Surveys, Series & More: Law360's 2018 Editorial Calendar

Law360, New York (January 10, 2018, 8:49 PM EST) -- Law360 publishes several series throughout the year, including ones that rank law firms and highlight top-performing attorneys. To find out more about each special series or to make a submission, click on the links below. This page is continually updated, and links are added as forms and documents become available.

The Law360 400/Glass Ceiling Report/Diversity Snapshot
Law360 is pleased to announce its fifth annual listing of the largest U.S. law firms, ranked by the total number of U.S.-based attorneys. Law firms will be asked to complete a short survey about their U.S. attorney headcount and provide demographic breakdowns of their attorney workforce as of Dec. 31, 2017.

Law360 will also use this survey to examine the female and minority representation for the largest law firms in the U.S. at both the associate and partner levels, and to produce the Glass Ceiling and Diversity Snapshot reports. Those reports examine the overall landscape of the U.S. private practice market for female and minority attorneys, and highlight firms with exemplary female and minority representation at the partner level. Firms that do not respond to those portions of the survey will not be eligible for inclusion in stories and rankings on those topics.

A link to the survey will be sent out Jan. 16, and surveys will be due Feb. 16. 

To submit to the Law360 400, click here.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

To see the questions asked on the Law360 400 survey, click here.

For examples of previous stories in this series, click here.

Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar
Law360 is planning a series of profiles on influential members of the plaintiffs bar who have had significant wins over the past year. Submissions should include a listing of significant cases filed and wins scored over the past year, as well as an explanation of what distinguishes this attorney and what his or her influence has been. The submission form will also ask for details including the practice area the attorney typically works in and the attorney’s academic background. Additionally, we ask applicants to list advocates who can be contacted for perspective on what it’s like to litigate alongside this attorney.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out Feb. 20, and submissions will be due March 19. The series will tentatively begin publishing April 30.

To make a submission for Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar, click here. (Link will be updated when the survey goes live.)

Global 20
For the eighth year in a row, Law360 will rank and profile the 20 law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise, based on a review of matters handled from April 1, 2017, to April 1, 2018.

To arrive at the Global 20 list, Law360 ranks participating firms in five categories: 1) The number of countries where the firm has offices; 2) The number of offices outside the firm’s home country; 3) The percentage of attorneys working outside the firm’s home country; 4) The breadth of the firm’s recent international work; and 5) The size and complexity of the firm’s recent cross­-border work.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out April 2, and submissions will be due April 30. The series will tentatively begin publishing June 18.

To make a submission for Global 20, click here. (Link will be updated when survey goes live.)

Rising Stars
Law360 is looking for the top legal talent under 40 to be featured in its 2018 Rising Stars series.

Nominations will be accepted for attorneys in the following practice areas: Aerospace & Defense, Appellate, Asset Management, Automotive, Banking, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, Class Action, Competition/Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Employment, Energy, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Government Contracts, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade, Legal Ethics, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Native American, Private Equity, Product Liability, Project Finance, Real Estate, Retail & E-Commerce, Securities, Sports, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, Trials and White Collar. Your submission should include the nominee's name, his or her age, and a brief explanation as to why this attorney should be featured in our series. We welcome international and U.S.-based attorneys who are under 40 as of April 30.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out May 1, and submissions will be due June 1. The series will begin tentatively begin publishing July 23.

To submit a nomination for Rising Stars, click here. (Link will be updated when the survey goes live on May 1.)

Regional Powerhouses
Law360 is looking to profile firms in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas with a strong regional presence. Your submission should include the percentage of attorneys at your firm who work in the state, a list of the offices the firm has in the state, and a detailed description of significant litigation wins, transactions or projects worked on in the state from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018.

This series will highlight firms that employ the bulk of their attorneys in these states and have a strong regional focus.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out June 4, and submissions will be due July 9. The series will tentatively begin publishing Aug. 20.

To submit a nomination for Regional Powerhouses, click here. (Link will be updated when the survey goes live on June 4.)

MVPs of the Year
Law360 will profile the attorneys who had the biggest wins and made the most significant contributions to their practice groups in the past year. We will accept nominations for attorneys in the following practice areas: Aerospace & Defense, Appellate, Asset Management, Automotive, Banking, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, Class Action, Competition/Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Employment, Energy, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Government Contracts, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade, Legal Ethics, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Native American, Private Equity, Product Liability, Project Finance, Real Estate, Retail & E-Commerce, Securities, Sports, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, Trials and White Collar.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out Aug. 6, and submissions will be due Sept. 7. This series will tentatively begin publishing Oct. 29.

Submissions should provide a concise description of the attorney’s achievements from Sept 1, 2017, to Sept 1, 2018.

To submit a nomination for MVPs, click here. (Link will be updated when the survey goes live on Aug. 6.)

Practice Groups of the Year
Law360 will profile those practice groups that worked on the biggest deals or achieved the biggest wins in the most important cases. We will profile firms for each of the following practice areas: Aerospace & Defense, Appellate, Asset Management, Automotive, Banking, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, Class Action, Competition/Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Employment, Energy, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Government Contracts, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, International Trade, Legal Ethics, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Native American, Private Equity, Product Liability, Project Finance, Real Estate, Retail & E-Commerce, Securities, Sports, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, Trials and White Collar.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out on Oct. 1, and submissions will be due at 5 p.m. EST on Oct. 29. This series will tentatively begin publishing Jan. 7.

Each submission should detail the group’s major successes from Oct. 1, 2017, to Oct. 1, 2018.

To submit a nomination for Practice Groups of the Year, click here. (Link will be updated when the survey goes live on Oct. 1.)

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