Rising Star: Dewey & LeBoeuf's Philip Abelson

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partner Philip Abelson's work in huge bankruptcy cases such as Los Angeles Dodgers LLC and NewPage Corp., the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, has earned him a place among Law360's five rising bankruptcy stars under 40.

Abelson, 37, didn't spend his childhood dreaming of becoming a bankruptcy attorney, but fell in love with the practice when he joined Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2002, following the landmark Chapter 11 filings of Enron Corp. and Global Crossing Ltd.

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