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ALM Media

ALM is the publisher of a number of legal industry focused news brands including The Recorder, The National Law Journal, and The American Lawyer. Below is a sampling of my reporting since joining the organization in 2016.

  • Fighting Echo Warrant, Amazon Has Scant Law to Draw On
    Amazon may have an uphill climb as it tries to prevent law enforcement from prying into data captured by its popular “Echo” device as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. The Recorder (Feb. 27, 2017)
  • With Burford-Gerchen Deal, Litigation Finance Comes of Age
    The announcement that Burford Capital will buy litigation funder Gerchen Keller Capital, creating an industry giant with a portfolio of over $1 billion, is being met with a mix of enthusiasm and puzzlement by other figures in the litigation finance industry. The American Lawyer (Dec. 14, 2016). With Roy Strom.
  • ADR Business Wakes Up to Glaring Deficit of Diversity
    It’s no secret that Big Law firms and courthouses around the country have struggled to add more women and minorities to their ranks. But even amid incremental progress on those fronts, alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, has been a stubborn enclave of homogeneity. (Oct. 5, 2016)
  • Inside the Fight Over Uber’s $84 Million Deal
    By removing the legal shadow from Uber’s skyrocketing business, the deal is a certain boon for both the company and the plaintiff’s lawyer who negotiated it. But objectors have complained that she settled too cheaply and its prospects dimmed during a preliminary approval hearing. The Recorder (June 3, 2016)

Inside U.S. Trade

Inside U.S. Trade is an online and old-school print newsletter on U.S. trade policy that serves an international audience of government trade officials, legislative staff, trade lawyers and lobbyists. Below are handful of stories from during my time as a reporter and managing editor there from 2011-2016.

  • Auto Industry Objects To Some Results Of TTIP Equivalency Study It Financed
    U.S. and European Union automobile industry representatives are objecting to some of the results of a study they commissioned in the hope of showing that safety regulations for crashworthiness and crash avoidance on either side of the Atlantic are effectively equivalent. (May 8, 2015)
  • South Korea Weighs Potential TPP Entry After Negotiations Are Concluded
    A senior South Korean trade official said in an exclusive interview his government is weighing the prospect of requesting entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the negotiations are completed but before major parties like the United States have ratified the deal. (Sept. 19, 2014)
  • Publicly Funded German NGO Is Key Player In TTIP Opposition Movement
    One of the driving forces behind the groundswell of organized opposition against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels is a small and relatively little-known foundation linked to a leftist German political party and financed by the German government. (July 25, 2014)