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Bloomberg Law Insights give readers an inside perspective on current events and issues impacting the legal industry and law practice – court cases, regulations, legislation, industry trends, and career topics. Our authors contribute a range of opinions, practical analysis, and news response.
Insights are conversational and accessible, and are widely read by attorneys, corporate executives, lobbyists, and government leaders. They appear on Bloomberg Law, the Bloomberg Terminal, and social media.
Articles are original and not previously published.
Word count is 700-900. Quick news takes may be shorter.
Submissions should include one to two sentence author bios and (already-cropped) headshots.
Drafts are due one to two weeks after pitch acceptance, or sooner upon request.
There is a limit of three authors per Insight.
Authors receive a DocuSign agreement once pitch is accepted.
Please don’t use footnote citations – in-text hyperlinks are acceptable.
Charts or graphs may be included.
We don’t feature external disclaimers or corporate entity acronyms.
Edits are shared ahead of publication, with a deadline to correct substance errors (Style edits and headlines are final).
Professional Perspectives identify and discuss developments with current impact on clients or the practice of law. Developments may include court decisions, regulatory or statutory changes, a change in industry or markets, a noteworthy government investigation or regulatory process, or changes in the operation of legal services organizations or departments. Practical tips for lawyers are strongly encouraged.
Articles should not read like case law recitals or briefs. If many cases are being presented, please use a comparison chart or table.
Word count is 1,000-3,000.
Content must be original and not previously published elsewhere, including as a client alert.
Tone is neutral and practical.
Articles are published alongside Practical Guidance on Bloomberg Law.
Professional Perspectives content should follow the guidelines outlined in our Style Sheet guide.
Practical Guidance includes the broad range of written materials that help legal practitioners answer key questions and do their work more efficiently and effectively. Our collection of Practical Guidance features step-by-step and topical guidance on specific transactions, compliance issues, the litigation process, and other issues in the form of overviews, descriptions, checklists, forms, timelines, tables, and flowcharts. Materials are compiled so practitioners can find all the research and documents they need to complete a process or transaction in one place.
Practical Guidance can be annotated. Follow this general style for drafting Practical Guidance, and our editorial team will work with you so that the piece conforms with the collection.
We will send an author agreement for each bylined author’s signature via DocuSign. Please be sure to fill out all fields and the diversity survey. We will start editing only after a signed agreement is received by Bloomberg Industry Group.
Article must be in final form when submitted
While there are instances in which an author may make subsequent minor changes – such as to update citations or correct errors – significant changes after this stage are discouraged and may delay publication.
Bloomberg Law will edit the final version to ensure the article is accurate, balanced, clear, and compelling, and provides important insights or guidance to our audience. We’ll also correct typos, clarify text, and make changes to structure and to conform to Bloomberg Industry Group style.
Final approval by author
We will return the final edited version for review and approval before publication.
The content will appear on Bloomberg Law and the Bloomberg Terminal, and we may use individual pieces on social media or in other marketing efforts.
Bloomberg Law subscribers include law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, compliance professionals, corporate executives, all federal courts, law schools, and other business, government, and legal professionals.
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