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.
'Better Than Expected.' Law Schools and Firms Weigh In On OCI In The Age of COVID
This week's episode of Legal Speak features two conversations about this year's unusual summer associate recruiting season with David Diamond, assistant dean of career services at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Gavin White, global hiring partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
'A Billion Dollars at Stake': Breaking Down the Trial That Has Patent Litigators Captivated
In this week’s episode, Winston & Strawn partner Michael Tomasulo and associate DaWanna McCray join Law.com intellectual property reporter Scott Graham to talk about a high-stakes patent showdown between Fortress Investment Group and Intel Corp. in the Western District of Texas.
Hundreds of Law Students are Showing Up For 'Candid Discussions' on Being a Minority in Big Law
Akin Gump partners Jaelyn Edwards Judelson and Estela Diaz discuss the firm's online sessions for minority law students that center on breaking into Big Law, and what to expect once they get there.
'Mindset Shift': How Law Firms Learned to Embrace Remote Lateral Hiring
This week’s episode of Legal Speak features a conversation with Tallahassee, Florida-based legal recruiter Andrew Wilcox about how the widespread success of remote work has reshaped the lateral hiring market.
For Women to Climb in M&A, Male Allyship is 'Essential'
The co-chair of Cooley's M&A group shares her journey to success and how other women can ascend the ranks of the traditionally male-dominated M&A world.
Morgan Lewis eData Head Tess Blair Talks Project Management, Outsourcing and Why AI Isn't Sci-Fi
This week's episode features a conversation with Tess Blair, the founder and leader of Morgan Lewis’ eData practice, who discusses outsourcing vs. insourcing, what it takes to deal with massive amounts of data in an efficient and cost-effective way for clients and why artificial intelligence will actually make attorneys more valuable.