Dorsey Launches New Podcast “SharkCast” to Explore Business Litigation Risks

MINNEAPOLIS — Dorsey & Whitney LLP has launched a new podcast, “SharkCast,” to explore litigation risks facing businesses today. Hosted by Dorsey attorney and author Kent Schmidt, the podcast is available on major podcast platforms including Google Podcasts, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“‘SharkCast’ explores why businesses are so frequently sued and how to mitigate and navigate these risks,” says Kent Schmidt, a partner in Dorsey’s Southern California office. “Our guests provide insights on the various types of lawsuits being brought in U.S. courts, emerging trends and practical guidance for assessing litigation risks and managing the litigation process.”

In the first four episodes, Kent Schmidt explores topics including dealing with insurance coverage issues (with guest Skip Durocher), preparing for and defending against shareholder litigation claims and demands (with Kirstin Schubert), tackling and managing e-discovery (with Caroline Sweeney and Kate Johnson) and managing labor and employment issues presented by employees working remotely (with guests Heather Dillion and Nisha Verma).

Schmidt’s book, “Avoiding and Managing U.S. Business Litigation Risks” (2021) examines why companies are so frequently sued in the United States and how business litigation liabilities can be avoided or more effectively managed through preventative measures. In the book, as well as the podcast, Schmidt draws on 25 years of experience defending companies throughout the U.S. in almost every conceivable type of commercial litigation.

Dorsey & Whitney was founded in 1912 and has locations in the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It represents a number of large companies from a wide range of industries, including banking and financial institutions; development and infrastructure; energy and natural resources; food, beverage and agribusiness; health care and life sciences; and technology.

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