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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.

Aug 28, 2020

Philadelphia trial attorney and podcaster Bob Levant talks with Editor in Chief Zack Needles about the psyches of lawyers, what life's been like as a litigator in quarantine, the lessons he's learned from guests on his Iron Advocate podcast and the feedback that he and his co-host are getting from listeners.

Aug 14, 2020

McDermott, Will & Emery chairman Ira Coleman talks with reporter Patrick Smith about the COVID crisis, the challenges large law firms are facing and what's on the horizon for 2021.

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 reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys...