For 22 years, John Gleeson served as a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. It was, as he puts it, “the best job in the world.”

But in 2016, Gleeson gave up his gavel and became a law firm partner at Debevoise & Plimpton where he specializes in white-collar matters, civil litigation and internal investigations.

In this week’s Legal Speak podcast, Litigation Daily editor-in-chief Jenna Greene talks with Gleeson about his career—from mob prosecutor to federal judge to law firm partner—and what he’s learned along the way. Gleeson reflects on judicial salaries, the case for term limits and the perspective he’s gained by representing private clients.

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