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2017-2018 Academic Year


  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    November 19, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on why the GOP's tax reform bill may not encourage more investment by corporations. The bill features “a very top-heavy distribution,” said Kleinbard. The markets “are awash in capital today, and there’s not a sign of needing more investment.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Daily Journal

    November 17, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was featured for the Tax Reform event he hosted at USC Gould School of Law: "Tax Reform: Perspectives From Across the Nation." The event featured officials with Tax Analysts, the American Bar Association and USC.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CNBC

    November 17, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard's op-ed about the GOP tax reform plan was cited. "The discounts aren't really aimed at small businesses. They go to any business, large or small, that happens to be organized as a partnership or an S corporation, as long as it isn't a service business," Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Salon

    November 17, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited on why corporate executives are more interested in boosting stock prices than reinvesting any tax relief. “Companies want to get their money back to buy stock and goose the stock price because their senior executives derive so much of their compensation from the stock prices,” Kleinbard said. “Their motives are completely suspect.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV

    November 16, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was about the impact of the House's tax reform bill on different socioeconomic groups. “That’s going to ripple thru the entire housing market, people will not be able to afford as much house,” McCaffery said. “There are going to be winners and losers at every income level except the plutocrats, except the billionaires.”

  • Michael Simkovic

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV

    November 16, 2017

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was quoted about the GOP’s tax reform proposal and how it may affect California taxpayers. “Both bills are not good for people in California,” Simkovic explained. “The main issue is that both of them eliminate the overwhelming majority of state and local tax deductions.”

  • Jonathan Handel

    American Public Media's Marketplace.org

    November 16, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was interviewed about a potential Federal Communications Commission ruling on media ownership rules. “I think we would be better served recognizing that digital is becoming strong,” Handel explained, “but that television is not yet chopped liver and that includes local television.”

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM

    November 16, 2017

    Re: Thomas D. Lyon

    Thomas Lyon was interviewed about a new project to test child interviewing techniques both in the courtroom and out in the field to improve legal outcomes for all parties involved.

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    KFI-AM

    November 16, 2017

    Re: Thomas D. Lyon

    Thomas Lyon was interviewed about a new project to test child interviewing techniques both in the courtroom and out in the field to improve legal outcomes for all parties involved.

  • Alexander Capron

    KPCC-FM

    November 14, 2017

    Re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron of the USC Gould School about the ethics associated with giving patients more medication and thoroughly explaining what each treatment will do to the patient's body. "We don’t do a good job educating people about why they’re being given pills," Capron said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Yahoo Finance

    November 14, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how the the current tax code subsidizes automation but does not give equivalent benefits for companies to subsidize training for human employees. “We are subsidizing an investment in robots, but we’re not subsidizing an investment in people,” said Kleinbard. “We are putting our thumb on the scale to encourage investment in machines over humans.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    November 13, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed about the impact of the GOP's tax reform proposal. “The competing House and Senate tax bills differ in important respects, but they have this in common: a predilection to shower benefits on the very wealthy,” Kleinbard explained. “But the proposals’ true perversity, and the real object of the drafters’ munificence, is fully revealed only by reading the fine print.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    November 13, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed about the impact of the GOP's tax reform proposal, addressing calls for tax cuts for the middle class. "If what we want is middle-class tax cuts, the future be damned, that’s not difficult to do. Give the middle class tax cuts already, and be done with it. That way, economic growth can trickle up, in the form of increased demand," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    Los Angeles Daily News

    November 13, 2017

    Re: Thomas D. Lyon

    Thomas Lyon was mentioned for his new project on testing child interviewing techniques both in the courtroom and out in the field. According to Lyon, if an interviewer is able to help a child give accurate and detailed testimony, it makes it easier for the court to decide cases and protect the child and the rights of the defendants. "Our hope is that anytime anyone questions a child, our techniques will be used — from police and social workers to educators and pediatricians," Lyon said.

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    City News Service

    November 13, 2017

    Re: Thomas D. Lyon

    Thomas Lyon was mentioned for his new project on testing child interviewing techniques both in the courtroom and out in the field. According to Lyon, if an interviewer is able to help a child give accurate and detailed testimony, it makes it easier for the court to decide cases and protect the child and the rights of the defendants. “In our lab work, we’ve interviewed more than 3,100 children, and we’ve incorporated our findings into our training,” Lyon said. “Now, for the first time, we will systematically test our interviewing techniques in the field.”

  • Brian Peck

    Reuters

    November 10, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned for an event hosted by the Center for Transnational Law and Business. Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim gave a lunch address highlighting a shift in how the U.S. government will engage with antitrust questions in the area of patents.

  • Brian Peck

    The Wall Street Journal

    November 10, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned for an event hosted by the Center for Transnational Law and Business. Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim gave a lunch address highlighting a shift in how the U.S. government will engage with antitrust questions in the area of patents.

  • Michael Simkovic

    KPCC-FM

    November 9, 2017

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was interviewed about the possible impacts on Californians if the Senate GOP-backed tax reform bill becomes law. "They're actually both pretty bad to be honest," said Simkovic. "If you're in California or another high-income, high-tax state, neither bill is very good for you."

  • Edward McCaffery

    KPCC-FM

    November 9, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed about the possible impacts on Californians if the Senate GOP-backed tax reform bill becomes law. "If there's more money coming out of your pocket when you own a home, that's going to have an immediate effect on home prices," McCaffery said. "It will hurt both current home prices and home affordability."

  • Brian Peck

    CCTV

    November 9, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed about the role of China and the United States in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. “The potential for greater economic innovation for economic growth for both countries is tremendous,” Peck said. “Both countries have sectors in innovation that are needed in each other’s markets.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Newsweek

    November 7, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited for his comments on Apple's practices. He insisted “that the motivation behind these debt reduction and repurchase strategies is to increase the share price, which in turn will drive up the compensation of key corporate officials.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg

    November 7, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on whether Apple pays significant American taxes on its foreign income. "Apple doesn’t pay significant taxes in the U.S. on its foreign income," said Kleinbard. "Switching its subsidiaries to Jersey will allow Apple to continue its stateless income machinery."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CBS News

    November 7, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about excise tax policies and the GOP's proposed tax reform bill. "The experience from the 2004 tax holiday suggests that most of this money will be distributed to shareholders, not invested in U.S. business assets," said Kleinbard.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    November 6, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how American multinational companies are able to successfully avoid tax obligations worldwide. “U.S. multinational firms are the global grandmasters of tax avoidance schemes that deplete not just U.S. tax collection but the tax collection of most every large economy in the world,” said Kleinbard.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Guardian (UK)

    November 6, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about Apple's corporate tax practices. “US multinational firms are the global grandmasters of tax avoidance schemes that deplete not just US tax collection, but the tax collection of almost every large economy in the world,” said Kleinbard.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    November 6, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about excise tax policies and the GOP's proposed tax reform bill. Kleinbard said that the provision is designed to use the threat of an excise tax to force companies to take the second option.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV

    November 6, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned for assisting an individual through the Post-Conviction Justice Project.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Columbian

    November 5, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary President Donald Trump and Paul Manafort. “I thought it was a joke when I first saw it. He couldn’t possibly respond to the indictment of Paul Manafort by taking to Twitter to attack Clinton, I thought. The man is president of the United States. Surely he has something more to say. Surely he should be shocked, saddened, troubled, betrayed, even,” Estrich wrote. “Nope, he blamed Clinton.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    KABC-FM

    November 3, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the tax plan proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. “It’s somewhat meaner than people appreciate,” Kleinbard explained. “Example: There are families out there who have very difficult medical situations, pay gigantic bills, dipping into their savings. They (currently) get to deduct those medical costs above ten percent of their gross income. This takes that away.”

  • Jody David Armour

    KCAL-TV

    November 3, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about attempts to brand peaceful protestors as Antifa. “This situation really shows the dangers of fake news,” said Armour. “The concern is where others come in and hijack your agenda.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CBS News

    November 3, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an Associated Press report about the tax plan proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. “The experience from the 2004 tax holiday suggests that most of this money will be distributed to shareholders, not invested in U.S. business assets," Kleinbard explained. "Interest rates are low, retained earnings are high and credit is available. Most firms thus do not need the repatriated money to fund worthwhile business investments in the U.S."

  • Edward McCaffery

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV

    November 2, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed about the GOP proposal for tax reform. “I think it’s going to have a devastating impact,” McCaffery said. “I would expect all things being equal a kind of pretty quick crash in the residential real estate market around that $500,000 to million dollar price range.”

  • Jean Reisz

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM

    November 2, 2017

    Re: Jean Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about the impact of suspending or eliminating the diversity visa program for immigrants.

  • Michael Simkovic

    KCAL-TV

    November 2, 2017

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was quoted about the ramifications of the tax plan proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. “For people in California, this is probably going to cost them around $5,000 a year on average because of the repeal of the state and local income tax deduction and reduction in the property tax deduction, and, for homeowners,” Simkovic explained, “many homeowners will lose a portion of the deductibility of their mortgage interest to lease new homeowners which will depress housing prices.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    November 2, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed about the GOP proposal for tax reform. "As confusing as it is to figure out the many losers from this proposed law, it is abundantly clear who the winners are: America's plutocrats, including the man in the White House," McCaffery wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Atlantic

    November 1, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard had comments cited on how companies will use their resources to circumvent a global minimum tax. "Companies will double down on tax-planning technologies to create a stream of zero-tax income that brings their average down to that minimum rate," Kleinbard said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    November 1, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich had commentary published about a lawyer's prerogative to choose their clients. "Everybody needs a lawyer, but they don’t need you: That means you have every right to decide for yourself what cases you want to handle (within imposed limits if you practice in partnership with other people). What we lawyers don’t have, in my book, is the right to judge others for the choices that they make," Estrich wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Laconia Daily Sun

    October 31, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary about how the opioid crisis impacts President Donald Trump's base. "Trump owes his own voters better. They, and their children, are suffering. Poor rural Americans are at risk for opioid addiction, along with veterans, and housewives and the kid next door," Estrich wrote.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Slate

    October 30, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted on how the proposed federal tax changes will disproportionately affect women and the middle class. “How do people respond to those incentives? Poor people don’t marry, rich people have a stay at home spouse, and people in the middle swim upstream,” said McCaffery.

  • Susan Estrich

    News Chief

    October 28, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on how attorneys decide to accept clients. “Yes, I believe every lawyer has an obligation to follow her ethical compass in her professional work as well as her personal life,” Estrich explained. “With your life and career on the line, you’d need to hire a lawyer, who would become the one person, outside your family, you could totally trust -- bound by law to keep your confidences.”

  • Ariela Gross

    Public Radio International

    October 27, 2017

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted in an Agence France Presse report about how the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal may affect non-disclosure agreements. According to Gross, in Weinstein’s case, "clearly, they played a very large role as it turns out that there have been dozens of settlements in which women who might have brought sexual harassment lawsuits or might have spoken out publicly have signed these agreements.”

  • Ariela Gross

    Agence France Presse

    October 27, 2017

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted in an Agence France Presse report about how the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal may affect non-disclosure agreements. According to Gross, in Weinstein’s case, "clearly, they played a very large role as it turns out that there have been dozens of settlements in which women who might have brought sexual harassment lawsuits or might have spoken out publicly have signed these agreements.”

  • Daniel Klerman

    Forbes

    October 26, 2017

    Re: Daniel Klerman

    Daniel Klerman was quoted about why New York lawyers charge the maximum contingency fee in most cases. “It’s like asking why gas stations didn’t compete based on price in the early 1970s when there were wage and price controls, or why owners of rent-controlled apartments don’t compete by lowering rents,” Klerman said. “When prices are capped at an artificially low level, suppliers don’t compete (or compete only on quality, not on price).”

  • Edward McCaffery

    Huffington Post

    October 23, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about the traditional Republican Party arguments to implement tax cuts for the highest income earners. "Amidst this complexity and general ignorance — the fog of tax — the tax-cutting-crowd is able to make rhetorical arguments that sound good. But sounding good and being good — for anyone but the rich — are two different things," McCaffery wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Washington Post

    October 22, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on how each generation needs to relearn linguistic boundaries. “It’s a process that we go through every generation — reteaching and relearning what the linguistic boundaries are,” Armour said. “It’s like every year or two I turn on the TV and I see, yet again, some college students learning that you can’t wear an Afro and blackface to the Halloween party.”

  • Ariela Gross

    CBS News San Francisco affiliate KCBS-AM

    October 22, 2017

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about actors' sexual harassment suits and whether they are independent contractors.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    The Hill

    October 22, 2017

    Re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Robert Rasmussen wrote an op-ed with Mitu Galati of Duke Law School about the structural and financial damage in Puerto Rico and what options the American territory has for recovery. "The time is past due when we should allow the citizens of Puerto Rico to make a choice. They can vote to become a state - as did other former territories - or they can choose to be an independent country," he wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    October 22, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited for his op-ed about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan.

  • Jonathan Handel

    Pasadena Star-News

    October 20, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted about why current drivers may be apprehensive about adopting driverless vehicle technology. “If we rewind 100 years ago and imagine people getting into a metal object that would fly above the earth … that was terrifying for a lot of people,” Handel said. “There was a lot of convincing that had to be done. But when people realized the advantage of getting from New York to L.A. in a matter of hours instead of a matter of days by train they became more experimental. I think the same will be true here.”

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Law.com

    October 17, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the future of legal education and the legal industry.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    The Recorder

    October 17, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the challenges to revamping legal education, where law firms are failing, and why she thinks legaltech is also leaving a whole lot of the legal market underserved.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Baltimore Sun

    October 17, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned for the admission of underrepresented African-American students with help from the Fannie Angelos Program at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    KTAR-FM

    October 15, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class. "It's not a very coherent philosophical document other than let's cut taxes on the most affluent Americans," Kleinbard said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    The Huffington Post

    October 13, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about his project to explain tax policy and reform in an approachable way through a project called the "People's Tax Page." "The People have the power in a democracy. But power without knowledge is a weak tool. The People’s Tax Page aims to restore some power to the people by giving them more knowledge about tax. Please visit us, and help us to help the people ... before things get worse," McCaffery writes.

  • Brian Peck

    NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM

    October 12, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed on how NAFTA negotiations will impact American businesses. "NAFTA has been in place since 1995. Throughout that period of over 25 years the integrated supply chain now has become so integrated between the three countries that going bilateral would disrupt that supply chain and effect majorly, for example, the auto manufacturing industry," Peck said.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    EvolveLaw

    October 10, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the legal tech industry. "To my mind the biggest opportunity in legal tech today is to figure out how to crack the big consumer market," said Hadfield.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg

    October 4, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how Trump's tax plan negates current recession-fighting tax breaks. “Really, what we are seeing is a race by the different taxing jurisdictions to claim a share of the tax prize represented by the largely untaxed streams of income that U.S. multinationals have engineered for themselves,’’ said Kleinbard. “If the United States doesn’t join the race, it will just lose tax revenue to more aggressive host countries around the world.’’

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Reuters

    October 4, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how Trump's tax plan negates current recession-fighting tax breaks. “There’s no sign that there’s a shortage of capital available to business today,” Kleinbard explained. “So is immediate expensing really necessary?”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Vox

    October 4, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed on how President Donald Trump's tax plan would benefit the richest Americans and cost the average citizen more in taxes. "This is a tax proposal only Jay Gatsby could love," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Seattle Times

    October 4, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how the European Union's rules will force American companies to pay more taxes to host countries in which they do business.“The bottom line in every case is that U.S. firms are going to be paying more tax to the host countries around the world in which they do business,” said Kleinbard. “That is clear.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    October 4, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how Trump's tax plan negates current recession-fighting tax breaks. “There’s no sign that there’s a shortage of capital available to business today,” Kleinbard explained. “So is immediate expensing really necessary?”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Insider Higher Education

    October 4, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School’s launching of an online certificate program in entertainment law and industry was highlighted.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    newKerala

    October 4, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law's new online program in Entertainment Law and Industry was mentioned for being the only online entertainment certificate offered at a Top 20 law school. "As a preeminent law school, we strive to keep our finger on the pulse of the professional world and adapt our offerings to what's in demand. I think that's evident in this new program," said Professor Jonathan Barnett, director of the Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program. "We are very proud, not only to be able to offer these highly specialized courses of study, but to offer them to students in an online format that's tailor-made for working professionals."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    City News Service

    October 4, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law's Immigration Clinic was mentioned for offering free naturalization workshops for anyone hoping to apply for citizenship. “We have a commitment to supporting undocumented students and staff,” said Vanessa Gomez-Brake, the administrator spearheading the University of Southern California’s initiatives surrounding undocumented students. “This is our community.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Hill

    October 3, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was cited on how innovation impacts the rate of patent applications. "In patent law, we always look not just at the short term but also the long term,” Barnett explained. "If you don't have enough compensation flowing up to the innovator, their incentive to do research and development is reduced, and that could make consumers worse off.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Irish Examiner

    October 3, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how Trump's tax plan negates current recession-fighting tax breaks. Kleinbard said that companies will double down on tax-planning technologies.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg

    October 2, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a proposal in the legislation that would impact the tax burden of corporations that use tax havens outside of the United States. “Companies will double down on tax-planning technologies to create a stream of zero-tax income that brings their average down to that minimum rate,” said Kleinbard.

  • Alexander Capron

    The Pennsylvania Record

    October 2, 2017

    Re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron was quoted about the validity of using social media content as evidence in a woman’s medical malpractice suit to the Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court may not be reluctant to "allow a statement on social media to be used as evidence of state of mind," Capron stated. "I find the social media statements as rather beside the point, since it seems to me that she had enough information by 2009 to suspect her previous physicians had misdiagnosed her and she could have sued them then.”

  • Jean-Paul Jassy

    The Wrap

    October 2, 2017

    Re: Jean-Paul Jassy

    Jean-Paul Jassy was quoted on the constitutionality of high school students choosing not to stand during the national anthem. “The U.S. Supreme Court made clear over 70 years ago that students could not be compelled to salute the flag. Likewise, under the First Amendment, public school students cannot be compelled to stand for the national anthem,” Jassy explained.

  • Michael Simkovic

    ABA Journal

    October 2, 2017

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was cited for his research on the varying value a law degree has among different races. Simkovic details that since Asians, Hispanics, and blacks all matriculate from the top and bottom quartile of law schools and still receive less of a benefit from their law degree than white graduates, the reasons for racial differences in the earnings premium aren’t easy to explain.

  • Phyllis Pollack

    Mediate

    September 30, 2017

    Re: Phyllis Pollack

    Phyllis Pollack wrote an op-ed about how it is hard for judges to avoid cognitive biases. "What this leads me to believe, (and I admit I am biased!) is that it is better for people to resolve their own disputes through mediation, than to have a third party- a judge- decide the matter for them knowing that the judge is bringing her own attitudes, beliefs and biases into her decision making without even realizing it," Pollack wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    September 29, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about how tax breaks aimed at small businesses may favor some wealthy owners as well. “There is no logic here,” Kleinbard said. “I don’t know why a corner Thai restaurant is inherently better than a … law firm. This will be a gold mine for tax lawyers for decades to come.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    September 29, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on the GOP's tax reform proposal and how it will impact the federal deficit. Kleinbard explained that the $2.4 trillion debt increase over the first decade could pose a major problem, since it is larger than the $1.5 trillion revenue loss that Senate Republicans agreed to earlier this month.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fortune

    September 29, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour published an op-ed about the continuing NFL protests for social justice and against police brutality. Armour points out that public opinion was against civil disobedience and protesting leading up to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and current polling does not reflect the potential long-term impact of protesting. In response to President Donald Trump's tweets about the issue, Armour wrote, "Such efforts at reframing are nothing new—meanings are not fixed and frozen. They are prizes in a pitched conflict among groups trying to define their social identity and vindicate their social existence."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    September 29, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned in a story about a woman who posed as an immigration attorney in order to defraud clients over several years. According to the affidavit, Ramos told investigators she attended the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California but dropped out — a claim USC officials denied.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    American Public Media's "Marketplace"

    September 28, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how the richest Americans are likely to benefit from President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan. "Just about the only thing that we know for sure is that it will be of immense benefit to the wealthy," Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Vox

    September 28, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published a commentary about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan. According to Kleinbard, in order to balance out the budget, the income tax burden will fall on average Americans while the richest citizens will likely benefit. "Where personal taxes are concerned, the proposal is a surefire winner for the very top of the income ladder, including the president," he wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 28, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about what income brackets benefit from President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan. “This is a very cynical document,” said Kleinbard. “The extraordinary thing about the proposal is that we know that it loses trillions of dollars in revenue, yet at the same time the only people we can identify as guaranteed winners are the most affluent.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    September 28, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the lack of specific policy details in President Donald Trump's tax reform plan. “We don’t know what the effect will be on lower-income Americans vs. middle-income Americans vs. higher-income Americans except that we know that the highest-income Americans come out way ahead,” Kleinbard said. “That’s the only thing we know for sure.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    September 28, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the impact of the capital gains tax. “Those with accumulated capital gains liabilities can choose when to pay them simply by deferring the sale of the capital asset because that’s when they’re collected,” Kleinbard explained. “Hold the asset long enough to bequeath to one’s heirs, and the tax is extinguished. No other U.S. tax encompasses such an enormous benefit.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CBS Los Angeles

    September 28, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned in a story about a woman who posed as an immigration attorney in order to defraud clients over several years. According to the federal complaint, Ramos dropped out of USC Gould School of Law in 2010 and also failed the bar exam. However, Ramos was never actually enrolled there.

  • David B. Cruz

    The Whim

    September 27, 2017

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the constitutionality of the proposed House Bill, known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. “My immediate reaction is that the PUCPA (or PCUCPA) is unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme Court case law,” Cruz explained. “Since Roe v Wade in 1973, the Supreme Court has held that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy prior to a fetus’s viability (ie, ability to survive outside the woman’s body). Viability generally does not occur as early as 20 weeks, so this bill would be criminalizing constitutionally protected activity…”

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    September 27, 2017

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan and how the potential tax cuts will impact Americans. According to McCaffery, these cuts will hurt single-parent households, larger families, blue state earners and the federal deficit. "Is it really fair that millions of working parents, single and otherwise, should see their taxes increase to help finance a massive tax cut for hundreds of multimillionaire morons?" he wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    September 26, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the upcoming tax reform fight in Congress and why it is impossible for everyone to benefit under a single plan. “It’s just not possible to do tax reform and make everybody happy — even if you start from the premise of, ‘We’re going to lower tax rates,’ because the [company] profiles are so different,” said Kleinbard. “Unless you simply just give away the store entirely, and destroy any pretense of deficit awareness.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV

    September 24, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about NFL players and owners reacting to President Donald Trump's statements about kneeling during the national anthem. "They are compelling people to have uncomfortable conversations about why it is that they're kneeling," said Armour. "Is this kneeling issue one of free speech? Is this kneeling issue one of police brutality? Is this kneeling issue one of patriotism and respect for the flag? Is this kneeling issue about the veterans and whether or not we regard the veterans? There are five or ten different interpretations of what the real issue is here and that's why people are talking past one another a lot of times".

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    September 24, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed about the need to negotiate a bipartisan tax reform package to update the country's corporate tax regulations. Kleinbard suggests a carbon tax to pay for changes to the corporate tax rate. "Perhaps working together along these lines will remind leaders in both parties that real legislative progress requires accepting some policies you find distasteful, to accomplish goals that are nearer to your heart," he wrote.

  • Abby K. Wood

    The San Francisco Chronicle

    September 22, 2017

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood published an op-ed about the lack of regulation on political advertising that can be micro-targeted by Facebook and other platforms. “Facebook knows just about everything there is to know about its users,” Wood noted. “By tracking posts, ‘likes’ and website visits, Facebook algorithms can predict users’ political orientations and much more to boot.”

  • Corey Field

    Alt Legal – “Beyond the Docket”

    September 21, 2017

    Re: Corey Field

    Corey Field was interviewed about his experience teaching CEOs in China about US entertainment law, his new book on the subject, and his transition from big law to his own law firm. “Looking back, I had to be a self-starter as I began at a law firm that was wonderful in IP but did not have an entertainment practice,” Field explained, “and I was given the luxury of developing that practice without any boundaries.”

  • Gillian Hadfield

    ABA Journal

    September 21, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was quoted in a story about the op-ed she wrote arguing for a reform of legal education. “For the most part, a lot of people know there are really serious problems (in legal education) that we need to be thinking about,” she says. “I do think there’s a disbelief that we could really do anything different, and that’s part of why I want to put this case out there, graphically.”

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Quartz

    September 20, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield wrote an op-ed about the need to reform legal education. "The reform of legal education could bring benefits in the form of economic growth, access to justice, and ongoing legal innovation to meet the challenges of the 21st century, as well as reducing the burden of debt on the next generation of legal professionals. And this may even turn around the declining number of students choosing to go into law," wrote Hadfield.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    La Opinion

    September 20, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    USC Gould School's free Citizenship Clinics that provide legal support for permanent residents who are eligible for naturalized citizenship in the United States was featured. About 200 permanent legal residents have signed up for the USC-provided assistance to become naturalized citizens. "Participants will also be able to participate in civic education classes that are given once a week for almost three months where they will learn about U.S. history in English," said Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School. The story also quoted Marth Escutia, vice president of government affairs at USC, about the university's commitment to helping its community with immigration legal aid. Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School was also included in the article.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV

    September 19, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    USC Gould School's free Citizenship Clinics that provide legal support for permanent residents who are eligible for naturalized citizenship in the United States was featured. The segment footage was of USC students, Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School and others discussing naturalization options. The services are available to USC students, faculty, staff, their families and university neighbors.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

    September 18, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about the California legislature's "sanctuary state" bill. “If someone was arrested,” Frenzen explained, “as a street vendor, failure to produce adequate identity documents during a traffic stop, or for jay-walking, those types of individuals, if booked into custody, would not be turned over to ICE, even if they were convicted.”

  • Seth Stodder

    San Diego Union-Tribune

    September 17, 2017

    Re: Seth Stodder

    Seth Stodder was quoted about the importance of condemning white nationalist groups, movements and demonstrations. He “spoke of a movement that could ‘divide the major political parties by race’ and ‘conceivably hijack a major political party that has its roots in Abraham Lincoln,’ the GOP.”

  • Alexander Capron

    The Daily Beast

    September 16, 2017

    Re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron was quoted about the “Body Worlds: Pulse” exhibition at the California Science Center. “It’s reasonable to think that certain things are presented to get people in the door, as with anything else,” Capron said, “and not because they have any inherent value.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Ledger

    September 16, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary about the treatment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program beneficiaries. “The “Dreamers” are the kids serving in the military, risking their lives for this country, coming home to earn college degrees, working on the books because the program lets them,” Estrich explained. “No one ever promised that DACA was a path to citizenship, but why shouldn’t it be?”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Los Angeles Times

    September 15, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about the constitutionality of hotels turning over guest information to immigration authorities. “Pulling out guest names that appear to be of a specific ethnicity could also be unlawful based on state civil rights laws that prohibit businesses from discriminating against individuals on the basis of race or religion,” Frenzen explained.

  • Lisa Klerman

    San Francisco Chronicle

    September 14, 2017

    Re: Lisa Klerman

    Lisa Klerman was quoted on the rising number of lawsuits by women alleging inequality in pay compared to men and on the challenges in presenting such cases to a court. “If it merits a differential in pay, then the employer can pay the different rate without running afoul of the equal-pay laws,” Klerman said.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Tech Crunch

    September 13, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield wrote an op-ed about the importance of understanding human behavior in order to control artificial intelligence. "To build smart machines that follow the rules that multiple, conflicting, and sometimes inchoate human groups help to shape, we will need to understand a lot more about what makes each of us willing to do that, every day," Hadfield writes.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    September 13, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed on his tax reform proposal. Rather than offering across-the-board tax cuts, Kleinbard recommends offering a lower tax rate to businesses by shifting the tax burden to the company's investors. In Kleinbard's solution, the Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax (BEIT) will raise more revenues from individuals and is more fair to those who are less affluent. "Business taxation needs a radical rethink. The Dual BEIT offers just that," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    The Hill

    September 13, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield wrote an op-ed about the need for corporations to play an active role in public policy and regulation given the growing dysfunction of government."The fact is we have no choice but to open up a larger role for the private sector in devising new rules of the game, not only for businesses but for a wide array of nongovernmental groups as well," wrote Hadfield.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Los Angeles Times

    September 12, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield wrote an op-ed about the nationwide rule restricting out-of-state lawyers from practicing in a state. Hadfield argues that limiting a lawyer's ability to practice across state lines increases the barrier to legal services and keeps prices high. Since Texas temporarily allowed out-of-state lawyers to offer pro bono services to victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hadfield sees no reason not to expand this so more people have access to affordable legal services. "If American lawyers really want to help people who are hurting, they should start by fixing their own rules," Hadfield wrote.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Los Angeles Times

    September 11, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about legal challenges to President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. EdSource quoted Frenzen about the merits of California's lawsuit over the end of the DACA program. “If the states win on this, they will succeed in delaying the termination of DACA,” Frenzen said.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    EconTalk

    September 11, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the ideas in her book, Rules for a Flat World, for regulating the digital future. Hadfield suggests the competitive provision of regulation with government oversight as a way to improve the flexibility and effectiveness of regulation in the dynamic digital world we are living in.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Trojan

    September 11, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    The USC Gould School of Law's Immigration Clinic was mentioned for offering free programs for citizenship and naturalization assistance for members of the USC community in mid-to-late September in the wake of updated immigration policies and the rescission of DACA. “We have become aware that services for permanent residents who are eligible for naturalized citizenship are underutilized in our community,” announced Provost Michael Quick. “We hope to increase awareness and utilization of the citizenship naturalization process for our faculty, students, staff and their families, as well as our neighbors"

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    September 9, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about relationships in politics. "Getting along with people you agree with — or, in this era of yes-persons, people who always agree with you — is remarkably easy. Getting along with anyone you might venture to disagree with in an online forum or comments section, not to mention a television scream-a-thon, is so utterly impossible and beyond reason that its impossibility proves nothing (except how to get ratings, sometimes)," Estrich writes.

  • Susan Estrich

    Laconia Daily Sun

    September 8, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about thew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Why shouldn't these young Americans — who were brought to the United States by their parents as children, grew up here, stayed in school, found jobs, stayed out of trouble, paid their taxes — be treated as other young Americans are?" Estrich writes.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Los Angeles Times

    September 8, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was quoted about the lack of case law on device-level licensing and how that might impact the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple. The answer may not be simple. Device-level licensing isn’t a Qualcomm invention, but “a common business practice” in tech manufacturing, says Barnett.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    September 8, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on the concept of the debt ceiling."There’s no reason for the debt ceiling to exist as a concept,” Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CBS News

    August 30, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard, who was identified as one of the most respected tax analysts in the country, was interviewed about the lack of detail or substance in President Donald Trump's proposed tax reforms. "No matter how you cut it, corporate tax cuts go disproportionately to the affluent," he said. "The idea that this will spur growth is a theory. So, what you have here is a naked assertion unmoored to any actual facts."

  • Jeffery A. Jenkins

    The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage”

    August 29, 2017

    Re: Jeffery A. Jenkins

    Jeff Jenkins published an analysis of how Hurricane Harvey may affect the likelihood of Donald Trump’s presidency reelection. “Based on our new research examining the impact of natural disasters on American presidential elections,” Jenkins explained, “we believe that Harvey’s effect will largely depend on the preexisting partisanship of the counties hit.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Wall Street Journal

    August 27, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the impact of a minimal tax requirement on foreign profits of U.S. corporations. A minimum tax would act as a “safety net” against companies trying to pay little or no tax on some foreign income, said Kleinbard. “The United States does not encourage competitiveness when it simply subsidizes international tax avoidance.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Daily News

    August 25, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on whether the Los Angeles Police Department's Citizens Police Academy provides an accurate representation of law enforcement and its flaws. “That’s important so the students have an accurate and balanced view of the police department and the community that it serves,” said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    Good

    August 25, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on why the justice system is more likely to consider a self-defense defense justifiable if the threat is presented by a black victim. “It's not just white-on-black self-defense claims,” said Armour. “It's any self-defense claims that include a black victim, whether the shooter is white, black, Latino, or Asian.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 24, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed about the moral obligations of presidents. “The president would rather sympathize with the haters than condemn them,” Estrich said. “When forced to read a statement drafted by someone else, he finally said the right thing.”

  • Brian Peck

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    August 24, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed about President Donald Trump's investigation into whether China had stolen U.S. intellectual property and how this might impact trade between the two countries.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    August 23, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard’s scholarship was cited about the financial benefits from the capital gains tax. “The capital gains tax, moreover, is additionally beneficial because,” as Kleinbard noted, “it’s the only voluntary tax — it’s paid only when the investor decides to sell an asset with an embedded gain.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    August 20, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was quoted on why innovation may plateau when competition drives down the price of an item. “In patent law, we always look not just at the short term but also the long term,” said Barnett. “If you don’t have enough compensation flowing up to the innovator, their incentive to do research and development is reduced, and that could make consumers worse off" over time.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV

    August 17, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about President Donald Trump's false representations of General John Pershing. "President Trump is referring to an apocal story that didn't really happen," says Armour. "The question is what is the further message that hes trying to communicate. It's one of toughness it's one of I'm not going to be politically correct."

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 17, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published commentary on President Donald Trump's comments about Confederate memorials. "Having behaved like a normal president might on Monday, condemning racism by the Klan and white nationalists, Donald Trump could not restrain himself," Estrich writes.

  • David B. Cruz

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV

    August 17, 2017

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about a lawsuit that alleges a Christian-based mortgage company revoked health insurance retroactively from a now-former female employee's wife. “It’s a very straight forward issue of sex discrimination,” Cruz said. “Here the claim is that the company is in some sense Christian, although if you look at the website it’s really hard to see that."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

    August 16, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the legal limits of protesting hate speech. "One bright line there is going to be any physical violence," Armour said.

  • Jonathan Handel

    The Washington Post

    August 16, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted on the typical payment arrangement when a television show is produced and aired by separate companies. “The money that talent gets is dependent on the licensing fee that’s paid from the cable channel to the production company,” Handel said.

  • Orin Kerr

    KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

    August 15, 2017

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was interviewed about the constitutionality of a request by the Dept. of Justice for a list of IP addresses for individuals who accessed a website that organized Inauguration Day protests. "There is not clear case law on whether this kind of pre-enforcement challenge is allowed at all,' Kerr said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    U.S. News & World Report

    August 14, 2017

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Dean Andrew Guzman was mentioned for joining deans of other law schools in a statement to the American Bar Association asserting that the GRE serves as a valid and reliable alternative assessment to the LSAT.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV

    August 14, 2017

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the difference between freedom of speech and expression and advocating for hate. "How do we vindicate the value of freedom of expression that we hold dear?" Armour questioned. "At the same time we try to minimize words that wound or symbolic expression that wound."

  • Susan Estrich

    The Columbian

    August 13, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the importance of free speech on college campuses for both students and faculty. "[Our Founding Fathers] knew the danger of punishing speech because you disagree with it. They understood that the answer to speech that is wrong, wrongheaded, hateful or unpatriotic (not to mention unscientific) is not less speech but more speech; not censorship but an open market of ideas; not dictatorship but democracy," Estrich wrote.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Slate

    August 11, 2017

    Re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Robert Rasmussen was quoted on how the bankruptcy filing by air bag manufacturer Takata could put future victims at risk because the company and car manufacturers will no longer be liable for injuries. The carmakers have positioned themselves to control Takata’s bankruptcy by persuading the disgraced supplier to let them finance the process with money they already owe Takata for air bags Takata gave them on credit. Rasmussen said it’s a novel approach to funding a recall that will last several years at the least. “It’s good if you believe what Takata says,” he said, “and I have no reason not to.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg

    August 10, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about an existing tax loophole that allows companies with certain ownership structures - like those managed by President Donald Trump's personal business - to choose to be taxed as an "s corporation," or pass-through structure to avoid paying personal taxes on profits. “The S corporation loophole survives because there are successful car dealers, insurance agencies, and other pillars of the local establishment in every congressional district whose owners employ it,” said Kleinbard.

  • Lisa Klerman

    NBC News

    August 9, 2017

    Re: Lisa Klerman

    Lisa Klerman was quoted on what critiques employees can make about their employer without putting his or her job in jeopardy. “But employees are allowed to talk about working conditions, employment terms, and criticize their employers' practices,” said Lisa Klerman. “That's, of course, as long as they're not airing those grievances in a damaging way, such as graffiti on company property.”

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    Talking Points Memo

    August 9, 2017

    Re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan was quoted on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into President Donald Trump's finances and how charges related to them could be easier to present and prove in court than those having to do with classified information. “I’ve done this in espionage cases where there were sources and methods I couldn’t reveal,” said Lonergan. “What I did is I charged financial crimes and showed that somebody who I knew was a spy for another country had $5 million in unexplained income and never paid taxes on it, and that income came from China. Do I reveal what they did for China and our sources and methods and how we know that? No. And I avoid that by the money. You got money, you didn’t pay taxes on it.”

  • Elyn Saks

    Politico

    August 9, 2017

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks published an op-ed about the debate around patient consent for medication and treatment of mental illness. Saks argues that by giving patients the option to refuse treatment or medication, or have input on the strategy, they are more likely to adhere to the prescribed regimen. Saks and her colleagues are developing a new test to determine if a patient is competent enough to refuse care. "The bottom line is that instead of designing new ways to force medication on patients, we need to put our efforts into finding new ways to help people that want treatment so we don’t have to use force," Saks wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 9, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary about the recent director of communications for the White House. “He lost his job before he even started, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time working in Washington,” Estrich said. “Which, of course, the president’s choice for communications director had not.”

  • David B. Cruz

    Vice

    August 9, 2017

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about whether a recent case filed challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members can be successfully litigated without an official military policy in place. “The Department of Defense has not converted Trump’s tweets into even a proposed regulation so far as I know,” Cruz explained, “so courts might find it premature to opine on what the Department may legally do with respect to transgender service members.”

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    Insider Higher Ed

    August 8, 2017

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    A letter signed by Dean Andrew Guzman and other law school deans around the country questioning the importance of standardized tests in law school admissions requirements was cited. "The requirement of a standardized admissions test negatively impacts efforts to diversify the profession," the letter states. "The many law schools attentive to rankings by U.S. News routinely wait-list or deny admission to students who the school believes can succeed in the educational program and pass the bar exam. In fact, many of these students’ admission test scores are -- in predictive terms -- indistinguishable from applicants who are admitted. And many of these students are diverse along any measurement of diversity. But the heavy weight put on these test scores by U.S. News inhibits the ability to admit these students for fear of harming the law school’s rankings."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    August 8, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about how the American government could completely avoid its debt ceiling crisis. “It would be great to use the debt ceiling to obtain leverage on cutting spending to the poor, principally Medicaid,” Kleinbard said, “there’s every reason to believe that he continues internally to lobby for that. His sympathies are widely known.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    August 8, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited for his New York Times op-ed on why the upcoming debt ceiling debate may result in the United States defaulting on its financial obligations.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg

    August 8, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited for his New York Times op-ed on why the upcoming debt ceiling debate may result in the United States defaulting on its financial obligations.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Washington Monthly

    August 7, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited for his New York Times op-ed on why the upcoming debt ceiling debate may result in the United States defaulting on its financial obligations.

  • Lisa Klerman

    The New York Times

    August 7, 2017

    Re: Lisa Klerman

    Lisa Klerman was quoted about the wide margin employers are afforded when assigning layoffs and whether age discrimination suits are successful in court. “Employers have a great deal of freedom to decide how layoffs occur,” said Klerman. “Mediators or judges can look at a list of criteria, including safety records, attendance, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, that the company lists as factors it uses to evaluate workers.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    August 7, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed on why the upcoming debt ceiling debate may result in the United States defaulting on its financial obligations. “The differing views in the president's administration, the Freedom Caucus and changing perspectives on the gravity of default are factors in this year's debate,” said Kleinbard. "Like an impending execution, [the debt ceiling crisis] should concentrate our minds — now, while something can still be done.” The op-ed was cited by numerous media, including The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Washington Monthly.

  • Martin Levine

    The Independent (UK)

    August 4, 2017

    Re: Martin Levine

    Martin Levine was quoted on why lie detector tests are unreliable. "Someone who lies without any sense of guilt can pass a lie detector with flying colours. And someone who takes simple countermeasures may defeat the test," said Levine. "On the other hand, someone who fears he has been falsely accused of a specific action may flunk a lie detector test even though he is actually innocent."

  • Daria Roithmayr

    Refinery29

    August 3, 2017

    Re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr was quoted on U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding race and affirmative action. "The Supreme Court’s decisions have limited the use of race in certain ways," said Roithmayr. "For example, an applicant cannot be automatically awarded a certain number of admissions 'points' because she is a person of color."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    PolitiFact

    August 3, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on the effectiveness of a tax holiday on increasing corporate spending within the United States. “It’s plausible that people have accelerated their gamesmanship in the anticipation that in tax reform there will be another tax holiday, Kleinbard said. “But it’s not plausible to think the number could be as high as the 2 trillion-dollar difference between the data and what the president said.”

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Reputation Magazine

    July 31, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was quoted in a conference discussing the ramifications of the outsourcing revolution, and the implications for contracting and relationships between firms. Contributions from the banking, automotive, retail and IT sectors made clear that cultures and concern for reputation sit at the heart of these relationships. "I was very interested in hearing from the people talking about global supply chains and the comparison between the rule of law and the rule of values and the ways in which cultures and values helped to coordinate the willingness to move forward in an uncertain, complex environment," Hadfield explained.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Laconia Daily Sun

    July 28, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed about President Donald Trump's leadership style. “The luckiest man on the globe is a pathological narcissist,” Estrich said. “He just can't stop himself. Whine, whine, whine: If one of your kids behaved that way, you'd tell them to contain it, that not every thought that came into his or her head was worth sharing with the whole carpool, much less with the whole world.”

  • Seth Stodder

    Politico

    July 28, 2017

    Re: Seth Stodder

    Seth Stodder was quoted about the void left in the Department of Homeland Security’s staff after John Kelly’s move to White House chief of staff. “It would be one hell of a confirmation hearing [Kris Kobach is selected],” Stodder said, adding that he would be a “radioactive pick. He further stated he would probably oppose the nomination himself, “I just can’t imagine that happening.”

  • David B. Cruz

    Vice

    July 27, 2017

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted on how President Donald Trump's Dept. of Justice is contradicting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title VII by claiming LGBTQ workers are not protected by civil rights law. “Ordinarily, one might think that a filing on behalf of the United States might be viewed more seriously due to the moral authority of the federal government. Here, however, it’s unclear whether or not that will be the case,” Cruz said. “This administration is unprecedented in its efforts to curtail rights and the scandals it’s been confronting from the outset. It is not clear that the U.S. government can lay claim to much moral authority these days.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    July 27, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on current dynamics between the president and his attorney general. “If there is one thing that has been consistent about Donald Trump, it’s his determination to shut down the investigation of his, his campaign’s and now his family’s connections with all things Russia, including its government’s assistance in subverting this nation’s democracy,” Estrich said. “How could Jeff Sessions not have understood that he was being put into place to shut down an investigation that had already taken on a life of its own?”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    LA Weekly

    July 26, 2017

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels W. Frenzen was quoted on the legal repercussions if someone refuses to cooperate with border control check points. "You can be briefly seized," said Frenzen. "The question is, is it unreasonable? The longer you're held, the more likely it will be determined by a judge to be unreasonable."

  • Michael Chasalow

    Ars Technica

    July 26, 2017

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about a legal dispute over the ownership of fact-checking site Snopes.com. "Of course the underlying issue is whether the sale resulted in five individual owners or ownership by Proper Media," he e-mailed. “It seems most likely that Proper Media assumed that the individual owners would act in Proper Media’s interest, but it is not clear whether the five individuals had contractual obligations to do so. If the sale resulted in five owners who were not bound by contract to act in a certain way, then any one of the owners would, in theory, be free to act individually, with Mikkelson. On the other hand, the five individual owners could have contractually agreed to vote for a certain director or directors (for example the president of Proper Media), but such a provision would need to be clearly articulated along with consequences for not following such a provision."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    July 26, 2017

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on an alternate proposal to tax capital gains. “The economic argument against taxing capital is less and less persuasive,” Kleinbard said, “as the economy becomes more unequal and more rich Americans drawn on inherited wealth rather than the fruits of their own thrift and labor.”

  • Brian Peck

    KFI-AM

    July 24, 2017

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed about international trade and the availability of American-made products to provide context during President Donald Trump's "Made in America"-themed week.

  • Michael Chasalow

    Los Angeles Times

    July 24, 2017

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about a legal dispute over the ownership of the fact-checking site Snopes.com. “The question is going to turn on the sale documents between the (ex)-wife and the individuals,” said Chasalow. “Did (Barbara) sell or attempt to sell five pieces of the one share or did she sell one piece to five people?”

  • Gregory Keating

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    July 23, 2017

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted on the likely success of a group of lawsuits that alleges the world's largest oil companies should pay for damages caused by rising sea levels. “The defendants can say, ‘Look, we may have emitted a bunch of (carbon dioxide), but if the only CO2 in the world were ours, there’d be no global climate change, so we’re not a substantial factor,’” said Keating.

  • Sam Erman

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV

    July 21, 2017

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the pardon power of the American president and its relation to the U.S. constitution. Sam Erman was interviewed about the pardon power of the American president and its relation to the U.S. constitution. " A pardon is essentially an act the president does, that says you won't be prosecuted for a certain set of crimes. Or, you've already been convicted and will be as if that conviction never happened," said Erman.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Hyperallergic

    July 20, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Charles Cronin was quoted about the implications of a court case arguing for artifacts to be turned over as payment for damages from terror attacks. “It’s a very slippery and dangerous slope,” said Cronin. If the case is decided for the plaintiffs, he said, anybody claiming to be harmed or terrorized by a terrorist group or regime could go after artifacts in other US museums. “You can extrapolate from this case and say, ‘My goodness! This could become quite widespread!’”

  • John Matsusaka

    Bloomberg BNA

    July 19, 2017

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

  • Gillian Hadfield

    This Place

    July 18, 2017

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield wrote a piece on why legal systems should be built from the bottom up. "More than four billion people around the world remain excluded from what we have come to refer to as the 'rule of law'... Does it have to be this way? The short answer is no."

  • Gregory Keating

    San Diego Tribune

    July 17, 2017

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about a lawsuit alleging 37 oil and gas companies are responsible for the sea level rise in certain California coastal counties. “I don’t think this is crazy, but it’s a long shot,” said Keating. “The hard thing is these defendants don’t just directly emit the fossil fuel into the atmosphere. They do things like sell gasoline to people who drive automobiles and put emissions into the air that way.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Billboard

    July 17, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of law was highlighted as one of the top schools in the country to study music law. The list noted Gould's Media, Entertainment & Technology Law program added a music law course to its curriculum this past year. The story also noted USC's law school hosts the annual USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business.

  • Michael Chasalow

    San Francisco Chronicle

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the likelihood of creditors filing claims to the U.S. assets of struggling Chinese technology company LeEco. “It’s not going to be clear who is first in line and who might get paid first. It might not even be Vizio,” Chasalow said. “What is clear is that LeEco is really struggling right now.”

  • Rebecca Brown

    LA Weekly

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Rebecca Brown

    Rebecca Brown was quoted on the chances that a recently filed article of impeachment will move forward against President Trump. "It takes a majority of the House to approve articles of impeachment, and two-thirds of the Senate," Brown said. "You can see from those numbers it's unlikely. We haven't seen any indication of Republican support for this yet."

  • Jean Reisz

    Voice of America

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Jean Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted on legal challenges to several of President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities. "The Trump order to bar funding to sanctuary cities is one of three executive orders that have been temporarily blocked or rolled back by the courts. This may be a pattern," said Reisz

  • Sam Erman

    KNX-AM

    July 12, 2017

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on an effort to begin filing articles of impeachment against President Trump.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Forbes

    July 12, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett and a colleague published an op-ed on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that favors older, more formal patent law over current innovation economy realities. "The Court’s formalistic reasoning stands far removed from the transactional intricacies of 21st-century technology markets," they wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odesa American

    July 7, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary about bringing civility back to politics. “Sen. Susan Collins is right,” Estrich affirmed. “After President Donald Trump’s vulgar tweet Thursday morning that TV and radio host Mika Brzezinski (‘ow I.Q. crazy Mika,’ according to Trump) was ‘bleeding badly from a face lift’ while staying at Mar-a-Lago, the Republican Senator from Maine said, ‘This has to stop. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.’”

  • Susan Estrich

    Laconia Daily Sun

    July 7, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed on the American dream in California. “In the 27 years I've lived here, California has become more like the rest of America, or rather, the rest of America has become more like California: diverse, multicultural, entrepreneurial, environmentally conscious,” Estrich detailed.

  • Susan Seager

    The Wrap

    July 6, 2017

    Re: Susan Seager

    Susan Seager moderated a panel discussion on the First Amendment. Subjects explored include The White House assault on journalists, the prospect of changing our libel laws, as Trump has mentioned, the limits of free speech in the digital age, Peter Thiel and the Gawker case, fake news and the consequences it has wrought.

  • Omar Noureldin

    CNN

    July 5, 2017

    Re: Omar Noureldin

    CNN interviewed Omar Noureldin about Saudi Arabia's hegemonic goals in the region and how its blame on Qatar for supporting terrorist groups is a way to deflect from itself. "This is really a regional dispute," he said. "Saudi has never been happy with Qatar punching above its weight class so to speak. Saudi Arabia wants to be the regional hegemon."

  • Susan Estrich

    Odesa American

    July 5, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published commentary about the impact of the Senate's proposed health care bill. “The message of the Republican health care bill is clear,” said Estrich. “You have nothing to worry about — as long as you can be sure that you will always be well. And you must be employed by a company large enough and successful enough to provide health insurance, just in case somebody in the family trips and falls, or needs their appendix out, or worse.”

  • Sam Erman

    The Hill

    July 2, 2017

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted in a story on why it is likely U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts likely developed the compromise the Supreme Court handed down in its decision to review President Donald Trump's travel ban. “It had a split the baby feel to it and when the court has wanted to project some amount of unity or consensus it’s done so by ruling in these small ball ways,” said Erman.“Roberts has said he wants more consensus on the court. We know he’s trying to move the court in that direction.”

  • Elyn Saks

    The Huffington Post

    July 1, 2017

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was quoted about the importance of mental health considerations as civil rights issues. “As former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has said, mental health is today’s civil rights issue. A right to treatment will give consumers of mental health treatment the resources to thrive. And a right to have an active role in decision making will give consumers of mental health treatment a voice in their own care and will respect their dignity and autonomy. Both rights are extremely important," said Saks.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
November 19, 2017
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted on why the GOP's tax reform bill may not encourage more investment by corporations. The bill features “a very top-heavy distribution,” said Kleinbard. The markets “are awash in capital today, and there’s not a sign of needing more investment.”

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September, 2017

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