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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 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.

Mar 17, 2023

In this week's episode, PokerDiva's Ellen Leikind shared what lawyers can learn from the game to advance their careers and skill sets.

Mar 10, 2023

This week's episode features a conversation with Foster Sayers and Ilona Logvinova, who will both be participating in a workshop at Legalweek New York 2023 titled, “Reshaping the Legal Profession: Thriving in the Age of Generative AI & ChatGPT,” on March 20. Sayers is General Counsel and Chief Evangelist at Pramata...

Mar 4, 2023

In this week’s episode, Mayer Brown litigator Brandon Renken talks about his “Unlawful” podcast, which focuses on attorneys’ “un awful” moments on the job.

Feb 24, 2023

In this week's episode of's Legal Speak podcast, Nathan Cemenska, director of legal operations and industry insights for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, explains that clients have more leverage than they might think when it comes to negotiating law firm rate increases.

Feb 17, 2023

This week's episode of's Legal Speak was recorded live on location in New York City following's recent webinar, "The Crypto Landscape: Post-FTX." It features a chat with Blockchain Legal LLP partner Aaron Krowne and counsel Ali Derie, along with veteran entertainment industry lawyer Eric S....