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Welcome Back to the Blawgosphere, Mark Herrmann!

Welcome back to the blawgosphere, Mark Herrmann!

Mark-Herrmann Above the Law announced yesterday that it will be adding a new column geared at in-house counsel called “Inside Straight.” The column will be written by Mark Herrmann, currently vice president and chief counsel for litigation at Aon. From 2006 to 2009, Herrmann wrote the popular Drug and Device Law Blog while he was a partner at law firm Jones Day. Herrmann is also the author of "The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law".

Herrmann joked that his year off from blogging has left him with "withdrawal symptoms,” and said that he is flattered to be able to contribute to ATL.

In December 2009, Herrmann signed off from blogging, announcing that after 20 years at Jones Day he was joining Aon. He said that while he loved the drug and device area of law, it seemed "too silly for words" to "think about lawsuits involving insurance brokers by day and then come home to read (and write about) drug and device law by night? I mean, I love this stuff, but I'm not nuts."

Herrmann later published this article in the winter 2010 issue of Litigation magazine, in which he looked back at his experience as a blogger and warned of some of the many "blind spots" he had when he launched the Drug and Device Blog. He concluded in the article that

[t]he spoils of blogging may not be precisely those that you anticipate when you start. Anyone who
chooses to launch a blog should, unlike us, start the endeavor with their eyes open.

Ultimately, and more than anything else: Blog for love, not for money. At least, that’s why I do it. But then again, I’m a fool.

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 17, 2010 at 12:49 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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