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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.

Jan 29, 2021

This week's episode features a conversation with Tess Blair, the founder and leader of Morgan Lewis’ eData practice, who discusses outsourcing vs. insourcing, what it takes to deal with massive amounts of data in an efficient and cost-effective way for clients and why artificial intelligence will actually...

Jan 23, 2021

With a new administration now in place in Washington, D.C., this week’s episode, a conversation with former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, examines how the U.S. Department of Justice is likely to be transformed under Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. attorney general.

Jan 15, 2021

Latham & Watkins litigation chair Michele Johnson shares her predictions for 2021 and discusses what courtroom technology changes may stick around beyond the pandemic.


Jan 8, 2021

In this week's episode, business of law reporter Dan Packel talks with consultant Marcie Borgal Shunk, president and founder of The Tilt Institute in Houston, about what lies ahead for law firms following one of the most transformative years the legal industry has ever experienced.