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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 Senior Litigation Reporter of the Daily Report Cedra Mayfield and Senior Staff Writer for the American Lawyer Patrick Smith, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus an inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Nov 1, 2019

DLA Piper has come out swinging against allegations of sexual misconduct from a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. But the strategy has its risks. On this episode, reporter Dan Packel explains what's been happening since DLA partner Vanina Guerrero lobbed sexual assault allegations at ex-partner Louis Lehot and checks  checks in with Gina Rubel, a law firm PR and crisis management expert, to discuss what the mess reveals about law firm culture, crisis response and the reputational hazards of the #MeToo era. Legal Speak is brought to you by Econ One, offering economic expertise, consulting and dispute resolution, and data analytics.