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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.

Mar 30, 2018

There’s so much happening in legal AI right now that it can be hard to separate hype from reality. In this episode, reporter Ben Hancock tackles the big questions with help from Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance; James Lee, co-founder of LegalMation; Brian Kuhn, co-founder of IBM Watson Legal; Itai Gurari,...

Mar 23, 2018

The Justice Department’s trial to block AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner kicked off this past week in Washington, D.C., and it’s expected to be the most influential antitrust showdown in decades. In this episode, editor Jenna Greene and D.C. reporter Cogan Schneier make sense of what’s been...

Mar 16, 2018

This week’s Legal Speak podcast with editors Vanessa Blum and Leigh Jones takes a close look at’s ranking of the law schools that send the most graduates into first-year Big Law associate jobs.

Mar 8, 2018

John Kuppens is a product liability and commercial litigator at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and is president of DRI. In the latter role, he's focused on innovation in the law and what skills the future lawyer and law firm will need.