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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.

Mar 26, 2021

On this week's episode of Legal Speak, The American Lawyer reporter Dylan Jackson speaks with Corin Swift, a partner in Sidley Austin’s securities enforcement practice who has been working from home while also taking care of her two teenage sons, the younger of whom has Down syndrome and requires extra support during...

Mar 17, 2021

On this week's episode, IP reporter Scott Graham speaks with Winston & Strawn partners Michael Tomasulo and Danielle Williams about the $2.175 billion patent infringement jury verdict for VLSI Technology LLC against Intel Corp. in the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas. They discuss might have...

Mar 12, 2021

This week’s episode features a conversation with Nicole Clark, co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Trellis Research, which helps state court litigators and in-house legal departments use artificial intelligence and data analytics to learn more about the judges they’ll be appearing before, the opposing counsel...

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.