February 2016

Representation Analytics

Bloomberg Law users can now search Representation Analytics by law firm. We are also introducing a new launch page:

Feb 2016


Our database includes more than 7000 law firms, and after entering a firm name, users will be able to see the companies those firms represent in federal litigation. They can sort this information by a variety of criteria including: case type, date range, and jurisdiction, and view dynamic charts, graphs, and tables. Users can also download these visualizations and data into PDF and Excel reports. 

As a reminder, Representation Analytics leverages Bloomberg Law’s first-in-class company and dockets data to deliver actionable analysis to attorneys and other legal professionals, so they can grow their business and continue to provide sound advice to their clients. In addition, because Representation Analytics is part of the entire Bloomberg Law package, it can sit on attorneys’ desktops and empower them to make intelligent choices about where and how to dedicate their time on business development.   

Expansion of Case Analysis Functionality to Illinois Laws and Regulations

Bloomberg Law's Case Analysis functionality has been expanded to Illinois Laws and Regulations. Users can now pull up an Illinois statute or regulation and click on the Case Analysis tab located along the top of the page to quickly view opinions discussing the provision they are researching. This feature allows users to filter the relevant opinions by Keyword, Date, Court, or Topic to easily identify the most useful results. Bloomberg Law also classifies and assigns a strength of discussion score to the opinion text surrounding each citation, enabling users to focus on the legal discussions most likely to inform their research. 

The specific codes and regulations where the Case Analysis functionality has been added include:

Litigation Portfolio

Litigation Portfolio Series, No. 602, Jurisdiction, is now available on Bloomberg Law. The portfolio can be found by going to the Search & Browse tab, BNA Portfolios, and clicking on Litigation Practice Series Portfolios.   

Enhanced Print/Download/Email Functionality for EDGAR

EDGAR users on Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions can expect the following improvements to documents exported in RTF and PDF formats:

  • More readable font
  • Consistent font sizes across pages
  • More accurate pagination
  • Significantly reduced file size
Bloomberg Gadfly News Columns Now Available on BLAW

Bloomberg Law has expanded its news content to include Bloomberg Gadfly, an exclusive, fast commentary platform from Bloomberg News that offers global insights focusing on the latest markets, finance and corporate news of the day. Bloomberg Gadfly columns are accessible from a few different places on the site. They are now featured in the upper right side of the  Business Development Center, under the Big Law Business box. They can also be found by going to the News & Law Reports tab and then navigating to the Latest News page. Users can also view Gadfly columns by selecting Bloomberg Gadfly as a source on the News Search page. Users looking for an alternative to the Mergers Bloomberg Brief, which is now on a reduced publishing schedule, should benefit from the information and analysis that the Gadfly columns offer.   

New Special Feature on 2016 Presidential Election

A Special Feature dedicated to the 2016 Presidential Election is now available on Bloomberg Law. The feature can be found by clicking on "2016 Presidential Election" under the Special Feature section on the  Bloomberg Law home page. The feature allows users to stay current on the 2016 election through a mix of premium news, opinion and multimedia content from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View, Bloomberg Politics and Bloomberg BNA, and follow the latest polling news from Bloomberg First Word. Users can monitor significant election issues, such as the economy and gun control, through carefully crafted news searches linked on the page. The feature also includes an election map that allows users to track primary and caucus winners by hovering over each state and view state-specific news by clicking on each state. Users can review profiles of each candidate as well as primary and secondary legal sources relevant to election issues.