Rising Star: Cleary Gottlieb's Michael Preston

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT) -- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's Michael Preston helped negotiate a pair of breakthrough deals in 2011 that will bring new power infrastructure to Tanzania and Sierra Leone, accomplishments that earned him a spot among Law360's top five under-40 energy attorneys.

Preston, 36, joined the firm in 2004 and rose to partner last year. Initially a partner in Cleary Gottlieb's London office, he's now based in Hong Kong where he focuses on private equity and mergers and acquisitions with specialties in energy and emerging markets....
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