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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.

Dec 17, 2021

This week’s episode features a conversation between Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Midwest legal recruiter Nancy Newman, who has noticed what she considers to be an alarming trend during the pandemic: a sharp increase in the use of counteroffers by legal industry employers. 

Dec 10, 2021

In this week's episode, Miller Nash's Jodi Green discusses the risks insurers should consider when writing coverage for cannabis grow operations, manufacturers and dispensaries.

Dec 3, 2021

In this week’s episode, a dozen attorney-parents reveal their proudest accomplishments juggling parenting and lawyering during the pandemic.

Nov 19, 2021

In this week’s episode, business of law reporter Andrew Maloney speaks with Bill Josten, manager of enterprise content for Thomson Reuters, which earlier this week released its “2021 Law Firm Business Leaders Report.”
Josten and Maloney discuss the survey’s findings and, more broadly, how firms should be...

Nov 13, 2021

In this week’s episode, Morgan Lewis partners Collie James and Wendy West Feinstein discuss the significance of the first trial win for drug companies facing nationwide litigation over their roles in the opioid crisis and the benefits of virtual litigating.