Normally when writing these intros I seek out some form of a common theme, whether it be the firms, the subjects covered, really anything—and today there’s just nothing there. Five of the seven are from AmLaw 200 firms, but that doesn’t mean remaining two don’t know what they’re doing as each come from firms who have put forth excellent content for the length of the time they’ve had blogs on the LexBlog Network. Take a look, there has to be something you’re interested in.

  • This week, Porter Wright’s Technology Law Source moves onto the WordPress platform as the publication is revamped and the lawyers behind it rejuvenated. That team though isn’t just a single practice area, as Porter Wright pulls in the expertise from its Intellectual Property Practice Group, Technology Practice Group and Privacy & Data Security Practice Group. The blogs been around some time—since early 2010, actually—so it has a deep library of content but their new insight covers interesting topics like the always-pesky patent trolls, intellectual property rights in videogames and e-discovery in the cloud.
  • Covington & Burling is, without a doubt, one of the top AmLaw 200 firms on the LexBlog Network as their publications on privacy, political law, tech and media, medical devices and compensation have been nothing short of outstanding. Their new publication, CovBrands, and the entire practice group behind it, are breaking out of the traditional Covington mold. Though, as the blog’s early content shows they’re going to cover the intellectual issues surrounding brands on a remarkably global scale, I wouldn’t expect anything less than the firm’s usual strong work.
  • With more and more states making marijuana legal in some form, either medically or completely, you can expect Jackson Lewis‘s new publication to be a valuable resource. That publication is the Drug & Alcohol Testing Law Advisor. As the title gives away, there’s more to this than pot and other drugs as, yes, employees can be tested for alcohol; the blogs most recent post even asks if doctors should be. The editors behing the blog are attorneys Roger Kaplan and Kathryn Russo.
  • Perkins Coie is yet another firm growing their network of publications as In the Arena: Law and Polics Update offers readers news and analysis on a wide range of topics related to the laws that regulate and affect political activity. In today’s day and age when so much is impacted by politics, it’s excellent to have another publication covering the subject from Washington, DC insiders.
  • The Bankruptcy Report from Hughes Hubbard covers litigation and strategies surrounding both Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, with more topics covered sure to follow. The blog, which brings a deep team of attorneys from what is one of the country’s pre-eminent bankruptcy practices, is the firm’s first on the LexBlog Network.
  • Joining their excellent environmental law publication on the LexBlog Network, Stites & Harbison also recently launched their Bluegrass Business Law Blog recently. In their own words, they will “ provide updates and analysis related to the laws that affect Kentucky businesses on the federal, state, and local levels and share with you the thoughts and ideas that we enjoy reading throughout the internet as well.” The blog is authored primarily by attorney Scott Townsend.
  • And last, but never least (and I swear I’m not holding it against them that I saw on another one of their publications that one of their lawyers was on the Sacramento basketball arena task force, helping keep the Kings from moving to Seattle), we have the Trusts& Estates Law Blog from Weintraub Tobin. In their own words, the blog “aspires to inform the general public and professionals in the estate planning community, including fiduciaries, CPAs and attorneys, about trusts and estates litigation, estate planning, elder law, estate & gift tax and all of the facets of estate and probate administration.”