5 New Bloggers Join LexBlog

Here are the latest additions to the LexBlog family

Please join us in welcoming our newest members and catch up on all the newest blogs in recent weeks  here

The PFAS and Emerging Contaminants** blog is Fox Rothchilds 34th blog on the LexBlog Network. PFAS are chemicals with unique physical properties to create water repellency and coatings for many common products in sports, cookware, food packaging, and more. Despite the PFAS’ adverse health impacts, there is still much to be done in regulating this chemical. The team’s bloggers are fluent in the science and regulations surrounding PFAS, and through diligent reporting, bring PFAS litigation, developments, and investigations to light. The first few blog posts are an excellent introduction into the world of PFAS, the states that are doing well in regulating this chemical, and the states that are falling behind.

COVID-19 is affecting nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including how we interact with, purchase, and consume food. Marler Clark brings a much needed perspective on the intersection of food, law, and COVID-19 with their 12th blog on the LexBlog Network, Coronavirus Blog**. From providing clear guidance on how to safely prepare frozen foods and support businesses without going outside, addressing the risks of ordering takeout, to discussing reports of people intentionally infecting others at supermarkets, the bloggers alleviate some of the stress that comes with this pandemic.

McGuireWoods brings their 9th blog to the LexBlog Network with the LIBOR Transition Blog**. It is widely expected that LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, will be discontinued at the end of 2021. LIBOR is used worldwide in a variety of financial products—according to the bloggers, “$200 trillion of financial instruments employ LIBOR as a reference rate.” Recognizing the move away from LIBOR will present complex transition issues for all who use it, the bloggers track developments relating to the LIBOR transition, potential replacement rates, and the key figures taking an active role in preparing the marketplace for transition.

RopesDataPhiles** is  Ropes & Gray ‘s third blog on the LexBlog network. The blog helps readers deal with the issues that may arise from the regulation of data, with a special focus on developments in the US and EU. The bloggers recently reported on the privacy issues to consider because of COVID-19, offered their thoughts on the use of personal data in the fight against the pandemic, and clarified telehealth enforcement.

G & G Law is an Illinois-based firm dedicated to making legal services accessible to small businesses. They have brought their blog to both the LexBlog Network and the Illinois State Bar Association’s syndication portal for its members, Illinois Lawyer Now. The firm’s bloggers have been incredibly active in sharing their insights on labor, employment, and small business law since they started blogging in January of 2012. And with COVID-19, they have been a reliable source in answering questions about loans, grants, layoffs, unemployment, and insurance issues related to the pandemic.