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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.

May 20, 2022

This week's episode of's Legal Speak features conversations with Diana Stern, GC of Palm NFT Studio, about how she became an expert in the metaverse, non-fungible tokens and blockchain technology, and Samantha Joseph, co-head of's Litigation Desk, about a new project aimed at helping others to begin...

May 13, 2022

This week's episode features an interview with Adam Pascarella, a Penn Law grad and former Baker McKenzie associate who charted his own path outside of the legal industry eventually becoming founder and CEO of Second Order Capital Management.

May 6, 2022

In this week’s episode, legal technology reporter Isha Marathe talks with prominent personal injury lawyer Jay Edelson, who believes consumer class action claims rates are too low—and that the plaintiffs bar is squarely to blame.