Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's Sarah Payne

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT) -- With several high-profile notches on her belt, including co-leading the team that represented Skype Technologies SA in its $8.5 billion sale to Microsoft Corp., Sullivan & Cromwell LLP partner Sarah Payne has secured a spot among Law360's list of five attorneys under 40 to watch in the mergers and acquisitions practice.

In her 11-year career, Payne, 36, has been making a name for herself as a top deal maker comfortable with big clients and complicated transactions. Drawn by the fast-paced and interdisciplinary practice of M&A, she...
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