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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.

Aug 29, 2017

Duration: 14:06

Election law just isn't what it used to be. With more money and more people involved in campaigns at every level, lawyers working in the relatively small field are seeing an uptick in business opportunities and job demands. The National Law Journal sat down with Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias, who served as general counsel of Hilary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, to talk about the phenomenon. Between redistricting cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump's focus on voter fraud and upcoming elections heading into 2020, Elias said there's plenty of work on the horizon.