Lawdragon Insights Guides are the insider’s look at top outside counsel as chosen by the world’s leading in-house lawyers.


Developed by an editorial team with more than 50 years experience in legal research and reporting, we have devised a new approach to tired lawyer directories. After extensive consultation with hundreds of top corporate counsel, we identified the need for a more exclusive guide, which provides more in-depth detail on the strengths and styles of leading outside counsel. 

We will Lawdragon Insights segmented by industry and practice with particular emphasis on areas in which there is increased interest and activity. General counsel have told us that they have plenty of information on existing significant practice leaders, but what they would find of great value is information on such lawyers in emerging practices and jurisdictions. As well, we will pay special attention to younger lawyers, including senior associates to help you uncover the next generation of world-class lawyers.

Our methodology will be the anchor of each guide. Each will be vetted with clients at the top of the relevant practice area to report on trends as well as objective metrics on leading firms. Each guide will be published online at and in print form, distributed to in-house counsel and by subscription. The Insights will offer interviews with leading in-house counsel, as well as Firm Reports analyzing the strengths of individual practices and lawyers.

We will publish the first Lawdragon Insights in Spring 2013. It will be focused on Private Funds. Other upcoming titles include International Arbitration and Data Security and Privacy.

Firms may submit information for consideration to Katrina Dewey at No particular format is necessary. Our analysis of lawyers is based on market knowledge and performance. It is our goal to find and report on the very best lawyers as selected by corporate counsel.