Chambers USA announces 2020 research schedule, legal directory updates

While tulips, Easter baskets and milder weather herald the arrival of spring to many people, there’s another sure sign of spring for legal marketers and business development professionals: Chambers & Partners activity, including news that the Chambers USA 2019 guide will be published on April 25.

Chambers USA also recently published its 2020 research schedule, and Editor Toby Eccleshall recently shared some important updates.

New Chambers USA nationwide research categories

Chambers & Partners has introduced a number of new sections that will debut in the Chambers USA 2020 Guide, and has started accepting submissions for many existing sections.

New nationwide categories and existing categories that are being opened up for submissions for the first time:

  • Capital Markets: Debt (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019, may be submitted jointly with Capital Markets: Equity or separately)
  • Capital Markets: Equity (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019, may be submitted jointly with Capital Markets: Debt or separately)
  • Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance (submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Legal Process Outsourcing (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Oil & Gas Litigation (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • Product Liability: Consumer Class Action (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Projects: Agency Financing (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Transportation: Road (Automotive) (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics) (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)

New Chambers USA state research categories

There are also a number of new statewide categories for the 2020 Chambers USA guide, as well as statewide categories accepting submissions for the first time:

  • Colorado Banking & Finance (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Colorado Bankruptcy/Restructuring (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Colorado Construction (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • Colorado Environment (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Colorado Insurance (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Colorado Natural Resources & Energy (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Colorado Tax (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Connecticut Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due date unavailable)
  • District of Columbia Antitrust: Litigation Specialists (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Florida Intellectual Property (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Georgia Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (new category, submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Georgia Insurance (new category, submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Georgia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Indiana Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due July 13, 2019)
  • Kansas Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • Louisiana Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Maryland Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Massachusetts Construction (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • Michigan Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Minnesota Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Missouri Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • New Hampshire Healthcare (submissions due date unavailable)
  • New Hampshire Intellectual Property (submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Hampshire Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Jersey Banking & Finance (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Jersey Construction (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Jersey Immigration (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • New Jersey Insurance (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Jersey Tax (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • New Mexico Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • New York (Upstate) Environment (new category, submissions due July 11, 2019)
  • New York Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • New York Real Estate: Litigation (submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • North Carolina Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • North Carolina Energy & Natural Resources (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • North Carolina Insurance (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • North Carolina Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • North Carolina Tax (new category, submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Ohio Insurance (new category, submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Ohio Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Aug. 8, 2019)
  • Ohio Tax (new category, submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Pennsylvania Energy & Natural Resources (new category, submissions due June 13, 2019)
  • Pennsylvania Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Pennsylvania Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)
  • Tennessee White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (new category, submission due date unavailable)
  • Virginia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Washington (state) Banking & Finance (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Washington (state) Construction (submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Washington (state) Healthcare (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Washington (state) Insurance (new category, submissions due Sept. 5, 2019)
  • Washington (state) Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (submissions due Oct. 3, 2019)

New Chambers USA city-specific research categories

Lastly, California and Texas will each see the addition of a few city-specific categories, all of which are due June 13, 2019:

  • California: Sacramento Corporate/M&A
  • California: Sacramento Litigation: General Commercial
  • California: San Diego Corporate/M&A
  • California: San Diego Litigation: General Commercial
  • Texas: Austin Corporate/M&A
  • Texas: Austin Litigation: General Commercial
  • Texas: San Antonio Corporate/M&A
  • Texas, San Antonio Litigation

More information is available on the Chambers USA Submission Updates page. (Note that this blog post has been updated to include some due dates that were unavailable at the time of publication.)

Jennifer King is an Associate Vice President at Infinite Global, based in Chicago. A former legal journalist, she advises clients on successful public relations strategies, including the selection of law firm spokespeople. Jennifer can be reached at jenniferk@infiniteglobal.com. 

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