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On Record PR

On Record PR goes on record with C-suite executives, journalists, top legal marketing professionals, lawyers, and other thought leaders to discuss best practices for marketing and public relations strategies that drive business success.


Navigating the Back-to-Work Transition for New Parents with Lori Mihalich-Levin, CEO of Mindful Return
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Lori Mihalich-Levin, attorney and CEO of Mindful Return, to discuss navigating the back-to-work transition from parental leave. Learn More Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, believes in empowering working parents. She is the founder and CEO of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, and co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast. She is mama to two wonderful red-headed boys (ages 9 and 11) and is a health care lawyer in private practice. Her thought leadership has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Washington Post, New York Times Parenting, and Thrive Global.
20:02 12/05/2022
How to Achieve DE&I in Law Firms Now with Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg, senior partner at Fine, Kapan and Black, to discuss steps law firms can take to achieve better diversity within their organizations. Learn More Bobbi is a senior partner at Fine, Kapan and Black, a law firm in Philadelphia. She is also a principal in The Red Bee Group, a women-owned consulting group devoted to helping clients attain DE&I objectives. In her law practice, Bobbi focuses her practice on antitrust, class actions, and complex commercial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She has devoted considerable time and effort throughout her career to the advancement of women in the profession. She has researched and co-authored groundbreaking, widely cited empirical studies on the underrepresentation of women litigators as lead counsel, the disproportionately high rate of attrition of senior women lawyers, and the effect of the pandemic on women lawyers. Bobbi has served as chair of numerous organizations devoted to gender equality in the profession, including the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the ABA Gender Equity Task Force, the ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long Term Careers for Women in Law, DirectWomen (the only organization devoted to increasing the number of women attorneys on corporate boards), the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations’ respective committees on women in the profession, and the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. In recognition of her professional accomplishments and contributions to gender equality for women lawyers, Bobbi has received numerous prestigious awards and honors, including the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession; the Sandra Day O'Connor Award and Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association; the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association; the Florence K. Murray Award from the National Association of Women Judges; the Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award from the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law; the Martha Fay Africa Golden Hammer Award from the ABA’s Law Practice Division; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Legal Intelligencer.  She was named by Pennsylvania’s Governor as a "Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania,” and The National Law Journal named her as one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and one of the “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar.”
46:00 11/21/2022
Today’s Fight for the Rights of Union Workers with Deborah Willig
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record Deborah Willig, the managing partner of Willig, Williams & Davidson, who talks about today’s fight for the rights of union workers. Deb shares that unions and workers today are in the fight of their lives, battling to retain jobs, increase wages, protect benefits, and strengthen the right to organize. Learn More A lifelong champion of workers, Deborah Willig has represented unions for more than four decades. She has negotiated on behalf of museum workers, the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, teachers, firefighters, teamsters, hospitality workers and so many more. Deb has shattered the glass ceiling for women and gay lawyers repeatedly. She was the first woman chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and has been recognized for her work and advocacy with many lifetime achievement awards.
30:14 11/01/2022
Responding to Trauma in the Workplace with Katharine Manning, President of Blackbird DC
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Katharine Manning, author, and president of Blackbird DC, to discuss empathy in the workplace and how to support co-workers experiencing trauma. Learn More Katharine Manning is the President of Blackbird DC, which provides training and consultation on empathy at work. She is the author of The Empathetic Workplace: Five Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job. She has worked on issues of trauma and victimization for more than 25 years. As a senior attorney advisor with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys for 15 years, Kate guided the Justice Department through its response to victims in cases ranging from terrorism to large-scale financial fraud to child exploitation. Some of the cases she advised on include the Boston Marathon bombing, the Pulse nightclub and South Carolina AME church shootings, the uprising in Charlottesville, the Madoff investment fraud, and the federal case against Larry Nassar, doctor for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team. Kate now uses her expertise to help organizations prepare for and respond to the challenges they face involving employees and clients who may be in trauma. A member of the bar in Washington, D.C. and California, Manning also served as an attorney with the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco, where she represented Fortune 500 companies in class actions, insurance, and media cases.
36:01 10/03/2022
The Impact of Legal Marketing on the Business of Law with Brenda Plowman, Chief Marketing Officer at Fasken
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Brenda Plowman, chief marketing officer at Fasken and the president of the Legal Marketing Association, to discuss what it means to be a legal marketer and the impact of legal marketing on the business of law. Learn More In her day job, Brenda is the CMO for Fasken, a Canadian-based international law firm with ten offices. She drives change, ensuring that the purpose for transformation is meaningful to clients, lawyers, and staff alike. She leads a talented group of marketing, business development, digital operations, and communications professionals across the firm. For more than 16 years, she has launched brands and led the development of many programs and initiatives, including Fasken's Client Service Excellence program. Before joining the firm, Brenda attended and taught marketing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She also founded a successful business consultancy, served as the VP of US sales and marketing for a growing company, and has led many respected organizations. Brenda has a small farm in Canada.
31:28 09/12/2022
The Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Legal Journalism with Katrina Dewey, Founder and CEO of Lawdragon
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Katrina Dewey, Founder and CEO of Lawdragon, a legal media company that combines the best in legal news reporting on top lawyers and public interest efforts with one of the world's most admired brands in legal recognition. Learn More Katrina founded Lawdragon in 2005 to create the best resource in the world for news and information on lawyers. She is incredibly proud of the amazing team at the forefront of a media company that is proudly inclusive and forward-thinking. She has had the pleasure of editing some of the best legal writers in the world throughout her career.
42:37 08/30/2022
How to Build Stronger Leadership and Law Firm Teams with Amy M. Gardner of Apochromatik
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Amy M. Gardner, a Certified Career and Career Transitions Coach and Team Development and Leadership Consultant with Apochromatik, to discuss building and engaging teams. Learn More Amy M. Gardner works with law firms and other employers to reengage teams and help them thrive by improving relationships, strengthening emotional intelligence, building leadership skills, developing resilience, having difficult conversations, and more. Amy also works with lawyers one-on-one and in small group Future in Focus Attorney Masterminds to advance in their roles or transition to a new one. She regularly delivers trainings on subjects including time and stress management, managing conflict, building trust, goal achievement, emotional intelligence, and career topics. Amy is a former Big Law associate, partner at a mid-size Chicago firm, and dean of students at the University of Chicago Law School. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, JD from the University of Chicago, and BA from Luther College. She holds certifications in team and leadership coaching, 1:1 coaching, and assessment certifications including the EQi-2.0. Her career and goal achievement advice has been featured in media including numerous podcasts, ABA publications, Bustle, Corporette, Glassdoor, Health, Law360, Monster, NBC, and Women’s Running magazine. Amy’s service to the legal profession includes serving on the Illinois Committee on Character and Fitness and the Governance Committee for the Institute for Well-Being in Law.
47:54 08/17/2022
ESG: How Supply Chain Contracts Affect Human Rights
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Sarah Dadush and Olivia Windham Stewart, leaders of the Business and Human Rights Law Program at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey. They discuss ESG for global businesses and innovative legal mechanisms for improving the social and environmental performance of transnational corporations. Learn More Sarah Dadush is the founding director of the Law School's Business & Human Rights Law Program. She is also a co-leader of an ABA Business Law Section Working Group that has developed a comprehensive toolkit for upgrading international supply contracts to protect workers' human rights better. Her research and teaching lie at the intersection of business and human rights, and her work explores innovative legal mechanisms for improving the social and environmental performance of transnational corporations. Olivia Windham Stewart is an independent business and human rights specialist, Senior Fellow, and Deputy Director of the Business and Human Rights Law Program. She works on a range of projects to enhance corporate accountability and supply chain due diligence across sectors. Olivia has worked extensively in production countries worldwide, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.
41:54 08/01/2022
Marketing and Personal Business Development Best Practices for Professionals with Deborah Farone
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Deborah Farone, founder of Farone Advisors, LLC, to discuss best practices for personal business development for lawyers and other professionals. Learn More Deborah Farone has had the unique opportunity to play a role in developing the best practices in professional services marketing by working with the most respected and most demanding lawyers in the world. Deborah is the author of the best-selling legal marketing book, “Best Practices: Marketing and Business Development for Law Firms” (PLI 2019), a work based on more than sixty interviews with successful law firm leaders and marketers, general counsel, and innovators in the profession. Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, has called Deborah “the leading expert in law firm marketing. Not only has she studied this complex topic from the peak of the legal profession, her research into what works and what doesn’t is priceless for anyone interested in growing their business.”  The book is carried by bookstores of the United States’ highest ranked law schools, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia. Over the past two decades, Deborah has carved out a niche by distinguishing herself as the chief marketing officer of two of the world’s most prestigious law firms, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Prior to diving into the legal marketing profession, she honed her business development and communications skills by working at the global management consulting firm Towers Perrin, now Willis Towers Watson. In her early days, she worked both in the new business department and as an account executive at Ketchum Communications. Deborah has been involved in the corporate and academic arena. She recently spoke at McKinsey & Company’s legal department and, on the academic side, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, Cornell Law School and Fordham Law School. She has served as an adjunct Assistant Professor on the faculty of New York University.
37:25 07/18/2022
Improve Your Business Development Skills with Mo Bunnell, Author of The Snowball System
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Mo Bunnell, CEO of Bunnell Idea Group, to discuss how professionals can develop their business development skills. Learn how complex skills and learned and earned, why people hate to be sold to, but they love to buy, and how to develop a system to bring in the work you want, deepen the relationships you want the most, and create systems that fit within your demanding schedule.
40:16 07/01/2022
Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone to Grow with David Hubbard, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with David Hubbard, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon, to discuss what it takes to build an inclusive and authentic workplace.
41:13 06/14/2022
Building Individual and Collective Resilience with Lesley Pate Marlin, Associate General Counsel at FINRA
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Lesley Pate Marlin, Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, about how to build individual and collective resilience. Learn More Lesley is an experienced, senior in-house attorney with a specialty in labor and employment law. She works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as their Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment. FINRA is a not-for-profit organization, overseen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through the regulation of brokerage firms doing business with the public in the United States. In her role at FINRA, Lesley provides day-to-day practical and strategic legal advice, develops or updates policies and procedures to comply with applicable laws, responds to administrative charges and demand letters, handles government investigations, and conducts training. She speaks frequently on various workplace issues, including labor and employment law topics, culture and psychological safety, diversity and inclusion, resilience and career development.  She participated in the Association of Corporate Counsel’s TED Masterclass program, where she spoke about the power of resilience.  Beyond her professional engagements, Lesley is committed to giving back to her community. She serves as the Vice President/President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.
17:31 05/25/2022
Leadership and the importance of self-advocacy in your career with Georgetown’s Hillary Sale
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Hillary Sale, Associate Dean, and Professor at Georgetown University, to discuss leadership and the importance of acting as a strong self-advocate in your career. They talk about self-advocacy, the Harvard Women’s Leadership Initiative, DirectWomen, inclusion and diversity, creative friction and much more. Learn More Hillary A. Sale is a recognized expert in leadership and corporate governance. She has been a member of the FINRA Board of Governors since 2016, where she Chairs the Regulatory Policy Committee and serves on the Executive, Nominating and Governance, Compensation, and Regulatory Operations Committees. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Foundation Press, an educational publisher of scholarly books, and a director with DirectWomen, a nonprofit focused on increasing the presence of women on public company boards. Hillary is the Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute and serves on DirectWomen’s Executive, Nominating and Governance, and Selection Committees. Hillary is also the Associate Dean for Strategy, an award-winning scholar and teacher, and the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law and a Professor of Management at Georgetown University. As an industry-focused academic, she writes and speaks about leadership and corporate governance. In the spring of 2017, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, teaching Women’s Leadership and Corporate Boards and Governance. She is an accomplished business partner who speaks to and works with industry groups and academic audiences and was selected by the St. Louis Business Journal as a “2014 Most Influential Business Woman.” In addition to running leadership and governance programs, Hillary consults regularly with CEOs and C-suite executives on leadership, governance, strategy, inclusion and diversity, and company culture. She also develops custom executive education programs and works with business leaders in programs at Harvard Law, where she Chairs the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the Law Center. Hillary graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds a master’s degree in Economics from Boston University, where she also completed her B.A., summa cum laude. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, she was the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and a Professor of Management at Washington University in St. Louis. Hillary also worked in the government investigations and corporate and securities class actions areas at WilmerHale, LLP and in Massachusetts politics.
33:28 05/10/2022
How to Prepare for a Media Interview with Gina Rubel, Founder of Furia Rubel Communications
In this episode of On Record PR, we flip the script and interview Gina Rubel on how the court of public relations is different from the court of law, the art of working with the media, and how you get your message out. If you’re an attorney or an executive, and you suddenly have an interview thrust upon you with no time to prepare, this discussion covers everything you need to know quickly. Learn More Gina Rubel is the host of On Record PR, the founder and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, and the author of Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers. Founded in 2002, Furia Rubel is a leading national PR agency which helps top businesses and law firms with high-stakes public relations, reputation management, crisis planning, and incident response including high profile litigation media relations.
20:05 05/09/2022
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Field with Francisco Ramos, Partner at Clarke Silverglate
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Francisco “Frank” Ramos, Partner at Clarke Silverglate and author of Confessions of a Latino Lawyer, about how to achieve diversity in the legal field. Learn More Frank is a Partner of Clarke Silverglate, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, drug and medical device, products liability and catastrophic personal injury. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his defense work in product liability matters. Frank has been with Clarke Silverglate for virtually his entire career. He has tried to verdict personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and inverse condemnation cases. As a certified mediator, Frank has resolved numerous matters through alternative dispute resolution.  Frank is an ambassador for the Firm’s mission of leadership and service. He has been President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the 11th Judicial Historical Society and has served on the boards of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Florida International University’s Alumni Association, Florida International University’s Honors College, Parent to Parent of Miami, Miami-Dade Defense Bar Association, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Florida Christian School. He serves as a mentor to countless young lawyers and law students through his publications, social media posts, presentations, webinars, and his “coffee chats.” Frank has written 20 books for lawyers, edited five books for lawyers, and has written over 400 articles for lawyers and business professionals. Frank’s dedication to young lawyers is exemplified through his development of a Deposition Boot Camp and Art of Marketing Program for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, an invitation-only defense organization that handpicked Frank for membership just eight years into his practice. Frank’s daily practice pointers and business tips on LinkedIn have over 55,000 followers and 5,000 friends on Facebook. In his spare time, Frank enjoys writing, reading science fiction, and listening to his two sons, David and Michael, perform classical and jazz music.
23:56 04/25/2022
How Women Lawyers Can Use Public Relations More Effectively
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Janet Falk, who has more than 30 years of in-house and public relations agency experience. She advises attorneys at solo and small law firms on media relations and marketing communications. Learn More Janet has more than 30 years of in-house and public relations agency experience. She advises attorneys at solo and small law firms on media relations and marketing communications and shares unique opportunities for women lawyers to distinguish themselves in media outreach. Learn more about Janet on her website:
31:36 04/11/2022
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Law with Chris Garrod, Director of Insurance and Technology at Conyers Dill & Pearman
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Chris Garrod, Director of Insurance and Technology and head of the FinTech group at Conyers Dill & Pearman, to discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on the practice of law. Learn More Chris Garrod is a Director in the Corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman. He is a member of the firm’s insurance practice in Bermuda. Chris specializes in advising on reinsurance and ILS structures, including large commercial insurers, life reinsurers, special purpose insurers, cat bonds, sidecars and segregated account vehicles. In addition to his insurance practice, he also advises on all aspects of Bermuda corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, reorganizations and re-domestications. He has also formed cryptocurrency vehicles using blockchain-based technology, forming Bermuda’s first digital token issuer in late 2017. Chris is also a member of the Government of Bermuda’s Blockchain legal and working group and the Bermuda Business Development Agency’s Blockchain working group. With over 15 years of experience working in Bermuda’s reinsurance market, Chris acts for a number of large commercial insurers/reinsurers including Assured Guaranty, Chubb, Essent Re, Everest Re, Markel Corporation, Sirius International Insurance Group, Tokio Millennium Re, White Mountains Insurance Group, XL Group, and Zurich Insurance Group. He has also been involved in the formation of a number of segregated account “alternative” reinsurance and ILS platforms, acting for reinsurers, investment hedge funds, investment managers, pension plans, investment banks and listed companies. Additionally, he acts for numerous Lloyd’s syndicates which have Bermuda platforms. Finally, Chris sits on various reinsurance and captive boards in a non-executive capacity advising on Bermuda insurance regulatory and general corporate legal updates to those boards. Internationally recognized as a leading lawyer, Chris has been recommended in a number of legal directories including Chambers Global and Legal 500, where clients note that his “main strengths are his responsiveness and depth of knowledge” and that he is “very knowledgeable about Bermuda regulations and has a good working relationship with the Bermuda Monetary Authority.”
36:55 03/28/2022
What Law Firm Leaders Need to Know about ESG From Leading Experts
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Daniel Smallwood, the head of content for and the Legal ESG Summit, and Pamela Cone, Social Impact and Sustainability Sage at Amity Advisory. They discuss what ESG is, why it matters, and how law firms can get on board with ESG considerations. Learn More Daniel Smallwood is a 20-year legal research, content, and publishing professional who has been responsible for some of the most well-regarded and innovative law firm practice management and legal operations, events, and publications. Pamela Cone works with law firm leaders to address the growing expectations of clients, prospects, employees, recruits and communities - around their firms' ESG, Social Impact and Sustainability programs.
36:04 03/18/2022
Why Diversity Matters: A Conversation about the Importance of DE&I in Business with Efua Obeng, Marketing Professor at Howard University
In this episode of On Record PR, Sarah Larson goes on record with Efua Obeng, associate professor and department chair of marketing at Howard University. Learn More Efua Obeng recently spoke at HubSpot's annual conference Inbound 2021 discussing mentorship and advocacy in black business leadership and appeared on a podcast interview entitled Why Marketers Need to Listen to Black Voices. In addition to earning a bachelor's degree in business from UNC Chapel Hill and a master's degree from Duke University, Efua earned a PhD in business administration with a marketing concentration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Her experience at Katz helped sharpen her thought process, leadership, and research skills and highlighted the importance of making decisions based on data.
31:36 03/14/2022
Ready to Publish a Book? Hear how from Naren Aryal of Amplify Publishing Group.
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Naren Aryal, CEO of Amplify Publishing Group. Learn More As CEO of Amplify Publishing Group, Naren Aryal advises authors, thought leaders, and organizations on the opportunities and challenges that exist in the evolving world of publishing. He’s guided the company’s growth from a single title in 2003 to becoming one of the fastest growing and most respected hybrid publishing companies in the world. Today, Amplify Publishing Group is home to six imprints, including our flagship imprint Amplify Publishing, which specializes in “big ideas” from business and political leaders; Mascot Books, which publishes hundreds of books across all genres; and RealClear Publishing, a joint venture with RealClearPolitics that redefines the political book marketplace by magnifying the voices of politicians, policymakers, and commentators seeking to influence timely national conversations. Prior to entering the world of books, Naren worked as a lawyer, advising technology companies in the Washington, D.C., area. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. Naren frequently speaks at publishing and business events about the importance of developing compelling content and a robust author platform. He is also the author of "How to Sell a Crapload of Books: 10 Secrets of a Killer Author Marketing Platform." Prior to entering the world of books, Naren worked as a lawyer, advising technology companies in the Washington, D.C. area. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.
24:05 03/01/2022
Creating Inclusive Work Environments for People with Disabilities with Lifelong Disability Rights Activist, Judith Heumann
In this episode of On Record PR, Caitlan McCafferty goes on record with lifelong disability rights advocate Judith (Judy) Heumann to discuss how business leaders can best approach creating truly inclusive work environments, including for people with disabilities. Learn More Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a "fire hazard" at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community. Her memoir, authored with Kristen Joiner, of Being Heumann “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” published by Beacon Press and audio recorded by Ali Stroker, who is the first wheelchair actor to perform on Broadway. Judy was featured on the Trevor Noah show.  Judy is featured in Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American award-winning documentary film, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, produced by the Obama Higher Ground Production and is available on Netflix. She also produces a podcast called The Heumann Perspective, which features a variety of members from the disability community. She has been featured in numerous documentaries including on the history of the disability rights movement, including Lives Worth Living and the Power of 504 and delivered a TED talk in the fall of 2016, “Our Fight for Disability Rights- and Why We’re Not Done Yet”. Her story was also told on Comedy Central’s Drunk History in early 2018, in which she was portrayed by Ali Stroker,. As Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation (2017-2019), she wrote “Road Map for Inclusion: Changing the Face of Disability in Media”. She also currently serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity and Inclusion, as well as the Human Rights Watch board. Judy was a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living which was the first grassroots center in the United States and helped to launch the Independent Living Movement both nationally and globally. In 1983, Judy co-founded the World Institute on Disability (WID) with Ed Roberts and Joan Leon, as one of the first global disability rights organizations founded and continually led by people with disabilities that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them via research, policy, and consulting efforts. From 1993 to 2001, Judy served in the Clinton Administration as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education. Judy then served as the World Bank's first Adviser on Disability and Development from 2002 to 2006. In this position, she led the World Bank's disability work to expand its knowledge and capability to work with governments and civil society on including disability in the global conversation. During his presidency, President Obama appointed Judy as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, where she served from 2010-2017.  Mayor Fenty of D.C. appointed her as the first Director for the Department on Disability Services, where she was responsible for the Developmental Disability Administration and the Rehabilitation Services Administration. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which have been advancing the inclusion of disabled people in the US and around the world and fighting to end discrimination against all those with disabilities. Judy graduated from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY in 1969 and received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975. She has received numerous awards including being the first recipient of the Henry B. Betts Award in recognition of efforts to significantly improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and the Max Starkloff Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council on Independent Living. She has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates.
18:51 02/14/2022
The Role of General Counsel in Times of Crisis with Maria Feeley, Chief Legal Officer of Washington and Lee University
Gina Rubel goes on record with Maria Feeley, the Chief Legal Officer of Washington and Lee University, to discuss the important role of the general counsel in times of crisis and GC’s expectations of outside counsel. Learn More Maria Feeley is the Chief Legal Officer of Washington and Lee University, a nationally ranked private liberal arts university established in 1749 with an endowment valued at over $2 billion. She is also Chair of the Board of Trustees of Rosemont College, a private college celebrating its 100th anniversary, ranked #7 as a Top Performer in Social Mobility in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings in the Regional Universities North category, up from #15 last year. Rosemont is the only college in the Philadelphia region in the Top 10. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Maria served as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and - for two years - as Interim Athletics Director of the University of Hartford, an institution with seven colleges offering over 100-degree programs, students from 48 states, 63 countries, and a robust Division I Athletics program. There she was responsible for oversight of the Office of General Counsel, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Title IX Compliance, Athletics Department, Office of the Secretary, Compliance and ERM Programs. As Athletics Director, she oversaw a budget of over $22 million, managed over 75 full time employees and 17 Division I Athletics Programs, launched new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and a new Varsity Esports Program, funded and built a new Esports arena, and celebrated the men’s basketball team’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance and America East Championship win. Prior to joining Hartford, she served as the Chief Legal Officer of Florida A&M University, one of the largest HBCUs in the country. From 2007 through 2017, Maria was a partner in the Am Law 100 law firm Pepper Hamilton, where she chaired the Women’s Initiative, was vice chair of the Diversity Committee, and was on the Hiring and Contributions Committees. She was a senior legal consultant for FGIS, a risk management company former FBI Director Louis Freeh founded, and Pepper acquired. With FGIS, she served as a senior consultant for the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center in connection with the largest court-supervised settlement program in U.S. history following the BP oil spill. In 2014, the Pennsylvania Governor appointed her to the State Ethics Commission, an independent agency which enforces the Ethics Act, and certain provisions of the Lobbying Disclosure Law, Gaming Act, and Medical Marijuana Act. Philly Biz named her a “Top Business Attorney;” Profiles in Diversity Journal honored her in its 10th Annual WomenWorthWatching® issue; The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly named her one of Pennsylvania’s 25 Women of the Year in 2008; she received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Peretta Award, was appointed Philadelphia liaison to the ABA’s Commission on Women, co-chair of the 2010 ABA Women in Law Leadership Academy Programming Committee, Zone 1 Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates; she was elected to the Board of Governors of the 13,000 member Philadelphia Bar Association, appointed to the Committee on Judicial Selection and Retention, and chaired the Association’s Women in the Profession Committee, Annual Bench Bar Conference, Women’s Rights Committee, Sandra Day O’Connor Award Committee, and Drafting Committee for the Development of a Call to Action and Best Practices for the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers. Maria obtained her JD from Washington and Lee University where she served as senior articles editor for the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice f/k/a Race and Ethnic Ancestry Law Digest. She obtained her BA, cum laude, in Mathematics and History from Rosemont College, where she received a full-tuition academic scholarship, was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma national honor society and was an adjunct business law professor from 2006 through 2015.
44:44 01/31/2022
Trends Impacting Integrated Marketing Strategy in 2022
In this episode of On Record PR, members of the Furia Rubel team go on record to discuss trends in digital marketing, public and media relations, crisis communications, business development, and talent acquisition and retention.
35:34 01/18/2022
Leveraging LinkedIn to Develop Business, Attract Top Talent, and Become a Thought Leader
In this episode of On Record PR, Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Devin Banerjee, editor at large at LinkedIn, to discuss how professionals can maximize the use of the world’s largest professional network to develop business, attract talent, and position yourself as a thought leader.  Learn More Devin Banerjee is a senior member of the editorial team at LinkedIn, where he serves as editor at large for business and finance. Before joining LinkedIn in 2018, Devin was an editor and reporter at Bloomberg. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2011, he reported for The Wall Street Journal. He's an honors graduate of Stanford University, where he was editor in chief of The Stanford Daily, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. At LinkedIn, Devin is the author of the award-winning interview series Human Capital and the weekly digest This Week in Finance. More than 335,000 readers subscribe to the two newsletters. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, with 800 million members in more than 200 countries. Its vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce, which it achieves through its mission: connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. The LinkedIn News team is made up of more than 85 editors around the world, who create, curate and cultivate content around industry trends and topics in the news.
32:28 12/01/2021
Chambers USA Trends and Guidance from Kushraj Cheema, North American Research Director
In this episode of On Record PR, Gina Rubel goes on record with Kushraj “Kush” Cheema, North America Research Director at Chambers and Partners, a guide offering market-leading reviews, insights and rankings of the top law firms and lawyers across key practice areas. Learn More Kushraj “Kush” Cheema, North America Research Director at Chambers and Partners, a guide offering market-leading reviews, insights and rankings of the top law firms and lawyers across key practice areas. In his current position, Kush plays a pivotal role in continuing to develop the Chambers USA presence in the United States and strengthening its relationships with law firms of all sizes across the US. He works closely with lawyers and business development teams to ensure that Chambers rankings continue to reflect the legal market and identify emerging practice areas and other opportunities across the legal profession. Kush previously held the role of Head of USA Research Development, a position he took when Chambers opened its New York office in early 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a USA Deputy Editor and Research Analyst.
38:00 11/08/2021
Antoinette Hubbard, DE&I Leader at Corporate Law Firm, Discusses Business Case for Advancing Diversity Efforts in the Legal Profession
In this episode, Sarah Larson goes on record with Antoinette Hubbard, diversity and inclusion director at the national law firm Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy and a senior member of the firm’s Delaware Asbestos Litigation Team. About Antoinette Hubbard You could say that Antoinette has been around the world and back. She is the second child of four and was raised by parents who lacked many educational opportunities. They instilled in her a love of learning and the belief that with hard work, she could achieve the goals that she set for herself. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended college and law school in the Greater Philadelphia area. She married her college sweetheart and moved to Boston, where they lived for 12 years. Both of their daughters were born in Boston, so although she is from Philly, she has a special place in her heart for Boston. She and her family moved to Ghana where her husband is from and lived there for five years. When they returned to the U.S., they moved to the Philadelphia area to be near her family. At Maron Marvel, Antoinette has extensive experience in the defense of complex product liability and toxic tort matters and has successfully defended personal injury cases, including wrongful death and severe impairment claims, and numerous commercial cases in both federal and state courts.
31:41 10/19/2021
How Lawyers Can Prepare for the Future of AI in Legal with Bert Kaminski, Director of Legal for Google Cloud
Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Bert Kaminski, director of legal for Google Cloud. They discuss artificial intelligence, contract automation, and how counsel can adapt their role in light of increasingly powerful AI-based tools. Learn More Bert Kaminski is a seasoned legal counsel in the technology industry, specializing in advanced and emerging fields such as cloud computing, internet of things, artificial intelligence, data science & machine learning.  Bert is a frequent public speaker on these topics, and has served as a senior advisor to all levels of business and executive management in leading technology companies, such as Google, GE Digital and Oracle. Bert serves as a Board Advisor to SafePorter LLC, a technology company specializing in privacy-centric data analytics and tools for diversity and inclusion tracking. Bert leads the Technology Law committee of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and previously served on the chapter’s board of directors and as its President.  As a Director within Google’s legal organization, Bert leads a team that supports commercial enterprise transactions for key industry segments of Google Cloud, including financial services, healthcare and the public sector. Prior to joining Google, Bert was General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team of ServiceMax Inc., a California based cloud application provider, where he was responsible for all legal affairs of the company including privacy and technology related legal issues. Earlier, Bert was Chief Commercial Counsel at GE Digital LLC, a General Electric company, where he served as GE Digital’s privacy leader and specialized in the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, and software licensing. Bert began his in-house legal career at Oracle. Bert established and led Oracle’s Cloud Legal team, and as Assistant General Counsel, served as the principal attorney globally for Oracle’s cloud computing and information technology managed services businesses.  Bert served as an appointed member of the Privacy Bar Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional for European data protection (CIPP/E). A graduate of Fordham University’s joint J.D./M.B.A. program, Bert earned a certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and its implications for business strategy. Bert earned a bachelor’s degree with honors at New York University (NYU), in the field of economics.
21:17 10/04/2021
Legal Innovation Why and How with Jason Barnwell, Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Attorney
Gina Rubel goes on record with Jason Barnwell, an attorney in Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department, to discuss tech and innovation in the legal industry, diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession, and the importance of storytelling to the practice of law. Learn More Jason leads Microsoft’s law firm engagement strategy. His work is focused on creating deeper engagement with and more value from Microsoft’s outside counsel relationships. He partners with Microsoft’s Legal Operations team to build a virtuous value cycle built upon empowering Microsoft’s legal professionals to: select the right partners; teach them about their business; ensure they assemble teams with talent and diverse perspectives; create incentives to innovate and work efficiently; measure partner performance and work quality; and collect, re-use, and build upon knowledge assets. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law. According to Jason’s Twitter bio he is a husband, father, attorney, engineer, tinkerer, nerd, cyclist, volunteer, and someone who helps Microsoft innovate the practice of law.
39:41 09/15/2021
Author Brian Cuban Talks About “The Addicted Lawyer” and the Addiction Crisis Among Lawyers
Gina Rubel goes on record with author Brian Cuban, to discuss his book, The Addicted Lawyer, and the addiction crisis among lawyers. Learn More Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He is graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Brian has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April of 2007. He left the practice of law and now writes and speaks on recovery topics, for the legal profession and on recovery in general His first book, “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder,” chronicles his first-hand experiences living with and recovering from 27 years of eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Brian’s most recent, best-selling book, “The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption,” is an un-flinching look back at how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.
41:14 09/07/2021
Cultivating Meaningful DE&I: The Positive Impact of Pro Bono
Caitlan McCafferty goes on record with Thomas McHugh, an associate at Bressler, Amery & Ross and a member of the firm’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) committee, to discuss why pro bono is important to the legal profession, advice for young lawyers interested in pro bono work, and the firm’s important work for Habitat for Humanity, the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). Learn More Thomas is an associate in the Securities and Litigation practice groups at Bressler, Amery & Ross (Bressler). An alumnus of the Bressler summer law clerk program, Thomas joined the firm upon receiving his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame, Thomas was a member of the 7th Circuit Moot Court Team. As part of the team, Thomas briefed and argued a habeas petition before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Thomas also served as the Symposium Editor for the Journal of Legislation during his final year of law school. Thomas is joining us today to talk about the pro bono work of the firm and its positive impact on relationship development within the firm. 
16:31 08/30/2021