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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.

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 cascade of movement throughout the AmLaw 100, to the delight of associates and dismay of some law firm clients and support staff.