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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 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Blank Rome's Omid Safa

    Blank Rome LLP partner Omid Safa helped a policyholder client win a sprawling, yearslong fight for asbestos coverage, and has also won a major bad-faith trial to get coverage for underlying claims against a health system, making him one of five insurance attorneys under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Cadwalader's Bonnie A. Neuman

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP partner Bonnie A. Neuman has worked on real estate financing deals involving approximately $15 billion in mortgage and mezzanine loans in recent months, earning her a spot for the third straight year among the real estate law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Pomerantz's Tamar Weinrib

    Tamar Weinrib of Pomerantz LLP has recently played key roles in several important investor suits, including a precedent-setting decision on class certification in the Second Circuit, earning her a spot as one of six securities law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Proskauer's Frank Saviano

    Proskauer Rose LLP partner Frank Saviano is an expert adviser to some of the most prestigious sports and media organizations, working on everything from the multibillion-dollar sale of the Carolina Panthers to brokering digital distribution of live sporting events, earning him a spot as one of four sports attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Ropes & Gray's Garrett Charon

    Ropes & Gray LLP partner Garrett Charon has helped close competitive auctions for billion-dollar transactions during his two years at the firm, including two $1 billion-plus acquisitions for Swiss-based asset management firm Partners Group, earning him a spot as one of five private equity law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Drew Holmes

    Drew Holmes of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has represented major tech giants, from Google to Netflix, in patent infringement suits both in the federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, earning him a spot as one of six intellectual property attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 24, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Justin Stolte

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Justin Stolte recently helped ArcLight Capital Partners LLC close on its $1.12 billion acquisition of Midcoast Operating LP, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Rebecca Fitzpatrick

    Rebecca Fitzpatrick of Kirkland & Ellis LLP spearheaded a new approach for AbbVie Inc. in the third bellwether trial over the company’s testosterone gel product and secured the first complete defense verdict for the company in the massive multidistrict litigation, earning her a spot as one of five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360's trials Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Jenner & Block's Amna Arshad

    Amna Arshad of Jenner & Block LLP is a public policy expert on aviation regulation and litigation, counseling major airlines on high-profile matters including the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback and the U.K.’s Brexit, earning her a spot as one of four transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Phara Guberman

    Phara Guberman of Paul Hastings LLP is representing a former Deutsche Bank trader and an ex-Wilmington Trust Corp. executive in two complex and high-profile criminal cases at once, earning her a place among five attorneys under 40 chosen as Law360's white collar Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Philip Ou

    Philip Ou of Paul Hastings LLP has excelled in a number of high-stakes intellectual property matters related to technology, including the invalidation of eight patents asserted against long-time client HTC Corp. that was later upheld by the Federal Circuit, earning him a place among technology practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Anderson Kill's Carrie Maylor DiCanio

    Anderson Kill PC shareholder Carrie Maylor DiCanio, who views exclusively representing insurance policyholders as a “social good,” recently secured a settlement for an environmental equipment company after its insurer intervened in underlying litigation and fought to recoup its defense costs, helping earn her a spot as one of five insurance attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Gregory Lantier

    Gregory Lantier of WilmerHale has brought in numerous Federal Circuit victories on behalf of clients like Universal Wilde Inc. and Erie Indemnity Company, getting patents they were accused of infringing struck down, and has protected his own clients against similar attacks, earning him a spot as one of six intellectual property attorneys honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Kasowitz Benson's Julia Sanabria

    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP partner Julia Sanabria is helping guide all retail leasing for the landlord at the shopping center in Hudson Yards — the largest private real estate development project in the U.S. — making her one of five real estate attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Kellogg Hansen's Daniel Dorris

    From drafting complaints to managing discovery, Daniel Dorris of Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC was instrumental in every aspect of the litigation that led to the National Credit Union Association recovering more than $5.1 billion in settlements last year over the sale of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities, landing him a spot among five securities law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Saul Mezei

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner Saul Mezei represents major multinationals in high-stakes transfer pricing cases with billions of dollars on the line, including helping Amazon score a blistering win against the Internal Revenue Service, landing him a spot as one of five tax attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Stephanie Berdik

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Stephanie Berdik has handled a multitude of major matters since joining the firm last year, and her expertise in structuring credit funds landed her the lead advisory role on the largest European direct lending fund ever raised, earning her a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 23, 2018

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's David Sweeney

    As an energy-focused transactional attorney, David Sweeney of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has done business in more than 30 countries and has worked on over $60 billion worth of deals, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Cravath's Kara Mungovan

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP partner Kara L. Mungovan has been at the forefront of multiple high-stakes transactions for big-name clients, including Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $123 billion acquisition of SABMiller, earning her a spot as one of five tax attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's David Schnitzer

    In less than five years, David Schnitzer of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has become one of the firm’s top railroad industry attorneys, defending CSX in an attempt to shut down the construction of a major Washington, D.C., railway tunnel, among other cases, earning him a spot among four transportation attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Wilkinson Walsh's Kosta Stojilkovic

    Former federal prosecutor Kosta Stojilkovic, now partner at Wilkinson Walsh & Eskovitz LLP, notched several high-stakes wins in federal and state court, including defending Facebook in a $6 billion trade secrets trial, earning him a spot as an attorney under 40 honored as one of Law360’s trials Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Susman Godfrey's Matthew Berry

    Susman Godfrey LLP partner Matthew Berry has amassed numerous victories on behalf of intellectual property clients over his career, including helping to end a suit claiming Uber built its self-driving car with stolen technology, earning him a spot as one of six intellectual property law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Irell & Manella's Rebecca Carson

    Irell & Manella LLP partner Rebecca Carson played a key role in helping a heart defibrillator producer avert $210 million in damages in patent infringement litigation filed by Koninklijke Philips NV and has significant trial experience, earning her a place among five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360's technology Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Mike Szczurek

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Mike Szczurek has successfully advised clients on a number of complex real estate portfolio transactions, such as Scion Student Communities’ recent set of acquisitions that totaled about $2.7 billion in asset value, securing him a spot as one of six real estate attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 22, 2018

    Rising Star: Hogan Lovells' Mark Brennan

    Hogan Lovells partner Mark Brennan has been deeply involved in shaping how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other key privacy laws are implemented, including advocating for clearer privacy policies at both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, earning him a spot as one of three telecommunications law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.