Research has officially commenced for the 2021 LMG Life Sciences rankings and awards cycle covering the United States and Canada. The research team will now begin accepting firm submissions up to the June 1, 2021 deadline (research form can be downloaded here). As part of the research process, we will also be scheduling partner interviews for market feedback beginning in May.

Be sure to register for this year’s research so you receive any upcoming research announcements.


Please read below 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 2021 firm questionnaire template can be downloaded here. Once completed, the questionnaire can be submitted through the Alchemer 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 research launch is focused on the United States and Canadian life sciences markets. We also now cover the European life sciences market, which is conducted through a separate research period beginning in the Fall. For questions about Europe research, contact awards researcher


When is the questionnaire due?

Firm questionnaires are due on June 1, 2021.


When do you start your interviews?

The research team will begin taking interview requests as soon as research launches on March 24, and can be scheduled for a time slot in May or June. If your firm prefers to select interviewees internally, please notify before April 23, 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 2021 firm rankings and other results?

Firm rankings, attorney rankings and analysis from the 2021 research cycle will be published online in late September. The LMG Life Sciences North America Awards results will also be announced in September.


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.