LFM 2011: Report on the AmLaw 200/Global100 Mobile Web

The Law Firm Mobile (LFM) blog is pleased to present its research on which firms from the AmLaw 200 and Global 100 have entered the world of the mobile web. Below are presented some summary statistics that provide perspective on the extent of mobile web site penetration for large law firms. The following section describes mobile web best practices as well as areas that need to be improved. The next section of this report provides a detailed list of the names of law firms with hyper links to a screen shot of each respective firm’s mobile site along with the URL for that site.

What We found

  • Of the firms on the 2011 AmLaw list, 37 firms (19%) have mobile sites.
  • Of the firms on the 2011 Global 100 list, 22 firms (22%) have mobile sites.

Best Practices

  • Layouts tailored for the size and proportions of a smart phone screen
  • Professional look-and-feel through appropriate graphics and layout. The best sites “fit” the screen.
  • URL input box automatically hides itself
  • Amount of content on each page is appropriate to reading on a phone
  • Easily accessed “home” button
  • Mobile web site that “feels” more like a native application than a website
  • Simplified navigation interface
  • Appropriately sized text
Bonus Practice

  • Options to allow users to share content via social network services (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)

Areas for Improvement

  • Text-based site (This is deja vu for websites at the infancy of the web)
  • Letting your developer generate a cookie-cutter site similar to many other clients
  • Failure to automatically direct a smart phone user from the firm’s main site URL to the mobile website
  • Providing only limited content (e.g., only offices, only general description)
  • Awkwardly placed graphic elements
  • Taking up significant space on the mobile web home page with general firm description text
  • Including too many navigation and content elements

Overall, many large law firms in the AmLaw 200/Global 100 are not yet part of the mobile web.  For those firms who have created mobile web sites, many have done an admirable job. We look forward to seeing law firms engage more aggressively in this area in the year to come.

We give credit to the LexBlog and its State of the AmLaw Blogosphere as inspiration for this report.


AmLaw 200 Law Firms With Mobile Web Sites

  1. Adams and Reese
  2. Armstrong Teasdale
  3. Arnold & Porter
  4. Baker & Daniels
  5. Baker & McKenzie
  6. Bingham McCutchen
  7. Blank Rome
  8. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  9. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
  10. Dinsmore & Shohl
  11. Faegre & Benson
  12. Fisher & Phillips
  13. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  14. Haynes and Boone
  15. Herrick, Feinstein
  16. Hogan Lovells
  17. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
  18. Ice Miller
  19. K&L Gates
  20. Kaye Scholer
  21. Kirkland & Ellis
  22. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  23. Loeb & Loeb
  24. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
  25. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  26. Perkins Coie
  27. Polsinelli Shughart
  28. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  29. Ropes & Gray
  30. Schulte Roth & Zabel
  31. Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  32. Sidley Austin
  33. Stoel Rives
  34. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
  35. Vinson & Elkins
  36. Williams Mullen
  37. WilmerHale

Global 100 Law Firms With Mobile Web Sites (global firms in AmLaw not duplicated)

  1. Allens Arthur Robinson
  2. Clayton Utz
  3. Minter Ellison
  4. Norton Rose

Adams and Reese (mobile)

Allens Arthur Robinson (mobile)

Armstrong Teasdale (mobile)

Arnold & Porter (mobile)

Baker & Daniels (mobile)

Baker & McKenzie (mobile)

Bingham McCutchen (mobile)

Blank Rome (mobile)

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (mobile)

Clayton Utz (mobile)

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (mobile)

Dinsmore & Shohl (mobile)

Faegre & Benson (mobile)

Fisher & Phillips (mobile)

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (mobile)

Haynes and Boone (mobile)

Herrick, Feinstein (mobile)

Hogan Lovells (mobile)

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (mobile)

Ice Miller (mobile)

K&L Gates (mobile)

Kaye Scholer (mobile)

Kirkland & Ellis (mobile)

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (mobile)

Loeb & Loeb (mobile)

Minter Ellison (mobile)

Norton Rose (mobile)

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (mobile)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (mobile)

Perkins Coie (mobile)

Polsinelli Shughart (mobile)

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (mobile)

Ropes & Gray (mobile)

Schulte Roth & Zabel (mobile)

Shook, Hardy & Bacon (mobile)

Sidley Austin (mobile)

Stoel Rives (mobile)

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (mobile)

Vinson & Elkins (mobile)

Williams Mullen (mobile)

WilmerHale (mobile)