Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's Brian Heberlig

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Brian Heberlig has won major victories in high-stakes criminal cases, including clearing an ex-Blackwater Worldwide security contractor of manslaughter charges, making him one of Law360's five white collar attorneys under 40 to watch.

Heberlig, 39, argued before a jury for the first time while defending ex-WorldCom Inc. CEO Bernie Ebbers against securities fraud charges in 2005. While Ebbers was convicted of fraud and made Time Magazine's Top 10 CEO Scandals, Heberlig used his experience on the trial to his clients' advantage in...
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