Rising Star: Sanford Wittels' Katherine Kimpel

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Katherine Kimpel was less than four years out of law school when she made partner at Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP and served as lead counsel in a blockbuster sex discrimination suit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., achievements that earned her a spot on Law360’s list of five employment lawyers under 40 to watch.

Kimpel, 32, said people sometimes assume a younger lawyer is inexperienced, which can then be turned on an opponent, particularly in a trial context — a move that afforded her an advantage when...
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