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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.
  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Dechert's Tony Chan

    Dechert LLP partner Tony Chan’s confidence navigating the complex life sciences industry has helped him negotiate partnerships between biotechnology and drug companies that could fundamentally change the way doctors treat diseases like cancer, earning him a spot among Law360’s 2016 Rising Stars.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Debevoise's Shannon Rose Selden

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Shannon Rose Selden has made a name for herself as a go-to litigator for hedge fund and private equity clients, exemplified by her representation of Standard General LP last year in the fund's successful bid for RadioShack as part of the retailer's Chapter 11 case, earning her a spot on Law360’s top four asset management attorneys under 40.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Norton Rose's Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani

    Norton Rose Fulbright partner Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani has climbed her firm’s ranks from receptionist all the way to decorated trial and appellate attorney, earning her a spot on Law360's list of top labor and employment attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Greenberg Traurig's Danielle Gonzalez

    Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder Danielle Gonzalez’s cross-country work has made her an invaluable partner in structuring, financing and navigating real estate deals, including $4 billion in transactions for one client last year, making her one of eight real estate attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Kirkland's David Feirstein

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s David Feirstein has been at the helm of some of the most complex and high-profile public transactions, including Nexstar’s unsolicited takeover campaign for Media General, making him one of Law360’s 2016 top M&A attorneys under 40.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Locke Lord's Martin Jaszczuk

    Martin Jaszczuk's deep knowledge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act helped him win a decisive ruling this year rejecting class certification in a suit accusing AmerisourceBergen units of violating the statute by sending unsolicited faxes, landing the Locke Lord LLP partner on Law360's list of the top three privacy attorneys under 40.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: O'Melveny & Myers' Molly Lens

    Molly Lens helped media giant Fox beat a trademark infringement suit targeting its hit TV series “Empire,” earning the O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner a spot on Law360's list of the top five media and entertainment attorneys under age 40 for the second year in a row.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Labaton Sucharow's Serena Hallowell

    Labaton Sucharow LLP’s Serena Hallowell’s ability to adapt and work quickly — at times rapidly crisscrossing the U.S. and flying to London for depositions — to meet deadlines and secure victories for securities litigation plaintiffs in "rocket docket" cases has earned her a spot among Law360’s class action attorneys under 40.

  • April 4, 2016

    Rising Star: Arnstein & Lehr's Adam Fayne

    Arnstein & Lehr LLP partner Adam S. Fayne’s handling of high-stakes tax matters for individuals and corporations, including a successful case before the U.S. Supreme Court, has landed him a spot among the top tax attorneys under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Crowell & Moring's Gerry Murphy

    A broad breadth of aviation regulatory expertise and experience, demonstrated by his work for clients such as United Airlines Inc. and recognized by his firm with selection as an aviation group co-chair, has earned Crowell & Moring LLP’s Gerry Murphy a position among Law360's top transportation attorneys under 40.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Ogletree Deakins' Elizabeth Falcone

    Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC’s Elizabeth Falcone worked on the contentious discovery and class certification faces in a landmark California Supreme Court decision on meal breaks and notched appellate wins for clients such as Home Depot, making her one of Law360’s 2016 top employment attorneys under 40.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Cowan DeBaets' Eleanor Lackman

    Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP’s Eleanor Lackman represents high-profile clients like Cards Against Humanity, sports teams and film producers, including in a high-profile Second Circuit case that found movie directors can’t hold separate rights to a project, earning her a spot among Law360 Media and Entertainment Rising Stars.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Andrew Chalson

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s Andrew S. Chalson has helped Celgene and other brand-name drugmakers safeguard their main sources of income by besting generic rivals in high-stakes patent fights, placing him among Law360’s top life sciences lawyers under 40.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Paul Weiss’ Salvatore Gogliormella

    Driven to law by a desire to help with affordable housing issues, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP partner Salvatore Gogliormella has worked hard to be at the cutting edge of the property market’s top deals, earning himself a spot among Law360's top real estate attorneys under 40.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Nikolay Mizulin

    Mayer Brown LLP’s Nikolay Mizulin seized the chance provided by Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization to take a role in several early cases representing the country’s government and industries, propelling the Russian native to his place as one of two international trade lawyers under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: BakerHostetler's David Carney

    BakerHostetler's David Carney has shaped privacy law on novel questions through arguments that, for instance, led to a Seventh Circuit decision that spared Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. from its patients' claims related to a 2013 data breach, landing him among Law360's list of top three privacy attorneys under 40. 

  • April 1, 2016

    The 2016 Rising Stars, By Firm

    Law360's Rising Stars recognizes attorneys under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding career accomplishments. This year, Quinn Emanuel led the pack with eight Rising Stars, followed by Gibson Dunn, Kirkland & Ellis and Simpson Thacher with seven Rising Stars each. Baker & Hostetler, Latham & Watkins, King & Spalding and Shearman & Sterling each boast five Rising Stars apiece.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Jonathan Corsico

    Between helping Marriott International fend off a rival bidder for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and guiding a complicated construction company acquisition for Lone Star Funds, Gibson Dunn’s Jonathan Corsico has assisted in billions of dollars worth of deals this past year, making him one of nine attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as rising legal stars in mergers and acquisitions.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Peter H. Gilman

    At only 37, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Peter H. Gilman has already racked up an impressive series of accomplishments in his asset management practice, including the creation of the innovative $12 billion Tactical Opportunities Program for The Blackstone Group, landing him a spot among Law360’s 2016 Rising Stars.

  • April 1, 2016

    Rising Star: Cravath's J. Wesley Earnhardt

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's J. Wesley Earnhardt is only 37 but has already notched a series of high-profile wins in class actions targeting clients like ESPN, Xerox Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., earning him a spot among Law360's 2016 Rising Stars in class action.

  • March 31, 2016

    Rising Star: Liner's Kyndra Casper

    With the lead at her firm in a major client redevelopment in the heart of Hollywood and a growing reputation as an expert in key California environmental regulations, Liner LLP partner Kyndra Joy Casper is one of eight real estate attorneys under 40 this year to be named as a Law360 Rising Star.

  • March 31, 2016

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Kendall Burman

    From guiding the Obama campaign’s use of data, to serving at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the early stages of the Safe Harbor dispute with Europe, to her current role as a privacy counselor at Mayer Brown, Kendall Burman has earned her place on Law360’s list of top privacy attorneys under 40.

  • March 31, 2016

    Rising Star: O'Melveny's Liz Dubeck

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP attorney Liz Dubeck has worked for years behind the scenes on some of the transportation industry’s biggest infrastructure projects, including the upcoming multibillion-dollar redevelopment of the main terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and many others, earning her a spot on Law360’s list of top transportation attorneys under 40.

  • March 31, 2016

    Rising Star: Skadden's Eben Colby

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom attorney Eben Colby has guided client Putnam Investments’ successful defense against complex litigation and regulatory scrutiny flowing from a 2003 trading scandal that roped in some of the mutual funds former employees, earning him recognition as a Law360 Asset Management Rising Star.

  • March 31, 2016

    Rising Star: Fox Rothschild's Colin Dougherty

    With a series of wage-and-hour victories under his belt for major clients like DirecTV Inc., Colin Dougherty of Fox Rothschild LLP has shown he’s a force to be reckoned with in the employment arena, particularly when it comes to worker classification issues, landing him on Law360's 2016 list of top employment attorneys under 40.