Law X.0

Law X.0
Hosted by Dori Goldstein and Meg McEvoy, legal analysts in Bloomberg Law’s analysis unit, Law X.0 covers the leading edge of law and the legal industry. The podcast will dig into today’s challenging, shifting legal landscape, uncovering and analyzing trends in litigation, regulation and compliance, transactions, legal operations, and the legal market. The podcast will welcome innovators and influencers in law and the legal industry, offering attorneys actionable analysis on the future of legal practice.

Erich Spangenberg on Optimizing the $200B Patent Market
Dec 3 • 20 min
Erich Spangenberg, CEO and co-founder of IPwe, is trying to give a technology-driven makeover to the $200 billion patent licensing and acquisition market. Spangenberg talks with Dori Goldstein and Meg McEvoy about leaving behind his patent troll past to…
Cryptocurrency Part 3: New York’s BitLicense Program
Nov 25 • 18 min
In this third and final episode in a series on cryptocurrency, New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Linda Lacewell discusses BitLicenses, which enable virtual currency projects, including those that touch the state’s mammoth banking…
Cryptocurrency Part 2: Hester Peirce on the SEC’s Role
Nov 19 • 19 min
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known as “crypto-mom,” has strong views on how her agency can facilitate the growth of cryptocurrencies. The sole dissenting commissioner in the SEC’s denial of the Winkelvoss Bitcoin Exchange Traded product, Peirce…
Cryptocurrency Part 1: Busting Myths and Regulation Basics
Nov 12 • 23 min
Digital currencies have the potential to transform the financial industry, with wide-ranging implications for regulators and attorneys. This three-part series on cryptocurrency demystifies a rapidly changing field, the regulatory response, and what it all…
Litigation Funding Matures and Hits Big Law
Nov 5 • 20 min
Businesses are increasingly turning to litigation finance to fund commercial lawsuits. The practice transfers risk to third parties and moves high legal fees off a company’s balance sheet. Charles Agee, founder and managing partner of Westfleet Advisors,…
Foreign Agents Registration Act in a New Era
Oct 29 • 24 min
DOJ recently announced it is stepping up enforcement of FARA (the Foreign Agents Registration Act), breathing new life into this World War II-era law. FARA requires “agents” of a foreign principal to register – but Joe Moreno, former federal prosecutor…
HIPAA Horror Story: Business Associate Breaches
Oct 22 • 21 min
Why should a lawyer who doesn’t represent health care or insurance companies be concerned about HIPAA? One of the largest health care data breaches, which compromised nearly 25 million individuals’ records, didn’t occur at a hospital or clinic – it was…
Iran Sanctions – The Business Impact
Oct 15 • 18 min
John E. Smith, former director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and co-head of Morrison Foerster’s national security practice, discusses the current Iran sanctions and their impact on global business. Since the U.S.…
Orrick’s Approach to Law Firm Innovation
Oct 8 • 29 min
Orrick has been named the Most Innovative North American Law Firm by Financial Times for the past three years. Three members of Orrick’s innovation team, Wendy Butler Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer, Kate Orr, Senior Innovation Counsel, and Daryl…
YouTube’s $170 Million Settlement – the FTC Perspective
Oct 1 • 18 min
Google and its subsidiary, YouTube, recently entered into a record $170 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General over allegations that YouTube unlawfully collected children’s personal information. It is the…
Lessons in Cybersecurity From New York
Sep 23 • 19 min
Maria T. Vullo, former superintendent of New York’s banking and insurance regulator, the New York Department of Financial Services, was responsible for drafting and implementing the state’s groundbreaking cybersecurity compliance regulation. The rule…
Nell Minow On Why Only Corporate Governance Can Save the World
Sep 16 • 21 min
The former president and founder of Institutional Shareholder Services, now one of the world’s largest investment advisory firms, discusses how companies like Wal-Mart can have a bigger impact on the environment than governments can. Minow, “corporate…
Introducing: Law X.0
Sep 9 • 1 min
From the legal analyst team at Bloomberg Law, a new podcast exploring today’s challenging legal landscape. For more information: