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 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Weil's Sachin Kohli

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Sachin Kohli has advised companies in some of the highest-valued mergers and acquisitions of the past few years, including guiding Dow Chemical in its pending $130 billion merger with fellow chemical giant DuPont, earning him a spot as one of five mergers and acquisitions attorneys under the age of 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Gabrielle Levin

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Gabrielle Levin knocked her first-ever jury trial out of the park recently, winning a potentially costly retaliation suit for HSBC and helping earn herself a spot as one of five labor and employment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Matthew M. Roose

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP partner Matthew M. Roose has made a name for himself among corporate restructuring practitioners through his representation of creditors in the bankruptcies of Energy Future Holdings Corp., Forbes Energy Services and Washington Mutual Inc., securing him a spot as one of five bankruptcy law attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Weil's Heather A. Viets

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Heather A. Viets has become a go-to attorney for Barclays PLC and other global financial giants when they enter into complex, multibillion-dollar loans and financing agreements, earning her a spot as one of five banking law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Skadden's Nathan W. Giesselman

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s Nathan W. Giesselman has helped Silicon Valley navigate some of the largest cross-border deals in the world, including recent, groundbreaking deals involving Hewlett Packard and Intel, earning him a spot as one of five tax law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    Rising Star: Covington's Shankar Duraiswamy

    The role of Covington & Burling LLP's Shankar Duraiswamy in defending air bag maker Takata Corp. in high-profile litigation in the wake of the largest public safety recall in U.S. history and regulatory investigations landed him a place among the five product liability attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2017

    The 2017 Rising Stars, By Firm

    Law360's Rising Stars recognizes attorneys under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding career accomplishments. This year, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP led the pack with eight Rising Stars each, followed by Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer Brown LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, which had six apiece. Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP rounded out the group with five Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: O'Melveny's David Almeling

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s David Almeling has published two books on trade secret law, established himself as a leading voice on the practice and successfully headed patent cases representing Google, landing him on Law360's list of intellectual property attorneys under 40 being honored as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Lee Morlock

    Mayer Brown LLP’s Lee Morlock was the lead tax attorney advising Yum! Brands on the tax-free spinoff of its Chinese restaurant business, a novel transaction in China that concurrently had multiple refinancing transactions totaling more than $9 billion, thereby earning him a spot as one of five tax attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Cohen Milstein's Kalpana Kotagal

    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC’s Kalpana Kotagal is dedicated to advocating for equity and diversity in the workplace, including by representing tens of thousands of women who have accused Sterling Jewelers Inc. of widespread gender bias, earning her a spot as one of five employment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Davis Polk's Eli Vonnegut

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Eli Vonnegut has handled a dizzying array of cases in the short span of his restructuring career, from the government’s $185 billion rescue of American International Group Inc. to a string of lightning-fast oil and gas industry turnarounds, earning him a spot as one of five bankruptcy attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Greenberg Traurig's Sean Jessee

    Greenberg Traurig LLP's Sean Jessee has been part of many important wins for his medical device company clients in litigation over alleged defects and injuries, including playing a key role in a $28 million pelvic mesh case for C.R. Bard, earning him a spot among the five product liability attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Debevoise’s Courtney Dankworth

    While still in her early 30s, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Courtney Dankworth helped represent JPMorgan Chase in a historic $25 billion post mortgage-crisis settlement, earning her a spot among Law360’s Rising Stars for banking practitioners under 40.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Jonathan Davis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Jonathan Davis has advised on a series of complex deals totaling roughly $370 billion since becoming a mergers and acquisitions practitioner, including high-profile deals like Mead Johnson’s $17.9 billion acquisition by the U.K.’s Reckitt, earning him a spot among attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Joe Wetzel

    King & Spalding LLP's Joe Wetzel has amassed numerous victories on copyright and music-licensing issues for household brands, including music streaming giant Pandora Media Inc. in a licensing fight with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, earning him a spot as one of four media and entertainment law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 18, 2017

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Rahim Moloo

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Rahim Moloo represents clients in some of the world’s most complex and high-profile cross-border disputes, including when he recently helped WalAm Energy Inc. defeat Kenya’s jurisdictional objections in an arbitration with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line, earning him a spot as one of three international arbitration practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's Meredith Redwine

    From the inception of her career at King & Spalding LLP, Meredith Redwine has played an integral part in a team representing GlaxoSmithKline in scores of cases alleging the company's Paxil antidepressant has caused birth defects and other injuries, landing her a spot among the five product liability practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Jonathan Goldstein

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Jonathan Goldstein has helped guide tens of billions of dollars’ worth of mergers, acquisitions and private investment fund formations, including Microsoft's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn, earning him a spot as one of five tax law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Andy Corkhill

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s Andy Corkhill has worked on some of the largest cases that came out of the 2008 financial crisis, including Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s $2 billion trial against Citibank NA, earning him a spot as one of five banking practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Jenner & Block's Angela Allen

    Jenner & Block LLP’s Angela M. Allen has 10 years of complex bankruptcy litigation under her belt, including representing the examiner in the DACCO Transmission case and serving as lead restructuring attorney for Caesars Entertainment Corp., earning her a spot as one of five bankruptcy law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Barnes & Thornburg's David Pryzbylski

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner David Pryzbylski recently helped a New York company escape a potentially seven-figure collective action with hardly a scratch and got an arbitrator to side with his client in a union spat over contract language, securing him a spot as one of five labor and employment attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Goodwin Procter's Blake Liggio

    Goodwin Procter LLP’s Blake Liggio has steered several multibillion-dollar tie-ups in his young career, including guiding real estate investment trust Monogram Residential Trust Inc. in an newly announced $3 billion sale to a Greystar Real Estate Partners-led fund, earning him a spot as one of five mergers and acquisitions attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Cowan DeBaets' Eleanor M. Lackman

    Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP’s Eleanor M. Lackman secured a copyright win for Jay Z and served as lead counsel in a Second Circuit case that established that directors may not hold separate rights to projects, earning her a spot for the second year among media and entertainment attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 17, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Atif Khawaja

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Atif Khawaja has racked up a number of victories in high-stakes intellectual property disputes while representing companies like Hotels.com and Honeywell International, earning him a spot as one of five IP law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 14, 2017

    Rising Star: Sanford Heisler's Alexandra Harwin

    Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP’s Alexandra Harwin scored a favorable settlement for workers in a gender bias suit against Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG and is currently pursuing high-profile sex discrimination claims on behalf of female attorneys against BigLaw powerhouses Proskauer Rose LLP and Chadbourne & Parke LLP, making her one of five employment attorneys under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.