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 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Manatt Phelps' Michael Kolber

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP’s Michael Kolber has successfully defended health care providers against complex class actions, often in uncharted territory based on minute details of the Affordable Care Act, and has used his thorough understanding of the ACA gained as a government attorney to advise clients on transactions and regulatory matters, earning him a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Timothy Loose

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's Timothy Loose has racked up wins defending companies across a wide range of class action cases, including a victory in a case over boat motors made by Yamaha Motor Corp. that was recently upheld in a precedential Ninth Circuit decision, earning him a spot as one of the four class action attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Covington & Burling's Elizabeth Canter

    Covington & Burling LLP partner Elizabeth Canter has had a hand in helping a range of companies navigate the tricky privacy and regulatory issues that are increasingly popping up in major transactions, including Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of video call service Skype, earning her a spot as one of four cybersecurity and privacy practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Ropes & Gray's Amy Roy

    Ropes & Gray LLP counsel Amy Roy has represented some of the country’s largest mutual funds, notably winning cases for the directors and trustees of the Sequoia Fund and Calamos Investment Trust in cases that had the fund industry on the edge of their seats and earned her a spot as one of five securities attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Hogan Lovells' Stacey McEvoy

    Hogan Lovell's Stacey McEvoy has routinely advised many of the largest real estate investment trusts on various transactional matters, and her work steering recent deals north of $1 billion for Duke Realty Corp., Apple Hospitality REIT and American Homes 4 Rent has earned her a spot as one of five real estate practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2017

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Mitch Holzrichter

    Mayer Brown LLP's Mitch Holzrichter has played a prominent role in crafting financing deals for several high-profile infrastructure projects, including advising on Puerto Rico’s first-of-its-kind arrangement to privatize its airport and on Texas’ unique procurement for a toll lane project in Houston, earning him a spot as one of five transportation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Kasowitz Benson's Stephen Tountas

    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s Stephen Tountas is unusual among class action attorneys in that he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in securities class actions, securing significant recoveries for shareholders of companies such as Schering-Plough and earning a spot as one of four class action practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Cleary Gottlieb's Colin Lloyd

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Colin Lloyd has worked on mergers for Barclays PLC, has lobbied for major trade groups like the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association on the Dodd-Frank Act and its implementation and has helped players from brokers to tech companies follow the law, making him one of five securities lawyers under 40 named to Law360’s list of Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Justin Bender

    A career spent by Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Justin Bender guiding million- and billion-dollar deals — such as Connecticut-based Starwood Capital Group's $5.37 billion deal to buy more than 23,000 apartments — has earned him a spot as one of five real estate law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: White & Case's Tim Hickman

    Tim Hickman of White & Case LLP knows all about data. From creating consent forms for tech giants to advising companies on the ins and outs of looming EU rules on protecting personal information, his expertise in data compliance and experience working with clients across regions is why he's earned a spot as one of four cybersecurity law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Nossaman's Elizabeth Cousins

    Nossaman LLP's Elizabeth Cousins has worked on numerous high value transportation funding projects over her career, including advising the state of Maryland on a $2 billion light rail line, earning her a spot as one of five transportation law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Alston & Bird's Meaghan Boyd

    Alston & Bird’s Meaghan Boyd has been defending a roster of big-name clients in environmental cases for more than a decade, including Colonial Pipeline Co. in litigation related to nearly 500,000 gallons of total oil that spilled and leaked in various incidents in Alabama last year, earning her a spot among environmental attorneys under 40 being celebrated by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2017

    Rising Star: Hausfeld's Gary Smith

    Hausfeld LLP's Gary Smith has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of clients bringing antitrust cases, including a $61.5 million settlement in a suit alleging Sanofi bundled together vaccines to preserve monopoly power, earning him a spot among the health care law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Phillip Durham

    Holland & Knight LLP's Phillip Durham has advised major aviation finance transactions including a $1.2 billion aircraft securitization for BBAM Aircraft Management LP and a $330 million aircraft engine securitization for GE Capital Aviation Services, earning him a spot as one of five transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Cohen Milstein's S. Douglas Bunch

    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC’s S. Douglas Bunch has worked to expand investor rights by advancing path-breaking legal arguments, recently notching a significant D.C. Circuit ruling limiting safe-harbor protections for forward-looking statements, earning him a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Navi Dhillon

    Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Navi Dhillon has blazed a trail in the environmental law field through matters ranging from the defense of a commuter bus program in San Francisco to fighting off claims that certain cosmetics cause cancer — earning him a spot as one of three environmental law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton's Jim Pastore

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Jim Pastore has harnessed an early love of technology to build a career that includes accomplishments such as helping to prosecute hackers wielding malware that threatened to break the internet and steering Home Depot through the aftermath of a massive data breach, earning him a spot as one of four cybersecurity and privacy practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibbs Law Group's David Stein

    Gibbs Law Group’s David Stein has developed a reputation as one of the best consumer advocates around, and his tenacious litigation on behalf of the residents of Guam helped earned him a spot as one of four class action practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Heather Richardson

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Heather Richardson has guided Aetna Inc. and other companies through massive victories, including winning the insurer nearly $40 million in a fraud case against surgery centers, making her one of five health care law attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2017

    Rising Star: Shearman & Sterling's Kris Ferranti

    Shearman & Sterling LLP's Kris Ferranti has helped counsel foreign and domestic real estate investors and developers on some of their biggest and most complex projects and transactions, including Olayan America’s purchase of a trophy office tower in Manhattan, earning him a spot as one of five real estate attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 28, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's DJ Moore

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s Duncan Joseph “DJ” Moore has had a hand in several recent high profile environmental matters in California, from shepherding a desalination plant in San Diego through the approval process to working on a team bringing the Los Angeles Football Club’s 22,000-seat stadium to fruition — earning him a spot as one of three environmental law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 28, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibbs Law Group's Andre Mura

    Andre Mura of Gibbs Law Group LLP knows there’s a push and pull between technological advancement and privacy, and in battling for the rights of consumers in fights with tech companies like Vizio and Lenovo, Mura has earned a spot as one of the top cybersecurity and privacy practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 28, 2017

    Rising Star: Weil's David Singh

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s David Singh has secured victories for companies including Exxon Mobil and Apple in challenging and high-profile class action cases, earning him a spot as one of four class action practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 28, 2017

    Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's William Monahan

    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP litigation partner Bill Monahan is game for any challenge no matter how big, and his role as one of the lead lawyers defending Volkswagen AG against complex multidistrict litigation over its diesel emissions cheating scandal — for which there really was no template — has earned him a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 28, 2017

    Rising Star: Skadden's Robert Fumerton

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s Robert A. Fumerton delivered the closing arguments in the first case over residential mortgage-backed securities to go to trial, making him one of five securities attorneys under 40 to be honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.