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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 Senior Litigation Reporter of the Daily Report Cedra Mayfield and Senior Staff Writer for the American Lawyer Patrick Smith, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Jun 28, 2019

What's the fastest growing segment of lawyers? How are law firm mergers changing the map? And who's leading the way on gender diversity? On this Legal Speak episode, we break down the 2019 NLJ 500 report, which ranks the largest U.S. law firms by headcount. National Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Lisa Helem talks with reporters Ryan Lovelace and Xiumei Dong about the trends and takeaways in this year's survey. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.