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20 Apr 2021

Investing in Colombia: Infrastructure Trends and 5G Concessions

In this episode of the Burr & Forman podcast, partner Ty Roofner is joined by José Alejandro Torres, Infrastructure & PPP Partner with Posse Herrera Ruiz, to discuss infrastructure trends, 5G concessions and the challenges Colombia will have in a post-pandemic world.

You can register for the webinar here.

This episode is hosted by Ty Roofner, a partner in Burr & Forman’s Corporate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s executive committee, located in the firm’s Orlando office.

8 Apr 2021

Investing in Colombia: Nearshoring & Economic Incentives in Manufacturing, Technology, Infrastructure, and Energy Industries

In this episode of the Burr & Forman podcast, partner Ty Roofner and Paola Garcia, the Vice President of Investment at ProColombia, discuss what ProColombia is and its goals as well as the impact the pandemic has had on the global economy and Colombia in particular. To continue the conversation, please join us for our Investing in Colombia webinar on April 21st.

You can register for the webinar here.

This episode is hosted by Ty Roofner, a partner in Burr & Forman’s Corporate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s executive committee, located in the firm’s Orlando office.

26 Mar 2021

Women’s History Month – Women In Leadership

Who were the first women lawyers? Based on what we now know from archaeology and ancient artifacts, the answer may surprise you. This podcast examines the role of women as “lawyer-scribes” in ancient Mesopotamia, Canaan and Egypt—sometimes referred to as “the cradle of civilization.”  Research on legal contracts and proceedings, as well as religious texts and images from these cultures, provide clues on women’s roles in the law in ancient history. What can the experiences of these women teach us about the need for gender equity, diversity, and inclusion today?

This podcast is hosted by Burr’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Tamika Walters, and Partner Ed Snow from the firm’s Atlanta office.

18 Mar 2021

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 6

In episode 6 of the Labor & Employment Podcast Series, Burr Partner Bryance Metheny is joined by Nafela Helou to discuss her recent article titled, Biden’s First 100 Days: A Check-In for Employers. The article takes a wide view of what we’ve seen from President Biden as we approach the halfway point in his 100-day agenda and provide an update on the Biden Administration.

This podcast is hosted by Bryance Metheny from the firm’s Birmingham office and Nafela Helou from the firm’s Atlanta office.

24 Feb 2021

Augusta Baker: Twentieth Century Librarian, Author, and Champion of Inclusive Literature

What do Sesame Street, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mary Poppins all have in common? They are all a part of Augusta Baker’s inspiring story. Learn about this trailblazing, glass-ceiling-breaking champion of inclusive children’s literature. Rather than accepting the negative and limiting depictions of African Americans that predominated children’s literature in the 1930s, Augusta dedicated 40+ years of her life to changing the narrative. Hear all about her story from Partner Pam Baker in this touching episode of the Burr & Forman podcast series.

The podcast is hosted by Burr’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Tamika Walters, from the firm’s Atlanta office, and Burr Partner Pam Baker from the firm’s Columbia office.

17 Feb 2021

2021 Black History Month Podcast: The Shaw Center – Protecting Black Property Ownership

In this special episode of the Burr & Forman podcast honoring Black History Month 2021, we are joined by Burr Partner, Adam Artigliere, to talk about the George and Roszena Shaw Center for Housing and Economic Growth.  Adam Artigliere sheds light on a Clemson, SC-based non-profit that is fighting for economic growth and housing equity, and the role our firm has played in the effort. In his remarks, Adam discusses the historical role of real estate in wealth creation in the United States, discriminatory policies and practices that generally barred African Americans from experiencing this wealth, and modern attempts to provide legal and financial assistance to African Americans who are seeking to protect and benefit from their real estate holdings.

The podcast is hosted by Adam Artigliere, a partner in the firm’s Greenville, SC office.

4 Feb 2021

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 15

In episode 15 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast, host Melissa Azallion Kenny is joined by Jonathan Eggert to discuss what’s on the immigration horizon for businesses in 2021. They provide updates on the change in presidency and the changes President Biden has already made to immigration policies. Melissa and Jonathan outline the expectations they have under the Biden Administration regarding immigration.

The podcast is hosted by Burr Partner Melissa Azallion Kenny and features Burr Partner Jonathan Eggert, both from the firm’s Hilton Head office.

20 Jan 2021

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 5

In Episode 5 of the Labor and Employment Podcast Series, Burr partners Bryance Metheny and Ron Flowers discuss the implications of the Georgia Senate vote on labor and employment over the next four years. They provide listeners with an update on Joe Biden’s announcement of the new Labor Secretary, Marty Walsh, who has deep union ties.

This podcast is hosted by Bryance Metheny and Ron Flowers from the firm’s Birmingham, AL office.

16 Nov 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 14

In episode 14 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa Azallion discusses international business travel to the U.S. during pandemic times. She offers helpful strategies that could apply to business travelers that are located internationally and have been restricted from entering the country.

The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion, from the firm’s Hilton Head office.

26 Oct 2020

Women’s Podcast Series: A New Reality – Surviving and Thriving While Working Remotely

In episode 3 of the Women’s Podcast Series, Burr partner Ginger Busby is joined by special guest Teresa Hairston, the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Leader at Mercedes-Benz USA, to discuss the new reality of working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The women talk about how to survive working remotely both mentally and physically, and the best practices for a productive remote working environment.

This episode is hosted by Ginger Busby from the firm’s Birmingham, AL office.