Web Development at Dorsey & Whitney

Ways to Contact Dorsey & Whitney on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail) last name dot first name at dorsey dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)

(home page) http://www.dorsey.com (+1)

How Dorsey Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

LinkedIn (Group: LinkedIn alumni group for former Dorseyites) (+2)

- Facebook (Groups:  Dorsey & Whitney) (+1)

Jigsaw (+1)

Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs -

Quirky Employment Questions is a well-thought out blog that Dorsey publishes.   While it’s mostly maintained by Roy Ginsburg, employment attorneys from each of Dorsey’s West Coast offices chime in about once per month.  (+1)

Dorsey’s Consumer Products Law is a baby in blogging years.  Started in February 2009, the blog is maintained by Mark Kaster (Partner) and Nena Street (Associate).  (+1)

Twitter -

Dorsey is definitely pro-Twitter.  Nevertheless, the firm does not have too many accounts.

Here’s who we found:

Jan Rivers, the firm’s Competitive Intelligence Liasion, tweets @jriversmn. (+1)

Nena Street, one of the firm’s bloggers, tweets @NenaStreet.  (+1)

Nick Akerman, a true tech-evangelist (see: podcast section below), tweets @nickakerman. (+1)

Unfortunately it seems like the blog is enough because Quirky Employment Questions does not have a Twitter account.

Dorsey has also shown that it is Twitter-friendly through its recent hosting of Twitter Success in Seattle.  (+1)

(podcast)

Official podcasts – Nick Akerman publishes a podcast on iTunes about cyber crime.  (+1)

Official webinars – The firm hosts webinars, which are searchable on the firm’s website.  (+1)

How Dorsey Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- Quirky Employment Questions and Consumer Products Law Blog are created using a CMS-platform that may be customized for the firm.  (+2)

(interpretation)

- Quirky Employment Questions and Consumer Products Law Blog do not use any other third-party analytics tool such as sitemeter or google analytics.  In addition, neither blog uses feedburner to track feed subscriptions.

The sites, most likely, use the analytics provided by the hosting server.  (+2)

(domain/hosting)

- It seems that Quirky Employment Questions and Consumer Products Law Blog are hosted on Dorsey’s server though both sites are published to vanity URLs.  (+2)

BigLaw Tech Score: 21 points

For an explanation of the BigLaw Tech Score, see this post.

Web Development at DLA Piper

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:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook (Group) (+1)

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

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.]

(podcast)

Official podcasts – DLA Piper does have a few podcasts available for download.  Most recently, this 2009 seminar is available for download here. (+2!!!)

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:

(creation)

- DLA Piper Technology Leaders Summit Blog is created using Google’s Blogger.  (+1)

- The mp3s offered are mostly recordings of webinars or events.  Therefore, they were mostly recorded by 3rd parties such as BrightTalk.  (+1)

(interpretation)

- DLA Piper Technology Leaders Summit Blog tracks visits with Google Analytics. However, the blog does not use feedburner to track feed subscriptions. (+1)

- BrightTalk offers presenters and channel owners an array of tracking and analytics services.  (+1)

(domain/hosting)

- DLA Piper Technology Leaders Summit Blog is hosted by Blogger and is redirected to the vanity url http://www.dlatechlaw.com/. (+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.