Lawyers Sound Off in the Pepper Pod

Pepper_podcasts_1 "The Pod Center," launched by 450-lawyer Pepper Hamilton, sets a new standard in podcasting by law firms. The Center itself is set up as a blog so that listeners have the option of subscribing to RSS feeds that feature audio only, or audio plus text (see the right sidebar). Readers can also listen to broadcasts directly from the blog using a convenient "Play" bar.

The podcasts themselves are structured as interviews of attorneys who are experts in the topic covered. Recent topics include:

  • Dividend Recaps (Private Equity)
  • Online Software Purchase Taxes (Tax)
  • Criminal Background Checks (Labor and Employment)
  • Workplace Smoking Policies (Labor and Employment)

"We think the new Podcast Center is an innovative program that positions the firm as cutting edge and tech savvy," said Brian Dolan, Marketing Manager for the firm, which has offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.

The lead podcast is "A Conversation with Spencer Abraham." He is a former Energy Secretary and U.S. Senator, currently heads The Abraham Group, an international consulting firm. Pepper Hamilton and The Abraham Group have recently formed an alliance to offer legal and business consulting services focusing primarily on the energy sector. The main Pepper Podcast Center is at:

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