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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 Law.com 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 22, 2021

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, host Gina M. Polo of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney talks with Ashwin Krishnan, Vice President and General Counsel with the Miami Marlins. Ashwin has been with the Marlins for more than 10 years now, starting out as an associate counsel before becoming VP and GC...


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...


Jun 11, 2021

In this week's Legal Speak podcast, Law.com’s Ross Todd talks with Susan Saltzstein, a securities and complex litigation partner at Skadden, about what's driving the recent uptick in securities litigation over SPAC transactions—and why it all feels familiar.


Jun 4, 2021

This week's episode features Law.com Legal Education Editor Karen Sloan's conversation with  Yih-Hsien Shen, Associate Director of Career Services at Harvard Law School, about how law firms are adapting their summer associate programs during the pandemic and what lessons they learned from last summer.

 


May 21, 2021

This week's episode features business of law reporter Patrick Smith in conversation with Orrick associates Andrea Mazingo and Walter Alarkon—two of the firm’s six inaugural Racial, Social, and Economic Justice Fellows. Orrick established the fellowship program in 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and...