LexBlog is pleased to provide you findings on who from the AMLaw 200 has entered the blogosphere. Below we have presented some useful statistics that shed greater light on who’s blogging, how much of it they’re doing and other trends of law blogs today. After the jump, you will find a detailed list with descriptions of each blog.
What we found:
- Of the firms on the 2006 AMLaw list (the number was a few below 200, as mergers have consolidated firms since the list first published), 39 firms were blogging.
- From those 39 firms, we found a total of 74 blogs
- 56 of these blogs were firm branded (meaning they had the firm’s logo prominently displayed on the page). 18 were not branded, indicating that the lawyer was operating their blog independently of or at a distance from their firm.
- Of the 74 blogs, 33 belonged to LexBlog clients. The other 41 belonged to firms or attorneys that were not LexBlog clients, using either free blogging services or personal/firm domains
- 13 law firms were LexBlog clients using LexBlog’s platform and accompanying turnkey solution
- Of the non-LexBlog client blogging firms, there were a range of other platforms used: 8 were using Blogger; 3 were using Typepad; 1 was using Justia; 1 was using WordPress; and 13 had their blogs published and hosted through other services or personal domains
- Practice areas represented ranged across the gamut:
- advertising law
- antitrust law
- bankruptcy law
- broadcast/FCC law
- construction law
- corporate/commercial law
- e-discovery law
- education law
- employment/labor law
- energy law
- environmental law
- ESOP law
- fair use law
- false advertising/consumer protection law
- family law
- fashion/apparel law
- financial institution law
- heath care law
- hotel law
- insurance law
- intellectual property law
- Internet law
- land use/real estate law
- LNG law
- media law
- pharmaceutical/medical device law
- physician law
- privacy law
- securities/class action law
- securities defense/compliance law
- sports law
- telecom law
- tax law
- utility regulation law
Law firms with blogs or lawyers blogging (Click link to go to list of blogs by that firm)
- Arent Fox
- Blackwell Sanders
- Bracewell & Giuliani
- Carlton Fields
- Cooley Godward
- Davis Wright Tremaine
- Day Pitney
- DLA Piper
- Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
- Foley Hoag
- Fox Rothschild
- Frost Brown Todd
- Goodwin Procter
- Hinshaw & Culbertson
- Holland & Heart
- Hunton & Williams
- Ice Miller
- Jackson Walker
- Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
- Jones Day
- Kirkland & Ellis
- LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
- Lindquist & Vennum
- Littler Mendelson
- McKenna Long & Aldridge
- Pepper Hamilton
- Perkins Coie
- Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
- Preston Gates & Ellis
- Proskauer Rose
- Saul Ewing
- Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
- Sheppard Mullin
- Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
- Thompson & Knight
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
The Arent Fox Advertising Law Blog – though not updated for some time – focuses on advertising law issues.
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.
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 most recent DWT launch, the Corporate FInance Law Blog – written by attorney Joseph M. Wallin – focuses on various tax and finance issues.
The Washington Construction Law Blog is the final 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.
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.
Written by DLA Piper attorney R. David Donoghue, this blog provides coverage of intellectual property cases taking place in the Northern District of Illinois.
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 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.
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.
Another project by Doug Cornelius of Goodwin Procter, Real Estate Space updates readers with news on real estate law.
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.
Patent attorney Mark Reichel operates his own Blogspot blog, called the Daily Dose of IP. In his blog, Reichel – an attorney with Ice Miller LLP – provides constant updates on intellectual property law.
The second Jeffer Mangels law blog, the Hotel Law Blog – written by Jim Butler – provides hotel law updates from an experienced hotel lawyer.
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.
One of LexBlog’s most recent launches, Workplace Privacy Counsel features attorneys from Littler Mendelson’s Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group blogging on employment related privacy issues.
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.
The lawyers at Pepper Hamilton LLP have their unique Pod Center (complete with “Pepper Podcasts”), providing both traditional written blog entries and audio podcasts that give commentary on a range of court rulings.
Digestible Law is a blog produced by the lawyers and attorneys at Perkins Coie Law Firm. The blog deals with Internet law issues.
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.
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 two Saul Ewing 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.
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.
The first of 10 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.