Surveys, Awards And More: Law360's 2021 Editorial Calendar

Law360 (December 14, 2020, 8:07 PM EST) -- Law360 publishes several award series throughout the year, including ones that highlight top-performing attorneys and practice groups. To find out more about each special series or to make a submission, click on the links below. This page is continually updated. Links will be added in each section as submission forms and other documents become available. Please note that FAQs and instructions may be subject to change.

For a list of our practice areas and definitions of what falls into each one, click here. (Please note not all of these areas are recognized in our awards — see the list of practice areas for each award below.)

Law360's Roundup Of Quarterly Attorney Promotions
Every quarter, Law360 publishes a roundup of attorney promotions from law firms across the U.S. and around the world.

To submit your firm's attorney promotions for the first quarter of the year (Jan. 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021), please click here.

Submissions are due Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. If you have any questions about quarterly promotions, please email newsroom@law360.com.

The Law360 Annual Law Firm Headcount Survey

U.S. law firms (or vereins with a U.S. component) will be asked to complete a survey on their U.S. attorney headcount and provide demographic breakdowns of their attorney workforce as of Dec. 31, 2020. The survey supports Law360's deep dives into the U.S. law firm market and examines law firm growth by headcount over time.

Law360 also uses this survey to examine the diversity of the largest law firms in the U.S. at both the associate and partner levels and produce the Glass Ceiling and Diversity Snapshot reports.

Further details such as the distribution date, deadline and a copy of the questionnaire will be posted here when they become available.

Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar

For the fourth year in a row, Law360 is planning a series of profiles on influential members of the plaintiffs bar who have had significant achievements 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 like 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.

Submissions should include a listing of significant cases filed and wins obtained from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. Attorneys who won this award in 2020 are not eligible for 2021 recognition.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out Jan. 11, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 12. The series will tentatively begin publishing in late March or early April.

To submit to this series, click here.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of the questions asked on the Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar form, click here.

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

Rising Stars

Law360 is looking for the top legal talent under 40 to be featured in its 2021 Rising Stars series, which will mark the award program's 12th straight year.

Nominations will be accepted for attorneys in the following practice areas: Appellate; Banking; Bankruptcy; Benefits; Cannabis; Capital Markets; Class Action; Competition/Antitrust; Compliance; Construction; Cybersecurity & Privacy; Employment; Energy; Environmental; Fintech; Fund Formation; Government Contracts; Health Care; Hospitality; Immigration; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; International Trade; Life Sciences; Media & Entertainment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Product Liability; Project Finance; Real Estate; Securities; Sports & Betting; Structured Finance; 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, 2021. (In other words, they must be born on or after May 1, 1981.)

This award is meant to encompass an attorney's whole career, so attorneys are not eligible for this award if they have ever won it before. You may include accomplishments from an attorney's whole career right up until the deadline, though please remember our judges place the most emphasis on recent wins.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out Feb. 22, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on March 26. The series will tentatively begin publishing in late May.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of the questions asked on the Rising Stars form, click here.

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

Regional Powerhouses

Law360 is looking to profile firms in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, 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 May 1, 2020, to May 1, 2021.

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

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out April 5, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on May 7. The series will tentatively begin publishing in early July.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of the questions asked on the Regional Powerhouses form, click here.

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

MVPs of the Year

For the 11th year running, 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: Appellate; Banking; Bankruptcy; Benefits; Cannabis; Capital Markets; Class Action; Competition/Antitrust; Compliance; Construction; Cybersecurity & Privacy; Employment; Energy; Environmental; Fintech; Fund Formation; Government Contracts; Health Care; Hospitality; Immigration; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; International Trade; Life Sciences; Media & Entertainment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Product Liability; Project Finance; Real Estate; Securities; Sports & Betting; Structured Finance; Tax; Technology; Telecommunications; Transportation; Trials; and White Collar.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out May 17, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on June 18. This series will begin publishing in early September.

Submissions should provide a concise description of the attorney's achievements from July 27, 2020, through the deadline for submission.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of the questions asked on the MVPs form, click here.

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

Practice Groups of the Year

For the 11th straight year, Law360 will profile those practice groups that worked on the biggest deals or achieved the biggest wins in the most important cases over the past year.

We will accept nominations for each of the following practice areas: Appellate; Banking; Bankruptcy; Benefits; Cannabis; Capital Markets; Class Action; Competition/Antitrust; Compliance; Construction; Cybersecurity & Privacy; Employment; Energy; Environmental; Fintech; Fund Formation; Government Contracts; Health Care; Hospitality; Immigration; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; International Trade; Life Sciences; Media & Entertainment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Product Liability; Project Finance; Real Estate; Securities; Sports & Betting; Structured Finance; Tax; Technology; Telecommunications; Transportation; Trials; and White Collar.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out on Aug. 30, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Oct. 1. This series will tentatively begin publishing in mid-January 2022.

Each submission should detail the group's major successes from Sept. 21, 2020, through the deadline for submission.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of the questions asked on the Practice Groups of the Year form, click here.

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

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