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Technology-Driven Change in Media and Entertainment

An interview with Akin Gump’s Marissa Román Griffith.  CCBJ: Advances in mobile video and wireless technology have sparked an explosion of innovation in streaming and other services. How is that changing the industry?  Marissa Román Griffith: Advances in technology are...

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Career Development

A Personal Business Plan That Fits Within the Organization

Akin Gump’s Courtney York discusses her approach to leadership and career development.  CCBJ: You recently joined Akin Gump after a long tenure at Baker Botts. What spurred the move?  Courtney York: I started my career at Baker Botts, which is primarily an energy firm. My career had...

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Fast Take: UAS and Drones - Keeping Up with the Pace

What unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and drones really highlight is the convergence of traditional aviation and aerospace with the high-tech sector. Our focus in Washington, D.C., is on conveying to federal stakeholders and partners the importance of keeping up with the pace of technological...

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Stepping Up Service with Customized Tech Tools for Compliance & Investigations

An interview with Akin Gump’s ­Thomas McCarthy, Jaelyn Judelson and Anne Borkovic. Their remarks have been edited for length and style. CCBJ: Akin Gump has been recognized by the Financial Times for its work in compliance and technology. What led to that recognition? Thomas McCarthy:...

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Board of Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2018

  A look at Akin Gump’s annual list of hot topics for the boardroom, extracted by CCBJ from the full report and edited for length and style.  1.  CYBERSECURITY THREATS Cybersecurity preparedness is essential, as the risk – and the adverse impact – of breaches...

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Fast Take: Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to democratize energy deregulation. It’s the natural next step in a process that started in the 1990s when the federal government separated electric generation, transmission and distribution. Companies are now building platforms on the blockchain that will allow...

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Key Issues as FERC Moves into 2018

Akin Gump's Chip Cannon and David Applebaum take a look at the new FERC commission and its upcoming priorities. Their remarks have been edited for length and style. CCBJ: Tell us about changes in FERC leadership and what that means for the commission’s priorities. Chip Cannon: We...

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