Surveys, Awards & More: Law360's 2022 Editorial Calendar

Law360 (December 8, 2021, 12:03 PM EST) --

Law360 publishes several award series throughout the year, including ones that highlight top-performing attorneys and practice groups. Because these awards and lists require firms or attorneys to submit information at a certain link or in a certain preset format, we've compiled this calendar of useful dates and links for firms to use in their planning.

To find out more about each series or survey or to make a submission, click on the links below. This page is continually updated as new information becomes available. 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 that 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 (January 1, 2022 through March 31, 2021), please click here.

Submissions are due Friday, April 8, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. If you have any questions about quarterly promotions, please email newsroom@law360.com.

Law360's 2022 Editorial Boards

Law360 will be looking for avid readers of our publications to serve as members of our 2022 editorial advisory boards.

You must currently subscribe to and read the relevant Law360 publication to serve on an editorial advisory board. If you served as a board member in 2021 or in prior years, you must reapply for this year's boards. 

Please check back here for more information on the submission timeline as it becomes available.

For FAQs about Law360's editorial advisory boards, click here

Law360's Annual Law Firm Survey

Our annual survey of law firms supports Law360's deep dives into the law firm market. The survey focuses on law firms that are U.S.-based or have at least 50 attorneys in the United States.

Data from the survey will also be used in the next iteration of the Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, including the Social Impact Leaders and Prestige Leaders rankings.

Additional details and a copy of the questions asked on the survey are available at the links below. Check back here for the survey launch date, which we expect to be in late January, and for the due date. 

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, check back soon.

For a copy of the questions asked on the survey form, check back soon.

For the most recent Glass Ceiling Report, click here. For the most recent Diversity Snapshot, click here. For the 2021 Social Impact Leaders, click here. For the 2021 Prestige Leaders, click here

Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar

For the fifth 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 wins scored over the past year, as well as an explanation of what distinguishes this attorney and what their influence has been. The submission form will also ask for details like the practice area the attorney typically works in and their academic background. Additionally, we ask applicants to list advocates who can be contacted for perspective on what it's like to litigate alongside or opposite this attorney.

Submissions should include a listing of significant wins and cases handled from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021. Attorneys who won this award in 2021 are not eligible for 2022 recognition.

The call for submissions for this series will be sent out Jan. 10, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Feb. 11. The series will tentatively begin publishing in late March or early April.

To submit to this award, click here and select Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar from the drop-down menu, then fill out the form in its entirety.

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 2022 Rising Stars series, which will mark the award program's 13th 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; 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 submission form will ask for the attorney's age as well as give you space to include a detailed description of up to five significant matters the attorney has worked on. It also includes space to include more of their work beyond those five featured items. We welcome international and U.S.-based attorneys who are under 40 as of April 30, 2022. (In other words, they must be born on or after May 1, 1982.)

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, but 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 25. The series will tentatively begin publishing in late May or early June.

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, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas with a strong regional presence. The submission form will ask you to tell us the number of attorneys at your firm who work in the state, a list of offices the firm has in the state, and a detailed description of significant litigation wins, transactional work or other projects worked on in the state from May 15, 2021, to this year's deadline. 

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 4, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on May 6. The series will tentatively begin publishing in August.

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 12th 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; 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 May 16, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on June 17. This series will begin publishing in early September.

Submissions should provide a concise description of the attorney's achievements from June 26, 2021, through the deadline for submission.

For answers to FAQs, click here.

For a copy of 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 12th 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; 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. 29, and submissions will be due at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sept. 30. This series will tentatively begin publishing in mid-January 2023.

Each submission should detail the group's major successes from Oct. 9, 2021, 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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