Rankings: Rising Stars

Law360’s Rising Stars profiles the top legal talent under 40. The winners are comprised of top litigators and dealmakers practicing at a level usually seen from veteran attorneys. Submissions highlight the winner’s age and reasons why his or her record deserves attention.
  • May 1, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Insurance Law

    Excelling in a wide range of complex insurance issues has earned these young lawyers spots on Law360's list of attorneys under the age of 40.

  • May 1, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Tax Law

    These young lawyers have made their mark representing clients in complex tax cases and earned spots on Law360's list of international trade attorneys under 40.

  • April 29, 2015

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's John Howell

    While some young lawyers spend years developing a niche, Wiley Rein LLP insurer attorney John Howell launched his career by homing in on professional liability coverage disputes and pocketing influential victories for clients of the carrier-side Washington, D.C., firm.

  • April 29, 2015

    Rising Star: Shearman & Sterling's Ethan Harris

    Shearman & Sterling LLP partner Ethan Harris’ technical know-how and steady presence at the negotiating table helped clients like Liberty Global PLC and Marriott International use innovative strategies to ease their tax burdens in transactions ranging from spinoffs to inversions, landing him a spot on Law360’s list of top tax attorneys under 40.

  • April 28, 2015

    The Rising Stars of Intellectual Property

    Meet the up-and-coming superstars of intellectual property law, whose achievements earned them spots on Law360's list of top attorneys under 40.

  • April 28, 2015

    Rising Star: Reed Smith's Mike Shaikh

    The ability of Reed Smith LLP’s Mike Shaikh to come up big for clients in state and local tax controversy matters has earned him a place on Law360's list of top tax lawyers under 40.

  • April 28, 2015

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Rebekah Byers Kcehowski

    Jones Day partner Rebekah Byers Kcehowski helped establish new law in Oregon as part of a metal recycling company’s suit over environmental defense costs and convinced the Ninth Circuit to revive an ambulance company’s bid for coverage stemming from misconduct by an employee, earning her a spot on Law360’s list of insurance Rising Stars.

  • April 27, 2015

    Rising Star: Dickstein Shapiro's Jared Zola

    Combining keen ability with common sense, Dickstein Shapiro LLP partner Jared Zola has helped policy holders fight to secure coverage for issues involving the Mexican government, Superstorm Sandy and wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, earning him a place as one of Law360's top five young insurance attorneys.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of International Trade

    These young lawyers have made their mark representing clients in cross-border disputes and earned spots on Law360's list of international trade attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Real Estate

    Closing major real estate transactions earned these young lawyers their place on Law360's list of top attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of White Collar Law

    The achievements of these young lawyers in white collar cases secured their placement on Law360's list of top attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Life Sciences Law

    Major wins for their clients have earned these young lawyers their reputations as power players in the life sciences practice area — and placement on Law360's list of top attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Hospitality Law

    Closing deals on luxury hotels and major tourism attractions has earned these young lawyers placement on Law360's list of top hospitality attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Employment Law

    These young lawyers are powerhouses of employment law, and each earned a spot on Law360's list of top attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Project Finance

    Steering clients through complex projects has earned each of these young lawyers a place on Law360's list of project finance attorneys under 40.

  • April 27, 2015

    Rising Star: McDermott Will & Emery's Lindsay LaCava

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Lindsay M. LaCava has taken a lead role in state and local tax cases nationwide, including three key wins in litigation in New York, helping vault her to a spot as one of five tax lawyers under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 24, 2015

    Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Mike Carew

    Mike Carew of Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the tax expert that multibillion dollar companies flock to for their most complicated acquisitions and investments, including Burger King Worldwide Inc. for its $11.4 billion tie-up with Tim Hortons Inc. and Bain Capital LLC for a slew of cross-border transactions, landing him on Law360's list of top tax attorneys under 40.

  • April 24, 2015

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton’s Alex Cochran

    At just 35 years old, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Alex Cochran has already been a key player in massive private equity and investment deals that have transformed the insurance and reinsurance space, securing his place among Law360's top five insurance attorneys under 40.

  • April 23, 2015

    Rising Star: Agostino & Associates’ Brian Burton

    Agostino & Associates’ Brian Burton has scored millions in tax relief and eased millions more in penalties in complex and often novel tax controversy disputes involving New York taxpayers, landing him a spot among Law360's top tax attorneys under 40.

  • April 23, 2015

    Rising Star: Sanford Heisler's Felicia Medina

    Just nine years after graduating law school, Felicia Medina is already a managing partner at plaintiffs firm Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP, where she handles a slate of employment-related suits against major companies like Daiichi Sankyo Inc., making her one of Law360’s top employment lawyers under 40.

  • April 23, 2015

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's Ashley Vinson

    From delivering her insurance carrier clients victories in trials stretching as long as six months to focusing on efficiently managing cases for cost-sensitive companies, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Ashley Vinson has earned her place among Law360’s top five insurance attorneys under 40.

  • April 23, 2015

    Rising Star: Greenberg Traurig's Samantha Ahuja

    Greenberg Traurig LLP partner Samantha Ahuja was an integral part of the historic sale of the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel in 2014, the largest single-asset hotel deal ever reached in the U.S., earning her a spot on Law360's list of the three top hospitality lawyers under 40.

  • April 22, 2015

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Brandt Leibe

    King & Spalding LLP's Brandt Leibe helped guide Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. unit to a $2.2 billion settlement of civil, criminal and regulatory investigations of the companies' promotion of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, landing him a spot among Law360's top white collar attorneys under 40.

  • April 22, 2015

    Rising Star: Fisher & Phillips' Matthew Simpson

    Fisher & Phillips LLP partner Matthew Simpson helped a consumer reporting agency defeat attempts to certify a class action in Georgia consisting of thousands of people who had adverse background reports, helping him snag a spot among Law360’s top employment attorneys under 40.

  • April 22, 2015

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Farshad More

    Gibson Dunn partner Farshad More's leadership role in a major development plan for a Los Angeles sports stadium and work crafting the purchase agreement for a cherished San Francisco landmark, among other notable matters, has earned him a spot among Law360’s top hospitality attorneys under 40.