There are a number of large law firms that have officially sanctioned blogs, and we’ve compiled a list of those that we could find. Out of the National Law Journal 250, we found 136 141 blogs from 53 56 firms. Now, let me explain what we mean by “officially sanctioned blog.” We are stretching this phrase to mean that the blog was mentioned somewhere on the firm’s website. Some of the blogs are featured jewels of the firm, and are proudly displayed. Others, are hidden so deeply, that you might think that the firm tolerates some of their attorneys having personal blogs. We’ll follow up with some additional blog postings to break out the firms that are blog-proud vs. blog-tolerant. [click here to see Blog-Proud v. Blog-Tolerent Firms]NOTE: We looked at each of the firms’ websites to see if they listed any blogs in their publications or other obvious places.  We’d also use the search function to see if we could find any blogs listed by the firm.  If we missed some blogs, please let us know.

NOTE 2:  Kevin O’Keefe just put out an AmLaw 200 blog list that is great.  

Akin Gump
ClimateIntel
SCOTUSBlog

Alston Bird
Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog
Financial Market Crisis Blog
Securities Litigation Blog Arent Fox
Advertising Law BlogArnold & Porter
Consumer Advertising Law BlogBaker & Daniels
Benefits Biz Blog
Climate News LiveBaker Hostetler
Class Action Blawg
Balch & Bingham
Electric Reliability Law BlogBracewell & Giuliani
Energy Law Blog
Financial Industry Task Force BlogButzel Long
Florida ADR LawCarlton Fields
Carlton Fields’ Class Action BlogThe Cochran Firm
The Cochran Law Firm BlogCooley Godward
In the (Red): The Business Bankruptcy BlogDavis Wright Tremaine
Broadcast Law Blog
Corporate Finance Law Blog
Digital Media Law Blog
Northwest Real Estate Law Blog
Privacy and Security Law Blog
Washington Construction Law BlogDechert/Jones Day
Drug and Device LawDewey & LeBoeuf
Dorf on Law
The 10b-5 DailyDorsey & Whitney
Quirky Questions – Real-Life Employment LawEdwards Angell
InsureReinsure – The Insurance & Reinsurance BlogFoley Hoag
Emerging Enterpirse Center Blog
Law & The Environment
Massachusetts Noncompete Law Fox Rothschild
Art Law Blog
Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation
Education Law
Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation Blog
Employee Benefits Legal Blog
Employee Free Choice Act Blog
FMLA Blog
HIPAA Health Law & Technology
NJ Family Legal Blog
Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law
Pennsylvania Family Law
Physician Law
Tax Litigation
Wage & Hour – Development & Highlights
White Collar Defense & ComplianceFrost Brown Todd
Ask the Legal Pro
Banking Law Blog
Construction Law News Blog
International Services Group
Labor and Employment BlogHolland & Hart
Climate Change Law Blog
Colorado Employment Law Blog
Construction Law in Colorado
Healthcare Law Blog
Immigration Law for EmployersHowrey
Global Climate Law BlogHughes Hubbard
White Collar Crime BlogIce Miller
Agribusiness Blog
Daily Dose of IP
Green Industries Initiative
Indiana CEO Survey
Indiana Trailblasers Blog
Life Sciences Blog – Harry Gonso
Private Equity/Venture Services BlogJackson Walker
HIPAA BlogJeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro
Class Action Defense Blog
Hotel Law BlogJones Day/Dechert
Drug and Device LawK&L Gates
Construction Law Blog
Electronic Discovery Law
Texas Non-Compete Law BlogLathrop & Gage
The Lathrop & Gage Health Law Blog: House CallsLindquist & Vennum
OverReg’d – Corporate Securities Regulation & Litigation ResourceLuce Forward
Green Patent Blog – Covering IP Issues in Clean TechnologyMcGlinchey Stafford
CAFA Law BlogMcKenna Long
RFID Law BlogMorrison Foerster
TheCorporateCounsel.net BlogNixon Peabody
Nixon Peabody NP 2.0 BlogPepper Hamilton
IP SpotlightPerkins Coie
Digestible Law – Perkins Coie’s Internet Case DigestPorter Wright
Employer Law Report
Federal Securities Law Blog
SEC Actions
Powell Goldstein
Export Law BlogProskauer Rose
Privacy Law BlogQuarles & Brady
Summer Associate Blog
E-Discovery Bytes
Reed Smith
Life Sciences Legal Update
Health Industry Washington WatchReinhart
Deliberations – Law, news, and thoughts on juries and jury trialsSaul Ewing
Climate Change
New Jersey Zoning Watch
Personal Wealth Law News
Utility NewsSheppard Mullin
Advertising & Promotions Law Blog
Antitrust Law Blog
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog
China Law Update
Corporate & Securities Law Blog
ESOP Law Blog
Fashion and Apparel Law Blog
FCC Law Blog
Financial Institution Law Blog
Government Contracts Law Blog
Intellectual Property Law Blog
Labor & Employment Law Blog
Real Estate and Construction Law BlogShook Hardy & Bacon
Lowering the Bar – Legal Humor. Seriously.Sonnenschein
Internet, Communications and Data Protection Blog
Stoel Rives
Food Liability Law
Labor & Employment Law
Renewable Energy & Climate PolicyStrasburger & Price
Logistics Blog – Transportation Law News
International Trade Law News
Mexico Law BlogSutherland Asbill & Brennan
LNG Law BlogThompson & Knight
Law and Insurance
Law and the Environment
The New Carbon CycleWaller Lansden
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) Forum
Executive Compensation
Healthcare
Investment Scams
Payment SystemsWilliams Mullen
Unfair Business Practices BlogWilmerHale
Anne McLaughlin’s Blog
Kevin Chambers’ Blog
Julie Smolinski’s Blog
Ross Firsenbaum’s BlogWinstead PC
Tough Time for LendersWomble Carlyle
Antitrust & Distribution
China Practice
Commlaw – Mass Media
Construction
Fair Labor Standards Act
Furniture Law
Multifamily and Mixed Use Development
Non-Compete & Restrictive Convenants
North Carolina Appellate
Political GPS: Womble Carlyle Political Law
Southern Appellate
Supply Chain Management
Trade Secret
Wag the Dog (Strategic Communications)

  • Here’s one more from Porter Wright:

    Tom Gorman’s SEC Actions blog.

    http://www.porterwright.com/attorneys/attorneyprofile.asp?attorneyid=112

  • And another from Jack Gravelle of Porter Wright:

    http://www.fedseclaw.com/

    No, I don’t work for Porter Wright! I just follow the securities blog world.

  • Thanks Bruce. I added these three blogs. That now brings the list up to 139 blogs from 54 firms.

  • Anonymous

    Baker & Daniels also has a second blog run through B&D Consulting. It is Climate News Live, http://www.climatenewslive.com

  • Thanks for letting me know! I've added the Baker & Daniels "B&D Consulting" Climate News Live.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty absurd that you don’t even include the most prominent law firm sponsored blog out there – SCOTUSBlog.

    Akin also has ClimateIntel.com.

  • Laura Walters

    And from the West Coast – Foster Pepper’s new Native American Legal Blog:
    http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/

  • Alright…. It is a little absurd that I missed Akin’s ClimateIntel blog, but I’m conflicted on adding SCOTUS because it is was buried so deep on two attorney’s bio’s. I’ll add it, but I’ll have to say it is more absurd that it isn’t prominently displayed on the firm’s website.

  • Anonymous

    The first blog from a Fox Rothschild lawyer was (and remains) Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog at http://www.delawarelitigation.com (also listed on Kevin O’Keefe’s list of the AmLaw 200 blogs.)

  • Interesting. If you look at Fox Rothchild’s web page listing all of its blogs, they do not list Pileggi’s Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog anywhere on the list.

    I’m glad that Kevin O’Keefe is listing all the blogs that he knows are listed to big firms, but my list is focusing on the blogs that the firms are actually listing on their own website.

  • Anonymous

    Check out this blog from Bill Fenwick, founder of Fenwick & West:
    http://www.valleyzen.com/

  • Anonymous

    Hi, Greg-

    Akin Gump also runs two other blogs: Washington Labor & Employment Wire (washlaborwire.com) and The Financial Markets Crisis Resource Center (ag-marketcrisis.com).

  • Here’s a unique one from Foster Pepper PLLC covering Native American law and culture:

    http://www.nativelegalupdate.com

  • Anonymous

    The New Media, Entertainment and Technology group at Hughes Hubabrd publicly launched http://www.digitalhhr.com last week.

  • Thanks for posting the list. My firm’s management was hesitant at first to showcase any blog, but I think they are coming around to the marketing possibilities. Having started ClassActionBlawg as a personal blog, however, I’ve grown to appreciate the benefits of not having something directly tied to my firm. I still have a fairly strict set of guidelines that I follow to avoid ethical or political issues with the firm and its clients, including not commenting on cases involving any firm clients without prior approval.

  • Anonymous

    Check out Ford & Harrison's blog called, "That's What She Said," which puts a litigation value on each episode of NBC's The Office. The blog has gotten a ton of press coverage and numerous awards and is very highly trafficked on Fridays. However, it is hosted by an independent publisher at: http://employmentlawpost.com/thatswhatshesaid/

  • Holland & Hart also has a blog dedicated to NASD, SEC and Regulatory Defense at http://securities.blogs.com/hh/ .
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    You won’t want to miss Seyfarth Shaw’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes blog at…

    http://www.tradesecretslaw.com

  • Thanks Cristina!!

    We just blog about the things we find interesting, and hope that others find it interesting too!!

    Feel free to add comments like that to any of our postings! 😉

  • reed smith has a few more blogs…

    http://www.reedsmith.com/publications/blogs.cfm