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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.

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.

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...

May 31, 2019

We asked a lawyer six years out of law school and a veteran litigator to share perspectives on billable hours, work-life balance, professional development and what gets in the way of constructive mentoring between partners and associates.

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.