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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.

Jun 25, 2021

This week’s episode is your chance to get some pointers on legal writing from a sitting judge without worrying about having your motion tossed out. Am Law Litigation Daily editor and columnist Ross Todd chats with 10th Circuit Judge Robert E. Bacharach, author of the recent book, “Legal Writing: A...

Jun 22, 2021

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, host Gina M. Polo of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney talks with Ashwin Krishnan, Vice President and General Counsel with the Miami Marlins. Ashwin has been with the Marlins for more than 10 years now, starting out as an associate counsel before becoming VP and GC...

Jun 17, 2021

This week's episode features New York-based legal recruiter and consultant Sharon Mahn discussing the wild Big Law associate compensation landscape and what firms are doing to attract and retain young lawyer talent. The recent move by several firms to bump starting associate salaries to $200,000 and up has set off a...

Jun 16, 2021

American Modern’s Rick Drewery discusses insuring collector vehicles in this Insurance Speak podcast.

Jun 11, 2021

In this week's Legal Speak podcast,’s Ross Todd talks with Susan Saltzstein, a securities and complex litigation partner at Skadden, about what's driving the recent uptick in securities litigation over SPAC transactions—and why it all feels familiar.