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More on The Memorandum

Interview: Robert W. Kelley

More on The Memorandum

Interview by Kelley McLean

What is The Memorandum? The Memorandum is a book about the internal smoking gun documents that we find when we litigate against Corporate America — evidence that these multi-national conglomerates put profit over people's safety and welfare.
How do you find these? It's not easy. They are almost never turned over to us knowingly. We face multiple objections by teams of...

Veterans Disability Appeals Lawyer

Interview: Eric Gang

Veterans Disability Appeals Lawyer

Lawyer Eric Gang

Your book’s title, "Betrayal of Honor" suggests we’re failing our veterans in very big ways. What do you see as the Veterans Administration’s and other inadequacies in this arena? We let these heroes down in important ways falling primarily in these categories: healthcare failures, veteran housing - homelessness, psychiatric care particularly in the PTSD area, lack of...

California Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Lawyer

Interview: Joseph Tully

California Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Lawyer

CA Criminal Attorney Joseph Tully

You make some pretty strong charges in your book, "California: State of Collusion." Isn’t it a bit extreme to claim California law enforcement and courts are peopled with psychopaths? It sounds troubling and extreme but I see it every week as a criminal defense lawyer practicing criminal law in California: psychopaths in law enforcement – and they’re not the outliers!...

Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Interview: Jimmy Vallee

Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Lawyer Jimmy Vallee

The title of your book, Giant Shifts suggests we’re headed for big energy-driven changes. What do you see for the oil and gas industry in the next decade? We’re already in the midst of significant and fundamental shifts in the oil and gas industry. We've recently completed one of the longest energy bull markets in a generation - the "shale revolution." Starting in 2000 and...

New York Divorce & Matrimonial Attorney

Interview: Jacqueline Newman

New York Divorce & Matrimonial Attorney

Staff: As one of New York City’s top tier divorce lawyers you’re often involved in “celebrity” dissolutions and your book, Soon To Be Ex uses many high profile breakups as case studies; what’s different in those cases?
Jacqueline Newman: You’re right, in New York we have more than our share of celebrity divorces and they are definitely handled...

Whistleblower Lawyer & Fraud Recovery Attorney

Interview: Brian Mahany

Whistleblower Lawyer & Fraud Recovery Attorney

Your 16 billion dollar whistleblower win against Bank of America makes you somewhat of a John Grisham-style hero for the little guy. How does that feel? It’s great to finally see some justice in the mortgage mess that hurt all of us but the real heroes are the whistleblowers who risked their jobs, career and reputations to stand up against corruption and fraud. The thousands of special...

PR & Branding Strategist for Professionals

Interview: Jay Jessup

PR & Branding Strategist for Professionals

After your "Fame 101" book, what sparked your interest in writing about high visibility lawyers? It was long before Fame 101. I was a new lawyer, clueless about the business of law practice and how lawyer PR worked, when I was introduced to Melvin Belli, San Francisco’s most flamboyant lawyer. He was one of the first lawyers to intuitively understand what Hollywood had known for years...

Cannabis Consultant and Quigley’s Formula CEO

Interview: Tony Alfiere

Cannabis Consultant and Quigley’s Formula CEO

Why did you write your book "Pot Inc." and who is it for? I wrote Pot Inc. for both veteran cannabis entrepreneurs and those looking for a guide through the minefield of the cannabis industry. Pot Inc. is for anyone looking to profit from the recent cannabis boom.
What do you hope to accomplish with Pot Inc.? I hope to illuminate an industry that is still emerging from the...

Travel Writer & Businesswoman

Interview: Ainslie Waldron

Travel Writer & Businesswoman

What inspired you to write Luxury Globetrotting on a Staycation Budget? So many friends, family and acquaintances asked me questions about the “how to’s” of the global house swapping (home exchange) I was doing that I decided to write a very practical book about how anyone can go about it; Luxury Globetrotting on a Staycation Budget is the result. The FAQs in the book are...

New Haven Based Criminal Defense Lawyer

Interview: Norm Pattis

New Haven Based Criminal Defense Lawyer

Defense Attorney Norman Pattis New Book Interview

You are a trial lawyer. How do you find the time to compose the essays compiled in your most recent book, In the Trenches? Finding time to write is never an issue. Writing is a form of therapy. The conflicts and controversies that drive people into a courtroom almost always represent a significant crisis, or turning point, in the lives of the litigants. A good lawyer is simply a...

School Sports & Recreation Injury Lawyer

Interview: Chris Faiella

School Sports & Recreation Injury Lawyer

IP: Why are you writing Perilous Pastimes?
Chris Faiella: As a personal injury – sports injuries attorney I see firsthand the life altering injuries suffered as a result of inept coaches for student athletes, inadequate medical treatment, and defective sports and recreational equipment like ATVs, Jet Skis and the rest. Some injury in sports and recreation are just part of life, but...

Social Entrepreneur & Tix4Cause Founder-CEO

Interview: Mary Nemetz

Social Entrepreneur & Tix4Cause Founder-CEO

Tell us about your Tix4Cause revolution Tix4Cause is an Illinois-based company that developed technology for consumers to buy sports and event tickets online at the same price they would elsewhere and select which of more than 850 nonprofits receives a substantial portion of our revenue. Consumers who already have tickets are able to donate them to a cause and receive a tax receipt. In...

Criminal Tax Defense Trial Lawyer

Interview: Michael Minns

Criminal Tax Defense Trial Lawyer

Staff - Why did you write The New IRS Hit List?
Michael Minns - As a criminal tax defense lawyer I see firsthand the outrages against personal liberty perpetrated by the Internal Revenue Service; an IRS grown bloated and uncaring about the U.S. Constitution. Their army of enforcement agents operates with the self restraint of a Mexican cartel and there is no oversight. That’s a...

The New Terrorism: Cyber Wars

Interview: Neil Rerup

The New Terrorism: Cyber Wars

IP: Why did you write CyberPeril?
Neil Rerup: What I’ve found in a dozen years in CyberSecurity is most books on the subject are written at a very technical level but unfortunately, IT Security jargon is lost on the real decision makers of an Organization. I wrote CyberPeril in a format that Business Leaders can use to understand CyberSecurity risks.
IP: What are the top threats...

Attract & Admit Immigration Reform

Interview: Mardan Afrasiabi

Attract & Admit Immigration Reform

IP: Why did you write Restart Entrepreneurial Immigration?
Mardan Afrasiabi: Well, I initially started thinking about the ideas behind Restart Entrepreneurial Immigration in the 2005 time-frame after I sold my company Stonehouse Technologies to a global outsourcing firm called Symphony Services. In my various visits to India, I saw first-hand the unbelievable entrepreneurial spirit of the...

Mass Action Defense Lawyer Battles Jackpot Justice

Interview: Rob Herrington

Mass Action Defense Lawyer Battles Jackpot Justice

IP: What exactly is a “Mass Action”?
Rob Herrington: A "mass action" is any form of aggregated litigation, where multiple parties (usually plaintiffs) are pursuing similar claims against a common defendant or defendants. The most well known form is the class action, where one or more named plaintiffs seek to represent a class comprised of thousands of individuals who have...

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Lawyer

Interview: Norm Pattis

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Lawyer

Prosecutions for white collar crime seem to be increasing in number. Are there just more in the media spotlight or are prosecutors focusing more on this area? Although prosecutors in the federal system are not elected, I believe they are at heart politicians. They are going to prosecute those cases in which they think they can get a conviction. People are angry now about the economy:...

The Myth & Music Behind SoCal Breakout Artist

Interview: Millicent Gappell

The Myth & Music Behind SoCal Breakout Artist

Why mythology as a subject? Over the last several years I have become fascinated with how the goddess stories relate to women I know and to myself; how contemporary these archetypes feel.
You go onstage as a powerhouse speaker, concert pianist and as an artist; does anything frighten you? I’m a storyteller, so speaking to an audience is truly delightful. With my art...

Author and Adult Stem Cell Scientist

Interview: Christian Drapeau

Author and Adult Stem Cell Scientist

The May issue of the journal Scientific American featured a fascinating article about stem cells and a new development. Can you give us a quick summary? In brief, it described the recent development of a novel type of experimental stem cells referred to as induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, or iPSCs. iPSCs are produced by isolating skin cells –or technically any type of cells and...

Powerful Branding Strategies For Amazing Career Results

Interview: Maggie Jessup

Powerful Branding Strategies For Amazing Career Results

Your new book is about personal brand strategy? Why the title "Fame 101"? If there were a Fame School, where professionals learn to package, market, and roll out their expertise, Fame 101 would be the textbook for every course. As authors we try to give the readers a complete education in personal branding, thus the college-course sounding title.
Are we talking about Paris...