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.
  • September 20, 2019

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Courtney Lyons Snyder

    Jones Day partner Courtney Lyons Snyder has been a key part of the firm’s representation of Wells Fargo in litigation over residential mortgage-backed securities and maintains a non-traditional practice working with state attorneys general and government investigations, earning her a spot among five banking attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 20, 2019

    Rising Star: Orrick's Rohit Sachdev

    Rohit Sachdev of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP led a team that helped secure a major development of battery-based energy storage projects in the United Kingdom for a U.K.-based energy provider, earning him a spot among the project finance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 20, 2019

    Rising Star: Pomerantz's Michael Grunfeld

    Pomerantz LLP's Michael Grunfeld has amassed numerous victories on behalf of his investor clients over his career, including paving the way for shareholders to bring class actions over data breaches, earning him a spot as one of six securities attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Richards Layton's Travis Hunter

    Richards Layton & Finger PA partner Travis Hunter played a key role on a multi-firm team that helped a Bristol-Myers Squibb unit defeat a potentially billion-dollar trade secrets claim at trial, landing him a spot as one of five trials attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Paul Hastings' Marisa Sotomayor

    While Marisa A. Sotomayor of Paul Hastings LLP says that any deal she works on, no matter the value, is of equal importance to her, she’s represented some big fish like Bank of America and Wells Fargo as arrangers in $5.1 billion credit facilities to support Bass Pro Shops’ purchase of Cabela’s, earning her a spot as one of five banking law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Naveed Anwar

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Naveed Anwar has assisted on a plethora of major private equity transactions, including last year's complicated tracking stock deal featuring Dell Technologies and Silver Lake Partners, earning him a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Reed Smith's Ben Love

    Reed Smith LLP counsel Ben Love has helped secure key wins for clients in challenging arbitration proceedings, including a $1.3 billion award for East Mediterranean Gas Co., earning him a place as one of five international arbitration attorneys under 40 named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Latham's Chirag Dedania

    Chirag Dedania of Latham & Watkins LLP worked on the Calcasieu Pass LNG facility, which involved a $1.3 billion equity investment and $5.8 billion in construction financing, for his client Venture Global, earning him a spot as one of five project finance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Latham's Sarah A. Tomkowiak

    During a rare securities class action trial earlier this year, Latham & Watkins LLP’s Sarah Tomkowiak helped convince a jury to award minimal damages to investors who had accused Puma Biotechnology Inc. of misrepresenting the results of a clinical trial involving a breast cancer treatment, earning her a spot as one of six securities law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Adam Summers

    Fried Frank partner Adam Summers counseled Goldman Sachs Lending Partners on its nine-figure funding of a blank-check company’s tie-up with Ranpak Corp. and helped guide Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in a $1.15 billion financing for Alliance Laundry Systems, earning a spot among the five banking attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Pillsbury's Stephen Amdur

    From advising U.S. e-cigarette giant Juul Labs on a $12.8 billion investment to steering WestJet's $3.7 billion acquisition by funds affiliated with Onex Corp., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Stephen Amdur has distinguished himself as one of the go-to private equity advisers, earning him a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Maria Julia Milesi

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's Maria Julia Milesi played a leading role in some of her firm's most complex client matters this past year, including 10 investor-state disputes collectively worth more than $3 billion, earning her a spot as one of five international arbitration law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Proskauer's Susan Gutierrez

    Proskauer Rose LLP partner Susan Gutierrez has helped secure several trial victories for Johnson & Johnson over consumer claims about its talc products, landing her among the trials practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as a Rising Star.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Kelann Stirling

    Kelann Stirling of Kirkland & Ellis LLP has advised clients on numerous complex project financings over her career, including on a $1 billion project that is expected to be the largest natural gas-fired electric power plant in the United States, earning her a spot as one of five project finance attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Marjorie P. Duffy

    Jones Day partner Marjorie P. Duffy successfully argued a motion to transfer on only two hours' notice for energy industry supplier Fairmount Santrol in a case relating to a securities class action and reached a settlement after six years of litigation for law and garden supply company Scotts in a $100 million class action over its Morning Song Bird Food, earning her a place among the six securities attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Laura Kathryn O'Boyle

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Laura Kathryn O’Boyle successfully defended Susquehanna Growth Equity against fraud charges related to its sale of an e-commerce payment processing business, helped Merck & Co. beat a shareholder suit, and is representing Marriott International Inc. in a multidistrict litigation related to its November data breach, making her one of five securities attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Latham's J. Cory Tull

    Latham & Watkins LLP's J. Cory Tull guided The Carlyle Group through its multibillion-dollar buyout of StandardAero and inked a deal that put the St. Louis Blues under full local ownership within a week of the hockey team's historic Stanley Cup win, making him one of five private equity attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Hunton Andrews Kurth's James Head

    James Head of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has helped public and private sector clients finance critical infrastructure, including a $1 billion deal privatizing one of the biggest electric utilities in sub-Saharan Africa, earning him a spot as one of five project finance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Cravath's Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea

    Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea of Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP has helped Alliance Laundry Systems LLC secure $1.15 billion in credit facilities and represented Morgan Stanley in arranging $765 million of credit facilities for a private equity firm’s acquisition of The Bay Club, all while leading diversity and inclusion efforts at her firm, earning her a spot as one of five banking attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Kasowitz's Lauren Tabaksblat

    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP's Lauren Tabaksblat co-led a decade-long litigation that vindicated an insurer with a jury verdict totaling nearly $11 million against a defunct hedge fund and related parties over claims they schemed to lower her client's share price, making her one of Law360's 2019 Rising Stars in the trials category.

  • September 17, 2019

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton's Ina Popova

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Ina Popova has secured key wins for clients including Perenco's Ecuador unit and Iraq in investment arbitrations where hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, earning her a place as one of five international arbitration attorneys under 40 named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • September 16, 2019

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Joyce McKinniss

    Jones Day's Joyce McKinniss helped tobacco companies score complete defense verdicts in multiple trials in cases brought by smokers seeking millions of dollars in damages, earning her a spot as one of five trial attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 16, 2019

    Rising Star: Arnold & Porter's Amber Hay

    Arnold & Porter’s Amber Hay has advised on bank mergers like Stifel Financial’s purchase of The Business Bank of St. Louis and provided sharp regulatory and compliance counsel to companies like First Republic Bank, landing her a spot as one of five banking law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 16, 2019

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Daniela Stolman

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's Daniela Stolman has helped clinch numerous major deals for clients over the course of her career, including a recent $1 billion acquisition for Stone Canyon Industries, earning her a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • September 16, 2019

    Rising Star: Arnold & Porter's Mallory Silberman

    Arnold & Porter partner Mallory Silberman has represented Chile in what is believed to be the longest-running investment arbitration ever, along with other governments and investors in some of the world's most high-profile investor-state arbitrations, helping to land her a spot among five international arbitration lawyers under 40 honored by Law360.

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