The Deal is proud to announce the nomination period for its “Top Rising Stars” feature, which spotlights exemplary new partners at top U.S. law firms.
Firms should submit up to five outstanding newly named U.S.-based, M&A-focused partners. Individuals should have made partners between March 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021, and shown an ability to navigate complex dealmaking situations.
Please complete the five-minute survey for each nominee here in order to submit nominations.
The deadline to submit is Friday, March 19 (Extended from March 12), at 5 pm ET.
A final list of exemplary new partners will be published in the Dealmaker Quarterly magazine in the spring.
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Top Rising Stars FAQ
What does ‘new,’ ‘M&A-focused’ partners entail?Top Rising Stars will feature recently promoted, M&A-focused partners. This may include new partners focused on private equity transactions and strategic deals, but should not include heavy restructuring or capital markets or debt aspects of a deal. Anti-trust partners may be considered, if they show relevant experience. Does not include lateral hires.
What is the ideal length of response? Nominations should be kept to reasonable length. Open-ended responses should be kept to about 100-words per response.
How will the deal choose honorees?The Deal’s awards research and editorial teams will review submissions and choose honorees. Winners are judged on their professional accomplishments, influence within their specialty and recent deal activity.
How will honoree be recognized? The Deal will feature Top Rising Stars in its upcoming Dealmaker Quarterly digital magazine and accompanying content. For more information, please contact senior business development manager Chris Edouard or Co-Editor Michael Brown.