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The Social Media Law Blog is a forum for lawyers, compliance personnel, human resources managers, and other professionals who are struggling with the legal implications of social media across a broad variety of topics. Working professionals and Bloomberg BNA editors may share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues to build a community of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic. The ideas presented here are those of individuals, and Bloomberg BNA bears no responsibility for the appropriateness or accuracy of the communications between group members.



Social Media Law

Michael Loatman

Legal Editor

Michael Loatman is the legal editor of Bloomberg BNA's Social Media Law & Policy Report, and a former legal editor for Bloomberg BNA's U.S. Law Week. Before coming to Bloomberg BNA he worked as an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Washington office. Michael received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Virginia, and served as an articles editor for the Virginia Law Review. Michael can be reached at


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