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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.

Feb 28, 2020

Eilene Zimmerman, a journalist and the ex-wife of a Wilson Sonsini partner who died of a drug overdose about five years ago, talks to Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of Law.com affiliate The American Lawyer, about what Zimmerman uncovered regarding the culture inside Big Law and law schools in researching her new...


Feb 21, 2020

Is being a lawyer hard? What happens if a bad client wants to hire you? Why do lawyers keep secrets? On this week's podcast, we put law firm partners to the test of answering questions from the toughest examiners we could find—kids! On the hot seat are Cody Harris of Keker, Van Nest & Peters; Elisa D’Amico of...


Feb 14, 2020

This week's episode is the first in a series from The Careerist Vivia Chen focused on the shortage of African American lawyers, especially in Big Law, where only about 2 percent of partners are black. She talks with Frederick Nance, global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs. With 42 years of experience practicing...


Feb 7, 2020

The Legal Speak team pulled aside several speakers at Legalweek 2020 to ask what tech tools make their lives easier, what technologies are over-hyped, and what they’re doing to transform the organizations they work for. You’ll hear from Daryl Shetterly, director of Orrick Analytics; Kirupa Pushparaj, head of IP...