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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.

16 Oct 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 13

In episode 13 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa Azallion is joined by Burr associate Jonathan Eggert to talk about some recent immigration developments. They discuss new rules that have been implemented and those which have been blocked by various courts over the last year.

The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion and special guest Jonathan Eggert from the firm’s Hilton Head office.

13 Oct 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 12

In episode 12 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, host Melissa Azallion talks about the I-9 inspection process and what businesses need to know should ICE come knocking.

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

5 Oct 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 11

In episode 11 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa discusses the E2 Investor Visa that businesses should consider and the certain requirements that must be met. She dives into the visa considerations and discusses the eligibility, petition process, expiration period, and family considerations.

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

22 Sep 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 10

In Episode 10 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa discusses a topic that is oftentimes overlooked until a company is notified of a state or federal immigration audit, or when an issue involving employee status pops up. Melissa dives into the importance of conducting an I-9 self-audit during these times to make sure records are in order and that the company is following state and federal immigration laws.

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