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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.

Mar 27, 2020

In today's episode, you'll hear from Bill Brandt, founder of DSI Civic, a financial restructuring firm. Brandt, who for 35 years has helped handle workouts, turnarounds and restructurings for nearly 40 law firms, talks about the comparisons and contrasts between the Great Recession and the current situation for law firms. You'll also hear from Keith Wetmore, who was chairman at Morrison & Foerster from 2000 to 2012 and guided his firm through some rocky years. Wetmore is now managing director at Major, Lindsey & Africa, a legal recruiting firm.