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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.

Jun 28, 2019

What's the fastest growing segment of lawyers? How are law firm mergers changing the map? And who's leading the way on gender diversity? On this Legal Speak episode, we break down the 2019 NLJ 500 report, which ranks the largest U.S. law firms by headcount. National Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Lisa Helem talks with...


Jun 27, 2019

Law.com's Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle, veteran reporters covering the U.S. Supreme Court, sit down for a brief chat about the justices' decisions June 27 in the census and partisan gerrymandering cases. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. played a pivotal role in both cases, and the two decisions offer glimpses of tension on...


Jun 21, 2019

On this Legal Speak episode, Law.com Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro and attorney Kannon Shanmugam break down the big developments at the Supreme Court during its recent term. Shanmugam, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and one of the country’s most distinguished Supreme Court advocates,...


Jun 14, 2019

How does one big law firm distinguish itself from the rest? Branding pro Siobhan Burns at Clarity in New York has worked with some of the biggest in Big Law to help create brands that convey individuality, in an industry rife with look-alikes. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic...


Jun 7, 2019

On this Legal Speak episode, in-house lawyers Katherine Minarik and Sarita Venkat talk about their podcast, 'Heels of Justice," where they spotlight the stories of trailblazing women lawyers. Minarik is chief administrative officer and global GC of Cleverbridge, an ecommerce software company. Venkat heads technology...