Inside Economics

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Data Anonymization: Data Security

Posted by Miles Latham and Allison Powers on December 13, 2023

One common consideration among our clients is data security. In addition to securely storing the data we use and closely monitoring access and permissions, we also anonymize any personal identifying information when requested. This is especially important for data in the healthcare industry which often includes personal identifying information (PII). We’re experienced anonymizing data in […]

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LLMs Demystif-AI-ed: The Promise and Perils in Business

Posted by Allison Powers and Miles Latham on November 29, 2023

Introduction In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, companies across industries are actively pursuing digital transformation. This drive has intensified with the recent wave of innovation in AI, with Large Language Models (LLMs) emerging as pivotal players in the quest for AI adoption. However, despite the great potential of these tools, it’s important to consider their […]

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ESG in International Arbitration: Emerging Needs for Quantification of Socio-Economic & Environmental Damages

Posted by Marian Portero Collado and Rafael Pereyra Lago on November 6, 2023

Read in English here >. Lea en Español aquí >.

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LLMs Demystif-AI-ed: A Gentle Introduction

Posted by Allison Powers and Miles Latham on October 5, 2023

In recent years, the realm of Artificial Intelligence has seen remarkable strides, ushering in an era of unprecedented potential. Advancements in training techniques and the ensuing leaps in performance have propelled Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) into the spotlight. The speed at which ChatGPT, a product of OpenAI, garnered its vast user base […]

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On Systemic Risk in Nature and in Banking

Posted on March 17, 2023

As a kid, I liked to play with dominoes. The collapse of SVB and SignatureBank have me thinking about dominoes. A domino lying flat is in a stable position. But it can also be stood on its short end, thereby placing it in a less-stable or ‘risky’ position. A bank can arrange its balance sheet to be more or less stable. A bank […]

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The Adverse Tax Consequences in Employment Discrimination Damages

Posted by Charles Mahla on February 16, 2022

Your new client comes to you after being terminated from a middle-management position he held for 15 years. He is convinced his termination was age related, as the company explained his lay off as a “reduction in force,” but he and one other 50+ employee were the only two employees let go. Your client had […]

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Bankruptcy Filings During the COVID-19 Recession: A Tale of Two Debtors?

Posted by Marc Martos-Vila and Tony Shi on January 28, 2022

ABA’s Business Law Today: Bankruptcy Filings During the COVID-19 Recession: A Tale of Two Debtors? The article presents the pattern of bankruptcy filings during and after the COVID-19 recession. Echoing some recent commentary and economic analysis, we show that bankruptcy filings behaved markedly differently than historical patterns would dictate. We break down bankruptcy petitions between […]

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Effect of Team Performance On Sports Franchise Valuation: Evidence From MLB, NBA, and NFL

Posted by Ilhan Geckil on November 17, 2021

The economic value of media rights, merchandise sales, ticket and luxury suites sales, advertising, and licensed products and other royalties for sports franchises is substantial.  Revenue increases in any of the mentioned sources above can have a positive effect on the overall revenue and earnings of a sports franchise, which may lead to an increase […]

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Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross of California Terminate Contract

Posted by Leslie Schafer on July 23, 2021

Effective July 16, 2021, Dignity Health is no longer an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross of California. Its exit from Anthem’s network could have major ramifications for prices paid by Anthem and its members for Dignity’s healthcare services. Health care providers typically maintain a price list for health care procedures. That list is often […]

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Houston Jury Awards Emergency Room Doctors $19.1 Million in Out-of-Network Reimbursement Dispute

Posted by Leslie Schafer on July 16, 2021

On June 24, 2021, a jury in Harris County, TX awarded two emergency care physician groups $19.1 million in damages for underpayment of healthcare claims by insurer Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc. I was a testifying expert on behalf of the plaintiffs: ACS Primary Care Physicians Southwest, PA & Emergency Services of Texas, PA v. […]

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