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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.

Apr 24, 2020

American Lawyer Editor-in-Chief Gina Passarella and Executive Editor Ben Seal share key takeaways from the new Am Law 100 report and explain what the numbers mean in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Later, reporter David Thomas talks with Altman Weil consultant James Cotterman about how law firms are responding to...


Apr 17, 2020

In this episode, we hear from Randy Mastro, one of the most recognized litigators in the country, who describes the coming wave of lawsuits. Jenna Greene, editor of Law.com affiliate Litigation Daily, talks with the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner about bankruptcy litigation, insurance battles, labor and employment...


Apr 10, 2020

David Lat, founder of the blog Above the Law who’s now a legal recruiter, spent 17 days in the hospital—six of those on a ventilator—battling COVID-19. He talks about how he's changed by the experience and what life is like on the other side of a brush with death. Lat also shares what he thinks lies ahead for...


Apr 3, 2020

Hundreds of millions of people have flocked to the video conference platform Zoom to conduct business, to attend school and to socialize during the coronavirus pandemic. On this episode, Zoom's chief legal officer, Aparna Bawa, talks candidly about the company's unanticipated surge, how Zoom is helping people...