99 episodes

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.

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    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

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.

    'It's Gotten Overcomplicated': Covington's Rani Gupta Says Courts Might Be Jumping to Incorrect Scientific Conclusions in COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

    'It's Gotten Overcomplicated': Covington's Rani Gupta Says Courts Might Be Jumping to Incorrect Scientific Conclusions in COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

    Covington & Burling partner Rani Gupta Gupta discusses how insurance recovery litigators are pushing back against courts' assertions that COVID-19 does not result in property damage losses.

    • 19 min
    Don't Get Bench-Slapped—Take This Former Judge's Advice

    Don't Get Bench-Slapped—Take This Former Judge's Advice

    In this week’s episode, we're revisiting a conversation from last fall between Law.com litigation reporter Cedra Mayfield and former Georgia state court Judge Dax Lopez, who discusses what litigators should and, perhaps more importantly, shouldn’t do inside and outside the courtroom.

    • 20 min
    Worried Is An Understatement: The Privacy Issues Employers and Businesses Might Face Post-Dobbs

    Worried Is An Understatement: The Privacy Issues Employers and Businesses Might Face Post-Dobbs

    In this week's episode, Jennifer Beckage of The Beckage Firm and Carrie-Sophia of plaintiffs firm C.A. Goldberg discuss some ways that personal data might be collected and used after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

    • 43 min
    'This Has Never Happened': M&A Leaders on Why Making A Deal With a Fellow Black Woman Was a Watershed Moment

    'This Has Never Happened': M&A Leaders on Why Making A Deal With a Fellow Black Woman Was a Watershed Moment

    For the first time in 15 years, Amy Wollensack of Akin Gump and Renée Delphin-Rodriguez of Crowell & Moring worked on a deal that was led by Black women on both sides. The M&A attorneys shared what the experience meant to them, and why it could be a sign the practice area is diversifying.

    • 21 min
    'The Old Guard Better Buckle Up': Why the Legal Industry Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Divisive Issues

    'The Old Guard Better Buckle Up': Why the Legal Industry Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Divisive Issues

    In this week's episode of Law.com's Legal Speak, author, political commentator and former Big Law attorney Sophia Nelson discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings regarding abortion and gun control, the legal industry's increasing inability to remain silent on political and social issues and shifting attitudes toward mental health and diversity in the profession.

    • 28 min
    LGBTQ Rights After Roe: ACLU, Lambda Legal Attorneys on the Future of LGBTQ Legal Battles

    LGBTQ Rights After Roe: ACLU, Lambda Legal Attorneys on the Future of LGBTQ Legal Battles

    In this week’s episode, the ACLU's Li Nowlin-Sohl and Lambda Legal's Sasha Buchert discuss the future of the legal fight for LGBTQ rights in America.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re already a leader who enjoys wrestling with the shifting legal landscape of our modern world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Vanessa and the entire ALM team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing legal world, from leaders who are innovating in the field. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

LegalFan101 ,

Legal Speak = Legal Genius

Thanks for making sense of the evolving legal landscape!

KOPelikan ,

Sound Quality is Bad!!!

I like the subject matter of this podcast but the reliance on poorly recorded telephone interviews is bad! I most often start listening and then stop after a few minutes when I can't really understand what the interviewee is saying. I expect more from a big player like law.com

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