Legal Media Group has officially launched the 2018 LMG Life Sciences research cycle. The online firm survey portal is now active, and the research team will begin accepting requests for partner interviews.
Below are some useful tips and FAQs related to this year’s research:
The least we expect from firms each year is firm questionnaire and client referees submissions. Regardless of whether your firm is currently ranked or not, it is imperative to submit these each year because everything we publish is subject to change. We believe that annual participation demonstrates that your firm’s life sciences practice is credible and stable.
Furthermore, we may find information in your submission which may positively influence our decision when considering firms for the rankings, IP stars lists and awards.
None at all.
This year, the firm questionnaire will be in a Word document format. Once completed, firms will submit the questionnaire through SurveyMonkey. This change was made based on feedback from last year to ease the information gathering process for firms.
This year's research cycle will be solely focused on the United States life sciences market.
Firm questionnaires are due on May 31, 2018.
The research team is now accepting interview requests from firms. At the start, we will offer the opportunity for firms to internally coordinate which partners to put forward for interviews. Then after a few weeks into research, we will directly contact star partners from firms that have not engaged us with interview requests.
Due to the volume of firms we interact with, we can allow up to 4 partner interviews maximum.
Results from the 2018 research cycle will be published online and in the print guide in late August to early September.
Our methodology for the firm rankings, stars lists and awards is based on a weighted system of peer, client and firm feedback, combined with an independent review of all information obtained including publicly available information. Please read more about our methodology here.