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A Podcast for CEOs, Corporate Counsel, & Entrepreneurs.

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Tom Dunlap brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways.  Topics include: Cyber SecurityTom Dunlap joins David Verhey and Robert Eatinger, partners for… Continue reading E35: Season 3 Episode 15: Best of Blackletter – Season 3 in Review
America By The Numbers - A Summary of the COVID-19 Cares Act Relief Legislation
By Tom Dunlap The largest economic stimulus package in the history of the United States has passed the House and Senate and was signed into law by the president. Some suggest that rather than calling this a stimulus package, it should be called a “survival” package. The new law is meant to help keep the American economy… Continue reading E34: Season 3 Episode 14: America by the Numbers – A Summary of the COVID-19 Relief Legislation
Highlights of the COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Today we have another special COVID-19 podcast about the highlights of the COVID-19 stimulus package. We answer what you need to know about the stimulus bill as it stands now including a provision that prohibits businesses controlled by the president, vice president, members of Congress, and heads of executive departments from getting loans or investments… Continue reading E33: Season 3 Episode 13: Highlights of the COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Business Closures and Telework Orders From State Governments
Governors across the country are closing schools for the rest of the academic year, but the biggest change that is amplifying the strain on the economy and lives comes in the form of non-essential business closures.  The Zoom virtual conference app has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times in the last two weeks more… Continue reading E32: Season 3 Episode 12: Business Closures and Telework Orders from State Governments
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law
By Phil Schwartz, Tom Dunlap, and Ithi Joshi On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) in a 90-8 vote and President Trump immediately signed the bill into law thereafter. The new law provides free screening and testing, paid leave, and enhanced unemployment benefits to employees affected… Continue reading E31: Season 3 Episode 11: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law
Prepare Your Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How to manage your business and employee obligations during the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. It has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a United Nations Emergency Declaration as well as a National Emergency Declaration by the President has led to closures of universities, businesses, and in some cases borders around… Continue reading E30: Season 3 Episode 10: Managing Business & Employee Obligations During COVID19
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Selling & Protecting Solutions  When you’re treating water and using a specialized system your business model depends on protecting that intellectual property. This can lead to large patent portfolio which needs to be tended and kept-up with. Defending this intellectual property after the patents are filed is just as important as having the patent in the… Continue reading E29: Season 3 Episode 9 Corporate Law – Selling & Protecting Solutions
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General Consulting To A Campaign At the state and federal level most campaigns will have a consultant that helps hone in on your message and platform with the campaign. They do a number of tasks including but not limited to setting up the campaign, fundraising, messaging, getting vendors, mailing list, potentially even the campaign manager.… Continue reading E28: Season 3 Episode 8 A Deep Dive into Political Consulting
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Behind The Scenes Many people that own businesses whether large or small get caught up in the day-to-day aspects of running a business & can forget to plan for the future. That’s where Blake Fellows comes in, with financial planning that goes beyond retirement plans. Whether you’re a professional athlete who gets injured and forced… Continue reading E27: Season 3 Episode 7: Real Estate & Investment Insights for Athletes
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Legal Challenges In Film  When making a documentary film or any film telling a true story there are going to be legalities that need to be tended to. One of those is life rights, this is a real person’s story so you need them to be onboard with the making of this film. A release… Continue reading E26: Season 3 Episode 6: Legal Issues in the Business of Making Independent Films
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Defining CCPA and Cal OPA CCPA is an acronym for California Consumer Privacy Act, a new piece legislation within the past year that hasn’t yet gone into effect. This pertains to internet laws and privacy. Cal OPA has been around since 2003, and requires for-profit businesses to post a privacy policy on their website.  These… Continue reading E25: Season 3 Episode 5: CCPA
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This last year Blackletter has invited a wide selection of CEOs, corporate counsel and entrepreneurs to the podcast.  Recording in studio and on location, Blackletter is bound to inspire with unconventional business wisdom and educational interviews.  Topics include law firm management, national and cyber security, business start up, employment law, the alcohol business and more! … Continue reading 2019: End of Year in Review
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Visas And Who They Are Given To There are different types of visas for different types of immigration. For example there is the E-Visa, which is for investment, the L-Visa for intercompany transfers, the H-Visa, which is for corporate, and the P-Visa which is specifically for athletes and entertainers. The P-Visas are the ones that… Continue reading E24: Season 3 Episode 4 – Athletes & Immigration
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What Is Probate And How To Deal With It?  Probate is what happens when someone passes away unexpectedly or just hasn’t planned for their death at all. You typically see this in scenarios where people die much younger than expected. Probate means you are under jurisdiction of the court, which can become pretty costly and… Continue reading E23: Season 3 Episode 3: Estate Planning
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Understanding An MSP An MSP or managed service provider is essentially IT consulting and IT outsourcing that wouldn’t be provided by a normal IT service provider. This can cover a wide variety of industries, with everything from medical to manufacturing. This is a more in-depth way of identifying and solving IT issues, and can be… Continue reading E22: Season 3 Episode 2: Case Study in Federal Litigation (Shoemaker Corporation III)
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AUSA National Security Tom Dunlap sits down with David Verhey and Robert Eatinger, partners for Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, and Major General Charlie Fletcher, at the AUSA cocktail part in Washington, DC, and they talk about cyber security and national security and socio economic issues. How does the global economy affect how companies deal with… Continue reading E21: Season 3 Episode 1: AUSA Cyber Security

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.