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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 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.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Jacqueline Seidel

    King & Spalding’s Jacqueline Seidel is skilled at guiding clients through resolving complex litigation, such as representing Toyota in unintended acceleration cases, landing her on Law360’s list of one of five product liability attorneys under 40 recognized as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2018

    Rising Star: Wigdor's Michael Willemin

    Wigdor LLP’s Michael Willemin has helped workers for such titans of finance and media as JPMorgan Chase and Fox News bring suits to right alleged workplace wrongs in his young career, earning him a spot as one of five employment law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Crowell & Moring's Kate Growley

    Kate Growley of Crowell & Moring LLP has successfully defended the former warden of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center at the U.S. Supreme Court over detainee abuse allegations and has counseled various government contractors on security issues, earning her a spot among the five cybersecurity and privacy attorneys under the age of 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Felicia Davis

    Paul Hastings partner Felicia A. Davis helped narrow a suit accusing Google Inc. of underpaying women in California and beat back a sweeping Fair Credit Reporting Act class action brought on behalf of roughly 20,000 Disneyland job applicants, securing herself a place among five employment attorneys honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's Christian Davis

    Christian Davis of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP co-led its Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States practice before making partner and has continued dominating with achievements like helping International Data Group score clearance for its 2017 sale, becoming one of five international trade attorneys under 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Jenna C. Bigornia

    Holland & Knight LLP partner Jenna C. Bigornia has spent her career advising clients on health care compliance issues, including helping close Express Scripts Holding Co.’s recent $3.6 billion purchase of eviCore, earning her a spot as one of five health care attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Kelley Drye's William Petit

    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP partner William C. Petit has scored wins for the likes of Union Pacific Railroad in complex environmental litigation and served as go-to counsel to clients on environmental permitting and compliance matters, making him one of four environmental attorneys under 40 named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Arnold & Porter's Sonia Tabriz

    Arnold & Porter associate Sonia Tabriz has balanced successful trial defenses of clients such as Johnson Controls with pro bono work, including representing people impacted by the Trump administration's travel ban, earning her a place as one of five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360’s government contracts Rising Stars.

  • August 9, 2018

    Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Anthony Palermo

    Anthony Palermo of Holland & Knight LLP fought off a federal class action against a Florida-based surgery center in the wake of a data breach and provided pro bono legal advice to victims of Hurricane Irma, helping make him one of five consumer protection attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Winston & Strawn's Sean G. Wieber

    Winston & Strawn LLP partner Sean G. Wieber has amassed numerous defense victories in federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases, including wins for companies ranging from Travelers to Edible Arrangements, earning him a spot as one of five consumer protection law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Hunton Andrews Kurth's Brittany Bacon

    Brittany Bacon of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP made partner this year after assisting on Yahoo’s legal response to two massive data breaches as well as more recent breaches at other global companies, earning a spot among five cybersecurity and privacy attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.