Listen and learn from Chris Batz’s bi-weekly podcast, The Future is Bright.

Enjoy a front-row seat as Chris speaks with thought-provoking C-Suite executives and leaders from corporations, both public and private, professional service firms, and of course, the legal industry from around the United States.

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“It was a true pleasure joining Chris for his podcast. Chris brings a creative and energized approach to his exploration of management issues facing the legal industry, and his podcast captures invaluable perspectives from a cross-section of tenured law firm and law department leaders.”

Kristin Stark

Principal, Fairfax Associates

“Chris was great to work with. He was easy to talk to and made the experience fun for me. If I was looking for an attorney Chris would be my first call”

Bill Croutch

Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Optiv

“Before serving as a guest on Chris’ podcast, I had been an avid listener.  Chris has an engaging approach with each guest that will immediately draw you in.  I appreciate the variety of thought leaders he features.  Listening to his podcasts allows me to be sure I am continuing to grow as a leader and lawyer.”

Lea Ann King

General Counsel, Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary of Toyota Material Handling

Leverage in Corporate Law Firms with Dan Binstock and Gary Miles

Leverage in Corporate Law Firms with Dan Binstock and Gary Miles

“You can only divvy up the pie so much and distribute it so much before it starts eating into the profitability,” says Dan Binstock who, with Gary Miles, returns to the podcast to discuss the latest trends in corporate law partnership. More and more major law firms are shortening the length of time it takes for their associates to make partner, or bestowing the title of partner to those …

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Deceptive Legal Recruiters & How Law Partners can Protect Themselves with Dan Binstock & Gary Miles

Deceptive Legal Recruiters & How Law Partners can Protect Themselves with Dan Binstock & Gary Miles

“Why do we have this problem with such smart people, the brightest of the brights, attorneys at such top firms, getting wrapped up with shady people?” asks Dan Binstock, who returns, with Gary Miles, to the podcast to discuss the less-than-ethical practices employed by legal recruiters that potential candidates need to watch out for. Part of the problem, they explain, is that for all of …

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Scott Love on Being a Legal Recruiter, Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, Trainer and Artist

Scott Love on Being a Legal Recruiter, Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, Trainer and Artist

What does it take to be a rainmaker? Scott Love is here to tell you. An award-winning legal recruiter, keynote speaker, author and podcast host, he’s also a former Naval officer, professional card-counting black jack player and currently a passionate painter. All of these varied experiences have taught him invaluable lessons about leadership, business development, sales and growth, and he …

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Strategic Growth for Corporate Law Firms with Dan Binstock and Gary Miles

Strategic Growth for Corporate Law Firms with Dan Binstock and Gary Miles

Stepping into the complex world of ‘magic circle’ law firms, Dan Binstock from Garrison, a DC-based attorney search firm, joins forces with Gary Miles, President and CEO of Miles Partner Placement. They’re back on the podcast to shed light on the strategic growth challenges and opportunities for these elite law firms. They tackle the critical need for firms to differentiate themselves in …

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Parenthood, Career, & Marriage with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin

Parenthood, Career, & Marriage with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Jason Levin

“We are both keeper-in-touchers,” says Jason Levin, author of the book Relationships to Infinity, which studies the art and science of keeping in touch. He and his wife Lori Mihalich-Levin first met on September 11, 2001 in France and stayed in contact as Lori built her law career and Jason built a career which includes his current role as a keynote speaker, trainer and business developme…

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What Partners Need to Know Before Switching Firms with Hilary Gerzhoy

What Partners Need to Know Before Switching Firms with Hilary Gerzhoy

Hilary Gerzhoy has devoted her career to maintaining the highest standards of ethics in legal practice. As a seasoned litigator, she boasts an impressive array of accomplishments, including her pivotal role on the ethics and compliance team during the Biden/Harris transition to the White House in 2020. Presently, she holds the positions of partner and Vice Chair of the Legal Ethics Group…

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The 1996 Buffett Essays Symposium with Larry Cunningham

The 1996 Buffett Essays Symposium with Larry Cunningham

“When people think of Warren Buffet they think investor and business icon, but he is an expert in corporate governance.” On today’s episode of “The Future is Bright,” Larry Cunningham, special counsel at Mayer Brown, tells the story of his organizing and hosting a two-day symposium with business magnate Warren Buffett at Cardozo Law School in 1996. The intellectual traction and gains …

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Larry Cunningham on Corporate Governance and Quality Shareholders

Larry Cunningham on Corporate Governance and Quality Shareholders

“Most people thinking about performance think about managers, products, and research. But it’s also valuable to have a certain kind of shareholder,” says Larry Cunningham. Larry Cunningham, special counsel at Mayer Brown, has had a truly extraordinary career, rubbing shoulders with billionaires, sitting on the boards of large public companies, and writing 20 books. Larry recently joined …

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Sandra Cohen | Executive Compensation Expert on Buying a One Way Ticket to New York City

Sandra Cohen | Executive Compensation Expert on Buying a One Way Ticket to New York City

Sandra Cohen returns to “The Future is Bright” podcast for part two of her interview with Chris and to tell the story of how she became an executive compensation attorney at Cohen & Buckmann pc. Her journey was a steady upward trajectory where her fierce sense of independence and ambition served her well at every step. A Midwestern girl, she moved to New York City right out of college, …

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Negotiating a C-Suite Job Offer with Sandra Cohen

Negotiating a C-Suite Job Offer with Sandra Cohen

“The most common thing I hear nearly every day on negotiations is, I hate negotiating my compensation. I usually ignore it, and now I’ve got this new offer or I’m getting a promotion.” says executive compensation expert and attorney at Cohen and Buckmann, Sandra Cohen. Sandra boasts over 30 years of hands-on experience, guiding top-tier professionals through pivotal moments in their …

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