The Lawdragon Process

The Lawdragon selection process has been created over 35 years of researching and reporting on the legal profession and creating guides to the most effective legal professionals. Our team brings more than 100 years in the lawyer reporting and information business.

The foundation of our selection is in journalism. We research each guide extensively, studying which lawyers and law practices have had significant impact, including an emphasis on recent matters handled. We accept submissions and review them alongside thousands of candidates we identify and consider for each guide. We also work with editorial advisors in each substantive area to develop the focus of the guide and identify qualified talent.

To make a Lawdragon guide, a lawyer will typically have been in practice 10 years. However, 500 Global Cyber Lawyers is among those handful of guides where more junior lawyers are moving to the fore with greater speed and we are eager to identify and recognize the true standouts. Virtually all will be partners in their law practice or hold a designation that indicates the regard of those with whom they practice. Leadership within their practice in a firm and or in relevant bar organizations is considered.

For the Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Cyber Lawyers we are seeking an interdisciplinary group leading the way on the entire legal prism of cyber, privacy and data innovation. While we anticipate many of those recognized will be specialists in cybersecurity – protection as well as incident response – we are seeking as well those who advise on compliance with the global mesh of regulations; litigate over threats, investigations, enforcement and insurance coverage; and lead data-driven transactions. Cyber law often necessarily crosses borders, and we are equally interested in lawyers operating both in dedicated jurisdictions as well as internationally. We are also seeking advisors and advocates for consumer protection in the cyber sphere.

This is the inaugural version of this guide; in our experience, the guide will come to be defined as much by submissions as by any preconceived editorial notions. So we encourage you to help us define this guide with those lawyers around the globe who astound you with their depth of knowledge and range of engagements in the cyber world.

Lawdragon is an advocate for inclusion in the legal profession and searches extensively for female candidates, attorneys of color and others who represent diversity.

Submit your nominations today! Deadline is 3/28/24.

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