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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. 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 Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Newsroom Innovation Director Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

May 20, 2022

This week's episode of's Legal Speak features conversations with Diana Stern, GC of Palm NFT Studio, about how she became an expert in the metaverse, non-fungible tokens and blockchain technology, and Samantha Joseph, co-head of's Litigation Desk, about a new project aimed at helping others to begin...

May 13, 2022

This week's episode features an interview with Adam Pascarella, a Penn Law grad and former Baker McKenzie associate who charted his own path outside of the legal industry eventually becoming founder and CEO of Second Order Capital Management.

May 6, 2022

In this week’s episode, legal technology reporter Isha Marathe talks with prominent personal injury lawyer Jay Edelson, who believes consumer class action claims rates are too low—and that the plaintiffs bar is squarely to blame.

Apr 30, 2022

The Department of Justice has signaled that criminal monopolization cases could be on the horizon. In this week's episode, Axinn's Tiffany Rider illustrated what such a case could entail.

Apr 19, 2022

In this episode,’s Bruce Love speaks with Andrii Humenchuk, GC at Evo, the largest ecommerce company in Ukraine, and Tai-Heng Cheng, co-head of Sidley’s international arbitration and trade practice.