Rankings: Rising Stars

Law360’s Rising Stars profiles the top legal talent under 40. The winners are comprised of top litigators and dealmakers practicing at a level usually seen from veteran attorneys. Submissions highlight the winner’s age and reasons why his or her record deserves attention.
  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Vinson & Elkins' Bryan Loocke

    Vinson & Elkins LLP's Bryan Loocke has helped broker a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch, including over $5.5 billion in announced or closed deals in 2017 alone, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's Andrew Gass

    A carefully carved niche by Latham & Watkins LLP’s Andrew Gass at the intersection of intellectual property and competition matters in the music industry, and his successes in that sector — such as wins for Live Nation and Ticketmaster in Songkick's antitrust suit against them — have earned Gass a spot as one of five competition law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Anna Remis

    Sidley Austin LLP's Anna J. Remis has represented a variety of companies in technology-related transactions in her career, including helping PayPal with multiple acquisitions and helping Kroger subsidiary 84.51 Degrees establish a relationship with an advanced market measurement services company, earning her a spot among five technology law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Beasley Allen's Danielle Ward Mason

    Beasley Allen's Danielle Ward Mason has worked as second-in-command of the firm’s juggernaut talc litigation against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc, winning jury verdicts in the tens of millions of dollars for many plaintiffs over the last year and a half and making her one of Law360's five Rising Stars in the trials arena.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's James Stull

    King & Spalding LLP’s James R. Stull has placed his finger on the pulse of Middle Eastern capital markets through work that has included guiding the first publicly listed Saudi Arabian real estate investment trust, earning him a spot as one of five asset management law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Erin Murphy

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Erin Murphy has made a name for herself as a top-tier appellate attorney who's argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court covering matters such as immigration, the First Amendment and the bankruptcy code, earning her a spot as one of four appellate law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's John R. Prairie

    Wiley Rein LLP’s John Prairie has become a go-to attorney for a broad range of federal contractors in high-stakes litigation like Supreme Foodservice’s ongoing $10 billion dispute with the Pentagon, the largest ever case before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, earning him a spot as one of five government contracts attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Jessica Tuchinsky

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Jessica Tuchinsky has cultivated an expertise in helping leading financial institutions finance multibillion-dollar transactions, including Dow Chemical Co.’s $5 billion spinoff in 2015, earning her a spot as one of five banking practitioners under 40 to be honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Jennifer Marines

    Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Jennifer Marines has had a year of high-profile Chapter 11 cases, including helping Maxus Energy Corp. overcome $12 billion in liabilities and preserving 400 jobs with a quick sale in the Sungevity bankruptcy, that have won her a second year as one of the bankruptcy law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Citizens Bank's Joel Barras

    Citizens Bank’s Joel Barras has accumulated many successes in representing major corporations and nonprofit organizations in the employment realm, including helping Verizon work through last year’s strike, earning him a spot as one of five employment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Mitchell Silberberg's Alexandra Meise

    Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP's Alexandra Meise has worked tirelessly to help countries and people in need, with recent examples including her representation of Venezuela as it headed off or minimized multibillion-dollar arbitrations and her representation of Somalia as it secured an initial win in a maritime boundary dispute with Kenya, landing her among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Lauren Fletcher

    WilmerHale’s Lauren Fletcher has had a leading role in a number of high-profile patent cases, including the long-running battle between Apple and Samsung, and secured a number of precedent-setting wins at the Federal Circuit, earning her a spot as one of five IP lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Lauren C. Bellerjeau

    Morrison & Foerster LLP’s youngest partner, Lauren Bellerjeau, has helped push the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice into the world of real estate investment trust transactions and has taken the lead on major deals including the sale of GE’s commercial real estate unit to Blackstone, earning her a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Arnold & Porter's Angela Vicari

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP partner Angela Vicari has scored key defense wins for clients in the past year, including multiple decisions defeating class certification in cases alleging an Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. unit incorrectly packaged birth control pills, landing her a spot among the five product liability practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's Brian McManus

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s Brian McManus represents companies and individuals navigating high-stakes tax matters, including when he landed a major victory for Scottish Power in a $4 billion fight with the IRS, earning him a spot as one of five tax practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: O'Melveny's Cassandra Seto

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Cassandra Seto has carved out a name for herself obtaining game-changing wins for high-profile media and entertainment clients, including a precedent-setting victory in December for SiriusXM, earning her a spot as one of four media and entertainment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Caldwell Cassady's Brad Caldwell

    Caldwell Cassady & Curry PC's Brad Caldwell has amassed numerous victories against Apple over his career, including a recent $302 million jury verdict on behalf of Virnetx, earning him a spot as one of five intellectual property law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Natalia Zibibbo

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's Natalia Zibibbo recently secured $386 million for global steel pipe maker Tenaris SA and its subsidiary in arbitrations against Venezuela and landed a $5 billion settlement against Argentina for Spanish oil giant Repsol SA, placing the international arbitration specialist among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Weil's Sachin Kohli

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Sachin Kohli has advised companies in some of the highest-valued mergers and acquisitions of the past few years, including guiding Dow Chemical in its pending $130 billion merger with fellow chemical giant DuPont, earning him a spot as one of five mergers and acquisitions attorneys under the age of 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Gabrielle Levin

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Gabrielle Levin knocked her first-ever jury trial out of the park recently, winning a potentially costly retaliation suit for HSBC and helping earn herself a spot as one of five labor and employment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Matthew M. Roose

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP partner Matthew M. Roose has made a name for himself among corporate restructuring practitioners through his representation of creditors in the bankruptcies of Energy Future Holdings Corp., Forbes Energy Services and Washington Mutual Inc., securing him a spot as one of five bankruptcy law attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Weil's Heather A. Viets

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Heather A. Viets has become a go-to attorney for Barclays PLC and other global financial giants when they enter into complex, multibillion-dollar loans and financing agreements, earning her a spot as one of five banking law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Skadden's Nathan W. Giesselman

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s Nathan W. Giesselman has helped Silicon Valley navigate some of the largest cross-border deals in the world, including recent, groundbreaking deals involving Hewlett Packard and Intel, earning him a spot as one of five tax law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Covington's Shankar Duraiswamy

    The role of Covington & Burling LLP's Shankar Duraiswamy in defending air bag maker Takata Corp. in high-profile litigation in the wake of the largest public safety recall in U.S. history and regulatory investigations landed him a place among the five product liability attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    The 2017 Rising Stars, By Firm

    Law360's Rising Stars recognizes attorneys under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding career accomplishments. This year, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP led the pack with eight Rising Stars each, followed by Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer Brown LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, which had six apiece. Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP rounded out the group with five Rising Stars.