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Business Advisory Roundtables

  • The Private Equity Outlook panel is produced by the L.A. Times B2B Publishing team in conjunction with Ron Borys, Senior Vice President, Managing Director Financial Institutions, at Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.; Neil Malik, Founder & CEO, at K1 Investment Management; and Chant Vartanian, Chief Executive Officer, at M-Theory.

  • The Labor & Employment Q&A section is produced by the L.A. Times B2B Publishing team in conjunction with Laura Reathaford, Partner, and Caroline Sayers, Counsel, both of Lathrop GPM LLP.

  • The Commercial Real Estate Strategies panel is produced by the L.A. Times B2B Publishing team in conjunction with Michael Heid – Executive Vice President & Managing Director at Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.; Bryan LeRoy – Partner, Real Estate and Land Use at Nixon Peabody LLP; and Scott M. Salomon – Senior Counsel at Buchalter LLP.

  • The ESG Investing panel is produced by the L.A. Times B2B Publishing team in conjunction with Chris McClure, a Partner at Crowe LLP, and Steven Sugarman, Founder of The Change Company.

  • The Business of Manufacturing & Distribution Q&A is produced by the L.A. Times B2B Publishing team in conjunction with Dan Shea, Managing Director at Objective, Investment Banking & Valuation.

  • Few industries have been able to demonstrate resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic as successfully as the sports and entertainment sector, despite being rocked substantially by business-model-altering shifts.

  • This L.A. Times B2B Publishing roundtable discussion provides unique insights into forward-looking business strategies for 2022. For predictions and forecasts, we turned to two of the region’s trusted advisors and experts: David Dufour, VP of Engineering & Cybersecurity of Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText Companies; David Finz, Vice President, Cyber Risk of Alliant Insurance Services; Timothy J. Toohey, Partner, Cybersecurity & Privacy, of Greenberg Glusker LLP; and Chant Vartanian, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of M-Theory.

  • This L.A. Times B2B Publishing roundtable discussion provides unique insights into forward-looking business strategies for 2022. For predictions and forecasts, we turned to two of the region’s trusted advisors and experts: Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking of East West Bank, and Todd E. Wilson, Regional President-Greater Los Angeles of PNC Bank, N.A.

  • To take a closer look at the latest developments and trends in the esports and gaming business, we have turned to one of the region’s leading authorities, Dennis Ehling of Blank Rome LLP, who graciously weighed in.

  • The Insights from Top Litigators and Trial Lawyers panel is brought to you by Scott J. Leipzig, Allen Matkins; Sarah Kelly-Kilgore, Greenberg Gross LLP; and Dana Alden Fox, Lewis Brisbois.

  • PE and M&A expertise from Silvie Gadant, Citrin Cooperman; Anant Patel, GHJ; Chant Vartanian, M-Theory Group; Michael Lawhead, Nixon Peabody; Dan Shea, Objective, Investment Banking & Valuation; and Jennifer Post, Thompson Coburn, LLP.

  • The lingering impact of COVID-19 has affected the global economy and the commercial real estate industry. Three experts, Robin Thornton of Wendel Rosen, Alain M. R’bibo of Allen Matkins, and Ed Sachse of Kennedy Wilson Property Services explain what to expect in 2022.

  • When it comes to the beauty and consumer products industries, Los Angeles (and Southern California as a whole) remains a global leader in terms of trends, innovation, sustainability and protocols.

  • As the legal landscape around cannabis continues to evolve and public support for the products and services grows, consumers, businesses and investors have taken note. As with any emerging industry, learning about the ins and outs of the fast-growing sector can be overwhelming.

  • After the many unprecedented operational changes that businesses in every sector had to make last year, a number of new factors have arisen in terms of managing intellectual property and licensing.

  • The health care business sector – perhaps more than any other category of industry – has been forced to reassess, restructure and remodel itself to accommodate the unpredictable and challenging times we have faced over the last year and a half due to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • While there are more millionaires per capita in L.A. County than anywhere else, recent developments in the fintech market also have opened private wealth management products and services to people with less disposable income as well. We turned to some of the region’s leading experts in wealth management, accounting and law, who shared their insights.

  • Like other unprecedented changes that businesses in every sector had to make last year, a whole new landscape has emerged in the food and beverage industry in terms of financial, legal, employment and supply chain. Even seasoned pros found themselves struggling to find answers to crucial questions.

  • After the many unprecedented operational changes that businesses in every sector had to make last year, a whole new landscape has emerged in terms of labor and employment issues. This has left even the most seasoned human resources and C-suiters struggling to find answers to crucial questions.

  • The historic impact of COVID-19 on the commercial real estate industry has forced numerous new paradigms to emerge. Commercial real estate companies have needed to digitize operations, change workplace protocols, or shutter physical facilities due to lockdowns.

  • Entertainment business experts from Citrin Cooperman, Gallagher, GHJ and M-Theory experts discuss the pandemic’s huge impact on the entertainment industry. Creativity and resilience - always hallmarks of the entertainment world - sparked silver linings.

  • Ian C. Ballon, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, David Lam, Miller Kaplan, Chant Vartanian, M-Theory, Muhi Majzoub, OpenText

  • Kevin Depew, RSM, Channing Hamlet, Objective Capital Partners, Wendy Lane, Greenberg Glusker LLP, Matt Oster, Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro and Rabkin LLP