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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 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.

  • 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.