Criteria

Eligibility

Anyone can submit an entry, as long as they or the firm/company/team/individual they are entering meet the criteria for the relevant category. For the individual awards, only one entry per firm is allowed and joint entries will not be considered.

For team awards, the entries are required to focus on work on a single deal, dispute or matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Multiple matters will not be considered and will result in those submissions being rejected. For both the team and lawyer awards the matter must be completed at the time of submission and the timescale covered by these awards is from March 2018.

Firms are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. (For example, where a UK and US law firm combined to advise a single client on a transatlantic M&A deal.) In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 

Submission Process

Entries must be submitted using the awards’ online portal. The online forms for each category are divided into sections with strict word limits and instructions outlining the information that is required. While we encourage you to use the online forms, you may upload your entry as an attachment.

However, if you do upload your entry, be sure to follow the same instructions as the online form and meet the required word limit for each section; uploaded files should either be a Microsoft Word document or a PDF, please do not submit videos or slides. Please also include the word count for each section on your document. Entries that exceed the word counts will be disqualified.
 

Advice on How to Put Together a Submission

Your entry should seek to ‘tell the story' of your achievements while also demonstrating how you have excelled against all the criteria. The weakest part of many entries last year was the failure to include clear evidence of achievement or explanation of why the achievement was significant or innovative. For the law firm and law firm manager awards, submissions should demonstrate strength on both sides of the Atlantic across a number of practice areas and that they made particular progress during the awards timescale.
 

Confidentiality

All the information contained in the entries that is marked confidential will remain so, and will not be released without the permission of the entrant. However, please do not submit entries that are entirely confidential. This is because winning entries are written up and published on legalweek.com and other ALM Media titles. This is one of the major benefits of winning an award.
 

Supporting Material

There is a strict limit of one piece of supporting material per entry. It is not obligatory to include supporting material: indeed it could count against you if the material is not pertinent to the entry. If you do include such material (which must be in digital form) please refer to it in your main submission.

Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility
Open to law firms that conduct a significant amount of transatlantic work across a number or practice areas.
 
Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen fields of practice, but that they have also made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.
 
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency & cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.
 
1) Firm profile - provide a brief overview of your firm, including its size, history, number of offices and key practice areas. 150 words.
2) Strategy and milestones - outline your firm’s transatlantic strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to your strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc. 500 words.
3) Employee development and CSR - how is your firm excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR? 150 words.
 

Transatlantic Independent Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility
Open to independent law firms that conduct a significant amount of transatlantic work across a number or practice areas.
 
Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen fields of practice, but that they have also made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.
 
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency & cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Firm profile - provide a brief overview of your firm, including its size, history, number of offices and key practice areas. 150 words.
2) Strategy and milestones - outline your firm’s transatlantic strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to your strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc. 500 words.
3) Employee development and CSR - how is your firm excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR? 150 words.
 

Transatlantic Law Firm Leader of the Year

Eligibility
Open to individuals in leadership positions at law firms that have offices in both the US and Europe. Only one entry per firm is allowed and joint entries will not be considered.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- A commitment to employee development
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community

The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the leader has contributed to the success of his or her law firm.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name, title and law firm
2) Role - describe role, including areas of responsibility. 200 words.
3) Achievements - how has the individual excelled? The submission should provide evidence of leadership skills, strategic vision and troubleshooting plus a commitment to employee development. Be sure to give concrete examples of how the leader helped his/her law firm achieve its strategic objectives. 600 words.
 

Transatlantic Pro Bono and CSR Initiative of the Year

Eligibility
Open to law firms and legal departments that have offices in the US and Europe.

Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for an ambitious transatlantic project or initiative that has effectively delivered its objectives. The entry should describe the project, explain its significance, set out its goals and provide hard evidence that these goals have been achieved, or are being achieved.
 
The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.
 
1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered on time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Transatlantic Dealmaker of the Year

Eligibility
Open to lawyers with a track record of working on transatlantic deals. Only one entry per firm is allowed and joint entries will not be considered.

Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership and project management skills
- Technical expertise
- Innovation
- Client relationship skills

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name, title and firm
2) Role – describe your role and responsibilities. 100 words.
3) Achievements – Outline key deals worked on and provide concrete examples of contribution to their outcomes, covering leadership, project management, technical expertise, innovation and client relationship skills. 600 words.
4) Feedback – Provide evidence of client satisfaction. 100 words.
 

Transatlantic Disputes/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year

Eligibility
Open to disputes and regulatory lawyers with a track record of working on transatlantic cases. Only one entry per firm is allowed and joint entries will not be considered.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership and project management skills
- technical expertise
- innovation
- client relationship skills

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name, title and firm
2) Role - describe role and responsibilities. 100 words.
3) Achievements – Outline key cases worked on and provide concrete examples of contribution to their outcomes, covering leadership, project management, technical expertise, innovation and client relationship skills. 600 words.
4) Feedback – Provide evidence of client satisfaction. 100 words.
 

Transatlantic Legal Department of the Year

Eligibility
Open to in-house legal teams that operate on both sides of the Atlantic.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will expect to see evidence of: 
- Legal expertise and innovation 
- Strategic vision 
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction 
- Employee development 
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Efficiency

The submission should highlight work and initiatives that best exemplify the team's performance across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility (i.e. financial/customer/operational/people), rather than simply evidence of acting on one or more high-profile transactions.
 
The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Department profile - briefly describe your company and outline the areas of responsibility of the legal department. 100 words.
2) Department structure - how many lawyers does the department employ and how is the team structured? 100 words.
3) Achievements - how has your department excelled across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? You should provide evidence of: legal expertise and innovation; strategic vision; teamwork; client satisfaction; employee development; contribution to the success of the business; and efficiency. Be sure to give concrete examples of how you have helped your company achieve its strategic objectives. 500 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words
 

Transatlantic General Counsel of the Year

Eligibility
Open to general counsel or heads of legal with responsibility for overseeing legal teams on both sides of the Atlantic. Only one entry per firm is allowed and joint entries will not be considered.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting and legal skills
- A commitment to employee development
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community

The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the GC has contributed to the success of his or her company across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility (i.e. financial/customer/operational/people), rather than simply evidence of acting on one or more high-profile transactions.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.
1) Name, title and company
2) Role - describe role, including areas of responsibility, reporting line and the size of legal team. 200 words.
3) Achievements – how has the GC excelled in his/her role across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? Evidence should be provided of leadership skills, contribution to the community and/or business life, strategic vision, troubleshooting and legal skills plus a commitment to employee development. Be sure to give concrete examples of the GC helped his/her company achieve its strategic objectives. 500 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within the company. 100 words.
 

Transatlantic M&A Team of the Year (Large Deal)

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic M&A teams. Law firms can only enter one of the M&A categories and are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single M&A deal valued at £1bn or more that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic M&A Team of the Year (Midmarket Deal)

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic M&A teams. Law firms can only enter one of the M&A categories and are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single M&A deal valued at less than £1bn that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Private Equity Team of the Year


Eligibility
Open to transatlantic M&A private equity teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.
 
Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single deal that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Equity Capital Markets Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic equity capital markets teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.
 
Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single deal that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic debt capital markets teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single deal that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Restructuring Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic restructuring teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.
 
Entry criteria
Entries for this Award award should focus on a single matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Matter outline - describe the matter and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the matter? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Finance Team of the Year

Open to transatlantic finance teams operating in areas of finance not covered by the other finance-related categories; including acquisition finance, structured finance, asset finance, bank lending and high yield.
 
Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single deal that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Deal outline - describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the deal? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Litigation Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic litigation teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.
 
Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single case that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit cases where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Case outline - describe the case and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the case? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Arbitration Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic arbitration teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single case that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit cases where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Case outline - describe the case and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the case? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Investigations Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic investigations teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single case that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit cases where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:
1) Case outline - describe the case and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the case? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Tax Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic tax teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Matter outline - describe the matter and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the matter? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic IP Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic IP teams. Law firms are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Matter outline - describe the matter and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the matter? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Private Client Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to transatlantic private client teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Matter outline - describe the matter and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the matter? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.
 

Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to Antitrust teams and lawyers with a track record of working on transatlantic cases. Law firms are restricted to one entry.
 
Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single matter that involved significant lawyering on both sides of the Atlantic. Teams are welcome to submit matters where they worked alongside another law firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic. In such instances, the submitting firm must clarify the roles of the various firm(s) involved. We will then consider the submission for a joint award.
 
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money
 
Please include the following information:
1) Matter outline - describe the matter and why it was important. 150 words.
2) Team’s role - what was your team’s role on the matter? If you worked alongside another firm on the opposite side of the Atlantic, provide details of that team and how you worked together. Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words.
3) Outcomes - provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make? 250 words.