Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Lee Ann Stevenson

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- With her performance defending Verizon Wireless LLC in the World Trade Center cleanup litigation and helping BP PLC manage health claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Lee Ann Stevenson has earned a place on Law360's list of five product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.

Stevenson, 37, said that her practice includes other areas, like intellectual property and bankruptcy, but she was drawn to large mass torts because she liked “being in it for the long haul” and becoming...
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