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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by's global network of reporters and editors, 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 editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus 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."