A key member of White & Case LLP's national security and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States practice, Karalyn Mildorf has assisted clients in almost 200 national security-related reviews at the committee, earning her a spot as one of four international trade attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's Timothy Best has deployed scientific savvy to guide major drugmakers through high-stakes patent cases, including a trial that preserved billions of dollars for Depomed Inc. and possibly saved the company, placing him among five life sciences lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Barely over 30, Jones Day's Jason Lissy has found himself playing key roles in two massive insurance litigations in the past year, one regarding MF Global and the other over the destruction of a soon-to-open $760 million power plant, making him one of five insurance lawyers under 40 recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Sidley Austin LLP’s Vijay Sekhon has built a track record of skillfully closing transactions that are noted for both their dollar value and their complexity, including the $2 billion acquisition of Polycom Inc. by affiliates of Siris Capital Group LLC, and he is also a prolific writer and educator in his field, earning him a spot as one of five private equity law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Shearman & Sterling LLP’s Alfred Ng has made a habit of helping clients close financing on challenging and groundbreaking projects, including a $4.3 billion coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, earning him a spot as one of five project finance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Farella Braun & Martel LLP's white collar chair Jessica Nall has gotten executives at Samsung and Hitachi cleared of price-fixing and currently represents individuals in the Yahoo breach investigation, making her one of five white collar attorneys under age 40 chosen as Law360's Rising Stars.
Alston & Bird LLP’s Tara Castillo has used her problem-solving skills to execute complex, structured finance deals and securitizations across many asset classes, helping clients like American Honda Finance Corp. raise $35 billion and earning her a spot as one of five capital markets law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Dentons' Sara Dutschke Setshwaelo has played a prominent role in several high-profile cases on behalf of tribes, including successfully representing a California tribe in a controversial membership dispute, helping her win a place as one of three Native American law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Hogan Lovells partner Adam Bellack, who is co-head of the firm’s life sciences transactions team, has advised Novartis AG, Medigene AG and the company formerly known as Google Life Sciences through multimillion-dollar deals, making him one of five life sciences attorneys recognized by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Scott A. Elengold has become an integral member of Fish & Richardson PC’s standout trade practices, most notably through his litigation of complex and contentious patent disputes on behalf of tech giants like LG Electronics, earning him a spot among the international trade attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Blank Rome LLP’s Jared Zola has racked up another year of successful representation of insurance policyholders, including representing Petroterminal de Panama after a pier collapse and seeking coverage on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth for sex abuse claims, earning him his fourth consecutive year as one of the insurance law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Before he was an attorney, Peter G. Fischer of BakerHostetler worked in hotels and restaurants as a teenager, experience the hospitality industry lawyer has leaned on in make-or-break, high-stakes labor and employment disputes. His wins for hotels from New York City to Florida have kept businesses afloat, and are why he’s one of three hospitality attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Michael Diamant has helped some of the world’s largest companies navigate their way through white collar, compliance and anti-corruption matters, including Brazil’s state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, earning him a spot as one of five white collar law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brian Greene has helped facilitate energy projects ranging from solar developments in California to fossil fuel construction in Latin America, including a complex natural gas power plant and a liquefied natural gas import terminal in Panama, earning him a spot as one of five project finance attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Latham & Watkins LLP’s Alexandra Croswell Kelly has advised numerous big name clients on an array of deals, including ArcLight Capital Partners LLC and BC Partners, and she made partner in 2016 while on maternity leave, earning her a spot as one of five private equity attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s Jason L. Lichtman has made a career out of standing up for the little guy, fighting for Samsung customers plagued by exploding washing machines, British Airways passengers duped by inflated fuel surcharges and more to earn a spot as one of Law360's three consumer protection Rising Stars.
Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Justin Salon has helped build the firm’s corporate finance practice and bolster its presence in Washington, D.C., all while guiding clients like Whole Foods and Inovalon through blockbuster notes offerings and initial public offerings, earning him a spot as one of five capital markets practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s Marissa Ducca has represented Samsung Electronics Co. in high-profile disputes with Apple Inc. over patents covering smartphone features and won the reversal of a $120 million judgment against her client, earning her a spot as one of three telecommunications law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Katie Brossy has worked on some of the biggest Indian water rights deals in history, such as a more than $460 million settlement for the Crow Tribe, earning her a spot as one of three Native American law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Elizabeth Hess has developed a knack for beating back False Claim Act cases targeting drug and device makers, including a billion-dollar whistleblower case that Abbott Laboratories successfully took to trial, placing her among five life sciences lawyers under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Brooke Ringel served as lead associate on cold-rolled and hot-rolled steel final investigations at the International Trade Commission and as lead attorney in Department of Commerce countervailing duty investigations, placing her among four international trade attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Darren Teshima has racked up an impressive array of wins for clients with his work at the cutting edge of finance, insurance and technology, helping Premera Blue Cross obtain coverage in the wake of one of the biggest medical data breaches of all time and resolving a gray area in California’s insurance law related to False Claims Act suits, earning him a spot among insurance attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Latham & Watkins LLP's Rachel Bates has helped client Starwood Capital Group develop and operate a mixed-use Margaritaville-themed resort in Florida, and also aided it in acquiring from TMI Hospitality more than 180 hotels spanning 26 states, placing her among three hospitality attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Norton Rose Fulbright’s Michael Pikiel Jr. moved from Boston to New York more than a decade ago to dip his toes into bigger and more complex project finance deals, including representing the New York Mets on how to get Citi Field off the ground, putting him on Law360’s list of project finance lawyers under 40 being recognized as Rising Stars.
In addition to his recent work as a defense attorney, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC’s Brian A. Jacobs has taken on major corruption cases as a federal prosecutor, including the bribery trial of former New York state assemblyman Eric Stevenson, earning him a spot among the five white collar attorneys under 40 being honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.