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.
  • March 24, 2010

    Rising Star: Hogan & Hartson's Lauren Colton

    Hogan & Hartson LLP's Lauren Colton once planned to become a doctor, but today she uses her medical knowledge to defend pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies from product liability suits. In fact, she has been so successful — particularly at dismissing cases soon after they arise — that she earned a spot among Law360's 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: Crowell & Moring's Bridget Calhoun

    Crowell & Moring LLP's Bridget E. Calhoun landed a partnership by taking the unique approach of bridging what she saw as a gap in clients' needs in two seemingly disparate areas to form a one-of-a-kind product risk management practice, making her one of Law360's 10 product liability attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Theodore Chandler

    With a special knack for filing effective summary judgment motions, Sidley Austin LLP partner Theodore Chandler has secured key rulings that have helped dismiss or substantially limit patent infringement cases against high-profile clients Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc., earning him a spot on Law360’s list of 10 intellectual property attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: Ogletree's Ron Chapman Jr.

    With clients such as Blockbuster Inc., FedEx Office, The Hertz Corp. and Greyhound Lines Inc., and a record of bringing in $5.3 million in business in 2009, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder Ron Chapman Jr. has earned a spot on Law360's list of 10 rising stars among employment law attorneys under 40.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: White & Case's Peter Carney

    During a watershed antitrust suit against Stolt-Nielsen SA, White & Case LLP's Peter J. Carney derailed the government's case while cross-examining one of its key witnesses, scoring a victory and a spot among the 10 competition lawyers under 40 honored by Law360 as rising legal stars.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: Sullivan & Cromwell's Nicolas Bourtin

    Whether it's putting mob bosses behind bars or navigating major companies through the rough waters of federal investigations, coolness under pressure is one of the qualities that make Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's Nicolas Bourtin one of Law360's 10 under 40 securities attorneys to watch.

  • March 23, 2010

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's Philip Dublin

    At 37 years old, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Philip Dublin has managed to forge a cohesive group out of disparate creditors in the bankruptcy of global chemical maker Chemtura Corp. — just part of the reason he earned a place among Law360's 10 bankruptcy attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • March 22, 2010

    Law360 Names Rising Legal Stars Under 40

    These days, keeping your job at a law firm feels like a victory in and of itself, especially for younger attorneys who have seen their ranks decimated by layoffs and cutbacks. That's what makes the myriad professional accomplishments of the 120 individuals chosen as Law360's Rising Legal Stars all the more impressive.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Sarah Bouchard

    Just months shy of her 40th birthday, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner Sarah Bouchard has developed such a sophistication in litigating whistleblower suits that she has been tapped to lead her firm's Sarbanes-Oxley subpractice, earning a spot as one of Law360's 10 employment attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Erin Bosman

    Morrison & Foerster LLP's Erin Bosman was behind a motion that got litigation over a deadly 2006 plane crash dismissed from a U.S. court, and she currently represents APP Pharmaceuticals LLC in cases over heparin, Aredia and Zometa — two reasons Law360 picked her as one of 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Orrick's Penelope Graboys Blair

    A series of high-profile white collar criminal matters, mutual fund market-timing investigations, stock options backdating cases and financial crisis litigation has brought Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's Penelope Graboys Blair the success that makes her one of Law360's 10 under 40 securities attorneys to watch.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Ashlie Beringer

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Ashlie Beringer's dedication to defending the creative process for media giants as diverse as the Grateful Dead and Carlos Santana or Viacom Inc. and ValueClick Inc. has earned her the distinction of being one of Law360's 10 intellectual property attorneys under 40 to watch.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Cleary Gottlieb's Leah Brannon

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner Leah Brannon's accomplishments include fighting off a major antitrust class action against Otis Elevator Co. and United Technologies Corp. and representing Google Inc. and PeopleSoft Inc. in high-profile mergers, securing her place on Law360's list of 10 antitrust law rising stars under 40.

  • March 22, 2010

    Rising Star: Kramer Levin’s Amy Caton

    Unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. owe thanks to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP partner Amy Caton, 38, for helping secure favorable concessions from the U.S. government in the high-pressure, lightning-fast proceedings — just one of the reasons Law360 has named her one of 10 bankruptcy attorneys under 40 to watch.