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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 Law.com'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 Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Aug 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the lives of working parents. But Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Maaren Shah is one of those working moms who sees a silver lining. On this episode, Shah, who leads the firm’s art litigation and disputes practice, talks with Law.com reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys...


Jul 31, 2020

Feminist attorney Brenda Feigen, whose story is woven into the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, joins Legal Speak co-host Vanessa Blum for a conversation about the campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. If you've watched the show, you'll remember Feigen, portrayed by actress Ari Graynor, from Episode...


Jul 24, 2020

The legal profession is facing a new normal due to COVID-19. For law students and newer attorneys, the situation can be even more anxiety provoking. On this episode, Law.com legal business reporter Dylan Jackson talks with two guests about the adjustments they’ve had to make since the coronavirus outbreak and the...


Jul 2, 2020

Recent police killings of Black men and women has spurred a dialogue on racial injustice in the legal profession and a push for greater inclusion. On this episode, Grace Speights and Tara Elliott join The National Law Journal Editor in Chief Lisa Helem for a candid conversation. Speights, who leads the labor...


Jun 19, 2020

On this week's podcast, Law.com legal education editor Karen Sloan talks with two black law deans about a new initiative to mobilize law schools and their communities in the fight for racial equality. Angela Onwuachi-Willig, dean of Boston University School of Law, and Danielle Conway, dean of Penn State Dickinson Law,...