Rising Star: Winston & Strawn's Amanda Sommerfeld

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Winston & Strawn LLP partner Amanda Sommerfeld has secured a series of wins for Black & Decker Corp. and a ruling for SkyWest Airlines Inc. that California meal and rest period laws are preempted by federal airline laws, earning her a place among Law360's 10 employment lawyers under 40 to watch.

The Black & Decker matters handled by Sommerfeld, 39, included a case in which the company won a ruling that home-based employees need not be paid for their commute, and another in which the company...
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