All in, we’ve published over 1,000 blog posts, authored by almost 100 different attorneys with the firm. From BankPogo.com to BankBryanCave.com to BankBCLP.com, the site has evolved with the evolution of the firm, but has always been focused on providing usable advice to financial institutions across the country.
I’m thrilled with what we were able to build, but also refuse to just rest on our past accomplishments. We are always on the lookout for areas of interest to our client, where we can partner with the financial institution industry to create value for all. I think we all hope that such assistance will never again involve assistance with government investments in our depository institutions, but if it does, we look forward to building upon the expertise gained in the great recession.
In addition to serving as a resource to clients and prospective clients, the statistics show that the site was also regularly visited by many of our competitors. While I’m sure this may, at times, inhibited our ability to go directly after additional clients, I also take some solace in the belief that more financial institutions were benefited by our perspective and advice. While we were always attempting to read the tea leaves and sometimes contradictory guidance of the regulators, we were also amazed to see those same regulators also reading the blog – the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the SEC were each among the top 100 networks accessing the blog, as were the Senate and House of Representatives.
Personally, I have to particularly thank Walt Moeling and Kathryn Knudson for trusting a (then) young attorney to launch and edit a legal blog, and for the support and resources provided by Powell Goldstein LLP, then Bryan Cave LLP, and now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. And I look forward to what we can provide going forward.