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
Baker Hostetler
Class Action Blawg
Butzel Long
Florida ADR Law
The Cochran Firm
The Cochran Law Firm Blog
Dechert/Jones Day
Drug and Device Law
Jackson Walker
HIPAA Blog
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro
Class Action Defense Blog
Hotel Law Blog
Jones Day/Dechert
Drug and Device Law
McGlinchey Stafford
CAFA Law Blog
McKenna Long
RFID Law Blog
Pepper Hamilton
IP Spotlight
Powell Goldstein
Export Law Blog
Proskauer Rose
Privacy Law Blog
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
LNG Law Blog
  • 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