Rising Star: Williams & Connolly's Kannon Shanmugam

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- With 11 U.S. Supreme Court cases under his belt and distinction as the youngest head of a major appeals practice in the country, Williams & Connolly LLP’s Kannon Shanmugam has snagged himself a spot as one of Law360’s top five appellate partners under 40.

Shanmugam, 39, joined the firm as partner in 2008 after spending four years in the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office. Before his stint with the government, he worked as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his career in appeals work was...
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