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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.

May 21, 2021

This week's episode features business of law reporter Patrick Smith in conversation with Orrick associates Andrea Mazingo and Walter Alarkon—two of the firm’s six inaugural Racial, Social, and Economic Justice Fellows. Orrick established the fellowship program in 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and national protests over systemic racism and inequality.