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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Feb 14, 2020

This week's episode is the first in a series from The Careerist Vivia Chen focused on the shortage of African American lawyers, especially in Big Law, where only about 2 percent of partners are black. She talks with Frederick Nance, global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs. With 42 years of experience practicing...


Feb 7, 2020

The Legal Speak team pulled aside several speakers at Legalweek 2020 to ask what tech tools make their lives easier, what technologies are over-hyped, and what they’re doing to transform the organizations they work for. You’ll hear from Daryl Shetterly, director of Orrick Analytics; Kirupa Pushparaj, head of IP...


Jan 31, 2020

This week, we’re globe-trotting, as we look at the key international issues affecting the business of law. In conjunction with the launch of our new website, Law.com International, Lisa Shuchman, senior editor of the site, takes us around the world to explain what the implications of political unrest in Hong Kong, the...


Jan 24, 2020

Kevin Rosenberg, a 2004 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, who recently convinced the New York's chief bankruptcy judge in the Southern District to discharge more than $200,000 he was carrying in student loan debt, talks with Law.com reporter Karen Sloan about the decision that's making waves in the...


Jan 17, 2020

In this week's Legal Speak podcast from Law.com, host Vanessa Blum talks with Curtis Smolar, general counsel of litigation finance startup Legalist. Smolar, an experienced litigator, discusses his transition from a major law firm to a scrappy startup and shares what he’s learned about litigation funding along the way,...