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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 Law.com 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.

Nov 19, 2021

In this week’s episode, Law.com 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.


Nov 5, 2021

Law.com reporter Jacqueline Thomsen reported on the first days of the civil trial against the alleged organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the potential parallels with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot claims against Trump and his associates.
 


Oct 29, 2021

We’ll be back next week with a new episode, but until then we’re highlighting an interview from July that is only becoming more relevant as legal employers continue to contemplate office returns.In this episode, Law.com business of law reporter Dylan Jackson talks with Haley Moss, an autistic attorney and...


Oct 22, 2021

In this week’s episode, Edelson PC Chief of Staff Kelsey McCann shares how the Chicago-based firm is diversifying its ranks by shattering the "illusion" that only Big Law can provide attorneys with stable, high-income careers.