Live podcast hosted by Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
When: Tuesday 11/14/2023 at 2:00 pm ET
Did you know the right to a jury trail is limited in the Seventh Amendment of the Bill of Rights to federal civil cases, where the amount in question is more than $20, and doesn’t apply to state courts? A civil case involves a dispute between parties, while a criminal case involves an alleged violation of criminal law.
Join us as we discuss the Seventh Amendment and issues currently in the news!
Constitutional Chats are hosted by Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, student ambassadors, and experts who join us weekly to discuss hot-topic issues! The audience is not on camera, but you may ask questions!
Meet the Guest
Eric Wise is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization Group. Eric is a leading expert in restructuring matters and special situations finance. He has extensive experience in complex liability management transactions, Chapter 11 matters, workouts, rights offerings, recapitalizations, restructuring, and post-petition and exit financing, and distressed debt purchases and sales. Clients look to Eric for expert advice on structuring and restructuring matters, and for creative solutions to difficult problems in the restructuring and finance space. Eric is a frequent author and a thought leader on many issues in the restructuring and finance spaces.
Eric’s restructuring clients include first lien credit groups, junior lien creditor groups, unsecured creditor groups, official committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, post-petition lenders, and debtors, and Eric’s special situations finance clients include lenders, arrangers, and borrowers. His experience stretches across a variety of industries including cryptocurrency, e-commerce, shipping, telecommunications, health care, hospitality, real estate, steel, automotive, chemical, energy, transportation, financial institutions, and paper and forest products sectors. Eric has been involved in leading and market-moving restructuring cases and complex special situation finance matters for over two decades.
Meet the Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in television’s Northern Exposure. She is the Founder of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution and has given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America, a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission. She is currently serving as one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026!
Tova Love Kaplan is a student at Harvard University. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We The Future” Contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic