The 2021 40 & Under Hot List survey is now live.

Click here to participate.

Please note: this survey is imperative for your nomination to be considered, and nominees must be of 'Partner' status


Each year, the Benchmark Litigation team sets out to find the best and brightest law firm partners who stand out in their practices throughout the US and in Canada. These select litigators are diverse and enthusiastic, ready to take the reins from previous generations. These young ambitious and accomplished lawyers frequently handle major cases – some of which are high-stakes or precedent-setting. They are able to adapt to rapidly changing times in addition to juggling their flourishing careers and personal lives, and all while staying on top of their industry. These practitioners are among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities in the US & Canada.

To put forth a litigator for this designation, simply nominate the individual under the 'Litigation Star' section of the U.S. research questionnaire. Follow the steps outlined for our main US research, which can be found here.




For more information, please contact 

Research Analyst
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Managing Editor, Michael Rafalowich -


Head of Business Development, Rebecca Synnott-