Web Development at Davis Polk & Wardwell

Ways to Contact Davis Polk & Wardwell on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

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

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

How Davis Polk Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1) (Group for Davis Polk alumni (+1))

- Facebook

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs – n/a

(podcast)

Official podcasts – n/a

Official webinars – n/a

How Davis Polk Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- n/a

(interpretation)

- n/a

(domain/hosting)

- n/a

BigLaw Tech Score: 11 points

* But we’re keeping an eye on you, Davis Polk, because we know a lot of those points are from un/official Facebook pages.

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

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Web Development at Crowell & Moring LLP

Ways to Contact Crowell & Moring on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail) firstinitial lastname at crowell dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)

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

How Crowell Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1) (Group for Crowell attorneys (+1))

- Facebook

Plus, Crowell deserves an extra two points (+2) for implementing social media

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs – n/a

While we could not find any blogs maintained officially by Crowell & Moring, it is interesting to note that the firm has feeds for each of its newsletters, press releases, and practice areas.  The ease of blogging is not there.  Items are not kept in a chronological order.  However, it is a tech-savvy way to deliver content to its audience.  For this, Crowell deserves another two points (+2).

(podcast)

Official podcasts – n/a

Official webinars – The firm does host webinars (e.g. this one). These are found by searching the event section of the firm’s website. (+1)

The events are a little harder to search because there is no specific search for webinar but there is a general search on the events page.

How Crowell Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- Again, the firm does not have any official blogs but instead creates a feed for each of its content pages.  Most likely, Crowell creates these feeds – and its website – with a CMS (commercial or open source) (+1)

(interpretation)

- Crowell’s content pages may track site visits through the firm’s server but they do not use external sources such as sitemeter or google analytics. In addition, the feeds do not use feedburner to track feed subscriptions. (+1)

(domain/hosting)

It seems that all content is hosted by and maintained on Crowell’s domain. (+1)

BigLaw Tech Score: 18 points

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

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Web Development at Cravath Swaine and Moore

Ways to Contact Cravath Swaine & Moore on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail) firstinitial lastname at cravath dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)

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

How Cravath Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs – n/a

(podcast)

Official podcasts – n/a

Official webinars – n/a

How Cravath Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- n/a

(interpretation)

- n/a

(domain/hosting)

- n/a

BigLaw Tech Score: 6 points

Note:  We considered taking off two (2) or three (3) points due to Cravath’s non-user friendly website.  In fact, we highly recommend for everyone in Cravath’s IT department or on the firm’s marketing team really needs to read this.

However, we decided to be lenient due to all of the bad press Cravath and it’s “sinking system” is receiving.  Plus, a BigLaw Tech score of 6 points is bad enough.

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

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Web Development at Covington & Burling LLP

After a long delay, this series is back!  The truth is, converting to Joomla! made the formatting for these posts horrible.  It took us a few tries to figure out how we could continue this without starting from scratch.  Please bear with us as we work out the kinks.

Some other good news.  We’re going to compile this in an Excel-type format so readers can glance and get a idea of the “Big Picture.”  If you think we should create this chart now and keep adding to it as we add blog posts, let us know.

And now, we’re back in action!

Ways to Contact Covington & Burling LLP on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail) firstinitial lastname at cov dot com (+1) (this varies by professional so users should look up individuals on the website)

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

How Covington Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs – n/a.  This is kind of sad, especially in light of Covington’s grasp of the employee blogging issue back in 2005 (link to PDF).

(podcast)

Official podcasts – n/a

Official webinars – The firm does host audioconferences and some attorneys participate in webinars (e.g. via BrightTALK). These are found by searching the publication section of the firm’s website under presentations and speeches. (+1)

The events are a little harder to search because there is no specific search for webinar but there is a general search on the events page.

How Covington Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- n/a

(interpretation)

- n/a

(domain/hosting)

- n/a

BigLaw Tech Score: 7 points

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

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netLaw 101: Web Development at Akin Gump

Ways to Contact Akin Gump on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail) firstinitial dot lastname at akingump dot com (+1)

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

How Akin Gump Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook (Akin Gump Pro Bono) (+1)

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

    (blog)

    Official blogs (none)

    - Update: Reader Greg Lambert of The Geek Law Blog reminded me that Akin Gump(‘s Supreme Court Practice) brings us the SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States Blog). (+1)

    - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/akingump (no points because no updates as of March 5, 2009)

      (podcast)

      - Official podcasts (none)

        How Akin Gump Interacts With the Web:

        (creation)

        - n/a (no official blogs or podcasts)

          (interpretation)

          - n/a (no official blogs or podcasts)

            (domain/hosting)

            - n/a (no official blogs or podcasts)

              BigLaw Tech Score: 8 points

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

              netLaw 101: Web Development at BigLaw

              In the next series of posts, we’ll dissect how the world’s top law firms manipulate the web to facilitate the practice of law. ¹

              Following the chart described in last week’s webisode of “netTools 101: netTools Every Legal Professional Should Know,” we’ll start by defining BigLaw’s current web presence.

              A firm will score 1 point for each category it fills in.  All firms will start off with three (3) points because the top row – phone, e-mail, and home page – are all a given for BigLaw.

              In addition, a firm may receive five (+5) points for ease of navigation, accessibility, and/or advanced web savvy.

              A firm may receive two (+2 ) points for creativity and/or engagement potential.

              We’ll be looking for BigLaw Facebook profiles, LinkedIn profiles or groups, and Twitter accounts.

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              We’ll also search for blogs and podcasts (podcasts, again,  meaning any multipedia files: podcasts, video podcasts, webcasts, webinars, etc.)

              To the extent possible, we’ll also determine how BigLaw interacts with the web and/or how it creates content, interprets data, and/or hosts any media files.

              We’ll then compile and analyze our data.

              BigLaw Tech Score Card

              ¹ “BigLaw” will include the top 100 firms who have physical offices in the United States as found on the most up-to-date Global100 and AMLAW100 lists (minus any firms that dissolved).

              The List:

              1.    Akerman Senterfitt
              2.    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
              3.    Allen & Overy
              4.    Alston & Bird
              5.    Arnold & Porter
              6.    Baker & McKenzie
              7.    Baker Hostetler
              8.    Baker Botts
              9.    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
              10.    Bingham McCutchen
              11.    Bracewell & Giuliani
              12.    Bryan Cave
              13.    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
              14.    Cahill Gordon & Reindel
              15.    Chadbourne & Parke
              16.    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
              17.    Clifford Chance
              18.    Cooley Godward Kronish
              19.    Covington
              20.    Cravath Swaine & Moore
              21.    Crowell & Moring
              22.    Davis Polk & Wardwell
              23.    Debevoise
              24.    Dechert
              25.    Dewey & LeBoeuf
              26.    DLA Piper
              27.    Dorsey & Whitney
              28.    Drinker Biddle & Reath
              29.    Duane Morris
              30.    Faegre & Benson
              31.    Fish & Richardson
              32.    Foley &  Lardner
              33.    Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
              34.    Freshfields
              35.    Fried Frank
              36.    Fulbright & Jaworski
              37.    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
              38.    Goodwin Procter
              39.    Greenberg Traurig
              40.    Hogan & Hartson
              41.    Holland & Knight
              42.    Howrey
              43.    Hughes Hubbard & Reed
              44.    Hunton & Williams
              45.    Jackson Lewis
              46.    Jenner & Block
              47.    Jones Day
              48.    K&L Gates
              49.    Katten Muchin Rosenman
              50.    Kaye Scholer
              51.    Kilpatrick Stockton
              52.    King & Spalding
              53.    Kirkland & Ellis
              54.    Latham & Watkins
              55.    Linklaters
              56.    Littler Mendelson
              57.    Lovells
              58.    Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
              59.    Mayer Brown
              60.    McDermott Will & Emery
              61.    McGuire Woods
              62.    McKenna Long & Aldridge
              63.    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
              64.    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
              65.    Morrison & Foerster
              66.    Nixon Peabody
              67.    O’Melveny & Myers
              68.    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
              69.    Paul Hastings
              70.    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
              71.    Perkins Coie
              72.    Pepper Hamilton
              73.    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
              74.    Proskauer Rose
              75.    Quinn Emanuel Urquardt Oliver & Hedges
              76.    Reed Smith
              77.    Ropes & Gray
              78.    Schulte Roth & Zabel
              79.    Seyfarth Shaw
              80.    Shearman & Sterling
              81.    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
              82.    Shook Hardy & Bacon
              83.    Sidley Austin
              84.    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
              85.    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
              86.    Snell & Wilmer
              87.    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
              88.    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
              89.    Steptoe & Johnson
              90.    Stroock & Stroock
              91.    Sullivan & Cromwell
              92.    Troutman Sanders
              93.    Vinson & Elkins
              94.    Wachtell
              95.    Weil, Gotshal & Manges
              96.    White & Case
              97.    Willkie Farr & Gallagher
              98.    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
              99.    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
              100.    Winston & Strawn