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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.

Jan 21, 2022


Jan 14, 2022

In this week’s episode of's Legal Speak podcast, business of law reporter Dylan Jackson interviews Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John Quinn about the firm’s recent announcement that it will permanently allow all of its U.S. lawyers to work remotely as much as they wish.

Jan 8, 2022

In this week’s episode, Skadden's Alli Brown shared her strategy for securing defense verdicts in venues considered to be plaintiff-friendly.

Dec 17, 2021

This week’s episode features a conversation between Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Midwest legal recruiter Nancy Newman, who has noticed what she considers to be an alarming trend during the pandemic: a sharp increase in the use of counteroffers by legal industry employers. 

Dec 10, 2021

In this week's episode, Miller Nash's Jodi Green discusses the risks insurers should consider when writing coverage for cannabis grow operations, manufacturers and dispensaries.