The short answer is no. Based on my research, only two firms appear — and I use that term loosely — to have Twitter accounts. Skadden appears to have an account, but there have been no updates. And it is difficult, if not impossible, to tell if this is an official, firm-sanctioned account. The same goes for Orrick, which also appears to have a Twitter account. But based on the content of the six updates, which in my opinion are quite strange and non-lawyer-like, I think that it is safe to say that someone has registered that Twitter account name without the permission of the firm.
It is clear, however, that people talk about some of the AmLaw 100 firms on Twitter. Here’s a sample search of some of the names on that list. Some of those tweets are from “real” news sources, like the ABA Journal, the UK’s Times Online, and Fox News. Others are from regular Twitters.
So, will law firms start to use Twitter? Should they? Discuss.
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