Walker partner Jeff Drummond discusses …

Wayne Malecha – Landlord-Tenant Issues to Consider With COVID-19

April 9th, 2020


With a large number of businesses shut down, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on relationships between commercial landlords and businesses. Jackson Walker partner Wayne Malecha discusses a number of issues that …

Craig Bennett – Texas Office of Administrative Hearings During COVID-19 Restrictions

April 7th, 2020


While the State of Texas implements social distancing and restrictions on public movement, the state's administrative agencies are still conducting business. However, it is not business as usual. Jackson Walker senior …

Sang Shin and Christian Triantaphyllis – Immigration Issues to Consider During the Coronavirus Epidemic

April 6th, 2020


Even with most U.S. businesses shifting to remote work policies, companies must continue to address ongoing immigration concerns. Jackson Walker …

Alyca Riley Garrison – Texas Open Meetings Act in the Era of Social Distancing

April 3rd, 2020


The State of Texas is proud of the fact that almost all governmental meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act, and our ability to listen to and address our governmental officials. However, with the COVID-19 …

Ashley Withers – Federal Tax Filing Extended to July 15th, But Of Course, It's Not That Simple

April 3rd, 2020


The IRS extended the federal tax filing date to July 15, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. But, as with most things with taxes, it's not …

Brad Nitschke – What Governor Abbott's Executive Order Means for Texas Businesses

April 1st, 2020


Over the past few weeks, Texas city and county governments have put in place local orders in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. On March 31, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order with …

Erica Giese – Price Gouging Issues in the Era of COVID-19

March 31st, 2020


Jackson Walker senior counsel Erica Benites Giese discusses the issue of price gouging and common things businesses must consider when raising prices during a declared emergency. On March 19, 2020, the Texas Attorney …

Gary Fowler – 5 Key Aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 30th, 2020


Jackson Walker Labor & Employment Co-Chair Gary Fowler walks us through five key aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which …

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