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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 Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Newsroom Innovation Director Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Mar 4, 2021

This week's episode of Legal Speak features two conversations about this year's unusual summer associate recruiting season with David Diamond, assistant dean of career services at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Gavin White, global hiring partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. 

Feb 26, 2021

In this week’s episode, Winston & Strawn partner Michael Tomasulo and associate DaWanna McCray join intellectual property reporter Scott Graham to talk about a high-stakes patent showdown between Fortress Investment Group and Intel Corp. in the Western District of Texas.

Feb 19, 2021

Akin Gump partners Jaelyn Edwards Judelson and Estela Diaz discuss the firm's online sessions for minority law students that center on breaking into Big Law, and what to expect once they get there. 



Feb 12, 2021

This week’s episode of Legal Speak features a conversation with Tallahassee, Florida-based legal recruiter Andrew Wilcox about how the widespread success of remote work has reshaped the lateral hiring market.

Feb 5, 2021

The co-chair of Cooley's M&A group shares her journey to success and how other women can ascend the ranks of the traditionally male-dominated M&A world.