LFM 2014 BigLaw Report: BigLaw Firms Have 68 Apps, Up 62% From Last Year

The Law Firm Mobile (LFM) blog is pleased to release its third annual research report on AmLaw 200 and Global 100 law firm production of mobile apps. Last year’s report can be found here.

Overall

  • Of the 2013 AmLaw 200, 36 firms (18%) produced a total of 53 mobile apps. This amounts to an increase of 63% in firms having apps than last year [22 firms]. As a point of reference,  85 AmLaw 200 firms (43%) have mobile compatible web sites.
  • Of the 2013 Global 100, 28 firms (28%) produced a total of 50 mobile apps. This amounts to an increase of 22% in firms having apps than last year [23 firms].  As a point of reference,  39 Global 100 firms (39%) have mobile compatible web sites.
  • AmLaw 200 and Global 100 firms have collectively produced a total of 68 apps. This is an increase of 62% from last year. [Last year, there was a total 42 apps.]

Firms with More Than One App  

  • Of all BigLaw firms, 8 have produced more than one smart phone app: Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins, Littler Mendelson, Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, Eversheds, and Allen & Overy. This is up from 1 last year. Latham & Watkins has produced the most apps: 9.

App Platforms 

  • Of the 68 apps produced by Biglaw firms, 96% are offered on the iPhone, 6% are offered on the BlackBerry, and 29% are offered on Android (35%). Last year, only 17% of apps were on the Android platform.

Type of Apps

  • Of the 68 apps produced by Biglaw firms, 3 (4%) were focused on recruitment, 8 (12%) were produced for events (internal or external), 15 (22%) presented general firm information (similar to a website), and 42 (62%) provided legal resources of various types.

Initial Impressions

This past year, BigLaw firms have made a steady gains in the production of mobile apps for smart phones and, to a very small extent, tablets. Law firms are steadily being willing to experiment and invest in mobile. Mobile websites continue to be implemented at a much higher rate than mobile apps, mainly due to fact that mobile compatible websites present an easier to understand value proposition to law firms than apps.

This year’s jump in the number of firms with apps and the total absolute number of apps by BigLaw firms may be an indication that BigLaw firms are starting to truly appreciate the potential of connecting with clients, potential clients, and others via smartphone apps. Over time, one metric to watch is the number of firms with multiple mobile apps — as an indicator of the extent to which firms have fully bought into the potential benefits of mobile. The number of firms with this distinction is 9 at this point. Clearly, we are at a very early point in the law firm mobile life cycle.

We look forward to seeing how firms continue to improve their outreach to clients via mobile technologies.

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AmLaw 200 Law Firms With Mobile Apps

  1. Alston & Bird (Alston & Bird Servicing Symposium 2013*)
  2. Arnold & Porter (Seller Beware Law Blog App)
  3. Baker & McKenzie (Cross-Border Listing HandbookGlobal Equity Matrix, Global Privacy App*)
  4. Bracewell & Giulliani (ShalePlay*)
  5. Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT To Go*)
  6. DLA Piper (DLA Piper US Events*, Rapid Response*)
  7. Dykema Gossett (Dykema*)
  8. Epstein Becker & Green (Wage & Hour Guide)
  9. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (Patent App[eals]*)
  10. Fisher & Phillips (FMLA Leave App*)
  11. Foley Hoag (TEC Calendar*)
  12. Foley & Lardner (Foley & Lardner LLP Retreat*)
  13. Fox Rothschild (Data Breach 411*, Divorce App*)
  14. Goulston & Storrs (Goulston & Storrs News App)
  15. Lane Powell (Lane Powell)
  16. Latham & Watkins (Book of Jargon - Corporate and Bank FinanceBook of Jargon - Project Finance, Book of Jargon - European Capital Markets and Bank Finance, Book of Jargon - Global RestructuringBook of Jargon – Master Limited PartnershipsGlobal Merger Regimes, Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Laws App*, The Book of Jargon® – Hedge Funds*, and The Book of Jargon – Global Mergers & Acquisitions*
  17. Lathrop & Gage (LG Go*)
  18. Littler Mendelson (LittlerGlobal Employer Institute, Executive Employer Conference*
  19. Locke Lord Bissell & Liddel (Locke Lord)
  20. Mayer Brown (A Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants*)
  21. McKenna Long & Aldridge (M&A Quick Reference Guide)
  22. Morrison & Foerster (MoFo2Go, Advance@Work)
  23. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart (Workplace Strategies 2013*)
  24. O’Melveny & Myers (OMM FCPA)
  25. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Paul Hastings, Oil & Gas*, FTM Forfeiture Guide*)
  26. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (PGS ToolBox)
  27. Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ Events Manager*)
  28. Shearman & Sterling (Annual Survey of Corporate Governance…)
  29. Sidley Austin (Sidley Mobile*)
  30. Skadden (Skadden Start Here)
  31. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (Employment Law Cloud)
  32. Sullivan & Worcester (REIT Guide*)
  33. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (Sutherland SALT Shaker*)
  34. White & Case (White & Case Karriere App)
  35. Wilson Sonsini (WSGR*)
  36. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (Womble Carlyle Digital Law, WCSR 2013 Partner Retreat*)

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

  1. Allens Arthur Robinson (Phrase Buster)
  2. Allen & Overy (A&O ConnectLittle Red App, A&P Investment Perspectives*, ArbeidsApp*, AccessAssist*)
  3. Clayton Utz (PocketCU)
  4. Eversheds (Guide to International Employment and Pensions Law*, Eversheds @ccess for iPhone*, Procurement Explorer*)
  5. J&A Garrigues (Garrigues Abogados*)
  6. King & Wood Mallesons (KWM Connect)
  7. Linklaters (Linklaters Insights*)
  8. Loyens & Loeff (Share Loyens & Loeff*)
  9. Norton Rose Fulbright (Norton Rose Fulbright)

* New for 2013-14

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Alston & Bird (iTunes, Android) – Alston & Bird Servicing Symposium 2013

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Arnold & Porter (LFM reviewiTunes) – Seller Beware Law Blog

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Baker & McKenzie (iTunes) –  Cross-Border Listing Handbook

 

Baker & McKenzie (LFM reportiTunesAndroid) –  Global Equity Matrix

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Baker & McKenzie (iTunes) –  Global Privacy App

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Bracewell & Giulliani (iTunes) —  ShalePlay

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Davis Wright Tremaine (iTunes) —  DWT To Go

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DLA Piper (iTunesAndroid) – DLA Piper US Events

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DLA Piper (iTunesAndroid) – Rapid Response

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Dykema Gossett  (iTunes) – Dykema

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Epstein Becker & Green (LFM reviewiTunes) – Wage & Hour Guide

 

 

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (iPhoneAndroid) - Patent App[eals]

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Fisher & Phillips (iTunesAndroid) - Fisher & Phillips FMLA Leave App

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Foley & Lardner (iTunesAndroid) - Foley & Lardner LLP Retreat

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Foley Hoag (iPhoneAndroid, Blackberry) - TEC Calendar

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Fox Rothschild  (LFM ReportiTunes) – Data Breach 411

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Fox Rothschild  (iTunes) – Divorce App

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Goulston & Storrs (LFM reviewiPhone) - Goulston & Storrs News Application

 

LanePowell (iTunes)

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Latham & Watkins (LFM reviewiPhone) – Book of Jargon - Corporate and Bank Finance

 

Latham & Watkins (LFM reviewiTunes) - Book of Jargon - Project Finance

 

Latham & Watkins (LFM reviewiTunes) - Book of Jargon - European Capital Markets and Bank Finance

 

Latham & Watkins (LFM reviewiTunes) - Book of Jargon - Global Restructuring

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Latham & Watkins (iTunes) - Book of Jargon - Master Limited Partnerships

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Latham & Watkins (LFM reviewiTunes) - Global Merger Regimes

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Latham & Watkins (iTunes) -  Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Laws App

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Latham & Watkins (iTunes) - The Book of Jargon® – Hedge Funds

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Latham & Watkins (iTunes, Android) - The Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions

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Lathrop & Gage (iTunes, Android) - LG GO

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Littler Mendelson (LFM reviewiTunes) – Littler

 

Littler Mendelson (iTunes) - 2011 Global Employer Institute

 

Littler Mendelson (iTunes) - Executive Employer Conference

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Locke Lord Bissell & Liddel  (LFM reviewiTunes)

 

Mayer Brown (iTunes, Android) - A Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants

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McKenna Long & Aldridge (LFM reviewiTunes, Android) - Mergers & Acquisitions Quick Reference Guide

 

Morrison & Foerster  (LFM reviewiTunes) – MoF2Go

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Morrison & Foerster  (iPhone) – Advance@Work

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart (iPhone) - Workplace Strategies 2013

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O’Melveny & Myers (LFM reviewiPhone)

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Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker   (LFM reviewBlackBerry)

 

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker   (iTunes) – Oil & Gas

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Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker   (iPhone, Android) – FTM Forfeiture Guide

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (iTunes) - PGS ToolBox

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Schulte Roth & Zabel  (iTunesAndroid) - SRZ Events Manager

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Shearman & Sterling  (iTunes, Android) - Annual Survey of the Corporate Governance and Executive and Director Compensation Practices of the Largest US Public Companies

 

Sidley Austin (LFM reviewiTunes, Android) – SIDLEY Mobile

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Skadden (LFM reviewiTunes) – Skadden Start Here

 

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey  (LFM reviewiTunes ) – UK Employment Law Cloud

 

 

Sullivan & Worcester  (iTunes, Android) - Sullivan & Worcester REIT Guide

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan  (LFM reportiTunes, Android) - Sutherland SALT Shaker

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White & Case  (iTunes) – Recruiting (Germany)

 

 

Wilson Sonsini (iTunes) – WSGR

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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (LFM reviewiTunesBlackBerry) – Digital Media Law

 

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (iTunesAndroid) – WCSR 2013 Partner Retreat

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Allens Arthur Robinson  (LFM reviewiTunes) – Phrase Buster

 

Allen & Overy (LFM reviewiTunes) – A&O Connect

 

Allen & Overy (LFM reviewiTunes) – Little Red App

 

Allen & Overy (iTunes) - A&P Investment Perspectives

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Allen & Overy (iTunes) – ArbeidsApp

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Allen & Overy (iTunes) – Access Assist

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Clayton Utz (LFM reviewiTunes) – Pocket CU

 

Eversheds (iTunes) - Eversheds Guide to International Employment and Pensions Law

 

Eversheds (iTunes) - Eversheds @ccess for iPhone

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Eversheds (iTunes, Android) - Procurement Explorer

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J&A Garrigues  (iTunes) - Garrigues

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King & Wood Mallesons  (iTunes) – KWM Connect

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Linklaters (iTunes) – Linklaters Insights

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Loyens & Loeff (iTunes, Android) – Share Loyens & Loeff

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Norton Rose Fulbright (LFM reviewiTunesBlackBerry)