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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 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Curtis' Kate Brown De Vejar

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle SC partner Kate Brown de Vejar has steered Turkmenistan through a slew of arbitration cases, fending off a $570 million claim over construction contracts and guiding the country's state-owned gas company in a $1.5 billion dispute with Iran, earning her a spot as one of three international arbitration attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 6, 2018

    Rising Star: Alston & Bird's Russell A. Hilton

    Alston & Bird LLP partner Russell A. Hilton has overseen numerous large-scale hospital transactions throughout his career, including a $710 million deal in January that merged the nonprofit Memorial Health with HCA Healthcare, earning him a spot as one of five health care law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's Stephen Salley

    Stephen Salley of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has advised NorthStar Asset Management in a three-way merger that created one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the country and guided American Express in major co-branded credit card portfolio deals, earning him a spot as one of five banking attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Weil's Stephanie Srulowitz

    Stephanie Srulowitz of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has advised her clients on numerous high-profile deals over the last year, including the closing of American Securities’ eighth private equity fund, securing a spot as one of five asset management law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Orrick's Brian Goldman

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Brian Goldman has secured several headline-grabbing victories on behalf of his clients this year, including a Ninth Circuit decision that found zoning regulations on gun shops legal, earning him a spot as one of five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360’s Appellate Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Blank Rome's Michael A. Iannucci

    Michael A. Iannucci of Blank Rome LLP has spearheaded the successful defense of consumer class actions against several companies, including TGI Friday’s at the New Jersey Supreme Court, earning him a spot as one of six attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360 class action Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Michael Gleason

    Jones Day’s Michael Gleason helped earn a rare decision against a Federal Trade Commission bid to block a hospital merger, and also represented Parker Hannifin as it navigated an antitrust challenge to its $4.3 billion acquisition of a competitor, earning him a spot as an attorney under 40 honored as one of Law360’s competition Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Skadden's Erica Schohn

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP benefits attorney Erica Schohn worked on more than 50 deals worth nearly $100 billion over the past year, her sixth as a partner, earning her a place as one of five benefits lawyers under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 3, 2018

    Rising Star: Davis Polk's Lara Samet Buchwald

    With a keen skill for litigating, Lara Samet Buchwald has quickly become a valuable member of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's team of restructuring professionals and helped large clients battle contentious issues and see their way to successful case resolutions, earning her a spot as one of five bankruptcy practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Elizabeth Khoury Ali

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Elizabeth “Liz” R. Khoury Ali has taken the reins on delicate, hurried and massive transactions far surpassing the $1 billion mark on behalf of some of the world’s largest lenders, including Wells Fargo Bank NA, landing her among the top five banking practitioners under age 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Joy Lam

    Sidley Austin’s Joy Lam helped broker major real estate deals in China, including leading the team that represented China Orient Summit on establishing a $185 million dual-currency fund for investing in U.S. real estate, landing a spot among five asset management attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Blaine Evanson

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP´s Blaine H. Evanson secured an intellectual property win for T-Mobile at the Federal Circuit that invalidated the patents asserted against it by a licensing company and affirmed that the wireless company had not infringed, earning him a spot among the appellate law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Shearman & Sterling's Gillian Emmett Moldowan

    Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Gillian Emmett Moldowan has helped clients navigate the compensation and benefits elements of numerous complex, multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings, including one of the biggest IPOs of last year, making her one of five benefits attorneys under 40 named to Law360's list of Rising Stars.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Cravath's Margaret D'Amico

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP's Margaret D’Amico has represented clients on antitrust matters in a variety of mergers and deals, including her participation in the recently approved Time Warner-AT&T merger, landing her a spot as an antitrust practitioner under age 40 honored as a Law360 Rising Star.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Weil's Eric S. Hochstadt

    Eric S. Hochstadt has spent his career at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP focused on litigating class actions from both sides of the table, most recently swaying a jury to completely reject antitrust allegations against C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., making him one of the few class action attorneys under age 40 given Law360 Rising Star status.

  • August 2, 2018

    Rising Star: Weil's Ryan Preston Dahl

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Ryan Preston Dahl has been a standout attorney at his firm for helping advise specialty retailer Claire’s Stores Inc. during its Chapter 11 restructuring, earning him a spot among five bankruptcy law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Hogan Lovells' Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak

    Hogan Lovells' Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak played a crucial role in winning the temporary restraining order blocking President Donald Trump's second travel ban and defending that victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, making her one of five attorneys under age 40 honored as Law360's Appellate Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Boies Schiller's Leigh Nathanson

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP's Leigh Nathanson has spent the better part of her eight years with the firm defending Barclays in dozens of lawsuits over the bank’s alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, earning her a spot as one of five banking law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Kasowitz Benson's Uri Itkin

    Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s Uri Itkin has contributed to a number of wins for investors involved in litigation over residential mortgage-backed securities, including a $60 million settlement for a pair of RMBS trusts last July, earning him a spot as one of five asset management practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Latham's Adam Kestenbaum

    Latham & Watkins LLP's Adam Kestenbaum has helped craft the benefits and executive compensation components of major deals, including playing a key role in Morgan Stanley Infrastructure’s acquisition of Delaware Basin oil and gas assets, making him one of five benefits attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Kramer Levin's Anupama Yerramalli

    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP’s Anupama Yerramalli has represented creditors in commercial helicopter operator CHC Group Ltd.'s $2.1 billion restructuring and helped Mazda and Subaru cut through a Gordian knot of legal issues in air bag maker Takata's multibillion-dollar bankruptcy, earning her a spot as one of five bankruptcy attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Lieff Cabraser's Annika K. Martin

    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s Annika K. Martin focuses on fighting for the wronged, with key roles in matters like the Deepwater Horizon litigation and a sexual abuse case against a former University of Southern California gynecologist, earning her a spot as one of six attorneys under 40 honored as a Law360 class action Rising Star.

  • August 1, 2018

    Rising Star: Latham's Chris Campbell

    Latham & Watkins LLP's Chris Campbell has notched important victories for major tech companies — including Toshiba and Oracle — in complex antitrust matters, earning him a spot as one of five competition attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Paul Hughes

    Mayer Brown's Paul Hughes made a splash this Supreme Court term by securing a years-in-the-making opinion that changed the rules for discharging debts and successfully campaigning to rectify a “drastic” Sixth Circuit ruling on malicious-prosecution immunity, earning a spot on Law360's list of Appellate Rising Stars for the second year in a row.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Skadden's Sven Mickisch

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s Sven Mickisch led some of his firm’s most high-profile transactions over the last year, working with big-bank financial technology startup TruSight and representing Vantiv Inc. in its $10 billion fintech acquisition, landing him among the top banking attorneys under 40 honored as Law360’s Rising Stars.