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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.

Jun 5, 2020

On this episode, two prominent African American law firm leaders explore the context behind the frustration, sorrow and anger seen in protests around the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Scott Bolden, D.C. managing partner of Reed Smith, and Ben Wilson, chairman of Beveridge & Diamond, join National Law Journal Editor in Chief Lisa Helem to discuss their response to recent events, their own experiences with racism, and their hopes for greater understanding and inclusion in the legal profession and beyond.