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.
'We Knew It Could Work': Quinn Emanuel Founder Talks Firm's New Permanent Remote Work Policy
In this week’s episode of Law.com's Legal Speak podcast, Law.com business of law reporter Dylan Jackson interviews Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John Quinn about the firm’s recent announcement that it will permanently allow all of its U.S. lawyers to work remotely as much as they wish.
Jury Selection Strategy Was Key to String of J&J Missouri Talc Wins, Skadden's Alli Brown Says
In this week’s episode, Skadden's Alli Brown shared her strategy for securing defense verdicts in venues considered to be plaintiff-friendly.
How Counteroffers Can Harm Young Lawyers' Credibility and Hinder Their Careers
This week’s episode features a conversation between Law.com Editor-in-Chief Zack Needles and Midwest legal recruiter Nancy Newman, who has noticed what she considers to be an alarming trend during the pandemic: a sharp increase in the use of counteroffers by legal industry employers.
A Warning to the Industry: The Emerging Risks of Cannabis Insurance Litigation and Regulation
In this week's episode, Miller Nash's Jodi Green discusses the risks insurers should consider when writing coverage for cannabis grow operations, manufacturers and dispensaries.
Work Hard, Be Successful and Prioritize Family: Attorneys Share the Silver Linings of Pandemic Parenting
In this week’s episode, a dozen attorney-parents reveal their proudest accomplishments juggling parenting and lawyering during the pandemic.
'More Heads Chasing Less Work': What Will Happen When Law Firm Demand Dips?
In this week’s episode, Law.com business of law reporter Andrew Maloney speaks with Bill Josten, manager of enterprise content for Thomson Reuters, which earlier this week released its “2021 Law Firm Business Leaders Report.”
Josten and Maloney discuss the survey’s findings and, more broadly, how firms should be preparing now for shifting market factors in the coming year or two—including the possibilities of red hot demand cooling down, rate growth slowing and talent retention continuing to be a challenge.
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!
Legal Speak = Legal Genius
Thanks for making sense of the evolving legal landscape!
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