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.
  • April 17, 2015

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Timothy Keeler

    Between counseling top companies on crucial trade negotiations, Mayer Brown LLP partner Timothy Keeler helped lobbyists rein in an Obama administration policy that barred them from serving on trade advisory committees, earning him a place among Law360’s top international trade attorneys under 40.

  • April 17, 2015

    Rising Star: White & Case's Marius Griskonis

    White & Case LLP's Marius Griskonis has won the consistent satisfaction of his clients working on major power projects and deals in the U.S. and abroad, earning him a spot on Law360's list of top project finance lawyers under 40.

  • April 17, 2015

    Rising Star: BuckleySandler's Lauren Randell

    With achievements that include the recent settlement of U.S. officials’ bribery accusations against Noble Corp.’s ex-CEO on the eve of trial, BuckleySandler LLP's Lauren R. Randell has already distinguished herself as one of leading young white collar attorneys and landed among Law360’s list of Rising Stars.

  • April 17, 2015

    Rising Star: Michael Best's Joseph Louis Olson

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Joseph L. Olson has played a key role in altering public-sector collective bargaining in Wisconsin and helped the firm expand its government relations efforts, making him one of Law360’s top employment attorneys under 40.

  • April 17, 2015

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton's Alyona Kucher

    Thanks to her work on a wide swath of real estate projects in Moscow and beyond, including guiding a $1 billion-plus office property acquisition and working on various aspects of a new passenger terminal at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Alyona N. Kucher has been named one of Law360’s top real estate lawyers under 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    Rising Star: Allen & Overy's I. Erwin Dweck

    Allen & Overy LLP partner I. Erwin Dweck has worked on several innovative debt and equity deals coming out of the financial downturn, helping build the firm’s U.S. real estate finance practice into a go-to practice for complex transactions and earning him a spot as one of Law360’s top real estate attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Gregory Lantier

    WilmerHale partner Gregory Lantier has helped secure victories in high-stakes patent litigation for Monsanto Co., Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., Apple Inc. and others while rising quickly through the firm's ranks, earning himself a spot on Law360's list of top intellectual property lawyers under 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Bankruptcy

    Their work in massive corporate restructuring has earned these young lawyers their spots on Law360's list of bankruptcy attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Appellate Law

    Solid track records of appellate victories earned these young lawyers placement on Law360's list of attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Tom Eldert

    Tom Eldert has guided international projects to completion in challenging markets by negotiating with and on behalf of government organizations such as the Overseas Private Development Corp., earning the Mayer Brown LLP partner a spot on Law360’s list of top project finance attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's Maureen Thorson

    From her advocacy for domestic saw blade manufacturers to helping handle all trade litigation and trade policy for one of the United States’ largest steel producers, Wiley Rein LLP partner Maureen Thorson has earned a place as one of Law360’s top international trade attorneys under 40.

  • April 16, 2015

    Rising Star: The CFTC's Rob Schwartz

    In his short time litigating for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rob Schwartz has already scored a string of victories, including a blockbuster win over a Wall Street lobby group’s attempt to vacate the agency’s controversial cross-border swaps rules, earning himself a spot among Law360’s top securities attorneys under 40.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Lieff Cabraser's Roger Heller

    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP partner Roger N. Heller has played a pivotal role in securing a wealth of favorable results for plaintiffs challenging deceptive banking and consumer product practices, including a $203 million reinstated class action penalty against Wells Fargo Bank NA, earning him a place among Law360’s top three consumer protection attorneys under 40.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Shearman's Simon Burrows

    Handling nine deals worth more than £2.3 billion ($3.4 billion) in 2014 alone, Simon Burrows’ knack for deal-making has played a key role in growing Shearman & Sterling LLP’s stand-alone private equity practice, and earned him a spot among Law360’s top private equity attorneys under 40.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Irell & Manella's Lisa Glasser

    Irell & Manella LLP partner Lisa Glasser earned herself a spot on Law360's list of top intellectual property attorneys under the age of 40 by, among other victories, winning a $175 million patent settlement last year for Juniper Networks Inc.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Richards Kibbe & Orbe's Keith Sambur

    In the restructuring of Energy Future Intermediate Holding Co. LLC, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP’s Keith Sambur discovered provisions in an overlooked intercreditor agreement that shifted the way people valued first-lien bonds, fortifying himself as a productive resource for his clients and solidifying his place among Law360's 2015 Rising Stars of bankruptcy.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Latham's Melissa Arbus Sherry

    When Melissa Arbus Sherry returned to Latham & Watkins LLP after five years as an assistant to the solicitor general of the United States, she brought with her the experience of having personally argued 10 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, placing her among Law360’s top appellate attorneys under 40.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Ropes & Gray's Jack Creedon

    Ropes & Gray LLP's Jack Creedon played a vital role in a number of highly complex, top-of-the-market transactions in 2014, including the blockbuster $1.5 billion sale of New York’s 5 Times Square, earning him a spot on Law360’s roster of top real estate attorneys under 40.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's Pablo Bentes

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s Pablo M. Bentes has worked on teams representing the governments of Argentina and China in high-profile trade disputes before the World Trade Organization, making the globe-trotting attorney one of four international trade lawyers under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Chadbourne's Marissa Leigh Alcala

    Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s Marissa Leigh Alcala is known among her peers as being an attorney who can bring direct lenders and private firms together to hash out the details to complete a complex energy project, making her one of Law360’s Rising Stars in the project finance practice.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's Matthew Schwartz

    Matthew Schwartz of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP helped UBS AG escape billions of dollars in potential claims by investors and played a role in convincing separate federal appeals courts to block arbitration proceedings against Goldman Sachs & Co., earning him a spot on Law360’s list of securities Rising Stars.

  • April 14, 2015

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Dorothy Spenner

    Sidley Austin LLP partner Dorothy Spenner has helped steer JPMorgan Chase & Co. through a high-pressure storm of mortgage-backed securities litigation, demonstrating skill beyond her years and earning her a place as one of five securities attorneys under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 14, 2015

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin LLP’s Tacy F. Flint

    Whether writing on behalf of Alice Corp. in a U.S. Supreme Court case over computerized risk management patents, representing politicians and fair-election groups in their support for local control of redistricting, or asking the high court to protect the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause, Tacy F. Flint of Sidley Austin LLP has earned a spot on Law360’s list of top appellate attorneys under 40.

  • April 14, 2015

    Rising Star: MoFo's Purvi Patel

    Morrison & Foerster LLP's Purvi Patel has helped Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Kmart Corp., Target Corp. and other retailers defeat California class actions over the collection of ZIP codes and other customer information and guided Ralphs Grocery Co. to victories in suits over the grocer's club card program, earning her recognition from Law360 as a top retail and e-commerce attorney under 40.

  • April 14, 2015

    The Rising Stars Of Class Actions

    Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in large class actions, the contributions of these young lawyers have earned their placement on Law360's list of attorneys under the age of 40.