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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.

Nov 20, 2020

DLA Piper U.S. Chair-elect Frank Ryan talks with reporter Patrick Smith about how the firm has managed through COVID-19, as well as its plans for the future. Ryan, a New York-based IP lawyer, officially steps into the leadership role in January. He gives his take on young lawyer training in the age of remote work and on the departure of DLA Piper partner Doug Emhoff, as his wife, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, continues to work on her transition to the White House.