In August of 2007, LexBlog presented our first report on which AmLaw 200 firms where blogging. 39 AmLaw 200 firms blogging, producing a total of 74 blogs. We’ve seen significant growth in the last 6 months (as of 3/10/08):
- Over 25% of AmLaw 200 law firms have blogs.
- 10% of AmLaw 200 law firms have more than one blog.
- 36% growth in last 6 months in the number of AmLaw 200 law firms publishing blogs.
- 49% growth in last 6 months in total number of blogs being published by AmLaw 200 law firms (some firms have more than one blog).
And in the numbers:
- 53 of the 2007 AmLaw 200 firms were blogging
- Those 53 firms were responsible for a total of 110 blogs
- 82 of the 110 blogs to be firm branded; the remaining 28 blogs were not branded. "Firm branded" blogs are those where the firm’s name and/or logo are prominently displayed, indicating that the blog is more a product of the firm than of the individual author writing it.
- 16 blogging firms are LexBlog clients; those 16 firms are behind 42 of the 110 blogs AmLaw blogs.
- Of the non-LexBlog client blogging firms, there were a range of other platforms used: 24 were using Blogger; 8 were using Typepad; 2 were using Movable Type; 3 were using Justia; 2 were using WordPress; and 29 had their blogs published and hosted through other services or on personal domains.
See a list of all the blogging AmLaw200 firms, with links to their individual blogs, after the jump.
Note: a icon next to a blog’s name means that blog is produced by a LexBlog client; the icon means that the blog is "new" to the list since our last post.
Law firms with blogs or lawyers blogging (Click link to go to list of blogs by that firm):
- Akin Gump
- Alston & Bird
- Arent Fox
- Baker & Daniels
- Blackwell Sanders
- Blank Rome
- Bracewell & Giuliani
- Bradley Arant Rose & White
- Carlton Fields
- Cooley Godward Kronish
- Davis Wright Tremaine
- Day Pitney
- Dewey & LeBoeuf
- DLA Piper
- Dorsey & Whitney
- Dykema Gossett
- Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
- Foley Hoag
- Fox Rothschild
- Frost Brown Todd
- Goodwin Procter
- Hinshaw & Culbertson
- Holland & Hart
- Hunton & Williams
- Ice Miller
- Jackson Walker
- Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
- Jones Day
- K & L Gates
- Kilpatrick Stockton
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Littler Mendelson
- Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps
- McGlinchey Stafford
- McKenna Long & Aldridge
- Morris Manning & Martin
- Perkins Coie
- Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
- Powell Goldstein
- Proskauer Rose
- Quarles & Brady
- Saul Ewing
- Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
- Sheppard Mullin
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
- Stoel Rives
- Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
- Thompson & Knight
- Wilmer Hale
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Originally started by Tom Goldstein – now a partner with Akin Gump – SCOTUSblog is the leading resource on the web for breaking news on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The second of two Akin Gump blogs, ClimateIntel provides updates on issues impacting the global climate. It is authored by attorneys from the firm’s climate change practice group.
The Arent Fox Advertising Law Blog, though not updated for some time, focuses on advertising law issues.
Authored by Baker & Daniels’ benefits & executive compensation team, the Benefits Biz Blog covers financial matters.
Blackwell Sanders LLP has four lawyers – Gary Pierson, Pete Salsich III, Geoffrey Gerber and Michael Kahn – operating the Fair Use Blog. In their posts, the attorneys deal with laws pertaining to first amendment and intellectual property issues.
Authored by Blank Rome attorney Brian Wm. Higgins, this blog offers IP news and case analysis.
A LexBlog product, authored by the attorneys from Bradley Arant and focusing on various legal issues impacting the Magnolia State.
The Class Action Blog is a project from the lawyers and attorneys at Carlton Fields law firm. Content revolves around class action litigation in the Southeastern United States.
David Oxenford, David Silverman and Brendan Holland, three broadcast attorneys with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, operate the Broadcast Law Blog. The blog provides information on legal developments in the broadcast world.
The Privacy & Security Law Blog, another Davis Wright Tremaine project, is updated by a range of lawyers with the firm’s privacy & security practice group. The blog deals with digital privacy issues.
Davis Wright Tremaine have also developed the Telecom Law Blog. Updated by eight of the firm’s telecommunications attorneys, it provides news on developments in telecommunications law.
The Corporate Finance Law Blog – written by DWT attorney Joseph M. Wallin – focuses on various tax and finance issues.
The Washington Construction Law Blog is the fifth Davis Wright Tremaine blog on this list. Written by John Parnass and four other DWT lawyers, the blog provides news and commentary on construction developments.
Not an official DWT but featuring the writings of one of their attorneys, this blog is a forum for members of the ACOEL (a professional association of environmental lawyers) interested in writing on environmental law.
The Drug and Device Law blog is a joint project between two lawyers: Jim Beck and Mark Herrmann. It provides commentary from the two attorneys about medical device product liability litigation. Beck is an attorney with Dechert LLP, while Herrmann works as a partner for Jones Day.
A law blog focusing on a range of legal issues, authored by Columbia professor – and special counsel to Dewey & LeBouef – Michael Dorf.
Written by DLA Piper attorney R. David Donoghue, this blog provides coverage of intellectual property cases taking place in the Northern District of Illinois.
An employment law blog authored by Dorsey & Whitney attorney Roy Ginsburg, answering questions that real-world executives & HR professionals encounter on a daily basis.
Stephen Tupper, a private pilot and aviation attorney with Dykema Gossett, writes this blog, where he details both legal and personal elements of aviation.
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP operates InsureReinsure.com, The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog. It provides updates on insurance-related litigation.
The lawyers and attorneys at Foley Hoag LLP maintain the firm’s Emerging Enterprise Center blog. Content includes a range of information on business innovation issues.
The second of the firm’s two blogs, focusing on a wide range of legal issues with which the firm’s attorneys are familiar.
The Pennsylvania Family Law blog is written by Charles Meyer of Fox Rothschild. It provides updates and tips on family law issues in Pennsylvania.
Fox Rothschild has also developed the Physician Law blog. Written by attorney Todd Rodriguez, it deals with legal developments that impact physicians.
The Tax Litigation blog is another Fox Rothschild project. It is written by lawyer James Dawson, who highlights important tax cases.
Written by attorney Mark E. Tabakman, this Fox Rothschild blog updates readers with developments on wage & hour laws impacting small and large businesses alike.
This Fox Rothschild blog focuses on all-things related to health information, and is published by attorney Helen Oscislawski.
Writing about environmental developments in the Keystone State is attorney Joel Bolstein, who maintains this Fox Rothschild blog.
New Jersey attorney Brian Caufield of Fox Rothschild writes this blog, dealing with labor & employment issues related to the EFCA.
The Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog is written and published by Francis G.X. Pileggi. An attorney with Fox Rothschild, Francis provides summaries of court cases from throughout Delaware.
Patent Baristas is a blog related specifically to patent issues impacting the biotechnology/pharmaceutical worlds. It is written and published by “Editor-in-Chief Barista” Stephen Albainy-Jenei, a patent attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC.
Frost Brown Todd’s global business blog, dealing with global business matters and maintained by the firm’s International Services practice group.
A resource for employment law news and opinions, written by Frost Brown Todd’s labor & employment lawyers.
The fourth Frost Brown Todd blog, authored by the firm’s banking litigation attorneys. This project serves the financial services industry with news and commentary.
Another project by Goodwin Procter’s Doug Cornelius, Real Estate Space updates readers with news on real estate law.
Goodwin Procter’s David Hobbie uses this blog to update readers on litigation knowledge management issues.
Holland & Hart attorney Michael MacPhail writes the content in the NASD, SEC and Regulatory Defense Blog. The blog deals with securities and regulatory defense issues.
Holland & Hart’s immigration law practice writes this blog, meant to inform employers of the ever-changing legal realm surrounding immigration law.
Ice Miller partner Melissa Proffitt Reese detailed her experiences on a late 2007 trade mission to Japan at this blog.
Detailing the 2008 Indiana agricultural trade mission to Mexico, this blog is updated by Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller.
The second Jeffer Mangels law blog, the Hotel Law Blog – written by Jim Butler – provides hotel law updates from an experienced hotel lawyer.
Jeffer Mangels’ newest blog, written by attorney Melvin N.A. Avanzado and dealing with the legal issues that have bearing on the entertainment world.
The Sports Law Blog is a blog published at Blogspot written by Rick Karcher, Michael McCann, Geoffrey Rapp, Greg Skidmore and Howard Wasserman. The blog’s founder, Greg Skidmore, is an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis.
A blog regarding the Employee Free Choice Act, maintained by four authors from Kilpatrick Stockton’s various offices.
K&L Gates operates the Electronic Discovery Law blog. Updated by the firm’s , the blog provides updates on news and legal developments related to e-discovery issues.
Workplace Privacy Counsel features attorneys from Littler Mendelson’s Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group blogging on employment related privacy issues.
Authored by the lawyers & attorneys at McGlinchey Stafford, the CAFA Law Blog deals with issues related to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.
The RFID Law Blog is a blog started by McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Written mostly by Douglas Farry, chair of the firm’s RFID practice, the blog deals with the growing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
Digestible Law is a blog produced by the lawyers and attorneys at Perkins Coie Law Firm. The blog deals with Internet law issues.
A campaign finance law blog authored by Perkins Coie attorney Bob Bauer.
A blog from Porter Wright providing information on federal securities laws and updates, authored by the firm’s corporate finance & securities practice group.
Highlighting the legal issues impacting employers nationwide, the Employer Law Report is maintained by Porter Wright’s labor & employment practice area.
New Jersey Zoning Watch is one of two blogs operated by Saul Ewing LLP. It deals with various zoning and land use legal developments in the Garden State, and is written by Matthew Schiller, Henry Kent-Smith, Philip Morin III and Jennifer Forrest.
The second of Saul Ewing’s blogs, Utility News – edited by Saul Ewing associate Edward Lanza – focuses on various issues pertaining to public utility regulation.
The Xerdict Group LLC, a subsidiary company of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, operates the Legal Technology Blog. Written by Kenneth Jones, the Blogspot blog focuses on legal technology trends.
Gary Halling and Carlton Varner, lawyers with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Practice Group operate the Antitrust Law Blog. The blog provides updates on antitrust developments.
The 12 attorneys from Sheppard Mullin’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group maintain the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog. The blog deals with legal updates on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues.
Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin maintains the Fashion & Apparel Law Blog, tackling legal developments in the fashion, apparel and textile industry.
The Financial Institution Law Blog, operated by Sheppard Mullin, is maintained by six of the firm’s financial lawyers.
The Intellectual Property Law Blog is another Sheppard Mullin project. Focusing on recent developments in IP law, it is updated by seven of the firm’s IP lawyers.
The Labor & Employment Law Blog, also run by Sheppard Mullin, is updated by the firm’s labor and employment lawyers. The blog highlights various labor and employment developments.
In Sheppard Mullin’s Real Estate and Construction Law Blog, four of the firm’s real estate specialists blog about developments in the realm of real estate law.
A blog providing readers with updates on developments impacting government contracts, written by Sheppard Mullin’s government contracts practice.
Maintained by attorneys from Sheppard Mullin’s advertising practice group, Covering Your Ads is a resource for laws surrounding the sports and entertainment world.
A gossip blog from two anonymous lawyers employed by Skadden Arps (who occupy the top spot on the AmLaw 200), this site offers news and gossip regarding goings-on at the firm.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP operate their own blog, the LNG Law Blog. It gives updates on liquefied natural gas (LNG) news.
Law and the Environment is a Typepad blog produced by Scott Deatherage. The blog, which deals with the various facets of environmental law, is one of two produced by Deatherage, who is a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP.
The New Carbon Cycle is the second Typepad blog of Scott Deatherage, focusing on carbon trading laws and policies.
A general firm blog from Wilmer Hale, geared at "saluting the worldwide humanitarian pro bono efforts" of the firm.
The second of two blogs from Wilson Sonsini attorneys, this project – authored by Palo Alto lawyer Yokum Taku – answers legal and financial questions start up companies may be asking.
The first of 12 blogs by lawyers and attorneys at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm, China Mission provides insights into the company’s goal at improving Chinese/American business relationships. It is written by Guanming Fang.
The South Carolina Appellate Law Blog is written by Womble Carlyle attorney Bill Watkins. It focuses on rulings from various courts in South Carolina.
The North Carolina Appellate Blog is another Womble Carlyle project. Maintained by three bloggers from the firm’s Raleigh Appellate Group – Burley Mitchell, Sean Andrussier and Sarah Buthe – the blog focuses on court decisions in North Carolina.
Maintained by the lawyers and attorneys from Womble Carlyle’s Telecommunications, Cable & Broadcast Group, the Commlaw-Mass Media blog focuses on the broadcast industry.
The Womble Carlyle Construction Industry Blog provides readers with updates on legal developments impacting the construction industry in America. It is written by the firm’s construction lawyers.
Another Womble Carlyle blog, the Antitrust and Distribution Law Blog deals with antitrust legal activity. Content is written by Jason Hicks.
Focusing on impacts of and developments surrounding the Fair Labor Standards Act in the American Southeast, authored by Womble Carlyle’s FLSA team (Charlie Edwards, Kimberly Licata, John Pueschel, Richard Rainey and Sheri Robertson).
Written by W. Mike Holm and Jim B. Kinsel of Womble Carlyle, this blog deals with business conspiracy and other unfair business practices in cases from Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia courts.