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 01, 2022

    Rising Stars: Latham's Justin Elliott

    Justin Elliott of Latham & Watkins LLP represented Stonepeak in a $5.65 billion deal for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and helped Oak Hill Advisors acquire a majority stake in a Chicago office tower valued at $1 billion, earning a spot among the real estate practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Zachary Goldman

    WilmerHale partner Zachary Goldman has helped cryptocurrency companies secure regulatory approval to issue new types of assets and guided clients on how to navigate the shifting world of financial technology, earning him a spot as one of the fintech attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 01, 2022

    Rising Star: Latham's Alison Haggerty

    Latham & Watkins LLP capital markets partner Alison Haggerty has steered some of the most intriguing and largest initial public offerings over the last few years, including Rivian Automotive's $11.9 billion IPO in 2021, earning her a spot as one of the capital markets attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: MoFo's Ann Lilienthal

    Ann Lilienthal of Morrison Foerster LLP has taken the lead in high-profile deals, including a team that advised the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. on aspects of $190 million in financing a 12-fiber pair subsea cable system, earning her a spot among the project finance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Jonathan Cooper

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner Jonathan Cooper played a lead role in defending pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts in a breach of contract case and obtaining the dismissal of a $14.8 billion claim, earning him a spot among the health care attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: Winston & Strawn's Bryce Cooper

    Bryce Cooper of Winston & Strawn LLP is the case managing partner representing Abbott Laboratories in multidistrict litigation over the company's preterm infant formula and was on the team that brought the first Monsanto Roundup case to trial, earning him a spot among the product liability law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: Kramer Levin's Seth Niedermayer

    Seth Niedermayer of Kramer Levin has represented the United States' largest owner of experiential real estate in several landmark multibillion-dollar transactions in the past year, earning him a spot among the real estate attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: Skadden's Alec J. Jarvis

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Alec Jarvis has played a lead role in counseling some of the country's prominent companies on the tax aspects of their mergers and acquisitions, earning him a spot among the tax attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: Skadden's Matthew H. Nemeroff

    Matthew H. Nemeroff of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP helped Nasdaq spin off its private market trading platform and guided credit card company Fair Square through its acquisition by Ally Financial, earning him a spot among the fintech practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 30, 2022

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Philip E. Beshara

    Philip Beshara of WilmerHale has successfully defended multibillion-dollar defense contract awards, including engineering company Fluor Corp.'s place on an $82 billion military logistics contract, earning him a spot among the government contract attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Stars: Simpson Thacher's Sophie Staples

    Sophie Staples of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has guided major clients in technology, health care and private equity on tax law implications of business deals, earning her a spot among tax law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Simmons Hanly's Holly Nighbert

    Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC shareholder Holly Nighbert's work on back-to-back trials in the massive opioid litigation, including in federal multidistrict litigation and in a New York state jury trial late last year, has earned her a spot as one of the product liability attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Jacob Harper

    Jacob Harper of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP represented genetic testing company 23andMe as it bought telehealth business Lemonaid Health Inc. in a $400 million cash-and-stock deal, earning him a spot among the health care practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Latham's Kelly Cataldo

    Latham & Watkins partner Kelly Cataldo represented lenders in one of the largest debt financings of a U.S. renewable energy project to date last year, and she worked on financing the largest solar and co-located battery storage project in the U.S., earning her a place among the project finance attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Kimberly McGrath

    Kimberly McGrath of Kirkland & Ellis has advised on multibillion-dollar deals, including private equity firms' purchase of data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne Inc. for about $15 billion, earning her a spot among real estate attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Goodwin Procter's Julia White

    Julia White co-led the Goodwin Procter LLP team advising underwriters Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in DoorDash's $3.4 billion initial public offering and played key roles in trailblazing transactions like the restructuring of PennyMac Financial Services, earning her a spot among the capital markets law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 29, 2022

    Rising Star: Wiley's Gary S. Ward

    Wiley Rein LLP partner Gary S. Ward has always found ways to think outside the box, whether it be in litigating high-cost bid protests, working on cases outside the field of government contracts, or developing a software tool to track information from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, earning him a spot among the government contract attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Fenwick's Jennifer Hitchcock

    Fenwick & West LLP partner Jennifer Hitchcock has helped guide major transactions involving companies across a range of industries such as technology, life sciences and banking, earning her a spot on this year's list of capital markets practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Seeger Weiss' Parvin K. Aminolroaya

    Seeger Weiss LLP's Parvin K. Aminolroaya was appointed co-lead counsel in multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical unit Janssen over its Elmiron bladder cyst medication and helped a veteran win a $55 million verdict against 3M in an MDL over its earplugs, earning her a spot among the product liability attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Greenberg Traurig's Michael H. Davis

    Greenberg Traurig LLP's Michael H. Davis advised Mosaic Real Estate Investors in its $460 million loan to develop the Ritz-Carlton Portland and guided Canyon Real Estate Partners through $400 million in deals, earning a spot among the real estate practitioners honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Emily Kapur

    Emily Kapur of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP helped a cryptocurrency company navigate a yearslong arbitration involving billions of dollars' worth of tokens, earning her a spot among the fintech law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Latham's Matthew Dewitz

    Latham & Watkins LLP partner Matthew Dewitz advised T-Mobile's blockbuster $59 billion merger with Sprint, Endeavor Group Holdings' acquisition of Ultimate Fighting Championship and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in its acquisition by COVID-19 test-maker Quidel, earning him a spot among the tax attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Pillsbury's Matt Carter

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Matt Carter helped successfully defend a challenge to a billion-dollar lease award for a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, convinced the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to order the Air Force to revisit a contractor's proposal, and filed a successful protest from a contractor requiring the Air Force to reconsider its proposal, earning him a spot among the government contract attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Gregory D. Howling

    Gregory D. Howling of Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised a consortium led by global investment firm KKR in the $15 billion acquisition of global data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne, earning him a spot among the project finance practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • June 28, 2022

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Jordan Cohen

    Jordan Cohen of Kirkland & Ellis LLP helped Nordic Capital acquire a health care data software provider for $7.3 billion and advised KKR's majority acquisition of an electronic health record software company, earning him a spot among the health care law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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