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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.

Sep 13, 2019

Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan announced its launch of a dedicated cannabis practice in August. On this Legal Speak episode, Quinn partner Robert Becher speaks with Law.com reporter Patrick Smith about the firm’s ambitions to be the go-to litigation firm for cannabis clients, the...


Sep 6, 2019

As The American Lawyer, an affiliate of Law.com, turns 40 years old this year, we take a look at the publication’s impact on the legal profession—especially Big Law—since the magazine’s debut in 1979. In this episode, Steven Brill, the founder of The American Lawyer, talks with current editor-in-chief Gina...


Sep 5, 2019

Specializing in cannabis law was once viewed as a controversial career move for an attorney. But the demands of existing clients and the lure of new business opportunities have overtaken any remaining taboo around marijuana. On this bonus episode of Legal Speak, co-host Vanessa Blum checks in with Law.com reporter...


Aug 16, 2019

In this week's episode, we explore the idea of lawyer resilience. Adam Markel, a practicing lawyer for 18 years on the East Coast and now the author of “Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life,” talks with Heather Nevitt, editor-in-chief of Law.com affiliates Corporate Counsel and...


Aug 9, 2019

Big Law is making strides in trying to improve the experience for young lawyers who are demanding a better work-life balance. But for some lawyers, there is no substitute for practicing in a boutique firm, where they say the quality of the work, training and personal attention to their development is unparalleled....