By Kevin O'Keefe

State of the AmLaw 200 Blogosphere, June 2009

82, or 41%, of the 2008 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 110% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere. The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown more than 200% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 227.

In the 6 months since LexBlog released its third State of the AmLaw Blogosphere in November of this 2008, the number of AmLaw law firms blogging has grown 15%.

For large law firms looking to brand their law firm blogs, LexBlog remains the blog publishing platform of choice with 68% of the AmLaw law firm branded blogs running on the the LexBlog publishing platform.

Growth highlights:

  • 41% of AmLaw 200 law firms have blogs.
  • 15% growth in last 6 months in the number of AmLaw 200 law firms publishing blogs.
  • 43% 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:

  • 82 of the 2008 AmLaw 200 firms were blogging.
  • Those 82 firms were responsible for a total of 227 blogs.
  • 186 of the 227 blogs were firm branded; the remaining 41 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.
  • Of the 184 firm branded blogs, 37 firms used one of the major publishing platforms: 27 firms were using LexBlog; 4 firms were using Typepad; 3 firms were using Blogger; 1 firm was using Movable Type; 4 firms were using WordPress; and 1 firm was using Justia. Some firms use more than one publishing platform.

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):

e-Discovery Team 

Written by Ralph Losey, a Florida-based attorney with Akerman Senterfitt, e-Discovery Team covers the unique problems of e-discovery, and the latest trends, case law, and events in the field.


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.

Economic Recovery Resource Center

The topic of economic recovery continues to get more popular in the legal blogosphere with this Akin Gump publication. Their Economic Recovery Resource Center covers topics that include US law and policy, the healthy industry, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and investigations.

Washington Labor & Employment Wire

Written by lawyers and attorneys at Akin Gump, this blog focuses on providing readers with insight and analysis on the the latest developments in labor and employment law in our nation’s capital.

Securities Litigation Blog 

Dealing with securities-related matters, and authored by attorneys John Jordak and Susan Hurd of Alston & Bird.

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog 

Written by Alston & Bird’s Climate Change and Carbon Management team, this blog covers rapidly emerging issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions.

Financial Markets Crisis Blog 

This blog is authored by Alston & Bird’s Financial Markets Crisis Task Force and focuses on the rapidly changing business and legal issues raised by the current financial markets crisis.

Who’s the Boss?

This blog is a service of Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group and focuses on the many unique issues facing California employers.

Tech Law Blog

As could be expected, this Alston & Bird blog covers recent developments in technology law. Topics covered include antitrust, data security, ecommerce, intellectual property, privacy and telecommunications.

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Written by Randy Shaheen, Amy Mudge and Robert Pitofsky of Arnold & Porter, the Consumer Advertising Law Blog covers topics that include disclosures, data security, the Lanham Act, pricing, privacy, telemarketing and class action.

Benefits Biz Blog 

Authored by Baker & Daniels’ benefits & executive compensation team, the Benefits Biz Blog covers financial matters.

Class Action Blawg 

Denver attorney Paul Karlsgodt of Baker & Hostetler writes on recent developments, litigation and trends in class action defense.

Fair Use Blog

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.

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Authored by Blank Rome attorney Brian Wm. Higgins, this blog offers IP news and case analysis.

Financial Services Reform Watch

As Blank Rome‘s second project with LexBlog, this publication offers readers real time reporting on the government’s action regarding financial reform.

Energy Legal Blog

The Energy Legal Blog is the work of six attorneys from Bracewell & Giuliani’s Energy Practice Group, providing analysis of energy news.

Economic Recovery Taskforce

Bracewell Giuliani’s Economic Recovery Task Force blog is a valuable resource aimed to help financial institutions, private investment funds, institutional investors and other market participants navigate the myriad legislative, regulatory and enforcement challenges of today.

Government Contracts Blog

Attorney Ken Weckstein writes this Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels blog on a number of varied topics regarding business disputes.

The Legal Intelligencer Blog 

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney lawyer Francis Taney, Jr. contributes on this blog for the oldest law journal in the United States.

Export Law Blog 

Authored by a pair of attorneys from Bryan CaveClif Burns and Illya Antonenko – this blog covers all things export law.

Art Law Blog

This blog is authored by Bryan Cave’s Art Law team, which helps people make, sell and monetize art, and they back their clients in fights over art.

CLASSIFIED: The Class Action Blog

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.

In the (Red) Business Bankruptcy Blog

In The (Red) is a blog that covers business bankruptcy issues. It is operated by Robert Eisenbach, an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

Broadcast Law Blog

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.

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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.

Corporate Finance Law Blog

The Corporate Finance Law Blog – written by DWT attorney Joseph M. Wallin – focuses on various tax and finance issues.

Washington Construction Law Blog

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.

American College of Environmental Lawyers  

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.

Startup Company Blog

Stuart Campbell and Joe Wallin of Davis Wright Tremaine publish this blog providing insight for founders of and investors in emerging and startup companies.

Nortwest Real Estate Law Blog

Written by several attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine, the Northwest Real Estate Law Blog covers topics that include construction law, land use law, real estate law and many others.

Employer’s Law Blog

Day Pitney LLP have entered the blogosphere with their Employer’s Law Blog. Maintained by two editors – Wendy Johnson Lario and Kristine J. Feher – the blog focuses on New York/New Jersey labor law.

Drug and Device 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.

Mass Tort Defense

Written by Dechert attorney Sean Wajert, Mass Tort Defense, covers the legal issues relating to defense of mass torts cases and large scale product liability claims.

The 10b-5 Daily

Lyle Roberts is the blogger behind The 10b-5 Daily, a blog highlighting issues of securities class action litigation. Roberts is a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Dorf on Law 

A law blog focusing on a range of legal issues, authored by Columbia professor – and special counsel to Dewey & LeBouef – Michael Dorf.

Quirky Questions 

An employment law blog authored by Dorsey & Whitney attorney Roy Ginsburg, answering questions that real-world executives & HR professionals encounter on a daily basis.

Consumer Products Law Blog

This blog, written by Mark Kaster and Nena Street, provides visitors with informative, up-to-date and easy-to-understand commentary on consumer products matters.


Stephen Tupper, a private pilot and aviation attorney with Dykema Gossett, writes this blog, where he details both legal and personal elements of aviation.

Auto Law News

Four different Dykema Gossett attorneys contribute to this blog.  With some of the best automotive law minds writing this blog, it is a valuable resource.

The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP operates, The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog. It provides updates on insurance-related litigation.

Florida Employment & Immigration Law Blog  

This blog, authored by Richard Tuschman and Hector Chichoni of Epstein Becker Greene, focuses on the employer-side of employment law, providing news, analysis and trends in the area.

Executive Women’s Networking Blog  

Published by Frances Greene of Epstein Becker Greene, this blog offers women’s opinions on business development, networking, mentoring and the life/work balance.

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog  

The Toxic Tort Litigation Blog covers topics that include class action lawsuits, e-discovery, CERCLA, environmental litigation and product liability. It is written by William Ruskin and Daniella Landers of Epstein Becker Greene.

EBG Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Written by Peter L. Altieri, David J. Clark and Peter A. Steinmeyer of Epstein Becker Greene, whis blog provides news and updates on developments in the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets.

Health Reform Musings

Another blog written by Epstein Becker Greene attorneys, this pubication addresses health care reform and the impact of these proposals on the health care delivery system.

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

This Epstein Becker Greene publication provides readers with insight and commentary on wage and hour law developments affecting employers. It is written by Richard Tuschman, David Barron and Michael Kun.

Emerging Enterprise Center  

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.

Law & The Environment  

The second of three Foley Hoag blogs, this publication is “intended to inform, update, comment and discuss legal issues regarding environmental law.”

Massachusetts Noncompete Law  

The third Foley Hoag offering discusses covenants not to compete, non-solicitation, breach of fiduciary duty and trade secrets.

Security Privacy and the Law

Security Privacy and the Law is another Foley Hoag blog.  It focuses on security issues facing businesses today, from website infringement to breaches of security.

Foley Hoag Newsroom

This blog covers hot and popular topics in the legal realm, industry insights and legal trends. Readers can find commentary on new regulations, recently decided court cases, business trends and other topics that are of critical importance, in print and electronic formats.

Education Law

The Education Law blog is a new blog by Fox Rothschild LLP, focusing on changes within the educational profession. Attorney Karl Romberger, Jr. writes the blog entries.

Pennsylvania Family Law  

The Pennsylvania Family Law blog is written by Charles Meyer of Fox Rothschild. It provides updates and tips on family law issues in Pennsylvania.

Physician Law

Fox Rothschild has also developed the Physician Law blog. Written by attorney Todd Rodriguez, it deals with legal developments that impact physicians.

Tax Litigation

The Tax Litigation blog is another Fox Rothschild project. It is written by lawyer James Dawson, who highlights important tax cases.

Wage & Hour – Development & Highlights

Written by attorney Mark E. Tabakman, this Fox Rothschild blog updates readers with developments on wage & hour laws impacting small and large businesses alike.

HIPPA Health Law

This Fox Rothschild blog focuses on all-things related to health information, and is published by attorney Helen Oscislawski.

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Writing about environmental developments in the Keystone State is attorney Joel Bolstein, who maintains this Fox Rothschild blog.

Employee Free Choice Act Blog  

New Jersey attorney Brian Caufield of Fox Rothschild writes this blog, dealing with labor & employment issues related to the EFCA.

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation 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.

Art Law  

Authored by Robert Goldman, Samantha Evans and Daniel Schnapp of Fox Rothschild write on art litigation, art finance and recent trends in the art market.

White Collar Defense & Compliance  

New Jersey lawyer Alain Leibman provides insight on criminal law, federal case law statutory developments.

New Jersey Family Legal Blog  

The New Jersey Family Legal Blog is authored by attorneys at Fox Rothschild’s Roseland, Princeton and Atlantic City: Robert A. Epstein, Sandra C. Fava, Jennifer Weisberg Millner, Eric S. Solotoff and Apple Sulit-Peralejo.

Employee Benefits Legal Blog  

New York lawyer Keith McMurdy of Fox Rothschid writes on employment law cases, retirement plans, plan administration and welfare plans.

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation  

Fox Rothschild’s Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation is published by Jason Cornell, an attorney based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation Blog  

David Snyder, an attorney based in Fox Rothschild’s Philadelphia office covers topics including appraisers, redevelopment, PennDOT, elections and road projects.

Privacy Compliance and Data Security

Written by Scott L. Vernick, Amy C. Purcell and Mark G. McCreary of Fox Rothschild, this blog provides information on data breach prevention and the appropriate response.

Managing Work Force Reductions & Employee Terminations

The title says it all. This blog is written by Anne Bancroft, an attorney at Fox Rothschild Princeton office, practicing in all areas of labor and employment law.

New Jersey Real Estate Law

This blog is written by Jeffrey M. Hall, Jack Plackter, Alexander M. Wixted and Andrea Tompkins Wright of Fox Rothschild. it aims to provide users with they can use to protect and grow their real estate investments.


This blog by Fox Rothschild attorney Catherine T. Barbieri covers the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and how it affects your human resources.

Fair Housing Defense

This Fox Rothschild publication focuses on the ins and outs of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as its state and local counterparts. It is authored by Scott Badami, Karin Corbett and Christian Moffitt.

Patent Baristas

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.

Business Connections 

Frost Brown Todd’s global business blog, dealing with global business matters and maintained by the firm’s International Services practice group.

Employer Notes 

A resource for employment law news and opinions, written by Frost Brown Todd’s labor & employment lawyers.

Banking Law 

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.

Construction Law News 

The fifth Frost Brown Todd provides news and analysis on construction law cases and developments across the country.

Ask the Legal Pro

Ask the Legal Pro is run by Frost Brown Todd and offers a wealth of information and advice for business-minded individuals in a constantly changing market.

Vogel Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog  

Gardere Wynne Sewell‘s first blogger is Dallas attorney Peter Vogel. Vogel, who’s chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Team and co-Chair of the Technology Industry Team, comments on the social changes brought about by the internet and developments in information technology.


Goodwin Procter’s David Hobbie uses this blog to update readers on litigation knowledge management issues.

Financial Crisis Recovery

Published by Goodwin Procter lawyers, this blog comments on and responds to issues in all industries affected by the crisis, including banking, hedge funds,  investment management, capital markets and real estate

Cleantech Investing in Israel

Another blog written by a Goodwin Procter attorney, this time Jonathan Shapira (an associate in the Business Law Department), Cleantech Investing in Israel provides news and commentary on Israel’s growing clean technology industry. 

Insurance Law Forum  

Gordon & Rees lawyer Sara Thorpe is part of a panel of experts who provide readers with information on insurance coverage, litigation, reinsurance, bad faith litigation and DRI.

E2 Law Blog

SAI Global‘s Law and Ethics Advisors offer their advice on a number of compliance and ethics issues facing today’s professionals.  Among these advisors is head of litigation at Herrick Feinstein, Ronald Levine.

Internet Cases

Evan Brown writes the content for Internet Cases, a blog highlighting internet/technology-related legal news. Evan is an attorney at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago.

EU Daly Update Blog

This blog is a little different than most, with the blogs authors (who are attorneys at Hogan & Hartson) taking prominent news stories about the European Union from other news outlets and posting them to their blog.

Health Care Law Blog

Holland & Hart LLP operates the Health Care Law Blog, one of the firm’s three weblogs. Written by attorney Greg Piche, the blog deals with health care issues in the western U.S.

NASD, SEC and Regulatory Defense Blog

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.

Climate Change Law Blog

The third Holland & Hart blog, the Climate Change Law Blog is written by Jim Holtkamp, manager of the firm’s Environmental Compliance Group. Blog content deals with the challenges of climate change.

Immigration Law for Employers 

Holland & Hart’s immigration law practice writes this blog, meant to inform employers of the ever-changing legal realm surrounding immigration law.

The Holland & Hart Blog

he Holland & Hart Blog features firm-related information pertinent to business leaders in the Mountain West.

Colorado Construction Law Blog

Tim Gordon, a lawyer in Holland & Hart’s Construction and Design Representation practice group, maintains the firm’s Colorado Construction Law Blog. The blog keeps readers informed of recent changes regarding construction law in Colorado.

Colorado Employment Law Blog

Steven Gutierrez, manager of Holland & Hart’s Labor and Employment practice group, maintains the Colorado Employment Law Blog. The blog assists management side labor and employment professionals to meet challenges through the development of practical solutions to business needs and compliance with federal and Colorado employment laws.

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Written by Holland & Knight attorney R. David Donoghue, this blog provides coverage of intellectual property cases taking place in the Northern District of Illinois.

Global Climate Law Blog  

Authored by several attorneys at Howrey, the Global Climate Law Blog covers climate change litigation, environmental regulations, torts and other relevant topics.

White Collar Crime Blog 

Attorneys at Hughes Hubbard & Reed cover a wide range of topics related to white collar crime, including courts, appeals, discovery, investigations, prosecutors and procedural matters.

Reasonable Basis

Reasonable Basis, a Typepad-produced blog highlighting developments in false advertising and consumer protection law, is written by Thomas M. Hughes. Tom is a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP.

Financial Industry Recovery Center  

Hunton & Williams’ first project with LexBlog keeps readers up-to-date on the constantly evolving financial crisis with analysis on the latest news and trends.

Privacy and Information Security Law Blog

Written by attorneys at Hunton & Williams, which has been the top firm for privacy for the third year in a row by Compuworld magazine  based on a survey of more than 2,000 corporate privacy professionals, the Privacy and Information Security Law Blog offers readers global privacy and information law updates and analysis.

Daily Dose of IP

Patent attorney Mark Reichel operates his own blog, called the Daily Dose of IP. In his blog, Reichel – an attorney with Ice Miller LLP – provides constant updates on intellectual property law.

Japan Trade Mission 

Ice Miller partner Melissa Proffitt Reese detailed her experiences on a late 2007 trade mission to Japan at this blog.

Agribusiness Blog 

Detailing the 2008 Indiana agricultural trade mission to Mexico, this blog is updated by Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller.

Private Equity and Venture Services Blog

Authored by Ice Miller attorney Janice Wilkin this blog focuses on various issues in corporate law.

Stimulus Package Bill Blog

This Ice Miller blog is dedicated to all new pertinent information coming out regarding the stimulus package bill and its effects on legal issues.

Employee Benefits Blog

The Employee Benefits Blog is run by Ice Miller’s Mellisa Reese and Mary Braitman, co-chairs of Ice Miller’s Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Green Industries Initiative Blog

Another in a series of Ice Miller blogs, Green Industries Initiative Blog has content targeted at environmental legal issues and sustainable practices.

Indiana Art and Culture Blog

This uniquely styled blog takes discussion points from a roundtable discussion from leaders of Indiana art and cultural organizations, and is run by Ice Miller attorney Gerry Dick.

Indiana Trailblazers Blog

Another Ice Miller ’roundtable’ blog, this discussion focuses on new practices in various fields of Indiana business.

Indiana CEO Survey Blog

This blog takes writings from CEOs around Indiana regarding their business practices and advice to new business owners.

Northern Indiana Companies Roundtable

Yet another Ice Miller ’roundtable’ styled blog, Northern Indiana Companies Roundtable targets the specific business practice trends found in Northern Indiana.

Go Green Roundtable

An Ice Miller blog, Go Green Roundtable looks at the trends and evolving practices of Indiana businesses as they react to ‘green’ legislation.

Asian Companies Roundtable

Another in Ice Millers roundtable series, Asian Companies Roundtable is a discussion on the business practices of Indiana owned corporations and their dealings in Asia.


HIPPA Blog is a healthcare-related Blogspot project written by Jeffrey P. Drummond, a partner with Jackson Walker.

Class Action Defense Blog

Michael Hassen of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmano LLP writes the Class Action Defense Blog. In it, he posts updates on class action lawsuits.

Hotel Law Blog

The second Jeffer Mangels law blog, the Hotel Law Blog – written by Jim Butler – provides hotel law updates from an experienced hotel lawyer.

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Jeffer Mangels’ newest blog, written by attorney Melvin N.A. Avanzado and dealing with the legal issues that have bearing on the entertainment world.

Sports Law Blog

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.

House Calls  

Lathrop & Gage‘s first step into the blogosphere provides opinion and insight on health law along with resource library of articles on the topic.

EFCA Updates 

A blog regarding the Employee Free Choice Act, maintained by four authors from Kilpatrick Stockton’s various offices.

Electronic Discovery Law

K&L Gates operates the Electronic Discovery Law blog. Updated by the firm, the blog provides updates on news and legal developments related to e-discovery issues.

Construction Law Blog  

Published by the firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice Group, the Construction Law Blog provides analysis on important cases, news and regulations in the construction industry.

Ad Law Access  

Published by Advertising Law Practice Group at Kelley Drye & Warren, Ad Law Access discusses consumer protection trends, issues and developments.

In Their Opinion  

In Their Opinion is authored by Chicago attorney Michael Rigney of Kelley Drye & Warren. He provides commentery on decisions from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Consumer Finance Law Blog

The focus of the Consumer Finance Law Blog, a Kelley Drye & Warren publication, is to keep – all on one site – “non-traditional financial service providers,” such as retailers, potentially subject to consumer financial services laws abreast of recent developments

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel features attorneys from Littler Mendelson’s Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group blogging on employment related privacy issues.

Global Immigration Counsel

This Littler Mendelson publication is written by their Immigration and Global Migration team, which adeptly manages inbound, outbound and cross-border transactions for employers of all size.

Wage & Hour Counsel

Littler Mendelson’s Wage and Hour Editorial Board closely monitors, tracks and reports on wage and hour legal developments, including court decisions, administrative agency opinions, and new or revised requirements or regulations.

Washington DC Employment Law Update

Littler Mendelson’s Governmental Affairs Team closely follows, tracks and writes on legislation, regulations, federal agency activity, and executive orders that impact the labor and employment landscape.

Green Patent Blog 

Written by San Diego attorney Eric Lane of Luce Forward, the Green Patent Blog covers the unique crossroads of intellectual property and green technology.

Climate Lawyers 

Stephen Humes and J. Wylie Donald of McCarter & English write on the development of clean energy projects, emerging issues in environmental law and the impact they have.

Health Care Law Reform

Health Care Law Reform is published by Washington, DC lawyers Joel Michaels, Karen Sealander and Eric Zimmerman of McDermott Will & Emory. The blog provides timely updates on U.S. health care law developments.

CAFA Law Blog  

Authored by the lawyers & attorneys at McGlinchey Stafford, the CAFA Law Blog deals with issues related to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Suits in the Workplace

Suits in the Workplace is a blog about employment law. It is written by Lou Michels and Rod Satterwhite, partners in the Labor & Employment group at McGuireWoods LLP.

RFID Law Blog

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.

EFCA Report

This McKenna Long & Aldridge publication provides readers with articlers, resources, insights and management perspectives on the Employee Free Choice Act.

Climate Change Insights

Covering topics that include air and water, alternative/renewable energy projects, cap and trade, US policy and corporate strategy, this blog seves as a forum for critical analyses of climate law and police.

Open Source Law Blog 

Long dormant, this blog from Morris Manning & Martin deals with the law surrounding open source software, and is authored by attorney Paul Arne.

This blog is co-authored by David Lynn, a partner in the Washington D.C. Office of Morrison & Foerster and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Public Companies practice.

From Russia With Law 

Michael Best & Friedrich attorney James Troupis documents his time spent in Russia teaching the rule of law and litigation in the American legal system to law students at Baikal State University of Economics & Law in Irkutsk, Russia.

Health Care Privacy Law Blog 

A blog focusing on privacy & security issues pertaining to the health care idustry, written by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius attorney Reece Hirsch and published by Healthcare Informatics.

NP 2.0 Blog 

This blog by attorneys at Nixon Peabody focuses on providing information on intellectual property law, internet law and regulation and compliance in a digital world.

Financial Recovery Blog 

The second of Nixon Peabody’s two blogs covers the ongoing credit crisis, auction rate securites, litigation, subprime mortgate rates and other relevant topics.

IP Spotlight 

Written by attorney Jim Singer of Pepper Hamilton, the blog covers his practice areas: ntellectual property acquisition, protection, enforcement and licensing.

Digestible Law

Digestible Law is a blog produced by the lawyers and attorneys at Perkins Coie Law Firm. The blog deals with Internet law issues.

More Soft Money Hard Law 

A campaign finance law blog authored by Perkins Coie attorney Bob Bauer.


Perkins Coie‘s first project with LexBlog is a resource on IP law and patent litigation impacting the semiconductor industry.

Patent Law Insights

Covering intellectual property news and trends, this blog is written by Rajiv Sarathy of Perkins Coie, who has more than 13 years of software experience, including nine years as a software development engineer and manager at Microsoft Corporation.

Financial Services Litigation Monitor

This blog covering recent financial services litigation and investigations is written by Perkins Coie’s Fred Rivera and Gina Ori.

Nanotechnology Law Report

The Nanotechnology Law Report is a project of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. John Monica, Jr. and Michael Heintz write the entries, which focus on nanotechnology news and legal developments.

Federal Securities Law Blog  

A blog from Porter Wright providing information on federal securities laws and updates, authored by the firm’s corporate finance & securities practice group.

Employer Law Report  

Highlighting the legal issues impacting employers nationwide, the Employer Law Report is maintained by Porter Wright’s labor & employment practice area.

Privacy Law Blog

The eight attorneys from Proskauer Rose LLP’s Privacy and Data Security Practice maintain the Privacy Law Blog. It highlights a range of issues related to privacy law.

New Media & Technology Law Blog  

Published by Jeffrey Neuburger and Daryn Grossman of Proskauer Rose, the blog covers the emerging world of new media and the legal impact of changes in the industry.

E-Discovery Bytes  

A practical resource for issues in e-discovery, this blog – maintained by nine attorneys from Quarles & Brady – is the firm’s first venture into the blogosphere.

Health Industry Washington Watch  

This is one of two blogs by the lawyers and attorneys at Reed Smith. This blog, authored primarily by Senior Health Policy Analyst Debra McCurdy, focuses on legislative and regulatory developments in the health care industry sector.

Life Sciences Legal Update  

The second of two new Reed Smith Blogs provides insight on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law.

AdLaw By Request

AdLaw by Request is published by Reed Smith to keep readers informed of significant news and general legal developments in the advertising industry.

Employment Law Watch

This blog provides analysis and commentary by Reed Smith attorneys on developments in employment and labor law. This blog not only provides commentary based on United States news, but also insight on developments in employment law in the United Kingdom.

Environmental Law Resource

This blog, which regularly reports on and analyzes key environmental legal issues, is edited and maintained by Editor-in-Chief Lou Naugle and Managing Editor Dave Wagner.

Legal Bytes

This blog, which is edited and maintained by Editor-in-Chief Joseph I. Rosenbaum, provides insights at the interaction of digital advertising, new media, ecommerce and the law.

The Policyholder Perspective

The Policyholder Perspective is part of Reed Smith‘s growing stable of blogs. This blog provides updates and thoughts on the full range of insurance coverage issues affecting commercial policyholders.

Utility News

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.

Personal Wealth Law News 

A blog authored by three attorneys from Saul Ewing (Robert Louis, Kathryn Crary & Ryan Gager), this site is geared at helping readers understand the process of wealth accumulation.

Climate Change 

Saul Ewing follows the trend practiced by many firms across the country by starting a blog devoted to climate change and the environment.

Marcellus Shale Watch Blog

This Saul Ewing blog, edited by George Asimos, looks at the legal developments regarding natural gas exploration and development in the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Nonprofit Update Blog

Nonprofit Update is run by several Saul Ewing attorneys, who write about issues facing nonprofits around the United States.  Robert H. Louis, Frederick D. Strober, and Richard T. Frazier are editors with both Joan M. Corcoran and Kathryn H. Crary contributing.

Legal Technology Blog

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.

Nation of Immigrators

This blog is written by Angelo Paparelli, a partner in the Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw. According to its own tagling, Nation of Immigrators is “a public policy blog on our dysfunctional immigration system.

Angelo Paparelli on Dysfunctional Government

This blog, which is also obviously by Seyfarth Shaw’s Angelo Paparelli, is written for, the official website of Immigration Lawyers on the Web.

Trading Secrets

Seyfarth Shaw’s first project with LexBlog is written by their Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, & Non-Competes practice group. Trading Secrets is a blog on trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud.

Antitrust Law Blog

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.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Blog

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.

China Law Update  

Updated by Sheppard Mullin attorneys based in China, this blog provides insight on the latest developments in Chinese law. The blog also has a Chinese-language version.

ESOP Law Blog

The ESOP Law Blog, with a focus on laws related to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), is maintained by Laurence Goldberg and Lynn DuBois of Sheppard Mullin.

Fashion Apparel Law Blog

Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin maintains the Fashion & Apparel Law Blog, tackling legal developments in the fashion, apparel and textile industry.

FCC Law Blog

Sheppard Mullin also maintains the FCC Law Blog. The blog, updated by W. Kenneth Ferree and Erin Dozier of the firm’s FCC & Communications team, deals with issues related to FCC laws.

Financial Institution Law Blog

The Financial Institution Law Blog, operated by Sheppard Mullin, is maintained by six of the firm’s financial lawyers.

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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.

Labor and Employment Law Blog

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.

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

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.

Government Contracts Law Blog  

A blog providing readers with updates on developments impacting government contracts, written by Sheppard Mullin’s government contracts practice.

Covering Your Ads  

Maintained by attorneys from Sheppard Mullin’s advertising practice group, Covering Your Ads is a resource for laws surrounding the sports and entertainment world.

Art Law Gallery

Another blog gets added to the stable of Sheppard Mullin publications. This blog provides news and updates on legal issues facing the art world.

Lowering the Bar 

Written by Kevin Underhill, a partner at the San Francisco office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Lowering the Bar attempts to provide a humorous approach to covering legal news.

Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts

Authored by Russell Jackson, an attorney with Skadden, this blog is designed to identify and discuss recent trends in the pleading and defense of consumer class actions and mass torts.

Skadden Insider 

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.

Redevelop NJ 

Ted Zangari, Kevin Moore and Thomas Jay Hall of Sills Cummis & Gross author the firm’s only blog. They focus on redevelopment and land use issues in New Jersey.

ICDP Blog 

This blog on internet, communications and data protection is authored by attorneys Marc Zwillinger and Christian Genetski of Sonnenschein Nath.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Tony Eliseuson, a litigator in Chicago at the law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, contributes to this blog for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.


Tim Feathers and Steve Cosentino are Stinson Morrison Hecker‘s only legal bloggers. The pair cover topics including intellectual property, technology division, software and e-commerce.

Food Liability Law Blog  

Bringing Stoel Rives to the blogosphere, the Food Liability Law Blog – authored by Seattle lawyer Kenneth M. Odza – deals with emerging legal threats that could potentially impact the food industry.

Renewable + Law  

Authored by attorneys with the Stoel Rives Renewable Energy Initiative, Renewable + Law provides insight on climate policy, renewable energy and sustainability.

World of Work  

Stoel Rives’ third blog is written by Dennis Westlind, an attorney based in the firm’s Portland office. He provides analysis on labor and employment law.

LLC Law Monitor

Very niche-oriented, this blog has insight and commentary on the law of limited liability companies. The blog is written by Doug Batey, a principal in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives.

Ahead of Schedule

This blog focuses on legal matters critical to the construction industry, offering insights, analysis, tips and updates regarding the law of project development, design and construction. It is published by Stoel Rives.

Business Aviation Law Blog

This Sullivan & Worcester blog is authored by partner Harry E. Ekblom, Jr.  Focusing on corporate aviation transactions and FAA regulations, this blog is an excellent source of aviation law.

LNG Law Blog

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP operate their own blog, the LNG Law Blog. It gives updates on liquefied natural gas (LNG) news.

Offshore Energy Law Blog

This Sutherland Asbill & Brennan publication serves as a vehicle to inform U.S. offshore energy project developers, policy makers, and interest groups about important policy, regulatory and political matters impacting their industry.

Law and Insurance

David S. White maintains and operates his own Typepad blog, called Law and Insurance. The blog gives updates on insurance law developments. David is a senior counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP.

Law and the Environment

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

The New Carbon Cycle is the second Typepad blog of Scott Deatherage, focusing on carbon trading laws and policies.

Real Estate Law Blog

This blog is written by Laura McClellan, a partner in the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP. She focuses her practice on real estate and real estate finance.

Economic Crisis Resource Center

Another blog on the economic crisis, this Troutman Sanders publication was created to provide insight on developments relating to various elements of the unprecedented economic crisis and recovery, principally from a United States perspective.

Virginia IP Law

Analysis and commentary by Troutman Sanders attorneys on developments in intellectual property law, with a focus on Virginia.

Unfair Business Practices Blog

This blog is authored by Michael Holm and James Kinsel; practicing attorneys at Williams Mullen. The blog’s content offers a wide array of posts on unfair business practices, primarily emanating from Virginia.

Proctor in Admiralty

This blog is written by Marc Marling, a maritime transportation and logistics attorney with Williams Mullen.

Rocket Docket IP Litigation

Written by a long list of authors from Williams Mullen, this blog covers IP litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia’s Rocket Docket.

WilmerHale Careers Blogs

WilmerHale offers blogs written by four different attorneys at the firm. Anne McLaughlin, Kevin Chambers, Julie Smolinski and Ross Firsenbaum write on their experiences as associates in a variety of practice areas.

Silicon Valley Media Law Blog 

Cathy Kirkman, an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, operates the Silicon Valley Media Law Blog. In her blog, Cathy provides updates on various technology and media-related legal issues.

Startup Company Lawyer Blog 

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.

This Is Tech

This site is edited by Michael Schneider, an attorney with the firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.This is a side-project that’s mostly unrelated to the law where Schneider tracks and writes on emerging technology and the Internet.

Tough Times for Lenders  

Winstead‘s first blog covers the “intersection of law and business in troubled commercial lending markets.”

China Practice Blog

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.

Trade Secrets Blog

The Trade Secrets Blog, by Womble Carlyle’s Press Millen & Todd Sullivan, deals with trade secrets litigation in the southeastern United States.

North Carolina Appellate Law Blog

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.

Construction Industry Blog

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.

Fair Labor Standards Act Law Blog 

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).

Multifamily and Mixed Use Development 

The Multifamily and Mixed Use Development blog, following the multi-family housing industry and related legal issues, is written by two of Womble Carlyle’s real estate attorneys: Pam Rothenberg and John Hagner.

Non-Compete and Restrictive Covenants Blog 

This blog by the firm’s Employee Defection and Recruitment Team covers developments in non-compete and restrictive covenant law.

Community Development and Affordable Housing Blog 

The Community Development and Affordable Housing Blog is written by Womble Carlyle’s Peter Duffley and Jonathan Jenkins.

Political GPS: Womble Carlyle Political Law 

This blog is written by Womble Carlyle’s political law team: James Kahl, Lawrence Norton and Gregg Skall.

Supply Chain Management Blog 

Written by numerous attorneys at Womble Carlyle, this blog covers legal developments in supply chain management.

Wag The Dog 

According to their own tagline, this blog provides “dispatches from the court of public opinion by our strategic communications group.”

Furniture Law Blog 

This extremely unique blog by lawyers Jack Hicks and Jacob Warton provides insight on patent and intellectual property law in the furniture industry.

Custom Client Service Solutions

According to their own description, “This blog attempts to answer the value challenge of inside counsel. Womble Carlyle is creating a law firm business model better aligned with what corporate clients want: value-driven, high-quality legal services that deliver performance for a reasonable cost and develop lawyers as both savvy counselors and efficient business partners.”

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