The Recorder seeks nominations for Corporate Department of the Year, which will go to the firm whose corporate practice outperformed peers based on the size, scope and success of deals handled in the last half of 2016 and first half of 2017. We will also recognize seven specialty practices; industry sector trusted advisors, and once again recognize deal drivers who practice inside companies with our In-House Impact Awards. Submissions are taken online here and due by July 28. Winners announced September 15.
In addition to the overall Corporate Department of the Year, we will honor practices in these categories:
1. U.S. M&A.
2. Cross-border M&A.
3. Capital markets
4. Venture capital
5. Emerging companies
6. Tech transactions
7. Corporate governance
The Recorder is also seeking nominations for Trusted Advisor awards. These go to individuals whose engagements demonstrate that clients seek them out for their strategic insight into particular industry sectors.
Finally, we are seeking nominations for In-House Impact Awards, which recognize mission-critical contributions from individual lawyers on the client’s in-house team.
Be as specific as possible in explaining why the result obtained was important to the client, what challenges stood in the way, and what the nominee did that was extraordinary. Our editorial staff may contact you to get additional details.
Rules: Open to law firms of all sizes and locations, but only submit for consideration engagements in which the lead or co-lead partner is based in California. Contest period is June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017; submit only those matters in which the client’s objective was achieved in that time frame. You can nominate the same work in different categories.
Questions? Email Bureau Chief Ross Todd at rtodd@alm.com.
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