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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 28, 2020

Eilene Zimmerman, a journalist and the ex-wife of a Wilson Sonsini partner who died of a drug overdose about five years ago, talks to Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of affiliate The American Lawyer, about what Zimmerman uncovered regarding the culture inside Big Law and law schools in researching her new book "Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction and Tragedy."