Jackson Walker Fast Takes

Jackson Walker Fast Takes

By Jackson Walker
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 informational purposes only, does not constitute legal or medical advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker.
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Reagan Marble – What the Uptick in Litigation Means for Oil & Gas Producers and Land Owners
As a result of plunging oil prices, unstable markets have led to an uptick in litigation. Reagan Marble discusses what that means for contracting parties in the oil and gas industry as they get creative in enforcing and invalidating contracts to protect their individual positions. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
07:25
May 21, 2020
Jamila Brinson – Serving the Houston Bar Association's AIDS Outreach Committee
A longstanding and ongoing commitment to the community is an important part of Jackson Walker’s culture. Houston partner Jamila Brinson's work with the Houston Bar Association (HBA) AIDS Outreach Committee is one example. Jamila's prior experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in St. Lucia inspired her to work with the HBA committee. Now, she leverages her position with JW to ask other firms and local businesses to help Houston families dealing with HIV/AIDS. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:21
May 19, 2020
Jonathan Neerman – Navigating International Adoption Issues
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 local communities. Dallas partner Jonathan Neerman shares his pro bono work helping families navigate the issues involved in international adoption processes. Having went through the adoption process over 14 years ago with his family, Jonathan has helped some 250 families since then. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:55
May 19, 2020
Virginia Mimmack – The 4 Rules Texas Medical Professionals Must Follow When Treating Patients
The Texas Medical Board issued emergency rules earlier this month for physicians who come in contact with patients in their facilities. For hospitals, this includes keeping 15% of their capacity for COVID-19 patients. Doctor's offices are required to post a sign in their offices stating that they would be following the four rules set forth in the Board's order. Jackson Walker Healthcare chair Virginia Mimmack breaks down the four rules, and what would happen if those rules are not followed. 1) Everyone must wear masks. 2) Patients must abide by screening procedures. 3) Offices must establish screening procedures. 4) N-95 masks and proper PPE are required whenever there is contact with a mucus membrane. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
03:16
May 18, 2020
Scott Fiddler – 5 Considerations for Employers as They Reopen Businesses
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 & Employment partner Scott Fiddler breaks down five key considerations to think about as employers plan for reopening: 1) Prepare a company taskforce 2) Prepare your process (plans and policies) 3) Prepare the workplace 4) Focus on preparing your workforce for returning to work 5) Prepare for the unexpected For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:06
May 13, 2020
Tim Taylor - JW Community Efforts with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
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 provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income working musicians – with a focus on prevention and wellness. With the cancellation of SXSW and the social distancing rules that closed music venues in Austin, HAAM's work is needed more than ever. Tim discusses his role in HAAM and how they are helping Austin musicians in this time of need.  Check out the video of "Someday We'll Be Together" by Robert Harrison and Suzanna Choffel for more information on HAAM. For more information and additional JW Fast Takes podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:33
May 12, 2020
Denise Rose – What Phase 1 of Governor Abbott's Plan to Reopen Texas Means for Texas Businesses
May 1, 2020, marked the beginning of Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the Texas economy. Jackson Walker government relations and public policy partner Denise Rose discusses what Phase 1 of Abbott's plan means for the Texas business community. She discusses the limitations placed on these businesses, as well as which businesses are included within the Governor's plan, Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:54
May 1, 2020
Gordon Shapiro – Black Swan Events of 1989 vs. 2020: How Prepared Are Financial Institutions?
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 litigated through unexpected events that completely disrupt the economy—known in the industry as Black Swan events.  One such event that parallels the COVID-19 pandemic of today is the Texas commercial banking failures of the 1980s. Gordon breaks down some of the events that happened then and how he and the Jackson Walker team holistically addressed the situation. He also describes how that experience helps today's Jackson Walker team be better prepared for the current issues facing lenders and borrowers. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
08:54
April 29, 2020
Jon Mark Hogg – OSHA Compliance Guidance for Employee COVID-19-Related Illnesses
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 considered a recordable illness, OSHA wants employers to focus on prioritizing good hygiene and preventative practices in the workplace rather than trying to figure out if an employee’s COVID-19 diagnosis is work-related. For more information about OSHA standards and directives during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the U.S. Department of Labor website. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:49
April 27, 2020
Luke Gilman – How Texas Courts Are Becoming Expert Zoom Users
Courts in Texas are still functioning and are successfully implementing technologies like Zoom and YouTube to help keep the courts open and available to the public. Jackson Walker partner Luke Gilman talks about how Texas courts use Zoom and other technologies to help keep court personnel, lawyers, litigants, and the public safe, and keep the wheels of justice moving. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
07:04
April 22, 2020
Natalie Kosydar – 4 Ways the M&A Landscape is Changing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
While many of us are sheltering in place, the world of mergers and acquisitions marches on. Jackson Walker partner Natalie Kosydar discusses four points that those currently involved in M&A deals should think about right now.  1) How the timing and deal flow are important to both the buyers and the targets. 2) Due diligence considerations. 3) Reps & Warranties Insurance issues. 4) Material Adverse Effects (MAE or MAC) language. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:46
April 21, 2020
Virginia Mimmack – Update on Telemedicine and Telehealth Policies During COVID-19
There has been a steady rise in the use and popularity of telemedicine services over the past few years, but with social distancing and shelter-in-place rules, these services have become a vital resource within the medical industry. Jackson Walker Healthcare Chair Virginia Mimmack discusses the updates in policies on the federal and state level allowing telemedicine practices to expand and the effects on doctors, hospitals, insurance coverage, and state and federal regulations. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:25
April 20, 2020
Scott Schepps – Estate Planning Opportunities During an Economic Downturn
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 third, interest rates are near zero. However, there are opportunities for estate planning despite these negative factors. Jackson Walker partner Scott Schepps walks through some of the tools available to help mitigate the damages and help reduce the tax burden on the estate. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:37
April 17, 2020
Jeff Drummond – The Flexibility of Privacy Rules During COVID-19
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 how the government is clarifying its flexible guidelines on how industries may apply privacy rules during this pandemic, and how once the emergency goes away, the rules will most likely return to their more rigid application.  For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:48
April 15, 2020
Wayne Malecha – Landlord-Tenant Issues to Consider With COVID-19
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 both landlords and tenants must think about during this unprecedented time.  For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:54
April 9, 2020
Craig Bennett – Texas Office of Administrative Hearings During COVID-19 Restrictions
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 counsel Craig Bennett discusses how the agencies are conducting business and the alternative processes they are offering to help with filing, hearings, and submissions. The thing to remember is that if you have matters pending before the Texas State Office Administrative Hearings (SOAH), they are still open for business and there are many options and requirements you need to know right now. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:38
April 7, 2020
Sang Shin and Christian Triantaphyllis – Immigration Issues to Consider During the Coronavirus Epidemic
Even with most U.S. businesses shifting to remote work policies, companies must continue to address ongoing immigration concerns. Jackson Walker attorneys Sang Shin and Christian Triantaphyllis discuss some of the major immigration issues businesses should think about, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. For many of these issues, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still open for business and can address travel restrictions, hearings, investigations, and EB-5 investment and job creation requirements. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:51
April 6, 2020
Alyca Riley Garrison – Texas Open Meetings Act in the Era of Social Distancing
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 outbreak and rules regarding social distancing, Governor Abbott made some temporary modifications to the act. Jackson Walker associate Alyca Riley Garrison walks us through some of the changes and what government officials need to consider when holding a meeting. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:37
April 3, 2020
Ashley Withers – Federal Tax Filing Extended to July 15th, But Of Course, It's Not That Simple
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 that simple. Jackson Walker attorney Ashley Withers discusses a few things to think about as you prepare to file your taxes, and what it means for those who file quarterly returns and those who may get a refund or a stimulus check. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
05:48
April 3, 2020
Brad Nitschke – What Governor Abbott's Executive Order Means for Texas Businesses
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 the intent of creating a statewide set of limitations. Jackson Walker partner Brad Nitschke joins us to talk about what the executive order says and what Texas businesses need to think about right now. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The music is by Eve Searls.  This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:23
April 1, 2020
Scott McElhaney – The CARES Act: What Businesses Should Know About Hiring and Termination
While the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is designed to incentivize employers to keep employees on the payroll, there are certain aspects of the CARES Act that every employer—big and small—should understand. Jackson Walker partner Scott McElhaney walks through a number of these issues. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal or medical advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:54
April 1, 2020
Erica Giese – Price Gouging Issues in the Era of COVID-19
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 General issued a public health disaster declaration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This triggered certain prohibitions under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. While these restrictions typically apply to retailers, wholesalers may also be subject to many of the same restrictions. Erica highlights some of those restrictions and what businesses should consider before raising prices. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:35
March 31, 2020
Gary Fowler – 5 Key Aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Jackson Walker Labor & Employment Co-Chair Gary Fowler walks us through five key aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect on April 1, 2020.  1) Get the poster out to employees. 2) Understand the exemptions, including a broad definition of healthcare workers. 3) Know the alternatives and the relief available to businesses. 4) Consider the alternatives and the relief that is available to businesses. 5) Use the Department of Labor's Q&A site for guidance on the Act. For more information and additional JW Fast Take podcasts and webinars, visit JW.com/Fast. Follow Jackson Walker LLP on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This podcast is made available by Jackson Walker for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal or medical advice, and is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. Your use of this podcast does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jackson Walker. The facts and results of each case will vary, and no particular result can be guaranteed.
06:40
March 30, 2020