Legal Media Group has officially launched the 2020 LMG Life Sciences research cycle covering the United States and Canadian markets. The online firm survey portal is now active, and the research team will soon begin accepting requests for partner interviews.

Below are some useful tips and FAQs related to this year’s research:

How can I fill out the firm questionnaire and where do I submit?

The firm questionnaire template can be downloaded here. Once completed, the questionnaire can be submitted through the SurveyGizmo portal.


Why is it important for firms to participate each year?

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 active.

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.


Is there a fee to pay or cost to participate in your research?

None at all.

Which jurisdictions are included in the research this year?

This year's research cycle will be focused on life sciences markets in the United States and Canada. Research for the LMG Life Sciences Europe Awards began in late 2019, but is not connected with this research launch. For questions about Europe research, contact awards researcher


When is the questionnaire due?

Firm questionnaires are due on June 1, 2020.


When do you start your interviews?

The research team will begin taking interview requests as soon as research launches on March 25, and can be scheduled for a time slot in May or June 2020. If your firm prefers to select interviewees internally, please notify before April 21, otherwise researchers may begin contacting individuals directly. Upon notification we will then coordinate through the main firm contact, instead of reaching out to your partners directly via the upcoming interview request email campaign.

Due to the volume of firms we interact with, we can allow up to 4 partner interviews maximum.


When and where will you publish the 2020 firm rankings and other results?

Results from the 2020 research cycle will be published online and in the print guide in late September to early October.


Can you briefly explain the research process?

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 firm questionnaires and publicly available information. Please read more about our methodology here.