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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by's global network of reporters and editors, 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 editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Apr 24, 2020

American Lawyer Editor-in-Chief Gina Passarella and Executive Editor Ben Seal share key takeaways from the new Am Law 100 report and explain what the numbers mean in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Later, reporter David Thomas talks with Altman Weil consultant James Cotterman about how law firms are responding to the economic downturn and what he sees as the industry’s biggest vulnerability.