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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DAY THREE - Analysis of Supreme Court Arguments on Health Reform

Today is the last of three days that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health reform law. Hogan Lovells’ prior work on the case, combined with the fact that our lawyers are inside the courtroom each day, allow for insightful analyses. A summary has been provided for each day of argument.

Read our summary of Day Three.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DAY TWO Analysis of Supreme Court Arguments on Health Reform

Today marked the second of three days that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health reform law. Hogan Lovells’ prior work on the case, combined with the fact that our lawyers are inside the courtroom each day, allow for insightful analyses. A summary will be provided following each day of argument.

Click here for our summary of Day Two

Monday, March 26, 2012

DAY ONE Analysis of Supreme Court Arguments on Health Reform

Today marked the first of three days that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the health reform law. Hogan Lovells’ prior work on the case, combined with the fact that our lawyers are inside the courtroom each day, allow for insightful analyses. A summary will be provided immediately following each day of argument.

Click here for our summary of Day One

In Defense of the Affordable Care Act

Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States and currently professor at Georgetown University Law Center, spent some time to sit down for interviews with NPR and AFP prior to the hearings. Katyal previously argued in lower courts in favor of the Affordable Care Act, currently being challenged in the United States Supreme Court.

Please click the links below to read transcripts of the NPR and AFP interviews with Neal Katyal.

NPR – Defending The Affordable Care Act

AFP – Rejecting ‘Obamacare’ Would Be ‘Grave and Profound’

Spring Reading: Stop and Smell the Roses (and Eat the Berries)

By Randy Segal, partner, global merger and acquisitions, technology and telecommunications

Years ago, I worked with a CFO whose picture was in the dictionary under the word “unflappable.” The company was a start-up, going from one financial, technological or operational crisis to another. One day the CFO told me the following mini-parable: “Imagine you are running through the forest with a lion chasing you, and you then find yourself at the edge of the cliff, holding onto a berry bush with the lion snarling within inches of you. You think that you are about to either be eaten by the lion or fall off the cliff to a certain death. Make certain while you are holding onto that bush to take a taste of those berries, and savor them.”

I was 15 years younger at the time, at the height of juggling my career and raising four young children, and all I could think in reaction to his parable was that I was hanging off the cliff about to die and the CFO guiding our company’s success wanted me to stop and eat berries.