Most Powerful Employment Attorneys for 2013

Deadline: Dec. 28, 2012

Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive® are publishing their sixth joint guide to the leading employment lawyers in the United States. Once again, we will be selecting 100 leading corporate employment lawyers, as well as 20 outstanding specialists in Immigration, Employee Benefits and ERISA, and Labor. In addition, we will publish the names of 40 Up and Coming Employment Attorneys, stars who are leading the way for the next generation of great lawyers.

To facilitate a broad range of candidates, we have created the nomination form below. The form can be submitted online or the information can be sent to In considering whether you are qualified for inclusion on this list, there are several characteristics candidates must have:

1)      In practice a minimum of 15 years, and more often, 20.

2)      Partnership in one’s firm, or in rare cases, senior counsel.

3)      Leadership positions in relevant bar organizations.

4)      Outstanding recommendations from clients and peers.

If you do not meet all these criteria, you may still apply. However, we encourage you to include an explanation as to why you do not possess one or more of the characteristics outlined.

We encourage you to use this form in one of three ways. 1) If you are a qualified employment defense attorney, please feel free to nominate yourself or another distinguished lawyer; 2) If you are a non-lawyer human resource professional, you can either a) forward this form to the attorney you believe should be considered and ask him or her to complete and submit the form; or b) complete as much of the form as possible with information about the attorney you would like us to consider and submit it. We will then follow up with the nominee for the additional information.

Results will be featured in an upcoming issue of HRE as well as at in its upcoming Lawdragon Guide to World-Class Lawyers: Employment. Thank you very much for your participation. 

First Name of Nominee:

Last Name of Nominee:

Nominee's Organization:




Law School and Year of Degree:

Relevant bar memberships and positions held:

Areas of expertise:

Most notable achievement(s) and cases handled as an employment and labor lawyer. (We recommend you list between three and five, with dates, and encourage you to cite specific clients if you can.):

Client references. (Please include a minimum of three and include contact information, including contact name if you are comfortable doing so.):

Please name one person other than yourself who you think is deserving of this list and why: