14th & G Podcast

Bruce Mehlman and David Castagnetti, Partners, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

Bruce Mehlman and David Castagnetti join us on this episode of 14th & G to discuss Mehlman’s most recent Q1 slide deck, “Why 2018 Will Make 2017 Seem Tame.” Listen as they predict how the Administration and Congress will approach critical policy items such as NAFTA, trade, and border security. Mehlman and Castagnetti also offer insight into the 2018 midterm elections and what we should be keeping an eye out for as election day quickly approaches.

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Jamie Smith, Bitfury’s Global Chief Communications Officer

14th & G welcomes Jamie Smith, Bitfury’s Global Chief Communications Officer. Bitfury is the leading full service blockchain technology company, operating as the driving force behind the highly talked about cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Jamie gives us the inside scoop on what exactly bitcoins are, how the blockchain works, and how our future could be shaped by both blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

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Chris Padilla, IBM’s Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs

CR is joined by Chris Padilla, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for IBM on this episode of 14th & G. Prior to his current role at IBM, Padilla served as the Under Secretary for International Trade within the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Bush Administration. Take a listen as Padilla discusses IBM’s “new collar jobs” initiative, trade, and their approach to the future of artificial intelligence. Additionally, hear firsthand what Padilla predicts to be the big winners in the future of technology.

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Peter Scher, JPMorgan Chase’s Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility

In this episode of 14th & G, CR welcomes JPMorgan Chase’s Peter Scher. Peter serves as both Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region and the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility. As the Head of Corporate Responsibility, Peter oversees the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States and has led the development of many of the firm’s flagship programs, including the $150 million investment in Detroit’s revitalization. In 2016 and 2017, Peter was named in Washington Life Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the U.S. Capitol, noting his experience in navigating the intersection of business and the public sector. Take a listen as CR and Peter dive into a discussion of tax reform and JPMorgan Chase’s investments in Detroit, Washington and Chicago.

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Bruce Mehlman and David Castagnetti, Partners at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

On this episode of 14th & G, CR Wooters is joined by the firm’s very own partners, Bruce Mehlman and David Castagnetti. Take a listen as they give their insight to what we should expect to see on Capitol Hill over the new few weeks. Mehlman and Castagnetti share their expectations for healthcare, NAFTA, DACA, trade and tax, and other highly discussed legislative topics. Additionally, listen as Mehlman dives into his latest slidedeck “Navigating the New Gilded Age” and explains the correlation of the Gilded Age era to our modern times.

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Allison Jaslow, Executive Director of the IAVA

In this episode of 14th & G, CR welcomes Allison Jaslow, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The IAVA is a leading veterans non-profit organization, that helps post 9/11 veterans. Allison, a former Army Captain, has an impactful conversation with CR where she discusses topics such as her two tours in Iraq and the #SheWhoBorneTheBattle campaign. They also discuss veterans hiring veteran’s healthcare and her view on the recent high profile flag protests.

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Dean Garfield, President and CEO of ITI

By CR Wooters

14th and G, a new product from Mehlman Castagnetti, is the podcast sitting at the intersection of business and policy. Hosted by Mehlman Castagnetti Principal CR Wooters, each 20 minute episode features an interview discussing the future of business and the potential public policy impacts of innovation. 14th & G is designed to deliver quick, easily-digestible insights into the business of Washington.

In the first episode of 14th & G, CR welcomes Dean Garfield, President and CEO of ITI, the Information Technology Industry Council, one of the leading tech associations in Washington. CR and Dean have a lively discussion about the future of tech policy, taking note of both topical issues like tax reform and longer term issues like potential regulations of drones and autonomous vehicles. Garfield has been at the helm of ITI since 2009. ITI’s membership includes such tech companies including Twitter, HP, VMware and Adobe.

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