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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 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.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Seema Shah

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Seema Shah has led international teams of attorneys in the private fund space, guiding established players like BC Partners in fundraising and investment deals to earn a spot among five asset management attorneys honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Cohen Milstein's Sharon Robertson

    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC's Sharon Robertson has played leading roles on complex multidistrict litigation, including as co-lead counsel for a class that recently inked a $104.75 million settlement over allegations drugmakers delayed the entry of generic versions of the pain patch Lidoderm, earning her a spot among five competition attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Timothy J. Perla

    WilmerHale’s Timothy J. Perla leads the defense efforts on behalf of blood-testing company Theranos Inc. in ongoing investor litigation, earning him a spot as one of six attorneys under 40 selected for Law360’s class action Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Alston & Bird's Emily Seymour Costin

    The success Alston & Bird LLP’s Emily Seymour Costin has had defending her corporate clients in complex employee benefits litigation, including a recent win for four professional basketball teams and the American Basketball Association Players' Retirement Plan, has earned her a spot among the five benefits law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 31, 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Chad Husnick

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Chad J. Husnick has worked on a slew of huge bankruptcy cases on behalf of big-name companies over his career, including his current role guiding Energy Future Holdings Corp. through massive Chapter 11 proceedings, earning him a spot as one of five bankruptcy law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: Covington & Burling's Michael Nonaka

    Covington & Burling LLP’s Michael Nonaka has strutted his stuff as a champion of financial technology, helping firms navigate the legal and regulatory hurdles of the fintech frontier and co-authoring a white paper on blockchain’s cybersecurity implications, earning a spot as one of five banking attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: Akin Gump's James Tysse

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s James Tysse assumed a lead role in the Gun Lake Tribe’s victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in a tribal casino project dispute, making him one of five attorneys under 40 selected for Law360’s Appellate Rising Stars.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: King & Spalding's James Stull

    Leading nearly a dozen Middle Eastern real estate investment trusts in the past 12 months alone, King & Spalding LLP’s James R. Stull has established himself as an authority on the Middle East’s fledgling REIT industry and a leader in fund formation efforts throughout the region, earning a spot among five asset management law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars for the second year in a row.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Ragan Naresh

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Ragan Naresh has guided clients like Charter Communications Inc., Abbott Laboratories Inc. and Syngenta AG through class actions threatening significant liability while developing new law for future cases, earning him a spot as one of six class action attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Melissa Hill

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Melissa D. Hill led the legal team that secured dismissal of Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims that could have cost the New York City Department of Education hundreds of millions of dollars, earning her a spot as one of five benefits attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 30, 2018

    Rising Star: Jones Day's Stacey L. Corr-Irvine

    Jones Day's Stacey L. Corr-Irvine has stood out at her firm for making instrumental contributions in major restructuring cases, including handling day-to-day case management for plastics maker M&G USA Corp., earning her a spot as one of five bankruptcy practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360.

  • July 27, 2018

    Law360 Names Top Attorneys Under 40

    The 168 attorneys selected as Law360's 2018 Rising Stars are lawyers whose accomplishments belie their age. From guiding eye-popping deals to handling bet-the-company litigation, these elite attorneys under 40 are leading the pack.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Laura Fairneny

    Newly minted Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner Laura Fairneny has played a leading role in a number of complicated life sciences litigations, including a $20 million victory for AngioScore in a patent infringement suit, earning her a place among life sciences attorneys under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Pillsbury's Tamara Bruno

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's Tamara Bruno has been climbing her way up the ranks by contributing to several out-of-court successes and working on major liability coverage suits for insurance policyholder clients, including Lion Oil Co. and New York University, earning her a spot among insurance attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Shearman & Sterling's Anna Chung

    Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Anna Chung has handled many high-profile infrastructure projects across the world, including a light rail extension project in the Philippines, earning her a spot as one of the project finance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Tianjing 'Tiana' Zhang

    Tianjing "Tiana" Zhang leads Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s white collar and cross-border litigation practice from her home base in Shanghai. But Zhang is a true international expert, with deep legal experience and training in the U.S. and China, and experience counseling multinationals like Baxter International, Tenneco Inc. and Syngenta, landing her among Law360’s Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Randi Lally

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s Randi Lally has advised on billions of dollars worth of deals for major clients including Permira and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and she made partner a year earlier than normal, earning her a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rising Star: Fried Frank's Mark Hayek

    Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP partner Mark Hayek has steered a bevy of private-equity backed initial public offerings over the past year, including counseling underwriters on Athene Holding Ltd.’s $1.2 billion offering that was the second largest IPO of 2016, earning him spot as one of five capital markets law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.