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.
  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Jenner & Block's Adam Unikowsky

    Jenner & Block LLP’s Adam Unikowsky has argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court during his relatively short legal career, including snagging a victory this spring in a high-profile case over U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement, earning the litigator a spot among the four appellate attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Blank Rome's Justin A. Chiarodo

    Blank Rome LLP’s Justin Chiarodo has achieved wins for prominent clients in billion-dollar government contract bid disputes, such as Oshkosh Defense’s successful defense of a multibillion-dollar tactical vehicles contract, and advised on regulatory matters for high-profile mergers and acquisitions of government contractors, earning him a spot as one of five government contracts attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Jones Day's David Stringer

    Jones Day’s David S. Stringer has been the firm’s lead associate on numerous M&A transactions in the energy space with a special focus on midstream and downstream assets, including helping a major natural gas distributor acquire an interest in a large pipeline system, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Brian Rocca

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Brian Rocca has helped tech giants from Intel to Google deal with antitrust challenges, including leading the litigation team that recently won the dismissal of the Philadelphia Taxi Association's case against Uber, landing him a spot as one of five competition attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Brian Mack

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's Brian Mack has represented top tech companies in some of the biggest disputes over patents covering smartphone designs and more, including winning the reversal of a nearly $400 million judgment against Samsung, earning him a spot as one of five technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Kimberly Branscome

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Kimberly Branscome’s work getting juries to recognize the truth of her corporate clients’ defenses — including winning key bellwether trials for General Motors after it was accused of selling cars with defective ignition switches — landed the trials practitioner a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 24, 2017

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Gretchen Passe Roin

    WilmerHale partner Gretchen Passe Roin's expertise with complex contracts that helped Dwight Asset Management prepare for its sale to Goldman Sachs and her standard-setting advocacy for Davidson Kempner Capital Management before the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission set her apart from other young lawyers and put her among the five asset management attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Vinson & Elkins' Bryan Loocke

    Vinson & Elkins LLP's Bryan Loocke has helped broker a slew of multibillion-dollar deals in the oil patch, including over $5.5 billion in announced or closed deals in 2017 alone, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's Andrew Gass

    A carefully carved niche by Latham & Watkins LLP’s Andrew Gass at the intersection of intellectual property and competition matters in the music industry, and his successes in that sector — such as wins for Live Nation and Ticketmaster in Songkick's ongoing antitrust suit against them — have earned Gass a spot as one of five competition law attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Sidley Austin's Anna Remis

    Sidley Austin LLP's Anna J. Remis has represented a variety of companies in technology-related transactions in her career, including helping PayPal with multiple acquisitions and helping Kroger subsidiary 84.51 Degrees establish a relationship with an advanced market measurement services company, earning her a spot among five technology law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Beasley Allen's Danielle Ward Mason

    Beasley Allen's Danielle Ward Mason has worked as second-in-command of the firm’s juggernaut talc litigation against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc, winning jury verdicts in the tens of millions of dollars for many plaintiffs over the last year and a half and making her one of Law360's five Rising Stars in the trials arena.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's James Stull

    King & Spalding LLP’s James R. Stull has placed his finger on the pulse of Middle Eastern capital markets through work that has included guiding the first publicly listed Saudi Arabian real estate investment trust, earning him a spot as one of five asset management law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Erin Murphy

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Erin Murphy has made a name for herself as a top-tier appellate attorney who's argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court covering matters such as immigration, the First Amendment and the bankruptcy code, earning her a spot as one of four appellate law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 21, 2017

    Rising Star: Wiley Rein's John R. Prairie

    Wiley Rein LLP’s John Prairie has become a go-to attorney for a broad range of federal contractors in high-stakes litigation like Supreme Foodservice’s ongoing $10 billion dispute with the Pentagon, the largest ever case before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, earning him a spot as one of five government contracts attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Jessica Tuchinsky

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Jessica Tuchinsky has cultivated an expertise in helping leading financial institutions finance multibillion-dollar transactions, including Dow Chemical Co.’s $5 billion spinoff in 2015, earning her a spot as one of five banking practitioners under 40 to be honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Jennifer Marines

    Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Jennifer Marines has had a year of high-profile Chapter 11 cases, including helping Maxus Energy Corp. overcome $12 billion in liabilities and preserving 400 jobs with a quick sale in the Sungevity bankruptcy, that have won her a second year as one of the bankruptcy law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Citizens Bank's Joel Barras

    Citizens Bank’s Joel Barras has accumulated many successes in representing major corporations and nonprofit organizations in the employment realm, including helping Verizon work through last year’s strike, earning him a spot as one of five employment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Mitchell Silberberg's Alexandra Meise

    Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP's Alexandra Meise has worked tirelessly to help countries and people in need, with recent examples including her representation of Venezuela as it headed off or minimized multibillion-dollar arbitrations and her representation of Somalia as it secured an initial win in a maritime boundary dispute with Kenya, landing her among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Lauren Fletcher

    WilmerHale’s Lauren Fletcher has had a leading role in a number of high-profile patent cases, including the long-running battle between Apple and Samsung, and secured a number of precedent-setting wins at the Federal Circuit, earning her a spot as one of five IP lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Morrison & Foerster's Lauren C. Bellerjeau

    Morrison & Foerster LLP’s youngest partner, Lauren Bellerjeau, has helped push the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice into the world of real estate investment trust transactions and has taken the lead on major deals including the sale of GE’s commercial real estate unit to Blackstone, earning her a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Arnold & Porter's Angela Vicari

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP partner Angela Vicari has scored key defense wins for clients in the past year, including multiple decisions defeating class certification in cases alleging an Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. unit incorrectly packaged birth control pills, landing her a spot among the five product liability practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 20, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's Brian McManus

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s Brian McManus represents companies and individuals navigating high-stakes tax matters, including when he landed a major victory for Scottish Power in a $4 billion fight with the IRS, earning him a spot as one of five tax practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: O'Melveny's Cassandra Seto

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Cassandra Seto has carved out a name for herself obtaining game-changing wins for high-profile media and entertainment clients, including a precedent-setting victory in December for SiriusXM, earning her a spot as one of four media and entertainment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Caldwell Cassady's Brad Caldwell

    Caldwell Cassady & Curry PC's Brad Caldwell has amassed numerous victories against Apple over his career, including a recent $302 million jury verdict on behalf of Virnetx, earning him a spot as one of five intellectual property law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Natalia Zibibbo

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's Natalia Zibibbo recently secured $386 million for global steel pipe maker Tenaris SA and its subsidiary in arbitrations against Venezuela and landed a $5 billion settlement against Argentina for Spanish oil giant Repsol SA, placing the international arbitration specialist among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.