Each year, LexisNexis honors a select group of blogs that set the online standard for a given industry. This year, we've expanded Top Blogs to our Business Law Communities. We've been fortunate to host the content of a number of distinguished legal professionals who have shared their insights and expertise with our Community, and through the process of seeking what we consider to be "top blogs," we have discovered many more.
The Top Blogs campaign on the LexisNexis Corporate & Securities Law Community and the LexisNexis UCC, Commercial Contracts & Business Law Community will move ahead in several phases. We'll start by taking nominations during a comment period that starts today and ends on October 8. We've gathered a list of initial nominees, which are listed below, and we welcome our Community members to make additional nominations and support their favorite blogs. We'll select the top 25 based on our review of the sites and comments from our Community members. After we announce the Top 25 Business Law Blog honorees, we'll ask our Community to vote for Top Business Law Blog of the Year.
To "talk up" or nominate your favorite Business Law Blog, you'll need to be a registered Community member and be logged in. If you haven't previously registered, follow this link. Registration is free and does not result in sales contacts. Once you are logged in, scroll all the way to the very bottom of this page. You should see a comment box. ***Don’t forget to click on the verification link in the email that will be sent to your registration address ~ you won’t see the comment box without performing that step! ***
Add a comment to vote or nominate your favorite blog, and that's it! If you are having problems with the registration or voting process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm the Communities Manager, and I want to make sure that everyone gets to vote!
We'd also appreciate your help with spreading the news about our top blogs campaign. Please tell your colleagues and your online groups and networks that our Business Law Communities are seeking nominations for the Top 25 Business Law Blogs so they can participate in our recognition event. After all, it's only thru input from different segments of the industry that we can continue to maintain the value and quality that our Community relies upon when it searches our Top Blogs for insight and information.
NOMINEES FOR THE LEXISNEXIS BUSINESS LAW COMMUNITIES'
TOP 25 BUSINESS LAW BLOGS FOR 2010
The D&O Diary
Published by Kevin M. LaCroix
Kevin LaCroix writes a periodic journal that contains items of interest from the world of directors & officers liability, with occasional commentary.
Connecticut Employment Law Blog
by Daniel A. Schwartz
Daniel Schwartz of Pullman & Conley, LLC blogs about news and noteworthy developments in the Labor & Employment Law Field.
M&A Law Prof Blog
By Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School Professor Brian JM Quinn provides commentary and insights regarding Corporate Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions, as part of the Law Professor Blogs Network.
By Doug Cornelius
Doug Cornelius blogs about compliance and business ethics, focusing on compliance issues applicable to real estate private equity firms, with occasional posts about social media, web 2.0 and knowledge management.
By Thomas O. Gorman
Tom Gorman, of Porter Wright's Washington, DC office, writes about SEC investigations, Civil and Criminal Enforcement Actions, Class Actions and Internal Investigations.
Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog
By Francis G. X. Pileggi
Francis Pileggi of Fox Rothchild LLP offers Delaware business litigation case summaries primarily from Delaware's Chancery Court and Supreme Court, and provides commentary.
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog
By Thomas Fox
Tom Fox blogs about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FCPA compliance, indemnities and other forms of risk management, tax issues faced by multi-national US companies, insurance coverage issues and protection of trade secrets.
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer
By Lee Berlik
Lee Berlik of BerlikLaw writes about intellectual property, real estate litigation, employment matters, copyright and trademark issues, and business litigation including fraud, conspiracy and partnership disputes.
SEC Tea Party
By Robert Fusfeld
A compilation of writers provide commentary on SEC Administrative Opinions.
The Business Law Blog
By Wesley Deaton
Wesley Deaton practices in North Carolina and blogs about general business law matters, the economy, partnerships and foreclosures.
By Josh King
Josh King provides commentary on Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate deal-making, the legal profession and other aspects of corporate life.
Corporate & Securities Law Blog
By Sheppard Mullin
The attorneys of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP blog about current developments and information pertaining to Corporate and Securities Law.
USA Inbound Deals
By Sullivan & Worcester
Commentary on mergers, acquisitions and investments by foreign businesses.
Startup Company Lawyer
By Yoichiro Taku
This blog discusses all aspects of incorporating and starting a company and is sponsored by Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
In-house counsel legal news for members of corporate legal departments. For general counsel and corporate counsel since 2005.
The Business Law Blog
By Daniel J. Ryan
A blog about law, start ups and small business by Daniel J. Ryan of the Trinity Law Group.
By Broc Romanek
Attorneys from the Mergers and Acquisitions community share information and discuss current actions in the blog "for acquisitive minds."
Alston & Bird Securities Litigation Blog
By Alston & Bird's Securities Litigation Group
This blog offers discussion about current developments regarding securities laws, regulatory activity, corporate governance issues, important cases, news items, legislative developments, and other trends in this area.
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
By Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance
A recognized source for insights and site seeking to facilitate research and public discussion about the latest developments in corporate governance and financial regulation.
Investor Relations Musings
by John Palizza
A blog devoted to the practice of investor relations; the interplay between Wall Street analysts and corporate investor relations professionals.
Re The Auditors.com
By Francine McKenna
Specialized news site about the business of the Big 4 audit firms. Stories explore the role, responsibility and regulation of the audit/accounting industry in the global capital markets in an independent, objective, and usually critical way.
Alston & Bird Mergers & Acquisitions Blog
By Alston & Bird's Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice
This blog focuses on current issues and events relating to merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. and around the world and discusses a wide range of domestic and international business, regulatory and litigation issues in this arena.
Perkins Coie Merger Viewpoints
Publisher, Scott B. Joachim
Commentary on middle-market private equity and mergers and acquisitions from Perkins Coie's Private Equity Group.
The Corporate Library Blog
By Nell Minow, Paul Hodgson, Dr. Kimberly Gladman, Corp. Lib. Research and Ratings Teams
The Corporate Library Blog is designed to engage readers in a conversation about current events and trends in corporate governance, risk analysis and sustainable investing.
Boardmember.com & The Tally Sheet
By T. K. Kerstetter
Boardmember.com is a resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, top private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The Tally Sheet is written by Eric W. Hilfers of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP and discusses financial reform, compliance and related issues.
Corporate Compliance Insights
By Multiple Authors
Corporate Compliance Insights is a knowledge-sharing forum designed to educate and encourage informed interaction within the corporate compliance community.
By Broc Romanek and Dave Lynn
The CorporateCounsel.net is self described as the practical Corporate & Securities Law Blog.
Corporate Finance Law Blog
By Davis Wright Tremaine
Blog and articles by the attorneys at Davis, Wright Tremaine, featuring recent court decisions and information about regulatory and statutory developments impacting business.
Corporate Law and Governance
By Robert Goddard
U.K. based Senior Lecturer at Aston Law, part of Aston Business School, blogs about important developments, news and provides other corporate law and governance insights.
By Mike Koehler
A forum devoted to discussing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Mike Koehler, Asst. Business Law Professor at Butler University.
By Mark Zimbleman and Aaron Zimbleman
This blog discusses auditing, fraud examinations and auditors' detection of financial statement fraud.
Indian Corporate Law Blog
By Multiple Authors
A blog providing a periodic review of topics related to corporate and business law that impacts India.
By David Phillips
In this blog, David Phillips sees it as his job as the "10Q Detective," to dig through businesses' 8-K and 10-Q SEC filings, looking for financial statement 'soft spots,' (depreciation policies, warranty reserves, and restructuring charges, etc.) that may materially impact Quality of Earnings.
The 10b-5 Daily
By Lyle Roberts
News and events related to securities class action litigation. Lyle Roberts provides commentary on securities matters.
Race to the Bottom
By J. Robert Brown, Jr.
Race to the Bottom is a faculty and student collaborative blog that provides analysis of the laws and regulatory measures governing today's corporations.
By Multiple Authors
Seven Law Professors blog about business, law, economics and society, including Gordon Smith, BYU Law School, Christine Hurt, Univ. of Illinois College of Law, Vic Fleischer, Univ. of Colorado Law School, Fred Tung, Emory Law School, Lisa Fairfax, George Washington Univ. Law School, David Zaring, Wharton School Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, and Usha Rodrigues, University of Georgia School of Law.
WSJ Law Blog
By The Wall Street Journal
This is the Wall Street Journal's on-line publication dedicated to current legal issues, pending litigation and the legal industry.
Commercial Law Blog
By Multiple Authors
Compiled commentary by Jennifer S. Martin, L. Ali Khan, Jason J. Kilborn, Robyn Meadows, Marie T. Reilly, Marc L. Roark, Keith A Rowley, Steven Semeraro, Anthony Schutz and Jim Chen discussing a variety of Commercial Law related topics.
By Multiple Authors
A blog on all things about credit, bankruptcy, consumers, and financial institutions. Nine academics claim to use the blog to discuss and debate issues not just for specialists but for anyone who cares about creating good policies in these areas.
Business Law Prof Blog
By Multiple Authors
Commentary and analysis of business law issues, from several contributors including Professor J. Scott Colesanti of Hofstra Univ. School of Law, Prof. Joshua P. Fershee of the Univ. of North Dakota School of Law, and Prof. Stefan J. Padfield of the Univ. of Akron School of Law.
WSJ Deal Journal
Lead Writer, Michael Corkery
Deal Journal is an up-to-the-minute take on the deals and deal makers that shape the landscape of Wall Street, including mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising, private equity and bankruptcy.
Truth on the Market
By Geoffrey Manne and Multiple Authors
A group of law professors and economists who write about business law topics including antitrust, industrial organization and corporate law/corporate governance.
By Evan Newmark
Opinion and commentary about business and Wall Street.
Consumer Law & Policy
Coordinators, Deepak Gupta and Jeff Sovern
Consumer Law and Policy is the blog sponsored by the Public Citizen's Consumer Justice Project.
Editor, Tom Goldstein
The stated goal of the Supreme Court of the United States Blog is to comprehensively cover the work of the Supreme Court. The blog strives to be an impartial journalistic entity providing objective information and limited commentary.
Risk Metrics Corporate Governance Blog
By Risk Metrics Corp.
This is the risk and governance and securities litigation blog of Risk Metrics and is designed to offer ongoing and timely posts on risk and governance topics.
Uniform Commercial Code Litigation
By Robinson & Robinson LLP
Focusing on new developments in litigation involving the Uniform Commercial Code. A resource for lawyers who litigate issues involving the UCC. Share tips, strategies, legal theories, successful rulings, and recent developments in lawsuits concerning any aspect of the UCC.
UCC Food Industry-Food Liability Law Blog
By Ken Odza and Rick Goldfarb
Discussing emerging legal threats to the food industry including recalls, insurance issues, environmental and commercial litigation.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Publisher, Martha Driver
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel is dedicated to serving the interests of corporate counsel by providing information about substantive developments in the law and ways to enhance delivery of legal services, supporting corporate counsels' goals, and encouraging organizations serving corporate counsel.
Northwest Business Litigation Blog
By Ater Wynne LLP
The Northwest Business Litigation blog is a resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting businesses.
Commercial Contracts Prof Blog
By Franklin G. Snyder
The official blog of the Association of American Law Schools section on contracts, a group of law professors provide Uniform Commercial Code legislative updates and discuss recent contract law and breach of contract litigation.
North Carolina Business Litigation Report
By Mack Sperling
Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP reports on judicial decisions of significance to businesses and shareholders.
Workplace Prof Blog
By Richard Bales & Multiple Authors
Law school professors teaching employment law, labor law, discrimination law and related courses provide daily information and updates and discuss pertinent news and legal developments in these areas of law.
New York Small Business Law
By Imke Ratschko
This blog features discussions about shareholder agreements, operating agreements, limited liability companies, founder agreements, buying and selling business and other general business law topics.
Ohio Practical Business Law
By Teri Rasmussen
Guidance and insights into business law topics for both attorneys and non-lawyers.
Nancy Rapoport's BlogSpot
By Nancy Rapoport
This blog discusses governance in higher education, businesses, and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture & the law, current corporation news and professional responsibility generally.
Indiana Commercial Foreclosure Law
By John Waller
A blog dedicated to parties that foreclose commercial mortgages, enforce liens and collect business debts.
Small Business Trends
By Anita Campbell
Small Business Trends updates you on trends affecting the small business market.
By Ed Mierzwinski
U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public.
By Stephen M. Bainbridge
Self-described as "the vocational and avocational journal" of a Corporate Law Professor.
California Corporate & Securities Law
By Keith Bishop
Keith Bishop, a partner with the California law firm Allen Matkins, covers California securities laws and regulations, corporate governance, the California Department of Corporations, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the California Secretary of State, pending legislation and rule making, quirky California laws, and other topics.
No Funny Lawyers
By Jim Thomas
A human view of law for human-owned businesses, Jim's blog covers legal issues relevant to privately-held companies in a straight-forward, and sometimes even humorous, fashion.
Securities Law Prof Blog
By Barbara Black
Covers corporate law news, issues and regulatory developments relating to securities law.
The Emerging Business Advocate
By Seaton M. Daly III
Dedicated to addressing current issues that affect emerging companies in a global economy.
New York Business Law
By Frederic R Abramson
The blog covers New York Business law, legal issues relating to social media and civil litigation.
Hedge Fund Law Blog
By Bart Mallon
Devoted to the dissemination of basic hedge fund information for hedge fund managers, hedge fund start-ups and hedge fund investors.
New York Business Litigation and Employment Attorneys Blog
By David S. Rich
Features questions and answers about business litigation and employment law and updates and commentary on national, New York, and New Jersey developments in these same areas of law.
What About Clients
By Dan Hull
News and ideas for doing business globally.
Conference Board Governance Blog
Editor, Gary Larkin
Worldwide business insights from the Conference Board.
Corp Gov Net
By James McRitchie
Designed to facilitate the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth.
Marks on Governance
By Norman Marks
Internal Auditor's governance perspectives column.
PLI Securities Law Practice Center
By Kara O' Brien
The Securities Law Practice Center provides the latest securities news, analysis and resources, featuring frequently updated content covering the latest developments in the securities field.
By Bill Marler
Bill Marler discusses food industry and food-borne illness litigation and the issues surrounding it. He has testified before Congress as well as State legislatures and is a frequent writer on topics related to food-borne illness.
By Arthur Ryman
This blog specializes in non-profit law and the challenges faced by non-profits.
Business Law Post
By Arina Shulga
This blog focuses on legal aspects of operating new and growing businesses.
By Bryan Goh
A look at investments, hedge funds, economics and finance.
Reverse Merger Blog
By David Feldman
Insights on reverse mergers, SPACs, other alternatives to traditional initial public offerings, the small and microcap markets and the economy.
Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Jim Hamilton
This blog describes itself as commentary and musings on the complex, fascinating and peculiar world that is securities regulation.
BD Law Blog
By Joel Beck
News, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues in the U.S.
The Investment Fund Law Blog
By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Updates and insights on legal issues facing investment fund managers and investors.
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