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  • Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Victoria Koob

    Holland & Knight LLP partner Victoria Koob advised Swedish regional airline Braathens in a major restructuring after global travel ground to a halt during the pandemic, earning her a spot among the top transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Fox Rothschild's C.J. Fisher

    Fox Rothschild LLP partner C.J. Fisher guided Sports Illustrated, MGM Resorts and Sportradar through a patchwork of local gaming laws in the U.S., Canada and on tribal land as they rolled out industry-leading sports betting operations, earning him a spot among the sports and betting law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Davis Polk's Vanessa Jackson

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's Vanessa Jackson advised Mexico's largest airline in landing critical financing for its recently completed reorganization and represented Philip Morris on a $17 billion bridge facility to fund a planned Swedish acquisition, just two of the achievements that scored her a place among the banking law attorneys under 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Akin Gump's Sara Mischner

    Sara Mischner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP helped represent KKR for a $720 million collateralized loan obligation refinancing as well as HalseyPoint Asset Management LLC for a nearly $506 million CLO transaction, earning her a spot among the structured finance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Covington & Burling's Hannah Lepow

    Hannah Lepow of Covington & Burling LLP helped lead the legal team advising TV broadcast titan Tegna in its $8.6 billion sale to Standard General, landing her a spot among the telecom law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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    Norton Rose Adds Former Ashurst Head For Banking Team

    Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited a former global managing partner at Ashurst to strengthen its banking practice in London.

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    Former Allen & Overy Partner To Set Up Human Rights Firm

    An international arbitration lawyer has left Allen & Overy to set up a boutique law firm that will focus on business and human rights law amid growing demand for specialist advice from corporates and financial institutions.

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    McDermott Adds Health Care Senior Counsel In Miami

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP has added a senior counsel in health care and a former executive within the industry to its Miami shop from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

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    Behind The Jan. 6 Panel, A BigLaw Vet Digs Up The Dirt

    The chief investigative counsel for the House of Representatives select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has carved out an unfortunately in-demand legal niche: Getting to the bottom of violent political unrest in the U.S.

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    Ex-Hogan Lovells Attys On Their New Civil Rights Boutique

    Two former Hogan Lovells attorneys have taken their years of experience at one of the nation’s largest law firms and funneled them into a new boutique focused largely on tackling civil rights issues along with a small commercial litigation caseload. In a recent interview with Law360 Pulse, the pair said the two facets would make for a winning combination.

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    Judges Call For Greater Security Amid Attacks, Threats

    A panel of judges Thursday said there's a growing need to protect judicial officers and their families amid threats and deadly attacks, with one Louisiana federal judge warning that American democracy may deteriorate if judges are afraid to implement the rule of law.

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    Cadwalader Litigator Karen Dyer Dies At 58

    Karen Dyer, a New York litigation partner at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP died Wednesday evening after a battle with brain cancer. She was 58.

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    Steptoe & Johnson Hires ERISA Pro Away From Winstead

    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is continuing its rapid expansion in Texas with the recent hiring in Dallas of a former Winstead PC shareholder specializing in advising clients on employee benefit plans.

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    Holland & Knight Absorbs Pircher Nichols For New LA Office

    Holland & Knight LLP will open a new Los Angeles office by absorbing local real estate shop Pircher Nichols & Meeks LLP, the BigLaw firm announced Thursday.

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    BigLaw's 2022 Associate Raises 'Like Playing Chicken'

    In every previous year that Cravath, Milbank or Davis Polk announced associate raises, the rest of BigLaw fell in line within weeks. This year has been a different story, with a slow trickle of matches drawn out over nearly five months.

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    Rising Star: White & Case's Nicolle Kownacki

    Nicolle Kownacki of White & Case LLP is a veteran of arbitration enforcement battles, having helped Saudi Aramco successfully defend against an $18 billion award and counseling the Indian government on its ongoing bid to block a sprawling, cross-border dispute, earning her a spot among the international arbitration attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Wiley Rein's Brandon J. Moss

    Brandon J. Moss of Wiley Rein LLP has advised clients on fraud investigations and white collar crimes for 11 years, including successfully defending former pharmaceutical executive Timothy Baxter against charges over opioid marketing, earning her a spot among the white collar attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Linda Tieh

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP partner Linda Tieh's work advising on multibillion-dollar funds for companies like Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman and Centerbridge Partners has earned her a spot among the fund formation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's Dustin Guzior

    Dustin Guzior of Sullivan & Cromwell has won hundreds of millions of dollars for underdog clients including BlackBerry and helped secure $185 million for Columbia University, earning him a spot among the technology attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Thompson Hine's Erin Luke

    Erin Luke of Thompson Hine LLP shepherded negotiations over the construction of St. Louis' first soccer stadium through the pandemic and hammered out complex contracts worth more than $1 billion for Cleveland Clinic, landing her a spot among the construction attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Rising Star: Ropes & Gray's Emily Oldshue

    Ropes & Gray LLP partner Emily Oldshue has led a number of major deals for life sciences companies in the last year, including several multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Pfizer, earning her a spot among the life sciences attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's Johanna Dennehy

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP of counsel Johanna Dennehy has played a leading role in The Hartford's COVID-19 widespread business interruption lawsuits, crafting broad strategy and personally securing summary judgments and dismissals, earning her a spot among the insurance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    7 Legal Tech Companies To Watch In 2022

    When asked to identify the most important legal technology companies, 10 experts provided Law360 Pulse with more than 30 names and seven top picks emerged.

  • Paul Hastings Hires M&A Expert For London Office

    Paul Hastings LLP said on Thursday that it has appointed mergers and acquisitions specialist Tom Cartwright as a partner in its London office, as it looks to strengthen its transactions business.

  • Withers Moves Into New Offices In LA, SF And San Diego

    Withers has continued its growth in California, moving into larger spaces in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, a sign of success a mere seven years after first entering the state.

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