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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'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 editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

May 24, 2019

David Sanford, who has brought gender bias cases against major firms on behalf of women partners, talks about leveling the playing field in Big Law and the changes necessary to make it happen.

May 17, 2019

We asked the former general counsel of Starbucks, Delta Airlines, AIG and other major companies for their best career advice. Here's what they had to say.

May 10, 2019’s Minds Over Matters project seeks to shed light on the mental health challenges in the legal profession. In this episode of Legal Speak, you'll hear from journalists who have covered news involving lawyers suffering from mental health problems and their takeaways from handling those stories.

May 3, 2019

Fox Rothschild partner Joshua Horn describes what it's been like getting in on the green rush and how he keeps up with regulatory change. His first rule for cannabis lawyers is "Don't dabble."

Apr 26, 2019

Reductions to the sticker price of legal services—whether taken off at the outset of an engagement or as write-downs when it comes time to collect the bill—end up costing Am Law 100 firms some $4.4 billion per year.