Rising Star: Latham's J. Scott Ballenger

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 2:46 PM EST) -- While there's no surefire way to ensure the U.S. Supreme Court will take on your case, the odds go up if your petition for certiorari is crafted by Latham & Watkins LLP's J. Scott Ballenger, making him one of Law360's five appellate lawyers under 40 to watch.

Although the high court accepts only about 1 percent of the petitions it receives, over the past five years it has granted 10 petitions — more than half — written by Ballenger, a 39-year-old partner in Latham's Washington office....
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