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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.

Dec 14, 2018

The Big Four accounting firms are pushing into legal services but how big a threat do they pose—really—to law firms? In this episode, Law.com reporter Dan Packel asks ALM Legal Intelligence analyst Nicholas Bruch to explain the type of legal work the Big Four are chasing, how the accounting firms have been...


Dec 7, 2018

Sandra Bang's new role at Shearman & Sterling is part of a trend in which large law firms are giving diversity officers a seat at the leadership table.


Nov 30, 2018

Fresh off his court win for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Gibson Dunn partner Theodore Boutrous Jr. talks about confronting President Trump, defending press freedom and balancing a busy practice. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data...


Nov 21, 2018

It’s been five years since Mitch Zuklie took the helm at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. What’s surprised him most, he says, is the pace of change. On this week's podcast, Zuklie talks about Orrick's strategy, its approach to innovation, the impact of #MeToo, and why raising associate salaries is the...


Nov 16, 2018

What factors drive high-achieving lawyers to the take their own lives, what needs to change inside law firms to address the problem? Sullivan & Cromwell associate-turned-therapist Will Meyerhofer provides his insight.