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 15, 2021

    Rising Star: DLA Piper's Scott Wilson

    DLA Piper partner Scott Wilson has played a lead role in counseling prominent companies ensnared in federal and state regulatory matters, experience that helped spark a recent effort to launch a state attorney general practice, earning him a spot among the compliance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 15, 2021

    Rising Star: Covington's Ranga Sudarshan

    Ranga Sudarshan of Covington & Burling LLP advises clients on a range of cases involving off-the-road tires, bedsheet linens, smartphones and fiber optic cables, and he recently helped an Israeli defense contractor win a $33 million settlement in a patent infringement suit, landing him a spot among the technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 15, 2021

    Rising Star: Feuerstein Kulick's Samantha Gleit

    Samantha Gleit of Feuerstein Kulick LLP has structured long-term loans for some of the biggest players in the cannabis space — including a $300 million loan for pot giant Curaleaf — and pioneered debt financing in an industry on the rise, earning her a spot as one of the top cannabis law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 14, 2021

    Rising Star: Hughes Hubbard's Mike DeBernardis

    Hughes Hubbard LLP's Mike DeBernardis is a budding star in the area of government investigations and compliance, guiding Chinese state-owned enterprises to adopt complex, multipronged compliance programs, landing him a spot as one of the top compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 14, 2021

    Rising Star: Paul Weiss' Meredith Dearborn

    Meredith Dearborn of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP led the legal team that secured the dismissal of a major class action suit against Apple, earning her a spot among the technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Leila George-Wheeler

    Leila George-Wheeler of Holland & Knight LLP has represented health services contractor Comprehensive Health Services Inc. when it was scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Dominica Maritime Registry when it faced an Office of Foreign Assets Control probe. These accomplishments and others have earned her a spot among the compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: Davis Polk's Zachary Zweihorn

    Zachary Zweihorn of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP helped advise Morgan Stanley on its $13 billion acquisition of E-Trade and Charles Schwab in its $26 billion purchase of TD Ameritrade, and helped cryptocurrency trading platforms obtain key regulatory wins, earning him a spot among the fintech practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: Greenspoon Marder's Irina Dashevsky

    Irina Dashevsky of Greenspoon Marder LLP helped her former firm, Locke Lord LLP, launch a cannabis practice and represented would-be dispensary operators suing the state of Illinois over its management of the state's newly legal recreational cannabis industry, earning her a spot among the cannabis law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: O'Melveny & Myers' Tristan Morales

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Tristan Morales has successfully defended American Airlines, United Airlines and other air carriers in multiple class actions concerning pilots' military leaves of absence, earning him a spot among the top transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: Cleary's Macey Levington

    Macey Levington of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP helped advise Owl Rock Capital Partners in the structuring and offering of nearly $2 billion in securitization transactions in 2020, earning him a spot among the structured finance practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 13, 2021

    Rising Star: Latham's Mark Bekheit

    Mark Bekheit of Latham & Watkins has worked on giving strategic advice to technology and life sciences companies amid mergers and acquisitions, investments and other corporate transactions, including the deal in which workplace messaging company Slack was acquired by Salesforce.com Inc. for roughly $27.7 billion, earning him a spot among the technology lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Perkins Coie's Sarah Shtylman

    Perkins Coie LLP's Sarah Shtylman was one of the first female attorneys working in the blockchain space and helped establish the legal foundations of Coinbase, the biggest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, earning her a spot among the fintech law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Davis Polk's Emily Roberts

    Emily Roberts of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP made partner right after advising underwriters related to San Francisco-based Uber's $8.1 billion initial public offering in May 2019, earning her a spot among the technology practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Crowell & Moring's Rebecca Baden Chaney

    Crowell & Moring LLP's Rebecca Baden Chaney secured a big win for auto parts supplier Dana Inc. in a high-stakes product defect trial conducted remotely before a London court, earning her a spot among the top transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Josh Christensen

    Josh Christensen of Paul Hastings LLP has helped guide a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer and a Chilean mining company through the completion of successful monitorships following settlements with U.S. authorities, earning him a spot among the top compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Foley Hoag's Erica Rice

    Erica Rice of Foley Hoag LLP has helped steer several big-dollar acquisitions and other transactions involving multistate cannabis operators through a highly regulated marketplace, including multiple deals for Columbia Care, earning her a spot among the top cannabis law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 12, 2021

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Lindsay O'Neil

    Mayer Brown LLP's Lindsay O'Neil helped longtime client Santander Consumer issue more than $7 billion in auto loan securities in 2020, while also advising Nissan on its securitization program amid pandemic headwinds, landing her a spot as one of three structured finance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Cahill Gordon's Brock Bosson

    Brock Bosson of Cahill Gordon LLP helped usher in a landmark $282 million anti-corruption deal between Walmart and U.S. authorities, one of the achievements that earned him a spot among compliance practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Sara Weed

    Sara Weed of Paul Hastings LLP helped human resources software giant Ceridian roll out a rapid payroll product and helped draft state legislation for client Coinbase around cryptocurrency exchanges' capital requirements, earning her a spot among the fintech practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Stradley Ronon's Anastasia C. Sheffler-Wood

    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP's Anastasia Sheffler-Wood has shepherded some of the biggest transportation companies on the New York Stock Exchange through yearslong, multimillion-dollar acquisitions, including Triumph Group Inc. and PennEngineering as they expanded their portfolios and global reach, earning her a spot as one of the top transportation attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Irell & Manella's Amy Proctor

    Irell & Manella LLP's Amy Proctor helped VLSI Technology LLC secure one of the largest patent infringement wins in history when a jury awarded it a $2.175 billion verdict in Texas federal court, earning her a spot among the technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Cadwalader's Jed Miller

    Jed Miller of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP helped advise Nearwater Capital for the risk-retention financing of more than $3 billion in asset-backed securities and Freddie Mac for over $5 billion of its synthetic mortgage-backed securities, earning him a spot among the structured finance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 09, 2021

    Rising Star: Cooley's Marcelo Pomeranz

    Marcelo Pomeranz of Cooley LLP secured the first patent for a THC-producing plant in the U.S. and broke new ground in pot intellectual property in Europe and Canada, earning him a spot among the cannabis attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 08, 2021

    Rising Star: Keker Van Nest's Matan Shacham

    Matan Shacham of Keker Van Nest & Peters has defended businesses, executives and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation cases across the telecommunications sphere, including Qualcomm in a key antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, earning him a spot among the telecommunications lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 08, 2021

    Rising Star: McDermott's Lisa Mazur

    Lisa Mazur of McDermott Will & Emery LLP has carved a niche for herself as a health care attorney guiding clients operating at the intersection of health and technology, and has counseled hundreds of clients on the development and implementation of telemedicine programs, earning her a spot among the health care practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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