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Sub-topics of blogs after substantive area focus

We have looked at the blogs of the firms in this series according to their substantive legal practice area. Most of the blogs have a substantive focus, such as tax or anti-trust. But what about the sub-topics that are secondary to the substantive focus?

To collect the data in the graph below, I visited each blog and either took the blog’s self-description or devised what I thought would be important sub-topics of the blog. When all those sub-topics were compiled I regularized them and then plotted the ten most frequent sub-topics.

For example, iPhone.JD, by Jeff Richardson, a partner at Adams and Reese, has a substantive practice focus of telecommunications, but I assigned it sub-topics of privacy, cyber-law, and perhaps others.

blogs by topic

As can be seen, only five sub-topics had more than one blog covering it. Of course, there are an infinite number of ways to categorize sub-topics, and I don’t claim to have addressed them other than as I described. Still, this is one method to understand (and quantify) the blogging activities of large U.S. law firms.

As a reminder, this series of posts draws on the blogging activities of the following U.S. large law firms: Adams and Reese; Archer & Greiner; Armstrong Teasdale; Baker & Daniels; Balch & Bingham; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Burr & Forman; Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada; Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Carlton Fields; Chapman and Cutler; Clark Hill; Cole, Scott & Kissane; Dickinson Wright; Epstein Becker & Green; Faegre Baker Daniels; Fenwick & West; Fisher & Phillips; Foley Hoag; Fredrikson & Byron; Gardere Wynne Sewell; Gibbons; GrayRobinson; Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn; Ice Miller; Kelley Drye & Warren; Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear; Lathrop & Gage; Leonard Street; Loeb & Loeb; Lowenstein Sandler; Maynard, Cooper & Gale, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter; Miles & Stockbridge; Miller Canfield; Moore & Van Allen; Morgan & Morgan; Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein; Phelps Dunbar; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer; Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; Robinson & Cole; Roetzel & Andress; Saul Ewing; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick; Shutts & Bowen; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Stinson Morrison Hecker; Stites & Harbison; Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young; Strasburger & Price; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Taft, Stettinius & Hollister; Thompson & Knight; Vedder Price; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Warner Norcross & Judd; White and Williams; Wiley Rein; Williams & Connolly; Williams Mullen; and Winstead.