Frequently Asked Questions

Why would the largest law firm in the world want to create a public affairs network?

Dentons wants to put its clients first. That means being able to offer them the very best public affairs expertise anywhere in the world. Dentons cannot do that themselves. No one can. That is why Dentons is establishing Nextlaw Public Affairs Network. It’s the same reason all network members join. So that they can provide clients with the best service available anywhere in the world.

What is the relationship between Nextlaw Public Affairs Network and Dentons?

The Network is a wholly owned, separately operated subsidiary. (See Terms of Use).

What is the relationship between Nextlaw Public Affairs Network and Nextlaw Referral Network?

The two networks share the same platform and technology, and, where and when appropriate, can join forces to provide holistic and integrated solutions.

Can any firm join?

The network serves as a level playing field open to any and all qualified firms, regardless of location or size. Our quality-focused screening process determines whether a firm’s application is accepted.

Is it really free to join?

Yes. With no strings attached.

Can a firm belong to other networks and also belong to this one?


Can a firm quit the network anytime?


If there is more than one firm in a specific region, how will those firms be prioritized in the network?

Other member firms will choose the firm they believe is best for their client, based on their assessment of talent and need. To assist member firms in evaluating one another, a client-based rating and ranking system will be created over time.