Rising Star: Williams & Connolly's Kannon Shanmugam

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Like a speeding meteor, Williams & Connolly LLP attorney Kannon K. Shanmugam has shot past career milestones, preparing briefings in a notable McCain-Feingold case while just an associate, becoming the first lawyer in decades to join the firm as a partner and earning a spot on Law360’s list of 10 appellate lawyers under 40 to watch.

Shanmugam, 37, came to Williams & Connolly in 2008 after serving as an assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, a position where he had the opportunity to argue eight times...
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