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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.

Nov 30, 2018

Fresh off his court win for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Gibson Dunn partner Theodore Boutrous Jr. talks about confronting President Trump, defending press freedom and balancing a busy practice. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data...

Nov 21, 2018

It’s been five years since Mitch Zuklie took the helm at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. What’s surprised him most, he says, is the pace of change. On this week's podcast, Zuklie talks about Orrick's strategy, its approach to innovation, the impact of #MeToo, and why raising associate salaries is the...

Nov 16, 2018

What factors drive high-achieving lawyers to the take their own lives, what needs to change inside law firms to address the problem? Sullivan & Cromwell associate-turned-therapist Will Meyerhofer provides his insight.

Nov 9, 2018

D.C. Superior Court Judges Russell Canan, Gregory Mize, and Frederick Weisberg discuss the heartbreaking court cases and difficult decisions that motivated them to compile the book Tough Cases. San Francisco bureau chief Ross Todd speaks with the trio about their own tough cases and what they’d like readers to...

Nov 2, 2018

Ex-Skadden lawyer-turned-consultant Jay Harrington provides pointers to set associates' careers on the path to success. Caveat: Patience required.