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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 Editor-in-Chief of Regional Coveraage and the Recorder Alaina Lancaster, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Nov 16, 2017

For nearly 40 years, John Keker and Robert Van Nest have been building their trial-centric, single-office San Francisco law firm to navigate clients’ toughest litigation matters. If this past year is any indicator, the model is working: The firm scored blockbuster IP defense wins for clients Google, Arista Networks and Pure Storage, and won a nationwide injunction barring the Trump administration from withholding federal funds from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”