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New York's state attorney general is investigating whether Donald Trump illegally inflated the value of his business assets
"One of the ANC brought more tough legal news for the president to end his family. A new court filing revealed that New York's attorney. General is investigating the trump organization for allegedly inflating the value of its assets to get loans state AJ Latisha James wants a judge to order the trump or to provide documents and compel testimony from the president's son Eric. As executive vice president. Now, according to this filing the younger trump abruptly cancelled and interview with the office. Last month, we should note this civil investigation, not a criminal case in a statement today their chief legal officer said, the company has done quote nothing wrong to that end, we welcome back to our broadcast Barbara, mcquade, veteran federal prosecutor, former US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Counselor. It's good to see you I'd love your read on how much. Legal jeopardy how much real trouble the trump team could be in on this front Well, it depends on the facts Brian, but it could be very serious. We know that Michael Cohen testified before Congress about the trump organization propensity to deflate the value of assets and revenue when it came to filing tax returns, but inflating revenue and assets when it came time to seek loans, and so that is what Latisha James is exploring here and what's interesting about it is. Eric. Trump. Cancelling at the last minute and refusing to appear not wanting to invoke his fifth amendment rights but actually doing so. And so it does appear that they're concerned and have something to hide and when someone has something to hide, it makes prosecutors all the more eager to find out what's inside. What are the odds that we will see him go into testify? Can you just walk around and say now I'm not gonna I'm not gonNA come in there. No you can't. I think the odds are really quite high that he will have to show up. I think this is a stall tactic. We see this time and again I think it is the trump way. The way that he has built the real estate empire is to play hard ball and to assert frivolous legal claims. But everybody has a duty to show up and answer the questions. Now, that doesn't mean he can't assert his fifth amendment rights when asked particular questions but he can't do it in a blanket fashion. He can't say I'm not coming at all. He has to show up I mean she might ask questions like what's your name that's not protected by the Fifth Amendment Privilege but if there are particular questions then at that moment, he has to assert his right then but I think that is the the visual the Specter that he may be trying to avoid because that's when it looks politically perhaps to some like an assertion of the fifth, the Fifth Amendment might be an admission of guilt. And Barb we mentioned civil versus criminal. Is this a potential advantage to him and his dad that this is a civil not criminal matter. Well sometimes, yes. I mean, civil means that the penalties will be money damages and not sending someone to prison. So in that way I suppose civil makes people a little less fearful but in many ways when you are the prosecuting entity thinking about whether you want to proceed civilly or criminally can bring with it advantages and disadvantages. One of the great advantages of proceeding civilly is the burden of proof is much lower. It's only preponderance of the evidence as opposed to the higher guilt beyond a reasonable doubt that's necessary criminal case, and so in some ways, it could be more dangerous for the trump's to be facing a civil investigation because of different legal standard. Final question because Americans love being able to pick it things, they're not supposed to see. Can you manage expectations? There is no expectation correct that at the end of this case, or during this case, people get to take a look at the president's tax returns. It depends you're right. I don't know that we'll see the whole tax returns on display but if the attorney general is able to get her hands on the records, you may see allegations that come out of them in a complaint to civil complaint that would be filed here. So we may see excerpts, and if the case ever went to trial, those textures could end up being exhibits in court in. So in that way, they could be used in the day may come when we actually get to see them.
HSBC executive Stuart Levey to run Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency
"On the subject of leadership changes. Facebook has hired Stuart Levy to lead its crypto currency project libra. Yep that's still a thing. Levy a former treasury undersecretary and spent the last eight years as the chief legal officer for age. Sbc experts say that by hiring former banking attorney with a background in compliance facebook hoping to make its cryptocurrency more palatable for governments
Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain
"A detailed stock pledging to become carbon negative by two thousand thirty meaning it will remove more carbon than it emits CO sat in a dell announcing the change will also extend to supply chains requiring it suppliers to reduce their environmental footprint it's a big push after environmental group said the company was falling short of rivals like apple and Google the companies responsible for sixteen million metric tons of emissions according to Microsoft chief legal officer but by two thousand fifty Microsoft says it will remove all of its historical emissions since it was founded in nineteen
Google becomes third U.S. tech company worth $1 trillion
"Meantime Microsoft is praising the partial U. S. China trade deal chief legal officer Brad Smith tells us it's a quote indisputably good and important step it absolutely adds a stability it creates a foundation for additional progress it adds to business confidence Microsoft stock closed at an all time high yesterday rising one point eight percent to finish above a hundred sixty six dollars a share at the same time we saw alphabet surpass a trillion dollars in market cap off but now joins Microsoft apple and Saudi Aramco as the only companies valued at more than a trillion
Microsoft pledges to be 'carbon negative' by 2030
"Taking a hardline on going green says ABC's unique Han microstock pledging to become carbon negative by two thousand thirty meaning it will remove more carbon than it emits CEO sat in a dell announcing the change will also extend to supply chains requiring a suppliers to reduce their environmental footprint it's a big push after environmental groups said the company was falling short of rivals like apple and Google the companies responsible for sixteen million metric tons of emissions according to Microsoft chief legal officer but by two thousand fifty Microsoft says it will remove all of its historical emissions since it was founded in nineteen seventy five
Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018
"But a lot of reports in recent years of sexual assaults committed by uber drivers and we've had a lot of reports because apparently it happens a lot uber is now revealing in the past two years it's received over fifty nine hundred reports of sexual assaults happening during over rights included in that number rapes just last year alone there were over fifteen hundred reports stupor of groping during rides and hundreds of reports of unwanted kissing the new report comes as a lift is facing numerous new lawsuits alleging sexual assaults in vehicles uber says among sexual assaults reported in its vehicles they represent only a small fraction of overall run more than a billion rights last year meaning more than ninety nine point nine percent of rights are trouble free but Hoover's chief legal officer Tony west says the obviously have to do better it's important for us to push through that discomfort and to talk about these issues and uber couldn't simply ignore what was happening on its platform and most importantly we have to then a trusted one thing over has done is put an sos button in the uber app that sends the car's location and relevant information to the cops advance also stepped up background checks on
Uber: 3,000 sexual assaults reported in U.S. rides in 2018
"We're NBC. News exclusive tonight on ridesharing giant Uber. After years of being dogged by safety concerns and sexual assault assault allegations against some of the drivers. The company is going public here tonight with what it calls a comprehensive report addressing those concerns in vowing new action. Here's Stephanie Uber. Up ended how we get from point A. TO POINT B. But as the rideshare company has grown so to have accounts slaked this. I was basically taken for two and a half hours in an uber. Car with the next day had defensive wounds I told my mom and my sister and they were just like no that sexual assault tonight. For the first time UBER is publicly releasing its own data on sexual assaults over the course of twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen. The company received nearly six thousand reports of incidents during or after Uber Rides ranging from groping to rape roughly four reported rapes every every week one in every five million rides. That's a hard number but I'm not surprised and I'm not surprised because sexual. Violence is just much more pervasive in in society than I think most people realize Tony. West is Uber's chief legal officer spearheading. This study released today together with input from sexual violence. Land's advocate I was surprised to read that about half of the victims are riders and the other half are driver right and so this is not just a one sided problem. We have to keep in mind that both drivers and riders victims according to the study. Uber's aware of law enforcement involvement in thirty seven percent of the reported reported rape cases. That number seems Kinda low to me just thirty seven percent. I'll tell you one of the facts about sexual assault is that it is a very underreported. Offense Uber shouldn't make that choice for survivors survivors should make that choice for themselves. It also opens up the possibility that Uber is aware of someone someone who potentially raped someone else. WHO's out in the public without involving law enforcement as someone who is a former law enforcement official chill? I understand the tension. We have lots of information about an incident that we will share with law enforcement if we get the consent of the victim Uber Study reveals that more than forty thousand drivers were banned in the US and the last two years as part of continuous background checks for a variety of reasons including sexual misconduct. Conduct Uber announcing tonight. They plan to share those names with other rideshare companies. What do you hope to show what these numbers over the years? We hope to see see and hope to learn a number of things I think i. We want to raise awareness. Other thing we want to show is that we're developing best practices among new safety features. Uber is adding the ability to text nine. One one from the APP unique pin codes for rides and on trip reporting were there ever any internal conversations stations where people said. This could hurt our business. These numbers sure sure there were. It was hard but it's important for us to push through do that. Discomfort and to talk about these issues and Uber couldn't simply ignore what was happening on its platform and most importantly we have to address it Stephanie. I know this study addresses issues beyond the sexual assault safety. What else look at the world fatalities as well Lester? They found one hundred seven deaths because of crashes over this two year period according to their own comparison. They also tell us that they're going to do a study. Just like this every two years to compare the
Uber says it received almost 6,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S
"A new report from ride hailing companies over is shedding new light on safety complaints and PR Shannon bond reports over a two year period uber received almost six thousand claims of sexual assault ranging from unwanted touching to rape overs chief legal officer Tony west says the data on safety complaints reflect how common sexual assault is in society at large that exists in companies that exists on university campuses in homes movers not immune to that the five thousand nine hundred and eighty one claims represent a fraction of one percent of the two point three billion over rides in the US in twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen the report also reveals that nineteen people were killed in physical assaults related to an override meaning during or soon after a trip and one hundred and seven people died in crashes involving over cars in the two years the report covers the rate of incidence went down in every category Shannon bond NPR news
Uber says it received over 6,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. since 2018
"A new report from ride hailing companies oeuvres sheds new light on safety complaints NPR Shannon bond tells us that over a two year period uber received almost six thousand claims of sexual assault ranging from unwanted touching to rape overs chief legal officer Tony west says the data and safety complaints reflect how common sexual assault is in society at large that exists in companies that exists on university campuses in homes Hoover's not immune to that the five thousand nine hundred and eighty one claims represent a fraction of one percent of the two point three billion over rides in the US in twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen the report also reveals that nineteen people were killed and physical assaults related to an override meaning during or soon
"chief legal officer" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"It is not possible that this has the it is in other words it is inevitable that this will open the use of impeachment as a replacement for a lecture in American history you cannot open this door and then have it closed impeachment was recorded historically as exceedingly rare and in case you don't know the only reason the house impeached president Clinton was that he lied under oath while president not for his affair I remember first of all I was not for impeachment by the way just for the record you cannot find a single word he said or wrote that said I think he should be impeached I was torn because lying under oath for this the chief legal officer of the country is an issue I begged him all I said just what did he just say in the beginning I send I'm sorry it would have passed over in two weeks that's all he had to do the vast majority of Americans right or left are not going to lose sleep over consensual affair by a president yes it was with an intern she pursued him veils or weak many emails let's put it that way and he did what he did as I said at the time I still feel as I said at the time all righty I don't believe that people there there is always a child.
Board of Google's parent company is investigating top executives over inappropriate relationships
"Figured Vespasian going on at Google of course we've had numerous issues with fios and C. suite officers I having relationships with people who work at the company directly against the policies of many of these companies latest one was the CEO of McDonald's who was let go over the weekend but now looks like Google is conducting an investigation into their chief legal officer who has had numerous issues there but all of these big companies are now looking very closely at any relationship between a C. suite employee and that one of their
How Young Is Too Young to Face Arrest?
"Criminals come in in all shapes and sizes though it may strain definition that we can count a six-year-old throwing a temper tantrum in an elementary school among them yet welcome to America in late. September two thousand nineteen a Florida cop arrested to grade schoolers slapped a pair of handcuffs on at least one of them and sent them off to be booked fingerprinted and have their mugshots taken taken both children again six year olds who misbehaved at school were charged with misdemeanor battery a bad day for Harried police officer well yeah maybe a bad day for schools and the juvenile justice system absolutely we spoke with Marsha Levick the chief legal officer for the Juvenile Law all center which bills itself as the country's first nonprofit public interest law firm for children she said does it get more ridiculous. It's absurd. It's it's a ridiculous abusive law enforcement power authority but it's also really unnecessary but all too common abdication on the part of schools and school districts teachers just defer their management of school misconduct to police the pure legality of charging a juvenile as young as six with crime varies across the United States to be clear a juvenile in forty five states plus the district of Columbia is anyone younger than seventeen in Georgia Michigan Missouri Texas and Wisconsin. It's anyone anyone younger than sixteen juvenile offender normally doesn't move through the criminal courts but through the juvenile justice system which has guided according to the office of Juvenile Justice some delinquency prevention quote by the concept of rehabilitation through individualized justice for more serious offenses though juveniles may be tried in criminal court wear if found guilty the court focuses on punishment not rehab of fifty one jurisdictions. That's the fifty states plus the District of Columbia thirty. The three have no lower level limit on holding a young person criminally accountable that excess that includes Florida in effect that means that an overzealous cop legally Wrigley can arrest even an unruly two year old of those eighteen other jurisdictions most put the lower level that a kid can be charged with a crime at ten years years old in those locations six-year-old like the two in Florida simply could not be arrested or charged with a crime levick said obviously it begs eggs the question how can that be. How can we possibly have created juvenile court system that allows for the possibility that six and seven year olds can be arrested. I think they never envisioned and six or seven year old would be hauled into court. I think that's a fair assumption. That's not who designed the system for so what happened in Florida a police Lisa Officer with Orlando's reserve unit arrested the two six year olds on separate misdemeanor battery charges on September nineteenth of two thousand nineteen one was a girl who lashed out in a Tantrum Trim that was brought on by a sleep disorder. The girl's family told The New York Times on Monday September twenty third the Orlando Police Department fired the officer who made the arrests for not following in protocol that required he'd get approval from his supervisor to arrest any minor younger than age twelve. No charges were filed against the two children. Cops in schools rules of course are not new. Florida is one of many states that has bumped up. Its police presence in schools over the years. The Florida legislature mandated it after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman when Douglas high school in Parkland claimed seventeen lives in February of two thousand eighteen the buildup of police in schools understandable in some ways. It's been more in twenty years since two students killed thirteen people and injured twenty one others at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado since columbine up until April of this year America it has been through two hundred and thirty eight other school shootings according to a year long investigation by the Washington Post this increased show of force though does come with problems plums for one as the Orlando Sentinel points out citing report by the Education Week Resource Center black students are arrested at school at disproportionately high hi rate at least one of the children arrested in Orlando was black and as the recent news out of Orlando Shows Police School kids even elementary school kids just sometimes sometimes don't mix levick said we know where this is coming from. This fear of what happens when a child acts out in school. There's going to be some catastrophic consequence I am I need from Columbine for twenty years. We've been overreacting. I'm not aiming to trivialize schools being so quick. Call Law enforcement there obviously many situations nations in which that's appropriate but this is one that defies common sense most would agree that slapping cuffs on first graders probably is crossing the line zero-tolerance. Your tolerance certainly has its costs eleven said initially the thought was that there would be some rationality some reasonableness injected into the school environment would curb those extreme and absurd responses but it may be that trusting in waiting for commonsense to kick in isn't going to work it may be that it does require a legislative response. It's some movements across the nation aim to raise the minimum age that a child can be charged with a crime to twelve years old in some of those thirty three jurisdictions actions where no minimum ages set their calls to set something until then though school police officers may have to lean on something much less complicated than legislative action should when faced with a prepubescent troublemaker a deep breath. Maybe a countdown from ten and a little common sense.
Mattel stock jumps 8% on reports of rejected merger offer
"Low-tech. Good morning, there will not be a big Birger in the toy business anytime soon Battelle based here in southern California rejecting. Another merger offer from bratz doll maker, N, G, A, M, entertainment, according to MJ's chief, executive officer CNBC's reporting response, Mattel, chief, legal officer, Rhode the company's board unanimously concluded the proposal was not in the best interest of Mattel, and shareholders, of course, Mattel, the parent company of Barbie and other popular toys, Mattel stock is taken a hit this year, but his rebounding, a bit today of about a dollar eleven dollars eighty cents a
Brexit vote: UK Parliament rejects leaving EU without a deal
"Prime Minister Theresa may was defeated in parliament yesterday. After trying for second time to get him Ps to approve a plan to leave the European Union VR to the right two hundred forty two the nose to the left three hundred ninety one. Ojos prime minister expressed disappointment at the deadlock voting against leaving without a deal and for an extension to not solve the problems. We face. Nearly a quarter of the members of her own party voted against her deal alongside opposition parties. Some politicians want to harder Brexit with the UK fully out of European institutions such as the single market and the customs union, the fate of the vote was sealed when the chief legal officer to the government. Geoffrey Cox indicated that the UK could have difficulties leaving the temporary backstop arrangement put in place to avoid a heart booed with island. Risk as I said in my letter of the thirteenth of November remains on changed. Many feel MRs may hasn't provided a good enough ons to the issue of how to do with the UK's border between the Republican island, which is in the EU a northern island, which is part of the UK and would leave the EU if Brexit went ahead this morning. The government sought to defuse panic about the prospect of a new deal Brexit by declaring it would temporarily suspend tariffs on many traded goods if that came about but the outlook remains turbulent leader. Jeremy Corbyn way out of the past the prime minister's run down the clock on the caucus Ren run out on her. Maybe it's time. Instead, we had a general election in the people. Should bait. See what happens next on the choppy road to Brexit. I'm what does it mean for the leadership of an embattled MRs may? Well, I think it was expected that you might lose again. But it was not expected that you would lose by another three margin in this case one hundred and forty-nine aids joining us to help make sense of all the latest twists and turns and has Kalman's is Joan Pete are Brexit editor through the biggest feats anybody government history is quite a bad performance for Theresa May. And that's to eighteen succession that she hasn't been able to get through on her deal. What does it mean for the Brexit process? And what happens now? Well, at least in theory Brexit space to happen in in two weeks time, but as the prime minister said after yesterday's defeat today parliament will vote on whether men B's want to leave the EU with no deal, and they're expected to say, no, they do not want to leave with new deal and tomorrow, they're going to vote on whether since they don't want to leave with deal, and they failed pass the deal the British government should ask for an extension of the timetable beyond March twenty nine, but new Brexit would also be very disruptive for the EU. And it's a Britain takes that post ability off the table trees as Isla is saying that drastically damages her negotiating power in. What is clearly very sticky end game with the EU. Yes. I mean, the argument about new deal is going on more or less than prices began. When Theresa May herself famously said new deal is better than a bad deal. I think the problem with that was that new deal has always look very damaging for the UK and potentially damaging all safer, the European Union securely for for our land on the the the problem that has led to is it nobody on either side really has taken seriously the risk that they would be a new DO Brexit. So it hasn't really worked as a bargaining tactic. I mean, many NPR said you have to be willing to walk away from the table. If you're gonna get a good deal out of the European Union. But actually, the EU never took the seriously as threat, and I think the fact that envy's are about debate not to leave. They deal demonstrates their right? Not to take seriously the threat it could still happen by accident. But nobody actually wants to leave with no deal. Well, let's look at another way in which pain is extended that is this idea of extending the negotiating period to enable the government to carry on having this tussles with the EU without a deal yet in place, assuming this motion passes, and it comes before the house of comes on Thursday. How easy is that to achieve? The signs from the you are that they don't want to be too big to be responsible for a crash out Brexit, so in a sense once orig- government puts requests for an extension. The us is always done to grunt, but they will be quite they will do. So with some reluctance, and I think they will say we don't want it to be a long extension. We want to know what is to be used for we want some assurance from you that you have some plan for rectifying some form of Brexit deal. But at the end of the day, I do think when they meet next week. They will say yes, you can have maybe two months, maybe three months. There is going to be some discussion about whether actually should make the extension a lot longer. But I think it's much easier to do it. At least this stage on the base of any two or three months and way, does this leave British politics and the fragmentation it was seeing a lot of longstanding political groupings as a small third force. That's. Emerged in parliament pro e u discontent with the existing leaderships. Do you think this is a sign that something is changing in our politics? Politics is certainly in considerable turmoil. I mean, the traditional sort of British stability has been built Burr run, the two main parties labor in the conservatives who actually increase that share the vision, the twenty seventeen election, but the Brexit is sort of cost across that stability because the bigger divide now is between those sport remain in those support leave and both main parties a completely divided split from top to bottom on this issue. New the new grouping, the independent group is also a very strong remain or ended group, and I think almost anything could happen in British politics within either party over the next year.
Judge gives Musk deadline to respond to SEC's contempt request
"Federal judge to hold musk in contempt of court saying he violated the settlement that he agreed to last year must then took to the Twitter's and road something is broken. That's right. You wanna see some contempt and US district. Judge Allyson Nathan has come out this morning and said you've got until March eleventh explain why you should not be held in contempt of court. He got. I mean, it's all it was about a tweet. And let's take him at his word that he wrote we're gonna produce five hundred thousand cars in two twenty nineteen and then he came back and he corrected. He corrected which as a CEO. I mean, he should know that the first amendment doesn't necessarily apply all the way to him. You have to be careful with what you say that doesn't seem that bad. But what he's gotten is a lifetime achievement award for the other crazy things that that he said, which by the way got the SEC and the court system in, you know, interested in him and his butter public utterings in the first place. Let's be clear if Mary Barra CEO of General Motors had tweeted something about production in twenty nineteen. She probably or maybe not she. But certainly the -versities tweeting as very the legal department of General Motors would get a phone call from the SEC. Hey by. The way don't, but as you said because of must history because and especially because of the settlement agreement last year. That's right. And the in some ways when you're just looking at the stock it's a little. I'm surprised maybe I shouldn't be you. Tell me if you're surprised I'm a little surprised that this is a stock that over the last two years has traded in a relatively tight range. This is stock that has basically been in the range of two hundred fifty dollars a share to three hundred fifty share up in doubt, it's visited many places in between those two points, but pretty quickly. But for the last two years, it's really been in that range. It would be amazing to go back to early twenty seventeen twenty seventeen Chris. Hey, Chris, by the way, not much is going to happen with tesla over the next two years stock the stock or. Yeah. I mean, you would. It is amazing that it has not moved that much. Now it moves so quickly under so many, you know, it has huge expectations built into the stock price now and maybe those expectations. Haven't haven't changed that much based on Ilan mosquee, they're speaking or not speaking on Twitter, but I can't think of another company that is more dependent upon it's CEO or seemingly more dependent upon it CEO than tesla is with Alon mosque, particularly since no other executive seems to stay there. Very long. Right. I think the last time we were talking about tesla. It was because the chief legal officer had left after just two months. Yeah. And I wanna go back to something you said regarding musk and his importance to this business and therefore to the stock because I don't think anyone really thinks that the. Board of directors is going to show him the door. I don't I don't think anyone thinks that's going to happen. Now that said do you think in three years two to three years he still CEO because I don't see the board showing him the door. But I could see him at some point saying, you know, what I don't need this. I got other things I'm interested in and I'm gonna go run my space. It's not going to be up to the board. I think you're exactly right. It will either be up to the SEC or it will be up to Alon musk and both of those. I mean, I think it's unfortunate to say are going to be based on how he chooses to comport himself. In the meantime. It's going to be one to watch
Booking a Hotel? Airbnb, Expedia Push Experiences Too
"Of the travel and leisure variety is seeing a bit of a seismic shift in how people do and books stuff specifically while they're on vacation or traveling somewhere. New companies like Airbnb trip advisor and Expedia are helping you organize. The roughly eighty percent of travel activities now booked off line more after these tech headlines. Investors. Keep their eyes on the tech stocks this week the arrest of Weiwei technologies chief financial officer in Canada over alleged violations of sanctions on Iran fan fears of another escalation in tensions between the world's two largest economies. Determinant market reaction. Saw the Dow tumble as much as seven hundred eighty five points Thursday before sharply pairing those losses in the final hour of the session closing at twenty four thousand nine hundred sixty seven tech firms have been among the worst hit by the icy trade relations between the US and China weighing on the global markets and prompting fears of slowing global growth for the very latest updates tutti markets had to wsJcom or the WSJ app. Microsoft is pushing for the regulation of facial recognition technology, arguing that the matter is urgent Brad. Smith Microsoft's president and chief legal officer says that delays to enacting new rules could. Quote, exasperate societal issues and quote in a blog post Thursday Smith listed, the benefits official recognition, but also urged governments worldwide to enact regulations specifically saying that new laws should notify people and get their consent. When facial recognition tech is being used. And yes, it has finally happened lift has filed confidential paperwork for an initial public. Offering a key step that keeps the ride hailing firm on pace to hit the public market early next year lifts planned IPO is one of the most anticipated Silicon Valley debuts in recent years the filing which was expected which suggest lift remains a step ahead of rival Uber as both work toward IPO's in twenty nineteen. And according to the latest report in the journal lift is aiming to debut in March or April of next year coming up booking a hotel. Why not try parasailing while you're at it? Travel websites are pushing experience now it's a thing. How airbnb? Expedia looked to make your online travel booking a little easier. More and more booking and hotel companies are trying to sell travelers more online than just a place to stay these web based firms. Also want customers to purchase experiences like sailing, excursions food tours and even aquarium adventures the growing trend seems to be working for all parties involved. Let's talk more about it. With the Wall Street Journal's I shall Muslim who joins us in the podcast studio. Welcome. Thank you. I remember hitting upon this for the podcast when I think it was Airbnb that I started to roll out their experiences seems like the concepts made some traction since then. Yeah. More and more people are turning to online travel companies like expedient provider even Airbnb to book their experiences. I mean, they're looking for unique things to do when they're out of town instead of going to a travel agent they're turning to online like many people have in their phones to find things out. Fun things to do. And the good news for, you know, these big hotel entities is that there's a big pot to dip into right? There's huge potential for money. They could stand to benefit from some extra revenue here as well. Right. I mean, all of these companies are in the travel industry, and they just trying to get a biggest share. I mean at some point you have to figure out like how you can make more money, and that's really what they're doing. So there joining this experiences industry as to make sure that they can make more money in, you know, give back to shareholders really how good are things going are traditional travel agents concern, just yet about this rising digital competition. So whatever untold is that travel agents are really concerned that much obviously they've been affected into pass. But they they feel that they're really more travel advisers now than agents, so they're not just booking and selling you a trip or something to do. But they're really catering to you personally. Is the an experience really driving your tin. So they're trying to offer those services a so way to stand out from OT as that may just give you a listing, but not necessarily put an Tinder together for you. You see the adoption of it clearly more people are utilizing it more entities are utilizing as service. I guess the big selling point though is the ease of use. Right. It's convenient, you know, having everything right on our smartphone. It seems like why wouldn't it all work together? Why wouldn't you just have, you know, book something and then book and experience and have it all in one sort of compartment? I think that's probably what's driven people to this. Right. I mean, that's part of what the these companies that are involved in the top of bookings are trying to do people already book, you know, our place to stay with them. Right. So if they book place to stay, and perhaps they book fly, and perhaps a book a car. Well, they want to find things to do. Right. They want to become essentially a one stop shop for most customers. And so I mean right now. About eighty percent of those type of experiences are offline so they're very small, mama. Pop medium kind of companies that are offering these experiences. So these are online travel agencies and hotels a hoping that they can provide that service directly through online and at the same time have all these experiences listed so that people can book everything through them. And then that way, they get more of a person's a spending dollars right for someone who is maybe trying to get a feel of how this might work and their options out there. Where's a good place to start? What kinds of companies have a good footing with this where it's a little user friendly. If someone's looking to book and experience while they travel what's out there. So I mean, I I love the companies are really moving into this. I mean Expedia has been around and has been doing it for awhile typifies has been doing the same. But now they're offering a way for people to book more directly through them. Also, you have eater dot com. That's another big. One and then booking dot com is known for like booking hotels. But now you can book experiences through them too. And they're expanding more worldwide. So some of those are some of the big like online travel agencies that are really moving into space, obviously hotels, always provided some type of service of experiences usually you had to go to your front desk or something when now you can do it online. You can book dose experience in some cases, like even with Marya. You don't even have to be staying at one of the hotels will be able to book an experience. Right. These are all good things to know. Especially now is a holiday season approaches. People are going to be doing their vacation things. So good to get a little bit more organized with maybe I should think so much. Thank you for your time for more details. Head to wsJcom we can find more podcast like this one including our latest from personal Tacoma. Stated Pierce instant message. There is a brand new episode out Friday. That's it for the tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York. I'm telling you Bruce does thanks for listening.
Crypto rout drags bitcoin toward 14-month low
"A turnaround. He discussed his confidence with Bloomberg's Stephen Engle. Take a listen. Economies work where if there's enough miners going out of business that equilibrium is near. And would you look at how markets overshoot both up and down. You can probably say close to the bottom. So where do you see prices in the short term going? So it's very difficult to tell. Initially. I thought towards the end of the year they were always a run up. You could see that last year. See that. A year ago from a lot of people predicted that it would go back again later this year starting from November and December obviously November came in passing. And it was one of the worst months for bitcoin and December right now, there's nothing new. There's no catalysts that will potentially shoot it up. So I will look at it kind of flat. And then started from new year. That's when I think with a new sentiment and momentum. Okay. What is going to be though, the catalyst in two thousand nineteen because in twenty eighteen you had a number of high profile hacks here in Japan, especially coin check in earlier this year. You had a exposed Ponzi scheme a number of different issues and potentially new regulation coming down the pike. One thing in Japan is the Japanese regulators are starting to open up again. So they're starting to approve new exchanges. They're also going to approve new listing. All of these things will start from the new year. Now would also the FSA recently gave oversight. And regulatory oversight to the operators themselves. Yes. How is that going to change? Yeah. So almost every exchange. Registered in licensed in Japan received an improvement order from governance compliance security customer assets secretary's day, these are all to protect the end retail consumer and all of the exchanges are almost complete with their improvement order. So starting new era is going to be a new beginning. How does it really work with the FAA giving you more regulatory oversight? Does that kind of close the door a new entrance though? Yes. And no. So I. A lot of the exchanges. The people who start for the garage or a startup. That's very difficult to do. Now. New entrance is extremely difficult at the same time you need to keep up with what's happening. Global and innovation is key. Especially in this industry is started from cryptocurrencies it went to ICAO's. And now it's going to security token offerings like STO's all of these things. Innovation is an evolution died. You need to continue on and you need to have that. Right. Balance isn't the Versi as well. Looking at regulation on security, tokens, exactly. So the FCC Japan was the first global economic powerhouse to regulate cryptocurrency. Now, they're looking into security token offerings, and they will probably be the first nation to specifically look at security token offerings and put legislation in particular trends, are you looking at from your clients and your customers on your exchange liquid. Are you seeing more increase in institutional participation or retail, and what side shot to that question would be the implementation of high frequency trading? What impact is that having so liquid? We're open to casual traders too, sophisticated institutional investors as well, but our sweet spot are these professional traders, and these are all high frequency traders as in any any financial product from equities fixed income. The global trend is to accommodate these high frequency traders. And obviously we provide full API's for that. So our main customer base are these professional traders and November was our biggest month in our history. In terms of transaction volume in bitcoin and also US dollars does bitcoin of a chance of getting back to the record levels nineteen thousand five hundred and change. I think you will surprise surpass it by at least. Well, that's very difficult. But I would say by end of next year. I think it will surpass the all time high. Coin CEO, Mike Maury there with Bloomberg's Stephen Engle. Well, Microsoft is calling for new legislation to govern and facial recognition software in a blog post Thursday, Microsoft, president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith advocated for human review and
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Helping to build sustainable communities and sustainable cities. I used to be on a planning commission for instance, and I know that you know one of the things that we would pay lots of public money for where these traffic studies to tell us how traffic would move. If we decided to do housing in one area. If we decided to put you know a church over here or something, what would that do to the traffic flows? And then what would impacts with that have on neighborhoods and communities on the safety of those neighborhoods and communities that's data that we are getting in real time now and are sharing with cities. And last week we announced we were sharing it with with the insights from that data with with the city of Seattle. Those are partnerships that are really important. We have another partnership in fact that we're, we're with the with the county where we're looking to provide the last mile. Between you know that last public transit stop and someone's home and to provide safe rides for people there. So they're all kinds of ways in which cities and Uber can partner together. In ways that I think will enhance the quality of life for people in communities and cities. I think one thing that's really got me on a roll now. I'm just, I'm just thinking, you know, like one of the things that was counterintuitive me that that I that I learned in this job is that when you take a city likes the ATL and you look at where our fastest growth is, it's not in the core. It's enor- Seattle in places like victory heights in places like Wedgewood. It's in south Seattle in places like south beacon hill. You know in Brighton, it's it's an traditionally underserved communities. That's where this that's where we're growing the fastest. That's where the business is really experiencing real dynamic growth. And what that tells us is that there's a real hunger for access to mobility in those communities. If you go to New York City, the same thing, most of our rights don't go into Manhattan. Most of our rights go point to point in the outer boroughs, and that's where over half of our business is growing. The fastest don't you think there might be a concern that over and left disincentivize the city from doing its job and providing reliable public transit to those locations. I mean, there's been studies that show in the urban core, Uber and left are actually contributing to traffic and the more affordable options like lift line and Uber pool discourage people from taking public transportation..
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Let's talk about a time. I speak goals because I think the Waymo settlement with alphabet self driving car unit. That came as a surprise to a lot of people. It's pretty unorthodox to settle mid trial. If I, I mean, you probably would know better than me, but why did it go down that way? Why did we settle the case mid trial? Yeah. Well, look, I think you're always looking for opportunities to resolve resolve disputes I much rather resolved things and build things than than litigate. But look, I mean, I think that case in particular. I think there was a lot of it. It was freighted with a lot of history and baggage that. Passages, you know that you know Dr and I didn't. We just didn't come to the table with and so that created an opportunity. I think not just to settle that case, but to increase Google's investment in Uber so that now we're, we're partners and not adversaries. What are some of the lingering implication? So because I know part of that has to do with agreeing not to use similar technology. Is it going to limit what we can do and self driving cars go? It doesn't limit limit at all. And I think I think a lot of it is just, you know, assurances that Uber's technology is its own, which we've always been confident is true in that it will continue to innovate using its own technology and its own. Which which we also believe has always been true. So. No, it's not a limitation. It does give sheri- as to both sides after the fatal accident in Arizona. With us self driving Uber. You said that it was a difficult journey to get to self driving cars. But once we do, they will be safer than cars operated by humans are more fatalities inevitable along that difficult journey. You know, I would hate to say that that the Taliban are inevitable. I think. I think when you look at the trajectory of autonomous vehicles, I think you can look at the trajectory of other industries, whether it's Asian, I think, is a really good one to look at and you will see there's always an evolution as the technology gets better and better. You know. And I think. That whole episode, one of the most important things that can come from that tragedy is at our hearts still go out to that family to miss miss Herzberg in her family. The most important thing that come out of that or some real lessons about safety, and how do you create a safety culture? Make sure you're you're, you're acting in ways which incentivize safe safety and safe decisions throughout the product development cycle. And so you know, I. You never wanna have something like that happen. But if it does happen, you wanna make sure you're taking all the lessons that you can. And so that's that's why you know within forty eight hours of the accident, we ordered a top to bottom safety review. Hired Chris Hart who was a former NTSB chair to conduct that review. They've just now are finishing up the the report. We're going to release that to the public, which is not typical thing that a company would do, but we think it's important that people learn from from what has happened with us, and we think it'll make the industry safer and better given those changes. Are you confident that it won't happen again while I'm certainly confident that we have a safety culture in developing a safety culture that will minimize the chances of that ever happening again, but I can't predict the future. Unfortunately. One thing that I think is fascinating about this new chapter Uber is moving so far beyond cars and these conversations about creating an app that lets you get bikes, scooters public transit. Really this on-demand mobility app, and I'm just curious, particularly around the public transportation element of it. If Uber will be able to partner with cities when the company took such an adversarial approach in the beginning, absolutely. We care. I know that because we are partnering with cities now they're just in ways that perhaps aren't as visible. But you know, last week, for instance, good example, we have something called Uber movement, which which gives us insights based on real time data of how traffic is occurring in cities, how you know cars driving and whatnot. And that's those insights are are excellent tools for.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"L. y. slash h c, d, e, career, fair. So you're part of this new leadership at Uber, and there's been a lot of discussion about riding the ship in the post Travis kalanick's age, but what actual evidence can you point to a change culture other than these new leaders and ousting some of the people who are responsible for the more toxic elements of Uber's past. You leadership is is a pretty big thing. Right? And when I think about my own leadership team, it's completely new. Hiring the foremost privacy expert to be our chief privacy officer hiring as my deputy general counsel. The person who wrote the whole the report on the culture at Uber and what was necessary to change it, hiring the senior most department of Justice, career official who recommended that Robert Muller be appointed as the independent counsel. The be our chief compliance and ethics officer hiring the former head of the counterterrorism center. Used to report to the present United States President Obama every day on the global. Terrorist threats that confronted the nation as our chief trust and security officer bringing in that talent, and then allowing that talent to build their own teams. That's a, I think, a big big part, a big step in the right direction. But but the other things I think is you just look at the proof is in the pudding when I joined when when DARA joined a month before I did, we had lost her license in London, a major market. We were not fit improper in the words of the of the license you fast forward today. We had that licensed back and that's because there was a lot of personal diplomacy, temporary licensor while I was going to say, we're still on probation. You're still on probation, you know? And so I, you know, with all the respect and so we have to fly, right? But where we are today is a world away of from where we were, you know, ten eleven months ago when. When I look at some of the things we've been able to do, whether it is settling the the fifty state data breach matter or. You know, selling the Waymo case, which was a bet the company case when when I joined. You know doing things like stepping up to be a leader when it comes to Indy mandatory, arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault of being the first company to commit to publish a data transparency report on safety incidents, including sexual violence on our platform next year, those kinds of things. I think demonstrate that this is a different company moving in a different direction. But is one that understands what makes it. I think such a great company to begin with, not forgetting that. Can you give us a preview of what the metrics in that report on sexual assault and harassment, and we're going to look like what you're discovering welcome. I'll tell you part of what we're doing is working with a women's advocacy groups with sexual violence prevention advocacy groups to come up with a common taxonomy or common language lexicon for how to categorize incidents on the platform. So one of the things that worked on when I was at the Justice department was trying to prevent sexual assault on on college campuses. And one of the one of the challenges you run into with that issue is that law enforcement agencies all count the same behavior differently. Everybody sort of agrees on what the definition of rape is, but then. Yes, you begin to talk about behaviors that aren't rate. It's very difficult to get agreement on what, what, how to categorize this thing. And so it's always very difficult to compare apples to apples whenever you were dealing with with that issue, particularly for US lawmakers particularly for US. Exactly, right. And so for the first time we will now have informed by advocacy groups. A common language common categorisation of incidents that we will use to be able to count incidents on our platform, and we hope and we are inviting and I'm spending a lot of time trying to give other companies to join that effort because as proud of IM Uber sort of taken a leadership position here, I think you know, Uber alone publishing numbers isn't going to be enough to actually begin.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"How do you create a professional and consistent experience and service when you have thousands of independent contractors who don't alternately report to in the same way and employed as well? You know, I think it's really interesting because. Uber is both a global brand a global company, but it's also a very local company. And I think actually that's part of its great success that when you go to a particular jurisdiction, the drivers who will drive you from point a. to point a, they're fun that community, they're part of the fabric of that local jurisdiction. And that's a great straight. I think that's true. When you were in the world. I think the other thing that's that is exciting about Uber is that it's not just a ridesharing company. It's a mobility platform, which means that whether you're talking about bikes, you're talking about scooters, you're talking about integrating our platform in the the landscape, the transportation landscape of a city, which means partnerships with with cities and municipalities. That is also what Hoover is, and that has to take on a very local flavor that has to take on. You know, a very a, very indigenous quality in order to be successful. We're going to take a quick break. We'll be right back with more from our interview with Uber chief legal officer, Tony west, including how Uber is trying to change its culture and win back the trust of users who have left the platform in the last few years that's coming up after the break..
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"I knew there would be days when I opened up the closet and a skeleton. I hadn't anticipated my kind of tumble out. So luckily those days don't happen as often as they did when I first started, but but they're still, you know, great challenges. We, we've met a lot of progress, particularly on on the cultural change work that we're we're doing. But still a lot of work to do is anyone who participated in the decision to pay off the hackers and cover up that breaks still at Uber. I don't think so. Let me say that the individuals certainly responsible for that are no longer with the company. And I don't think anyone who was involved in the decision making to do that is still with the company. That part. I'm not one hundred percent sure about, but very confident about the first part. Even so at least in the early days of Uber, breaking the rules asking for forgiveness rather than the mission was really written into the DNA. And most of the people at Uber, I would assume grew up with that mentality. So with that initial culture, how do you write the ship? And is it even possible for Uber to scale and grow playing by the rules? So I definitely think it is look. I think I don't believe that there's this choice you have to make between being compliant and being innovative. And in fact, when I think about some of the greatest innovations, it actually comes to the compliance area like insurance, which now allows peer to peer driving to to occur in some of the innovations that we made there, but I don't think those are mutually exclusive at all. And I do think that there is magic that made Uber possible made that disruption possible made that innovation possible. And was critical to its success. I believe you can still have the magic that underlies that and yet be a compliant company be accompany that recognizes that there are allies that you can find in policymakers and stakeholders. Recognize that our success is tied to the success of cities to sustainable cities into partnerships that we can build partnerships that frankly, weren't really something we would think about in in days path like partnerships with taxing in some in some jurisdictions. So I think it's really a matter of, you know, harnessing that that magic harnessing that determination yet recognizing that because we are now a global company, a company with a brand that has become a verb. It requires us to act differently in the world and move differently in the world. One thing that strikes me is creating the kind of experience and service that you want you for drivers and for writers, you know anything about Starbucks and how it was really important for that company to create a consistent experience, thousands of stores, but Starbucks has employees..
"chief legal officer" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"Of Monica's coverage. And for now, here's Monica speaking with Uber. Chief legal officer, Tony west at the choir summit. Thank you. Thanks for being here. Pleasure. It's good to be here. So can I be honest with you since we're, we're friends now I'm trying to heal from grace. When you were approached by over for this job, it sounded like a kind of an awful job taking over legal at with everything that was going on at that company at the time. I mean, what convinced you compelled you to do this? Well, you know, why do people climb great mountains rather mean it was a huge, huge challenge. It was look. I actually fell in love with Uber long before ever thought about working for the company. When I was in Washington, the Justice department, you know, I discovered they rolled out Uber in in DC and I just feel in love with this idea that you could magically press a button in an SUV would show up right. And so that idea that idea of being able to bring mobility to to places where frankly, mobility had not been an easy option. That's pretty compelling, compelling mission, and I was happy at PepsiCo. I was the general counsel, PepsiCo's fine. Things are going fine, but. You know, I, I was folks reached out to me asked if I'd be interested. I had an opportunity to meet Dr. 'cause Rashad he the new CEO's right after he, he started and you know, Dr kind of spun out this really compelling vision of a mobility platform that was all about how do we make the world move and how do we do it while also doing the right thing and someone who spent half his his career at the department of Justice, you know where you try to try to do the right thing every day. It was a pretty compelling proposition. So to summarize, taking over legal over at the tiny dead as the Everest of your career, the ever as well. I don't know if it's the Everest, but I will say it is fun, climbing the mountain. Well, speaking of climbing that mountain, you just had eight reached a monumental settlement with all fifty states and the district of Columbia over two thousand sixteen data breach that Uber covered up. Releasing information about that cover up in the breach actually happened on your first day. It was. It was quite a. I had a heck of a first day. My my first day, you know, most people are like getting another colleagues. They're getting their cubicle together. I was on the phone with a state Agee's from around the country saying, you know, Ojai today's my, I'm Tony west TIs my first day. I've got to disclose data breach to you. We'd had this data breach in two thousand sixteen. The good news. If there's good news to a data breach is that the damage was mitigated immediately. So thankfully, there was no real harm, but the bad news is it wasn't disclosed for over a year, and that's a problem. And so you know if you're serious about this idea of being transparent and I talk about the importance of being transparent, acting with transparency, acting with integrity, acting with accountability. If you're serious about those values and you really want to put those in play and you wanna model those, then sometimes you got to do difficult things like, you know, call up Agee's and tell me get data-breach, and so it was the right thing to do. Thankfully, less than ten months later, we've been able to since the disclosure, we've been able to resolve that with all fifty states including the district of Columbia. And I'm pleased to have that we're behind us. Did you know that's how day one was going to go like, you know, you're settling in your setting up pitchers families. Somebody knocks on the door and it's like, so this thing happened or was it? It was in a plan was surprise. I learned about the data breach about forty eight hours before I was telling people about the data breach, and so it was it was very new to me, but you know, look, I knew that there would be big challenges. It was really part of what attracted me to the job. I had had been very fortunate to have this career that spanned both public and private sectors. So I thought it was well prepared to be able to take on some of the some of the challenges that Hoover presented..
Lisa Madigan, Chief Legal Officer and Huber discussed on Joe Walsh
"Uber has settled a lawsuit over a massive data breach Huber agreed to pay one hundred forty eight million dollars and to tighten security to settle the lawsuit of failure to tell drivers hackers had stolen their personal information. The ride hailing company learned of the break in in November twenty sixteen waited a year before notifying drivers, Illinois, attorney general Lisa Madigan announced the settlement which applies across the country. Uber calls it the right thing to do chief legal officer, Tony west says the companies now committed to transparency and responsibility the hack also disclosed cell phone numbers and Email addresses. A fifty seven million Uber riders around
Facebook, Twitter chiefs defend efforts to stop election meddling
"Brooke and Greg Twitter and Facebook are in the spotlight on Capitol Hill and on Wall Street as investors digest testimony by Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey they've been called to Capitol Hill to talk about their efforts to stop foreign meddling and deceptive messages on social media, particularly of the mid-term
"chief legal officer" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Opportunity to learn something new every day. We are all going to need to get better. And I think if we can fuse those three cultural elements together, responsibility, partnership, alternately growth, humility. That is the combination that will enable us to make at least hope to me the kinds of progress for which we need to aspire. I like that. But one thing that's rice found Microsoft is that when we talked to Sasha dela when I've been speaking to you, you have very clear sense of the values of the company and the values you wanna push forward. I find that lacking for many of the other large tech companies. Do you think there's a role for Microsoft to present a set of values and push those values forward, or is it is that up to the country in the democratic process at large? I think we all need to ask ourselves how we can do more. Show me at something we ask ourselves here. I think we need to ask the country to do more. I think we need to ask our government to do more. I think we ask our shelves, we need to ask ourselves, does citizens to do more and at the same time. I think it's maybe a little too easy to be critical of other companies as well. I find really thoughtful responsible people in lots of different places. I think sometimes we're at different stages in terms of the level of resources, the kinds of organization, the processes that we have in place, our capacity to may be decisive in proactive. But ultimately we live in a remarkable industry with great athletes, so to speak. And I have a lot of confidence in the ability not just to people at Microsoft, but even among our competitors to find new ways to work together and have more of an impacted the space. That's great. We'll thank you so much, Brad Smith president, chief legal officer, Microsoft. We've kept you way over your time, so I appreciate I appreciate all the comments and we'll have you back soon. Thanks so much. Thank you. So that was that was Brad Smith president chiefly officer, Microsoft, you as informed and entertained as I was, and he's really interesting guy. I also want to know how you think. These interview episodes are going over time, so I would love your feedback. You can tweet in reckless on Twitter. You can leave a comment on the website. If you only just wanna give us five stars, you can go on apple podcast and give us five stars. You want to give us less stars. Definitely just tweeted me instead, but I really want your feedback. I want you to. I want to know who you want me to interview in the future. So let me know. We're always trying to make it better and we'll see you on Friday with Originalist. overcast..
"chief legal officer" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"University and greg was diagnosed with stage four c t was the one of the handful of the worst cte's they've ever seen and the college epidemic and ct is really just starting there was an ounce where report estimating three to four hundred cases are going to be diagnosed each year going forward so this is just the beginning yeah i wanna ask you certainly about what this is gonna mean going forward but gene i was completely taken aback by the response by the ncaa and this now just i guess before we get into the ncaa's response the end results of this very brief trial that took place in the last several days can can you share that with us it sounds like there were only a few witnesses that took the stand which would seem to me that the ncaa felt like they were maybe backed up against a corner in this can you take us inside the courtroom on that was founded solely to protect the health and safety of players that was its original purpose not to punish for getting free t shirts and things like that and so so we had a couple of experts talking about that we got a witness who was the medical director of the ncaa who agreed that there was a link between ct repetitive head trauma and you know and then we put on a medical experts in boston university and he was on last friday in the morning and before he was finished before he was crossing salmon we announced the case had been resolved and the the statement from the ncaa that i'm referring to i'm talking to gina dorf right now schroeder and associates an attorney in houston and there are a few little phrases in here gene that the kind of if you're somebody who is who believes that the ncaa should be protecting student athletes the it should make your blood boil a little bit the ncaa and i'm reading this directly from the statement from donald rimi their chief legal officer the ncaa does not admit liability as part of the settlement will continue to defend the associated association vigorously in all jurisdictions were similar unwarranted individual cases are pursued it is our hope that other planets lawyers recognize this is one settlement in one case and they're basically saying that the lawsuit bay we're not really responsible for this it was an unwarranted lawsuit this is a one off your reaction.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on KQED Radio
"With sexual harassment and assault claims employees drivers and riders will no longer before i into arbitration a process that critics say often favors corporations and that means cases of alleged sexual assault by drivers or other issues can go to court uber's main rival lift also got rid of binding arbitration policies and both companies said they will no longer require that settlements of sexual misconduct claims be kept confidential marketplace's amy scott has more this week uber launched a new ad campaign it's time time to move in a new direction part of that new direction is allowing alleged victims to take sexual misconduct claims to court uber's chief legal officer tony west says the company will also publish data on sexual assaults we want survivors we want women to be encouraged to report these incidents so that we can take action and begin to prevent sexual assault from occurring in the first place microsoft has also dropped binding arbitration for sexual harassment claims ebony tucker is a paid adviser to uber with the national alliance to end sexual violence she hopes others will follow air is something you said for really large corporations saying the model for what their industry is going to look like the policy change could open uber too expensive lawsuits says cornell labor relations professor alexander kovin on the other hand they're probably suffering already from the bad publicity and as uber aims for an ipo next year it's under pressure rebuild its reputation myra goo is director of workplace equality at the national women's law center there's increasing public attention to this issue from all sorts of stakeholders including consumers and shareholders ragu points out uber's new policy only applies to sexual misconduct claims.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on KCRW
"Sexual harassment and assault claims employees drivers and riders will no longer be forced into arbitration a process that critics say often favors corporations and that means cases of alleged sexual assault by drivers or other issues can go to court uber's main rival lift also got rid of binding arbitration policies and both companies said they will no longer require that settlements of sexual misconduct claims be kept confidential marketplace's amy scott has more this week uber launched a new ad campaign it's time to move in a new direction part of that new direction is allowing alleged victims to take sexual misconduct claims to court uber's chief legal officer tony west says the company will also publish data on sexual assaults we want survivors we want women to be encouraged to report these incidents so that we can take action and begin to prevent sexual assault from occurring in the first place microsoft has also dropped binding arbitration for sexual harassment claims ebony tucker is a paid adviser to uber with the national alliance to end sexual violence she hopes others will follow air is something to do said for large corporations saying the model for what their industry is on the policy change could open uber too expensive lawsuits says cornell labor relations professor alexander kovin on the other hand they're probably suffering ready from the bad publicity and as uber aims for an ipo next year it's under pressure to rebuild its reputation myra goo is director of workplace equality at the national women's law center there's increasing public attention to this issue from all sorts of stakeholders including consumers and shareholders ragu points out uber's new policy only applies to sexual misconduct claims of racial discrimination.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You're listening to all things considered from npr news uber is doing an aboutface on one of its policies it will no longer require sexual assault sexual assault and harassment complaints to be settled through arbitration in other words victims can now take their cases to court npr's yuki noguchi reports the company's reversal comes amid uber's own internal problems with sexual harassment a woman by the name of catherine said she was raped by an uber driver two years ago another by the name of lauren said a driver forced his way into our partment then raped her until now their claims and many more like them could not be made public or filed in court uber previously required such complaints be resolved in mandatory arbitration out of court and behind closed doors but that policy came under attack last month fourteen female victims sent an open letter to board pointing to the company's own sexual harassment problems and the metoo movement the letter read in part silencing are stories deprives customers and potential investors from the knowledge that are horrific experiences are part of a widespread problem at uber tony west is chief legal officer for uber he says the company is trying to change its culture we're focused on transparency integrity and accountability at the sitter and core of everything we do the women's demand and uber's response highlight the significance of mandatory arbitration agreements which are increasingly common they're usually in the fine print and most people who sign them don't know they've signed away their right to sue jean christianson the attorney representing the woman who wrote the letter says uber's policy change caught her by surprise she said.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Quote'members of of this terrorist cell were taken out and five of them were arrested unquote communication did not mention peres by name and did not clarify whether he had been killed quote all available evidence strongly suggests that peres was killed by security forces in cold blood after his offer to surrender was rejected this according to hr of chief legal officer heavier elhajj under international law he says this amounts to an extrajudicial execution which is an egregious crime and security forces must always honor an armed suspects right to life when the suspect is clearly surrendering and this is true in both situations of armed conflict or and domestic law enforcement and moreover the killing of this man has been carried out by a dictatorial regime who has systematically killed over two hundred nonviolent students of the last few years and is being investigated by the organization of american states for crimes against humanity so it's a war crime we think because if you earlier it under the treaty you you can't if you're if you're enemies surrenders and you can imprison them you have to take them you have to take them do alert crimes charges apply internally within a country or is it only visit comes under military i would think so or is it only if it's one country verses in other countries or these military fights if it does is out of a war qualify for warcrimes is what i'm asking a civil war yes a civil war would qualify for war crimes by two that's what's going on here i mean right if the military structure of some kind but if it's just a member of the military goes and killed a civilian on the street that it's not necessarily a warcry warcrimes targeting a hold on facilities and arrowhead and agents not something could be a violation of humanitarian law without necessarily being a war crime.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For reelection but there was a vitamin axios which is quite a lot of attention i want to get your take on it that came about by president trump's personal lawyer john dowd who said there's an eat legal argument for the president not being able to be charged with obstruction of justice because article two of the constitution and his being the chief legal officer precludes that well i think it's important to think about this also from the political side of things that input part of this is that democrats are going to push for this and if they don't really have a control over whether or not these charges happened this is going to be a political conversation for them and yes it may may be beneficial for them to talk about it in this way but most of them don't have the legal background to you know to determine that that question there well we're still talking about flynn's guilty plea because he is cooperating with the special prosecutor in what that can lead to we don't know but we had president trump tweeting just over the weekend that the fbi is in disarray and again causing a whole hornet's nest of response from people like james colmey and even eric holder the former attorney general what are you supposed to prisoners wrong trying to read the president's mind here but what what does he would expect he's trying to do with respect to congress that is i i agree it's very difficult to read the president's mind when it comes to his tweets honestly though even people who are close to him have a hard time reading the president's mind when it comes to these tweets i will say though that it's not particularly helpful from the congressional perspective to have the president out there making these kinds of statements it's very difficult for them to.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The end of this court term and then all bets are off so let's hope that this can get there quickly but in terms of mr sessions i can't remember the last time we had an attorney general in this country and that by the way goes for george w bush is attorney general he was conservative but he was not bent on rolling back civil rights protections this particular attorney general i know it doesn't come as a shock to anybody you know the history of mr sessions both before and during his stint in the united states senate then it does not shock you that this would be the case but it is troubling it is deeply deeply troubling when you start rolling back protections under the civil rights act this cannot have a happy ending it really can't we can only hope that his stay in that office navy won't be so long if this is the way he's going to go about it and that whoever will replace him might be a little more sensitive to what this country accomplished in passing the civil rights act and how important titles seven is because it is very very very important and when you have the the chief legal officer of the united states of america determining all by himself what's sex means in the guise of titles seven this is a problem there is another way out of this box by the way there is one body who has the has the power to clarify what that means in that of course is the united states congress now i'm going to bring this around to what's going to happen next year which is the midterm elections people never come out and vote in the midterms they seem to only become inspired and energized if it's a presidential year well these are the reasons these are the reasons why it so in portent that you go vote you wanna see this clarified by the congress you wanna see it made clear in the text of the civil rights act that the word sexes to be fought due to be defined in the broadest way possible not the narrows way possible which is precisely what's happening here it doesn't get any nearer than simply saying man or woman and that's what our attorney general has done yesterday if you want to see it made broad and.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Get back to the fbi he said look we get along of these breaches you know this happens all the time you know we we we we didn't realize it was this series is what what what is the date you notified the fbi and who made that notification center the date was august ii the head of security at that time would have notified the fbi of the cyber security forensic team and can you spoke at an end when with the head of security have notified your chief legal counsel or chief legal officer on around the same time yeah and wendy approve the stock trades senator you prove the stock trades on the first and the second from three individuals at that time was i alluded to earlier it was suspicious activity with no indication of how many times do you notified the fbi you do that every day every week i don't have that specific data but it is not unusual i mentioned earlier that we have million since i get that i wanted to know how many times when you're notified you actually turnaround in notified the fbi we get that information i don't have it yeah well that's a problem because it looks pretty suspicious and you're chief legal officer has some explaining to do because even after he knew that there was a notification to the fbi about this level of breach each he did not clawed back or try to undo those transactions and reverse the what what clearly appears to be a pretty beneficial situation for three of your your employees one i want to talk about remedial measures and go back to consumers um you know obviously we're in this very big discussion about what we're going to do with mandatory forced harvard you know it's interesting because if i if i go out there and signed a contract with somebody you know maybe i can protect myself maybe i can't i don't think that fine print in a contract is exactly anything other than illusory but in a we can argue that point but why should you ever make that choice and mandate forced arbritration in your business centre point clarification this is part of our among apology earlier the attempt was never to have arbitration clause in the product services are offered the consumer at that time it was a part of a boilerplate that was part of a product we were offered to consumers prior to.
"chief legal officer" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Westfalia rohrer council but i'd say okay well if it's appropriate chairman but i would like is for my office and this committee to receive copies of that trailed it it's been reference on more than wants to some of our questions here on this committee on his congressional committee am it it's come to my attention that several people are no longer with the corporation you're not officially with the corporation anymore agassi ieo at the top at that time is no longer the ceo of the corporation of effect that is correct and then there's another higher up that is no longer the chief security officer hook agip security officer however the dan john kelly chief legal officer was the chief legal officer at that time but still is currently the chief legal officer correct that is correct okay apparently chief legal officer honor about between july twenty nine th in august first went outside counsel and hired outside counsel who uh correct no congressman wooden occurred on august second is it the chief security officer uh reached out to forensic expert cyber expert and outside counsel king is falling and she engage them at that time okay thank you on the when when when executives at equi facts i want to sell stock they need to get a the chief legal officer to sign off india's correct congressman is a protocol it requires the general council of echo facts to approve that sale okay and john gamble joseph longrun rebulk floater potter of girl high ups with echo facts they apparently sold stock honor about august first or second in the amount of approximately one point eight million give or take so they had to give up an okay from john kelly before they did correct that is correct sir okay and apparently they did get the okay yes that's my understanding and you were the coo at the time to be sold at stock and i have no on step in the room that i said yes our frame to john but you were you were the coo at the time i'm thank you mr i'm just a little attitude on my time just just a little bit please what i would like to request of you mr chairman and also the.