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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 Law.com 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.

Apr 16, 2021

Legal recruiter Keith Wetmore discusses how the shift to remote work may help associates on their path to partnership, and why that change has been particularly tough on lawyers who are just starting their Big Law careers. 


Apr 9, 2021

In this week’s episode of Legal Speak, reporters from across Law.com's global newsroom discuss the aspects of remote work that are likely to stick for various sectors of the industry post-pandemic. Karen Sloan, who in addition to Legal Speak's co-host is Law.com’s legal education editor and senior writer, discusses...


Mar 26, 2021

On this week's episode of Legal Speak, The American Lawyer reporter Dylan Jackson speaks with Corin Swift, a partner in Sidley Austin’s securities enforcement practice who has been working from home while also taking care of her two teenage sons, the younger of whom has Down syndrome and requires extra support during...


Mar 17, 2021

On this week's episode, Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham speaks with Winston & Strawn partners Michael Tomasulo and Danielle Williams about the $2.175 billion patent infringement jury verdict for VLSI Technology LLC against Intel Corp. in the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas. They discuss might have led...


Mar 12, 2021

This week’s episode features a conversation with Nicole Clark, co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Trellis Research, which helps state court litigators and in-house legal departments use artificial intelligence and data analytics to learn more about the judges they’ll be appearing before, the opposing counsel...