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

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