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Big Law Business is a Bloomberg BNA website that provides news, analysis, and information about the legal profession, with a focus on the business of law. Featuring journalists from Bloomberg BNA and Bloomberg News, as well as columnists and contributors who lead and consult the world’s largest law firms, corporations and law schools, Big Law Business is focused on the significant developments shaping the legal industry. The site is designed to provide valuable information and insight to lawyers and professionals who work in Big Law in the United States, as well as serve as a community for discussion where thought leaders can share their views on cutting edge trends.
WHO WE ARE
Big Law Business was launched on March 5, 2015. Our editorial team, based in New York City, includes Josh Block, Casey Sullivan and Gabe Friedman. Friedman and Sullivan both write, edit, and oversee articles on the site. Block produces videos and podcasts and leads multimedia production. Cassie Whiteside heads up commercial strategy and Mike MacKay, president of Cross Platform Businesses at Bloomberg BNA, is the executive who oversees Big Law Business. Cheryl Curtis and the Fusion team, based at Bloomberg BNA’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, are responsible for website design and development.
Bloomberg BNA’s staff correspondents also help provide Big Law Business with coverage, and the site publishes relevant business of law stories from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg View, and Bloomberg Radio; a comprehensive one-stop shop for all news and information about the legal business from Bloomberg properties. Big Law Business also features columnists who offer up their observations about what it means to work in the legal market today and commentary on the most noteworthy trends, events and ideas.
WHAT WE COVER
Big Law Business is most interested in the issues that matter to the lawyers and professionals who manage the largest law firms and corporate legal departments. This includes breaking news about large law firm mergers, significant partner moves and leadership changes, law firm bankruptcies, insights into how technology is changing the delivery of legal services, how in-house counsel are approaching their work, and all the ways in which litigation and new regulations are changing the legal business landscape. The site also publishes profiles of prominent in-house counsel and law firm leaders to provide insights into their viewpoints and how they are conducting business.
Our coverage primarily targets lawyers and C-Suite executives at large U.S. law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as consultants and other vendors in the legal industry. Our readership is centered in the United States, with pockets of readers scattered throughout the world: Asia, Europe, Canada, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. Our site can be accessed publicly from http://biglawbusiness.com or http://bol.bna.com and is featured as a news feed on the Bloomberg Terminal, reaching financial and corporate Bloomberg Professional Service customers. The site can also be found under the black “top hat” at Bloomberg.com under Industry Products.
Freelancers and Columnists: Big Law Business uses freelance writers and pays competitive rates. Big Law Business also accepts contributed articles from lawyers and consultants to the legal industry. You’ll recognize contributed articles by the blue line that appears next to the photo of an author, when you click on an author’s name. Writing for Big Law Business is a great way to have your voice heard among an elite audience of practitioners. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Gabe Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Casey Sullivan at email@example.com for a guide to our freelancing and contributor policies.
Video: Video is one significant and distinguishing component of our site. Our videos include interviews with managing partners and general counsel about legal market trends, commentary from Bloomberg journalists, and op-ed essays and interviews with thought leaders in the business of law space. Know of a good candidate or have a topic idea for a video? Write to Josh Block at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Comments: See something on the site that piques your interest or elicits an opinion? Post a comment in the Disqus section below each story. Comments are moderated by the Big Law Business editorial staff.
Sponsored Content: The site features resources including white papers, videos, articles and Twitter feeds from our sponsors. These can be found in the column on the left side of the page. Interested in sponsorship opportunities with Big Law Business? Contact Catherine Whiteside at email@example.com.
Big Law Business adheres to the ethical standards outlined in The Bloomberg Way:
“We avoid conflicts of interest — actual, potential or perceived — political financial or personal. We are not deceptive, duplicitous or dishonest in reporting and gathering news. We never break the law. We write accurately and fairly without bias or agenda of any kind other than to provide news our readers want. We correct errors promptly and completely. We are often in the difficult position of covering the customers of Bloomberg LP (and Bloomberg BNA). We do not allow commercial considerations to shade our news judgment because that would undermine our integrity and reputation.”
The inaugural Big Law Business Summit was held on July 15, 2015. Following that, Big Law Business has launched an event series that aims to provide insightful discussions around the most important issues facing the legal industry. To learn more, see the Upcoming Events tab on the left column of the Big Law Business homepage. We’ll also feature Bloomberg BNA events that are related to the business of law.
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