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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.

Oct 19, 2018

How do we turn data into knowledge? Orix USA general counsel Ron Barger has some ideas, and he wants the law firms he hires to help make it happen.

As the head of operations for the investment banking and financial services firm based in Dallas, Barger looks for outside counsel who can help him “see around the corners”—to go beyond the role of counselor and to serve as companions and guides for the future of his business.

Key to making that happen, Barger says, is through the efficiency of technology.

In this episode, Heather Nevitt, editor-in-chief of affiliate Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Texas Lawyer, talks with Barger about the evolving relationship between law firms and in-house counsel and technology's function in collaboration.

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