To Live and Law in LA

To Live and Law in LA
In our new season, each episode of To Live and Law in LA will feature lively conversations with guests about the innovations, industries, and laws impacting our city and shaping its future.

S2 E9 Patrolling Skid Row
Dec 19, 2018 • 23 min
In our Season 2 finale, and the first episode in what will be an ongoing discussion on the city’s homelessness crisis, we talk with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph about the 20 years he has spent patrolling one of the most notorious homeless communities in the…
S2 E8 Hip-Hop’s Diversity Issue
Dec 12, 2018 • 23 min
Nixon Peabody entertainment partner and Billboard Top Music Lawyer Julian Petty talks about the lack of diverse legal representation in the hip-hop industry, why he made the switch from aspiring rapper to lawyer, and his background representing some of…
S2 E7 The Future is Female
Dec 5, 2018 • 22 min
California’s new law, SB 826, requires every publicly traded company in California to have at least one woman on a board. This is the first law of its kind in the nation and has come with fanfare as well as controversy. We discuss SB 826 with Megan Sette…
S2 E6 Season 2 Mailbag!
Nov 28, 2018 • 19 min
We put out a call for questions, and you came through in a big way! In this off-format episode, hosts and Nixon Peabody attorneys, Jade Turner-Bond, Aaron Brian, Neal Gauger and Shannon Egan discuss everything from the state of the Supreme Court to…
S2 E5 Buses, Autonomous Vehicles, and Scooters…Oh My!
Nov 14, 2018 • 23 min
Autonomous vehicles and scooters are all the rage in mobility, but how will this transportation revolution impact our already our struggling Los Angeles public transit system and the communities that rely on it? To find out, we talk with Nixon Peabody…
S2 E4 The End of Heart Disease
Nov 7, 2018 • 19 min
Within five years we will have cured heart disease - at least that’s what Steven Morris, the CEO of BioLife4D hopes. Using a cardiac tissue regeneration and organ replacement process, BIOLIFE4D plans to essentially 3D print a human heart. Steven and Nixon…
S2 E3 The Next Wild West
Oct 31, 2018 • 23 min
Internet personality and make-up artist James Charles and Nixon Peabody partner Ellie Altshuler discuss navigating the growing multi-billion dollar social influencer industry. James, who made history as the first CoverGirl male spokesmodel, has a combined…
Inside an immigrant detainee camp
Oct 24, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, co-host Neal Gauger talks about his day volunteering with the ACLU inside a federal prison outside Los Angeles, where he and others sought to help asylum seekers being held in inhumane conditions.
S2 E1: A Look Into the Future
Oct 17, 2018 • 26 min
Wall Street Journal legal reporter Sara Randazzo speaks with Nixon Peabody partners Justin Thompson and Jill Gordon on the legal industry diversity initiatives and technological disruptions that will impact the field.
Scott O’Connell and the Art of Litigation
Mar 21, 2018 • 18 min
Aaron Brian, Shannon Egan, and Jade Turner-Bond sit down with NP Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell, who shares his thoughts on what makes litigators different from other lawyers, the most important skill a lawyer can have, and how young lawyers…
Passing the Baton: The Next Evolution of NP’s LA Office
Mar 14, 2018 • 31 min
Neal Gauger and Jade Turner-Bond are joined by Seth Levy and Justin Thompson. Seth, the outgoing Managing Partner of the LA office, and Justin, the incoming Managing Partner, discuss leadership, firm culture, and their vision for the future of the office.
First Years
Mar 7, 2018 • 23 min
Shannon Egan and Neal Gauger are joined by first year associates Karina Puttieva and Andrea Chavez to discuss what it’s like to be a brand-new first year, their thoughts on the bar exam, and working in Big Law.
Why Can’t Lawyers Relax?
Feb 28, 2018 • 30 min
Aaron Brian, Neal Gauger,Jade Turner-Bond and Jennifer Cormano, discuss how lawyers are affected by mental health challenges and addiction issues, and explore techniques to help lawyers achieve a healthier and happier practice of law.
Bonus Episode – A Brief Meditation
Feb 28, 2018 • 9 min
In a special “mini” episode, NP’s Jennifer Cormano leads Aaron Brian, Neal Gauger and Jade Turner-Bond through a guided “body scan” meditation session – including directions that listeners can use to follow-along and participate.
Rick Jones and His Wildest Dream
Feb 21, 2018 • 25 min
NIxon Peabody Los Angeles office founder Rick Jones is interviewed.
Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Change in Los Angeles
Feb 14, 2018 • 25 min
What the advent of autonomous vehicles means for transportation technology, city planning, public finance, and the lives of Los Angelenos.
Cannabis: A Legal High?
Feb 6, 2018 • 31 min
Examining the legalization of marijuana in California from public finance and legal perspectives.
Intro Episode
Jan 24, 2018 • 21 min
To Live and Law in LA - Our inaugural episode