The Recorder is seeking nominations for its 2017 Litigation Department of the Year awards. In addition to the top honor, we will be recognizing litigation departments in eight specialty categories and honoring individual litigators for outstanding results. The contest also recognizes in-house lawyers who played key roles in major litigation wins.
The specialty categories are:
• Intellectual Property
• Securities
• Entertainment
• Antitrust
• Privacy & Data Security
• Labor & Employment
• White Collar
• Consumer Class Actions
The individual honors are:
• Game Changer: Recognizes a lead lawyer who won big after prior counsel had lost
• Giant Slayer: Recognizes a lead lawyer who won big against a larger, better resourced opponent
• Ground Breaker: Recognizes a lead lawyer who won big with a new or little-tested argument or legal theory
Entering is easy: Complete the questionnaire by July 28. Fill out the sections for just the categories you wish to enter. For the departmental categories, submit information on three engagements, including a short description of each matter, why the case was important and/or difficult, and the names of a client contact and the lead and opposing counsel. For the individual categories, provide details on one matter concluded during the contest period that supports that person’s nomination as a Game Changer, Giant Slayer or Ground Breaker. As part of the review process, firms and individuals that make it through the first round may be contacted by the editorial team to provide additional information.
Who is eligible: Open to litigation departments and lawyers from law firms of all sizes and locations, but only those matters where the lead or co-lead partner is based in California can be submitted for consideration. Submit only those matters where the client’s objective was substantially achieved between Jan. 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The same matter can be the basis of more than one nomination.
Email  Ross  Todd at  rtodd@alm.com  if you have an questions about the process.
*Note: If you’re having trouble accessing or filling this form, please contact Pearl Wu  pwu@alm.com