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

Expert Guides: Guide to the Best of the Best USA®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law® Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

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

Law360® (or PDF here), “10 Most Admired Product Liability Attorneys,” Portfolio Media, Inc.

Law360® (or PDF here), “New Jersey Powerhouse,” Portfolio Media, Inc. (For additional information, click here or view PDF here)

LMG Life Sciences®, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Ratings

National Law Journal®, “Cannabis Law Trailblazers,” ALM
This program recognizes professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancements in their sector. Nomination requirements have included: information about legal background and experience, and why the nominee is a trailblazer. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Attorney of the Year,” 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®, “Distinguished Leaders,” ALM
This program recognized lawyers in varying stages of their careers who demonstrated clear leadership skills-as lawyers, managers, scholars, and members of the professional community. Nominations were submitted.

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,” “Jersey Dealmakers of the Year,” ALM
Dealmakers (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®, “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)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “New Leaders of the Bar” formerly known as “40 Under 40,” ALM
This annual program recognizes New Jersey attorneys under the age of forty who bring both notable achievements and outstanding potential to the table. Nomination requirements have included: information about legal background and experience, publications/articles and speaking engagements, leadership/community service, and pro bono legal service. An independent panel of judges, which changes every year, reviews each submission in detail. (For additional information, click here)

New Jersey Law Journal®, “New Jersey Trailblazers,” ALM
This program recognizes legal professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancements in their sector. Nomination requirements have included: information about legal background and experience, and why the nominee is a trailblazer.

New Jersey Law Journal®, “Top Women in Law,” ALM
This program, which happens every other year, recognizes New Jersey’s female attorneys for their professional accomplishments. Nomination requirements have included: information about legal background and experience, significant professional accomplishments, publications/articles and speaking engagements, professional affiliations, and other honors, among others.

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®, “Leaders in Law,” BridgeTower Media
This annual program recognizes legal professionals – lawyers and general counsel who work in New Jersey – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding. 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 accomplishments, community service/pro bono work, a short bio that includes education, certifications, bar admissions, and previous awards/honors, among others. (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®, “Law Power 50,” BridgeTower Media
The editorial staff of NJBIZ selects an annual list of 50 New Jersey attorneys 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, “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 Deal, “Bankruptcy Law Firms Power Rankings”
The Deal’s Bankruptcy League Tables are comprised of advisory assignments on business petitions with liabilities of at least $25 million, filed in U.S. courts, in a rolling 12 months. In the event of a tie, the final ranking is determined by alphabetical order.

The National Law Review, Go-To Thought Leader Awards

Who’s Who Legal®, Law Business Research Limited