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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.
  • August 15, 2018

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Sven De Knop

    Sidley Austin’s Sven De Knop has handled complex cases before Europe’s highest court, successfully representing a variety of multinational clients in European trade proceedings, earning him a place as one of five international trade attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 15, 2018

    Rising Star: DLA Piper's Brooke Kim

    DLA Piper partner Brooke Kim has amassed numerous victories on behalf of defendants in product liability cases over her career, including major wins for Bristol-Myers Squibb in suits over its blood thinner Eliquis, earning her a spot as one of five product liability law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 15, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Anita Girdhari

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Anita Girdhari’s experience in moving forward big-ticket transportation infrastructure public-private partnerships has made her a standout young attorney at the firm, earning her a spot as one of four project finance practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Wachtell's Edward J. Lee

    Edward J. Lee of Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz has led a number of clients, including aerospace giant United Technologies, through billion-dollar deals, all while advocating for diversity within the legal industry, earning him a spot as one of six mergers and acquisitions law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Salvi Schostok's Patrick Salvi II

    Patrick Salvi II of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PC helped an injured client restore a $3 million punitive damages award and also helped obtain a record-breaking $148 million personal injury verdict, earning him a spot as one of three personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Katten's Tami Kameda Sims

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP partner Tami Kameda Sims has defended high-profile clients like Michael Jackson’s production company in a royalties suit brought by mega-producer Quincy Jones, and has shown a commitment to pro bono work, earning her a spot as one of five entertainment attorneys under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Isaac Ashkenazi

    Paul Hastings LLP’s Isaac Ashkenazi helped invalidate a key patent for one of the world’s best-selling drugs and is also headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could interpret the America Invents Act’s on-sale bar provision, achievements that earn him a spot as an attorney under 40 honored as a Law360 life sciences Rising Star.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Miller & Chevalier's Richard Mojica

    Miller & Chevalier Chtd. member Richard Mojica has counseled foreign governments and U.S. companies of all sizes on a number of key trade issues, from how to minimize the cost of importing foreign goods to how to navigate the Trump administration’s latest tariffs, helping earn him a spot as one of five international trade law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 14, 2018

    Rising Star: Wilkinson Walsh's Kieran Gostin

    Kieran Gostin of Wilkinson Walsh & Eskovitz LLP played a key role in winning defense verdicts in two major bellwether trials over the blood thinner drug Xarelto and is currently defending Duke Energy in a billion-dollar Clean Water Act case, earning him a place among five product liability attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Panish Shea's Robert Glassman

    Robert Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP was responsible for getting a multimillion-dollar settlement for the parents of a teen with autism who died after being left in a scorching-hot school bus, and was also involved in child safety legislation that resulted from the tragic case, earning him a spot among the attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360’s personal injury Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Fish & Richardson's Joseph Warden

    Joseph B. Warden of Fish & Richardson PC represents Gilead Sciences Inc. in its ongoing infringement suit over hepatitis C drug patents and secured a reversal of a $2.5 billion damages award in the suit — the largest patent damages award in history — earning him a spot as one of five life sciences attorneys under 40 selected as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Davis Wright's Rachel Strom

    Rachel Strom of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has had a hand in high-profile media cases and successfully argued to keep a hearing on President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen’s documents open to the public, earning her a spot as an attorney under 40 named as one of Law360’s media and entertainment Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Jenner & Block's Edward Prokop

    Jenner & Block LLP’s Edward Prokop steered General Dynamics through its $9.7 billion acquisition of information technology government contractor CSRA and advised Snyder’s-Lance on both its multibillion-dollar purchase of Diamond Foods and later the snack food company’s almost $5 billion acquisition by Campbell’s Soup, making him one of six attorneys under 40 selected for Law360’s mergers and acquisitions Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's ​Jeremy Goldkind

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Jeremy Goldkind has had successes defeating utility workers' suits against chemical companies and helping grieving parents make use of an untested anti-terrorism law, making him one of five product liability attorneys honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 13, 2018

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's Laura El-Sabaawi

    Wiley Rein LLP partner Laura El-Sabaawi’s successes in trade remedy proceedings on behalf of SolarWorld Americas, one of which resulted in the Trump administration issuing the first industrywide global safeguard tariff in more than a decade, has helped land her a spot as one of five international trade attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Labaton Sucharow's Corban Rhodes

    Corban Rhodes of Labaton Sucharow LLP has fought Facebook in a landmark challenge to its facial recognition software and worked on the team that brought more than 70 suits on behalf of investors against banking giants like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, making him one of five consumer protection attorneys under 40 selected as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Hogan Lovells' Christopher Moore

    Hogan Lovells’ Christopher Moore has steered clients through an uncertain regulatory landscape in the semiconductor industry and helped Walmart land a majority stake in an Indian e-commerce firm, earning him a spot as one of six attorneys under 40 selected as Law360’s mergers and acquisitions Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Grant & Eisenhofer's Lisa Weinstein

    Lisa Weinstein of Grant & Eisenhofer PA has collected a number of multimillion-dollar settlements in birth injury cases since the start of 2017, earning her a spot as one of three personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Cowan's Scott J. Sholder

    Scott J. Sholder of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP has racked up several important victories, including defending several key claims of copyright infringement, for media clients such as Jay-Z, earning him a spot as a media and entertainment law practitioner under age 40 honored as a Law360 Rising Star.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Latham & Watkins' Brian Cuneo

    Latham & Watkins LLP partner Brian Cuneo backs life sciences companies as they prepare to go public in high-price offerings, including representing Unity Biotechnology in its $85 million initial public offering, earning him a spot as a life sciences attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as a Rising Star.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Yardena Zwang-Weissman

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner Yardena Zwang-Weissman’s work defending Southern California Gas Co. and Sempra Energy following the massive Aliso Canyon gas leak in 2015 helped earn her a spot as one of four environmental lawyers under age 40 selected by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Meena Datta

    Sidley Austin LLP partner Meena Datta has worked on standout matters in the health care field, such as reeling in Fortive’s $2.7 billion purchase of Johnson & Johnson’s medical sterilization unit, and has become an industry authority in guiding crucial regulatory compliance efforts for clients, earning her a spot among five health care law practitioners honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: K&L Gates' Amy Conant Hoang

    K&L Gates LLP associate Amy Conant Hoang recently defended her client's $55 million military services contract from a slew of challengers and helped force the U.S. Department of Education to rethink a $2.8 billion debt-collection deal, earning her a spot as one of five government contracts practitioners under the age of 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Latham & Watkins' Kevin Wheeler

    Latham & Watkins LLP partner Kevin C. Wheeler led a team of attorneys who secured two trial wins within the last two years at the U.S. International Trade Commission for a large provider of ATM machines, earning him a spot among the international trade law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Lockridge Grindal's Kate Baxter-Kauf

    Kate Baxter-Kauf of Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP served as a lead negotiator for the plaintiffs in a novel dispute over the scope of attorney-client privilege in data breach litigation, and represented a swath of financial institutions suing fast food giant Wendy's over a payment card breach, earning her a spot among the five cybersecurity and privacy law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.