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Leading experts discuss the pros and cons of government regulations and explain how they affect everyday life for Americans.

Deep Dive Episode 48 – The Wage & Hour Trifecta: DOL Proposals on Overtime Exemptions, the Overtime Calculations, and Joint Employment

Tammy McCutchen discusses the Department of Labor’s recently published proposals to revise the FLSA regulations on joint employment, overtime exemptions, and the regular rate/overtime calculation.

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Deep Dive Episode 47 – The Songwriting Industry and Antitrust Consent Decrees

Kristen Osenga and Mark F. Schultz explore the antitrust consent decrees that have regulated a large part of the music business for eight decades.

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Deep Dive Episode 46 – Big Tech, Competition, and Antitrust Enforcement

Neil Chilson and Charlotte Slaiman discuss the debate over governmental oversight of big tech companies and the proper role of the federal government in promoting consumer welfare and market competition.

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Deep Dive Episode 45 – Export-Terminal Permit-Denial Suit Implicates Federalism and Foreign Commerce

This episode deals with a pending lawsuit in the Western District of Washington: Lighthouse Resources v. Inslee. This case, which involves a dispute over permitting construction for a coal export terminal on Washington’s Columbia river, has important implications for disputes between federal and state jurisdiction in environmental law and regulation.

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Deep Dive Episode 44 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Keynote Address: Roger Alford

In this episode, Roger Alford (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs) addresses consent decrees, consumer welfare, and the challenges of the emerging global digital markets.

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Deep Dive Episode 43 – Re-Considering Co-Benefits in Environmental Regulation

In this episode, Adam Gustafson and Daniel Farber discuss various approaches to considering co-benefits in the cost-benefit analyses of new air pollution regulations, and whether the standing approach is the most efficient and cost-effective.

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Deep Dive Episode 42 – Populist Antitrust

In this panel, the speakers debate varying standards for antitrust rule-making and enforcement. The merits of the Neo-Brandeisian “populist” approach are weighed against more recent “consumer-welfare” standards.

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Deep Dive Episode 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Deep Dive Episode 40 – Kisor v. Wilkie

In this Fourth Branch podcast, Stephen Vaden moderates a discussion between Karen Harned and Andrew Varcoe on Kisor v. Wilkie, a case which has broad and significant implications for issues surrounding judicial deference to agency interpretation of regulations.

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Deep Dive Episode 39 – Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium Opening Address: Qualcomm’s Donald J. Rosenberg

In this episode, Donald J. Rosenberg of Qualcomm speaks on patent law and the dangers of regulatory capture in the emerging tech sector.

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