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 11, 2020

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Jonathan Katz

    King & Spalding LLP partner Jonathan Katz has represented owners and developers in massive, complex petrochemical projects across the globe, including a major Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp. project in Alberta, landing him a spot among the attorneys under 40 in the construction field honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Miller & Chevalier's Ann Sultan

    Ann Sultan of Miller & Chevalier Chtd. helped guide telecommunications company VEON through an internal investigation into suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, ultimately resolving the matter with U.S. and Dutch authorities and earning her a spot among the compliance law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Latham's Dean W. Baxtresser

    Dean W. Baxtresser of Latham & Watkins LLP has advised clients on several multibillion-dollar government contracts, including a $10 billion upgrade for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' health records, earning him a spot among the government contract law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Steptoe & Johnson's Peter Denton

    Peter Denton of Steptoe & Johnson LLP has spent his legal career advising major clients in the niche railroad industry, recently guiding one of the world's largest alternative asset managers to acquire a public short line railroad holding company for $8.4 billion, one of the largest railroad industry transactions in recent history, earning him a spot among the transportation practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Skadden's Laura Knoll

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's Laura Knoll guided Array BioPharma in Pfizer's recent $11.4 billion purchase of the pharmaceutical company to complement the pharmaceutical giant's cancer treatment offerings, earning her a spot among the life sciences practitioners under 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: McDermott's Alex Clavero

    Alex Clavero of McDermott Will & Emery has steered investment firm HIG Capital in its $250 million acquisition of BioVectra Inc. and its acquisition of a food product distributor with about $1 billion in annual net sales, earning him a spot among the private equity law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Goodwin's Alessandra Simons

    Goodwin Procter's Alessandra Simons has guided some major tech industry deals, including an $8 billion acquisition by software giant SAP, the $618 million sale of a cybersecurity company, and a majority investment in a digital experience company, earning her a place among the technology law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Ropes & Gray's Zachary Blume

    Ropes & Gray LLP's Zachary Blume has helped clients navigate complex transactions, including Genzyme's $20.1 billion acquisition by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and Wright Medical's $5.4 billion sale to Stryker, earning him a spot among the life sciences attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Boies Schiller's Joshua Riley

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP's Joshua Riley has secured high-profile victories for his technology clients, including Palantir Technologies in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense, earning him a spot among the technology law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Dentons' Rachel Milazzo

    Rachel Milazzo of Dentons represented the Los Angeles Rams against the city of St. Louis over the ownership of the franchise's multimillion-dollar former training facility, earning her a spot among the construction law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Stephanie F. Johnson

    Stephanie F. Johnson of King & Spalding LLP helped notch a precedent-setting defense verdict for a multistate hospital network last year and has negotiated multiple corporate integrity agreements in the health care sector, earning her a place among the compliance lawyers under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Covington's Kayleigh Scalzo

    Kayleigh Scalzo of Covington & Burling LLP has successfully defended companies against bid protests over contracts worth billions of dollars, landing her a place among the government contract attorneys under 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Jameson Rice

    Holland & Knight LLP's Jameson Rice has emerged as an expert in transportation blockchain technology, most recently negotiating a deal between railroad giant CSX Transportation Inc. and IBM and Maersk's massive supply chain platform TradeLens, earning him a spot among the transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2020

    Rising Star: Goodwin's Cammy Contizano

    Cammy Contizano of Goodwin Procter LLP has advised on several multimillion-dollar deals including investment firm DST Global's contribution to Checkout.com's record-breaking $230 million financing round, earning her a spot among the private equity law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Sarah A. Geers

    Jones Day's Sarah A. Geers was part of a team that helped Juno Therapeutics and Sloan Kettering win a more than $1.1 billion final award in a case over a patent for cancer immunotherapy, earning her a spot among the life sciences law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Blank Rome's Luke W. Meier

    Luke W. Meier of Blank Rome LLP has twice helped Global Linguist Solutions convince the U.S. Army to reconsider lucrative translation contracts awarded to the company's rivals, earning him a spot among the government contracts practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Covington's Jennifer Saperstein

    Jennifer Saperstein, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and vice chair of the firm's anti-corruption practice group, advises clients on complex compliance issues and has worked with big names including Anheuser Busch, Atlas Air, Hillrom and the NFL, landing her a spot among the compliance practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Bracewell's Tom Swarbrick

    Tom Swarbrick of Bracewell LLP has trotted the globe in his youthful career to iron out the intricate legal aspects of some of the world's key up-and-coming energy projects, in sectors ranging from oil and natural gas to solar, earning him a spot among the construction practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Debevoise's Uri Herzberg

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's Uri Herzberg has assisted on numerous significant private equity deals since joining the firm in 2007, including multiple recent multibillion-dollar transactions for major private equity clients like Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, earning him a spot as one of five PE attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Hogan Lovells' Hannah Graae

    Hogan Lovells' Hannah Graae has steered automotive clients such as Ford Motor Co. through environmental regulatory hurdles, as well as new rules governing emerging mobility technology and autonomous vehicles, earning her a spot among transportation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 07, 2020

    Rising Star: Baker McKenzie's Lawrence Lee

    Baker McKenzie partner Lawrence Lee helps buy and sell startups, and in the past year he's worked on the Blackstone Group's buy of dating apps Badoo and Bumble and Curbside's sale to Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, earning him a spot among the practitioners in the technology world under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 06, 2020

    Rising Star: Williams & Connolly's Katherine Trefz

    Williams & Connolly partner Katherine (Katie) Trefz was part of the team that represented former Jefferies & Co. bond trader Jesse Litvak on retrial, helping win his acquittal on nine of 10 securities fraud charges and landing a spot as one of five white collar lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 06, 2020

    Rising Star: Skadden's Aryan Moniri

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's Aryan Moniri represented SunEdison in connection with $4 billion in financing over the course of six years and spearheaded multimillion-dollar restructuring and financing projects for Talen Energy, earning him a spot as one of five project finance lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 06, 2020

    Rising Star: Stoel Rives' Kirk Maag

    Kirk Maag of Stoel Rives LLP leverages his first-hand knowledge of the effects policy and law can have on his natural resource industry clients to advocate for their livelihood both in and out of court, earning him a spot among the environmental law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 06, 2020

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Steven Klar

    Steven Klar of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has co-led Blackstone on the fund aspects of multiple high-profile acquisitions, as well as on the establishment of the largest ever U.S. private equity fund, which earned him a spot among the fund formation law practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

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