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Knowledge@Wharton: August 20, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by William Cohan (Special Correspondent, Author of “Why Wall Street Matters”, Vanity Fair), Jyoti Thottam LL (Business & Economics Editor, Opinion), Donald Langevoort (Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown University), Brad Bishop (Professor; Municipal Judge, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; City of Hoover, Alabama), Nikki Porcher (Founder, Buy From a Black Woman), Ryan Sullivan (Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law), Noah Sachs (Professor of Law; Director, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies, University of Richmond), David Zaring (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), and Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health) on the Monday, August 20, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, August 20, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Ryan Sullivan and Brad Bishop

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Brad Bishop, Nikki Porcher, Ryan Sullivan

Robert Field and Noah Sachs

Air Time: 10:00 pm
Featuring: Noah Sachs, Robert Field

David Zaring and Donald Langevoort

Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981. The courses Professor Langevoort teaches are Contracts, Securities Regulation, various seminars on corporate and securities issues, and Corporations. Professor Langevoort has received the the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown and the Paul J. Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and a lecturer at the Washington College of Law, American University. After practicing for two years at Wilmer, Cutler
Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Donald Langevoort, David Zaring

Jyoti Thottam LL and William Cohan

Air Time: 11:30 pm
Featuring: William Cohan, Jyoti Thottam LL

Featured Guests

William Cohan

Special Correspondent, Author of “Why Wall Street Matters”, Vanity Fair

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William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His book, The Price of Silence, about the Duke lacrosse scandal was published in April 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. His new book, Why Wall Street Matters, was published by Random House in February 2017. He is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and a columnist for the DealBook section of the New York Times. He also writes for The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, The Nation, Fortune, and Politico. He previously wrote a bi-weekly opinion column for The New York Times and an opinion column for BloombergView. He also appears regularly on CNN, on Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor, on MSNBC and the BBC-TV. He has also appeared three times as a guest on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, The NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, and CBS This Morning as well as on numerous NPR, BBC and Bloomberg radio programs.

He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and now lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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Jyoti Thottam LL

Business & Economics Editor, Opinion

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Experienced writer and editor with a deep knowledge of the politics and economics of the developing world.

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Donald Langevoort

Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown University

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Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981. The courses Professor Langevoort teaches are Contracts, Securities Regulation, various seminars on corporate and securities issues, and Corporations. Professor Langevoort has received the the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown and the Paul J. Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and a lecturer at the Washington College of Law, American University. After practicing for two years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., he joined the staff of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. Professor Langevoort is the co-author, with Professors James Cox and Robert Hillman, of Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (Aspen Law & Business), and the author of a treatise entitled Insider Trading: Regulation, Enforcement and Prevention (West Group). He has also written many law review articles, a number of which seek to incorporate insights from social psychology and behavioral economics into the study of corporate and securities law and legal ethics. Professor Langevoort has testified numerous times before Congressional committees on issues relating to insider trading and securities litigation reform.
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Brad Bishop

Professor; Municipal Judge, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; City of Hoover, Alabama

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Professor Brad Bishop is an expert in drunk driving law, he authored Drunk Drivers: The Law in Alabama and The Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases; A Practitioner’s Handbook. In addition he is an expert in shoplifting law and authored The Law of Shoplifting: A Guide for Lawyers and Merchants. Prof. Bishop has recently appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss this topic.

Prof. Bishop has chaired the Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Municipal Courts. He served as a municipal judge for the cities of Homewood and Pelham, Alabama, and currently serves as a municipal judge for Hoover, Ala.

In addition, Prof. Bishop is an expert in the law of contracts. He has taught contracts at Cumberland School of Law for more than 30 years and he frequently lectures on the subject at national bar review courses.

 

Book- https://www.amazon.com/law-shoplifting-lawyers-retail-merchants/dp/B007HFUQ1Y
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Nikki Porcher

Founder, Buy From a Black Woman

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If you see a Black Woman Business Owner, you can bet Nikki Porcher is somewhere cheering her on. Buy from a Black Woman, a non-profit organization that brings awareness to Black Women Business Owners, was founded when she asked the Universe for instructions on how she should use her gifts and talents. From serving in the Armed Forces, an extensive history of working with non-profits, and teaching in the public school system, her mission, in which she possess a wealth of knowledge and experiences, is to support and provide tools and resources to help Black Women Business Owners. She continues to live out her vision with community-based classes, online workshops and webinars, and one on one-mentoring services. With an academic background in business marketing & advertising design, she does all of this community work that comes so easily to her with a quintessential Jersey Girl flare.

Nikki launched Buy from a Black Woman in 2016 with her two flagship programs: The Buy from a Black Woman Online Directory & The Black Woman Business Grant.

Nikki is grateful for the amazing support that she receives wherever she goes.

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Ryan Sullivan

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

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Professor Sullivan joined the Law College faculty in August, 2013, as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. He received his B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo while completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, majoring in business administration. Thereafter attended California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Master’s in Health Sciences and then pursued his J.D. at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

As director of the College of Law Civil Clinic, Professor Sullivan supervises student attorneys providing legal services to underserved populations in the areas of family law, debt collection defense, tenant rights, and other civil matters. Professor Sullivan also manages the Advance Directives Clinic (ADC), a joint project with the State Unit on Aging which provides free advanced directive legal services to senior citizens in rural and semi-rural Communities around the State of Nebraska. Recently, Professor Sullivan expanded the Clinic offerings to include legal services designed to meet the needs of veterans, including post-conviction relief and other services intended to address veteran homelessness.
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Noah Sachs

Professor of Law; Director, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies, University of Richmond

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Professor Noah Sachs is Director of the Law School’s Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Center for Environmental Studies and teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, torts, and administrative law. His scholarship, which focuses on climate change, toxic substance and hazardous waste regulation, and transboundary pollution, has appeared in the UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review, among other venues, and his co-authored text, Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste, is the leading casebook on toxic substances regulation. Professor Sachs was awarded the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator award in 2013, the highest recognition for teaching and scholarship on the faculty. He was also chosen as the University of Richmond’s Outstanding Faculty nominee in the rising star category to the Virginia State Council of Higher Education in 2009. Professor Sachs was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research in India in the spring of 2014, where he focused on emerging environmental markets in India and the challenges of implementing market-oriented environmental reforms in developing countries. Professor Sachs has been a Member Scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. since 2010.
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David Zaring

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton

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Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2008-present. Previous appointment: Washington & Lee School of Law

Other Prior Positions

Attorney, United States Department of Justice

Education:

JD, Harvard University (Law School)

BA, Swarthmore College
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Robert Field

Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health

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Robert Field is a nationally recognized expert in health care regulation and its role in implementing public policy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health management and policy at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. He is also a lecturer in health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Professor Field is the author of “Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free-Market’ Health Care,” published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. He is also the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” a comprehensive overview of health care regulation, also published by Oxford University Press.

His recent scholarly work has focused on health reform and its effects on the structure of the health care system, ethical issues in vaccines and policy implications of genetic databases. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Villanova Law Review, the Drexel Law Review, Health Affairs, Vaccine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He writes a blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer on health policy, entitled “The Field Clinic,” which features 14 prominent Philadelphia health care leaders as regular contributors.

Before joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Field founded and chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was also professor of health policy. Previously, he led business planning and development for the primary care network of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has also conducted health policy research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Law and Health Sciences at Boston University, practiced health law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, and directed public policy research for Cigna Corporation.

Professor Field earned his JD at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Twitter – @RobertIField
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