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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, 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 editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Apr 3, 2020

Hundreds of millions of people have flocked to the video conference platform Zoom to conduct business, to attend school and to socialize during the coronavirus pandemic. On this episode, Zoom's chief legal officer, Aparna Bawa, talks candidly about the company's unanticipated surge, how Zoom is helping people connect and some of the lessons she's learned from the crisis. Bawa joined Zoom in 2018 after stints at Magento Commerce, Nimble Storage and Inphi Corp. In this interview, she also describes the career experience that's been most critical to her success in-house and what she looks for in outside counsel.