Rising Star: Shearman & Sterling's Adam Hakki

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Adam Hakki was just 32 when he made partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, and in his short career he's racked up an impressive roster of big clients, including Galleon Management LP, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Countrywide Financial Corp. — feats that have helped win him a place on Law360's list of five securities attorneys under 40 to watch.

Hakki, 38, is quick to share the credit for his unusually quick rise.

“What I attribute my success to, at my age, is that I was...
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