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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.

Feb 14, 2020

This week's episode is the first in a series from The Careerist Vivia Chen focused on the shortage of African American lawyers, especially in Big Law, where only about 2 percent of partners are black. She talks with Frederick Nance, global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs. With 42 years of experience practicing law, Nance provides a historical perspective about what’s changed and what hasn’t for black attorneys, particularly at major law firms.