Ways to Contact DLA Piper on the Web:
(phone) by office (+1)
(e-mail)first name dot last name at dlapiper dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)
(home page) http://www.dlapiper.com (+1)
How DLA Piper Interacts On the Web:
- LinkedIn (+1)
- Facebook (Group) (+1)
- Jigsaw (+1)
- Martindale (+1)
Official blogs – I went back and forth deciding whether DLA Piper Technology Leaders Summit Blog should count as an official firm blog, especially because it was last published over six months ago (October 2008). I decided to give it to DLA Piper. Why? Well, the firm’s logo is proudly positioned on the blog and it’s a forward-thinking use of blogging technology. Actually, for that, DLA Piper deserves an extra point. (+2)
DLA Piper created this blog for its technology summit that occurred in October 2008 (further details).
Twitter – We found a DLA Piper Twitter account that has not been updated. We’re not even sure if DLA Piper owns the account. (+0)
[January 24, 2010 UPDATE: Now there are many DLA Twitter accounts, e.g., this one, but they did not exist when we calculated DLA's score. To see an ongoing list of DLA Piper's Twitter accounts, please refer to our Am Law Tweeple post.]
We found these by searching Google for “DLA Piper podcasts.” You could also search for “podcast” on DLA Piper’s website.
Official webinars – The firm does host webinars (e.g. this ediscovery webinar from April 2009 entitled, “Designing, Implementing, Maintaining and Releasing Litigation Holds” (whitepaper also available for download)). (+2!!!!)
These are found by searching for the word “webinar” in the event section of the firm’s website. (They are sorta hard to find but I was so proud of the topics, I decided to give the firm 2 points!)
How DLA Interacts With the Web:
- The mp3s offered are mostly recordings of webinars or events. Therefore, they were mostly recorded by 3rd parties such as BrightTalk. (+1)
- BrightTalk offers presenters and channel owners an array of tracking and analytics services. (+1)
- The mp3s were hosted on a 3rd party system – mostly, BrightTalk. (+1)
BigLaw Tech Score: 19 points
For an explanation of the BigLaw Tech Score, see this post.