Social Media Raises Issues With Lawyers

March 10, 2011 – In The News
Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia law firms are cracking down on social media policies after an incident involving a controversial blog posting from a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms.

Thomas D. Paradise said Fox Rothschild just finalized its social media policy in February after a six-month process of gathering input from Paradise, human resources, information technology, marketing and labor and employment lawyers and associates. The policy states if a lawyer or employee lists the firm on his or her personal social media site, “he or she must regard all communications on that site as professional in nature” and should not “post anything, including photographs or other images, that could potentially embarrass them or the firm.”