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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 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.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Katz Marshall's Alexis Ronickher

    Katz Marshall & Banks LLP partner Alexis Ronickher has successfully represented clients in sexual discrimination and harassment cases, including a former congressional staffer who brought allegations against then-Congressman Patrick Meehan, and in whistleblower actions, making her one of five employment attorneys under age 40 honored as a Law360 Rising Star.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Elizabeth Silbert

    King & Spalding LLP partner Elizabeth Silbert has steered major oil companies through investment disputes and other cases against foreign governments, guiding Chevron in a long-running pollution battle with Ecuador and helping ConocoPhillips secure a $337 million deal in an expropriation case against the South American nation, earning her a place as one of three international arbitration attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Butler Rubin's Ursula Taylor

    Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP partner Ursula Taylor has led her firm's push into the health care field, guiding major insurers like the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Premera Blue Cross in high-stakes litigation over industry hot topics like the Affordable Care Act, making her one of five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360's health care Rising Stars.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's Brian Walsh

    Wiley Rein LLP partner Brian Walsh has guided government contractor clients on bid disputes in a broad range of industries, including a long-running fight over a multibillion-dollar defense transportation contract that resulted in a win at the Court of Federal Claims, earning him a spot as one of five government contracts attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 8, 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Alexandra Farmer

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Alexandra Farmer helps clients navigate the environmental components of dozens of deals a year and recently guided The Blackstone Group through the complexities of a joint bid to acquire Midwest power plants for more than $2 billion, earning her a spot as one of four environmental law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: DLA Piper's Evan Parness

    DLA Piper partner Evan Parness has handled a variety of complex employment disputes and counseling matters in his career, including playing a key role on the team that recently won dismissal of a suit alleging NYU discriminated against a former professor, earning him a spot as one of five employment law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: Troutman Sanders' Tim St. George

    Tim St. George of Troutman Sanders LLP spent about six years defending a company against two proposed class actions that involved millions of consumers, billions of dollars and novel legal issues, helping earn the now 35-year-old partner a spot as one of five consumer protection attorneys under 40 honored among Law360’s Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Timothy Loose

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Timothy Loose has helped several companies beat class action claims filed over alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including a unsolicited text suit against Yahoo that carried legal exposure of nearly $500 million, earning him a spot among the five cybersecurity and privacy law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Lee Rovinescu

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP senior associate Lee Rovinescu played a leading role in securing ConocoPhillips' $2.04 billion arbitration award against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, one of the largest known arbitration awards against a foreign entity, landing him a spot as one of three international arbitration practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: Bradley Arant's Travis Lloyd

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partner Travis Lloyd, recently named the firm’s health care practice group leader, has acted as lead regulatory counsel for a variety of transactions in the industry, including the $2.3 billion merger of Surgical Care Affiliates with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, earning him a spot as one of five health care attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Jonathan Phillips

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Jonathan Phillips has translated his experience prosecuting claims of fraud against the government at the U.S. Department of Justice into a successful career defending clients like Microsemi against False Claims Act allegations and related claims, making him one of five attorneys under 40 selected by Law360 as government contracts Rising Stars.

  • August 7, 2018

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Elizabeth Taber

    King & Spalding LLP partner Elizabeth Taber has defended major companies from groundwater contamination lawsuits and other tort claims, including representing Halliburton in litigation that caught the eye of Erin Brockovich, earning her a spot as a one of five environmental attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Pomerantz's Justin S. Nematzadeh

    Integral to achieving a nearly $3 billion settlement with Brazilian oil giant Petrobras earlier this year — the fifth-largest class action settlement in U.S. history — Pomerantz LLP’s Justin S. Nematzadeh has already proven he knows how to secure excellent recoveries for his clients, earning him a spot among five class action law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Weil's Jeff White

    Jeff White of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has helped companies including Walgreens Boots Alliance navigate complicated merger reviews to find solutions that get multibillion-dollar deals through, earning him a spot among five competition attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Covington & Burling's Alexander Berengaut

    Alexander Berengaut of Covington & Burling LLP has represented tech giant Microsoft on critical privacy matters, including before the U.S. Supreme Court and in a challenge to a statute that barred technology companies from telling clients when their information had been subpoenaed, making him one of five attorneys under 40 selected for Law360’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Frankfurt Kurnit's Hannah Taylor

    Hannah Eliza Taylor of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz spent the past year shutting down a Gatorade-bashing advertising campaign by rival Body Armor and helping industry disrupters thredUP, Lidl and Glossier make a splash with their advertising without exposing themselves to unwanted legal risks, earning her a spot as one of five consumer protection attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Greta Williams

    Greta Williams of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP scored back-to-back wins for a Sprint contractor in two New York wage-and-hour suits and played a major role in the investigation of sexual harassment allegations against a Vox Media executive who was ultimately fired, making her one of five employment attorneys under 40 selected by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's Elizabeth Scott

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Elizabeth Scott has demonstrated her knack for defending against False Claims Act suits by helping Trinity Highway Products LLC upend a $663 million judgment on appeal, and has shown a devotion to pro bono work, making her one of five government contracts attorneys under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.