Award Methodology

The Firm and many of its lawyers have been the recipients of various awards. In order to best understand how the rankings or awards were determined, we have provided the links below to each of the publications.

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Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Benchmark Litigation®, “New Jersey Firm of the Year,” Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Benchmark Litigation: Top 250 Women in Litigation®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Benchmark Litigation: Labor and Employment®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers®, “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers®

Best Law Firms, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®, Chambers and Partners

IFLR1000 United States: Guide to USA’s Leading Financial & Corporate Law Firms®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

IFLR1000 United States®,New Jersey Firm of the Year,” IFLR1000 Awards

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Ratings

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Attorney of the Year” Finalist, ALM
Attorney of the year is one category in the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Legal Awards. Nomination requirements have included: explaining why the nominee deserves the recognition. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Diverse Attorneys of the Year,” ALM
This program, which happens every other year, recognizes New Jersey’s diverse attorneys for their passion for and commitment to the law, and for advancing the legal profession. Nomination requirements have included: information about legal background and experience, and significant professional accomplishments, among others.

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Dealmakers of the Year,” “Dealmakers,” ALM
Dealmakers of the Year (previously known as Jersey Dealmakers of the Year) is one category in the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Legal Awards. Nomination requirements have included: detailing how a corporate, M&A, real estate, bankruptcy, or another transactional practice attorney or group achieved excellence in the prior year. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Law Firm of the Year” Finalist, ALM
Law Firm of the Year is one category in the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Legal Awards. Nomination requirements have included that law firms must enter New Jersey Legal Award submissions across multiple categories, including “Litigation Departments of the Year” and/or “Dealmakers of the Year.” The “Law Firm of the Year” recognition is given to the law firm that has the most meritorious submissions across multiple categories. The purpose of the award is to recognize the NJ law firm that has demonstrated a broad spectrum of achievements in the past year and talent depth. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Litigation Departments of the Year,” ALM
Litigation Departments of the Year is part of the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Legal Awards. Nomination requirements have included: detailing cases that lead to impactful court decisions or other changes in the law, and otherwise achieving the status of a strong and effective advocate over the past year. Open to law firms with up to 200 attorneys. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Mentors,” ALM
Mentors is one category in the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Legal Awards. Nomination requirements have included: information about the nominee’s role as a mentor, including details about their time and effort to be a true mentor, and why the nominee excels at it. (For additional information, click here)

NJBIZ®, “Best 50 Women in Business,” BridgeTower Media
This annual program recognizes 50 women who have made a significant impact on business in New Jersey. Eligibility requirements: must be a female employed and residing in New Jersey, nominees must hold a senior management-level position with significant authority in decision making, nominee’s company must have a large presence in New Jersey (at least 50% of staff employed in NJ), and nominee cannot be a member of the judges’ panel or a member of the judges’ immediate family. Nomination requirements have included: information about the length of service at the nominee’s current position and an explanation of why the nominee should be considered for the award. If a nominee makes it to phase two of judging, they are contacted directly to complete an application, which has included information on career accomplishment(s), and past and present community service, among others. An independent panel of judges, which changes every year, reviews each submission in detail. (For additional information, click here)

NJBIZ®, “Forty Under 40,” BridgeTower Media
This annual program recognizes 40 business men and women under the age of 40 for their notable successes and demonstrations of strong leadership in New Jersey. Eligibility requirements: must be 39 years old or younger, must be currently employed or self-employed in New Jersey, nominee must be an owner, partner, president, CEO, CFO, COO, board chair, or other senior-level executive or manager, and nominee cannot be a member of the judging panel or a member of any judge’s immediate family. Nomination requirements have included: information about the length of service at the nominee’s current position and an explanation of why the nominee should be considered for the award. If a nominee makes it to phase two of judging, they are contacted directly to complete an application, which has requested business-related references, and information on professional accomplishments including licenses, degrees, honors and awards, and special skills and abilities, as well as information on the nominee’s leadership and community service. An independent panel of judges, which changes every year, reviews each submission in detail. (For additional information, click here)

NJBIZ®, “ICON Honors,” BridgeTower Media
This annual program recognizes New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Eligibility requirements: must have a long-standing commitment to the New Jersey business community, must be over 60 years old, nominee may currently be in the workforce or retired, and nominee must hold or have held a senior management-level position with significant authority in decision making for their organization. Nomination requirements have included: information about the length of service at the nominee’s current or former (if retired) position and an explanation of why the nominee should be considered for the award, including career accomplishments and ways nominee has helped the New Jersey business community grow through professional creativity, innovation, and leadership. If a nominee makes it to phase two of judging, they are contacted directly to complete an application. (For additional information, click here)

NJBIZ®, “Power 100,” BridgeTower Media
The editorial staff of NJBIZ selects an annual list of 100 New Jersey business leaders and public officials to highlight.

NJBIZ®, “Commercial Real Estate Power 50,” BridgeTower Media
The editorial staff of NJBIZ selects an annual list of 50 individuals to highlight in New Jersey’s commercial real estate industry.

NJBIZ®, “Real Estate Power 75,” BridgeTower Media
The editorial staff of NJBIZ selected a list of 75 individuals to highlight in New Jersey’s real estate industry.

ROI-NJ, “ROI Influencers: Diversity & Inclusion” formerly known as “New Jersey’s Most Influential DEI Leaders,” ROI-NJ
The editorial department of ROI-NJ uses personal knowledge, news events throughout the year, and dozens of conversations with business leaders in all sectors throughout New Jersey to compile this list.

ROI-NJ, “ROI Influencers Power List,” ROI-NJ
The editorial department of ROI-NJ uses personal knowledge, news events throughout the year, and dozens of conversations with business leaders in all sectors throughout New Jersey to compile this list.

ROI-NJ, “ROI Influencers: People of Color,” ROI-NJ
The editorial department of ROI-NJ uses personal knowledge, news events throughout the year, and dozens of conversations with business leaders in all sectors throughout New Jersey to compile this list.

ROI-NJ, “ROI Influencers: Real Estate” and “ROI Influencers: Real Estate – Icons,” ROI-NJ
The editorial department of ROI-NJ uses personal knowledge, news events throughout the year, and dozens of conversations with business leaders in all sectors throughout New Jersey to compile this list.

ROI-NJ, “ROI Influencers: Women in Business,” ROI-NJ
The editorial department of ROI-NJ uses personal knowledge, news events throughout the year, and dozens of conversations with business leaders in all sectors throughout New Jersey to compile this list.

Super Lawyers®, Thompson Reuters

Super Lawyers®, “Rising Stars,” Thompson Reuters

Super Lawyers®, “Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers,” Thompson Reuters (For additional information, click here)

Super Lawyers®, “Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers,” Thompson Reuters (For additional information, click here)

The National Law Review, Go-To Thought Leader Awards

Who’s Who Legal®, Law Business Research Limited