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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.
  • July 26, 2017

    Rising Star: Bracewell's George Fatula

    Bracewell LLP’s George D. Fatula has negotiated major energy transactions on behalf of big-name companies, including helping facilitate the deals that made the Dakota Access pipeline possible, earning him a spot as one of five energy law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 26, 2017

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Robert Pluta

    Mayer Brown’s Robert Pluta has already notched more than 50 appearances before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in his young career and has secured wins for high-tech clients like Google and LG Electronics along the way, earning him a spot as one of five technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 26, 2017

    Rising Star: Susman Godfrey's Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry is a Susman Godfrey LLP attorney who's been entrusted with some of the firm's biggest work and has proven his worth by earning a $168 million settlement for animation-studio clients and a $50 million patent infringement verdict in the last year, making him one of Law360's five Rising Stars in the trials area.

  • July 26, 2017

    Rising Star: Paley Rothman's Ryan Spiegel

    The experience developed by Paley Rothman’s Ryan Spiegel representing federal contractors small and large in complicated False Claims Act and other challenging disputes has led to the firm entrusting him to lead its governments contracts practice, and earned him a spot as one of the leading attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Boies Schiller's Stacey Grigsby

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner Stacey K. Grigsby spent eight years working for the federal government before joining the firm in December 2014, and has used experience gained representing NASA and other federal entities to handle high-profile government contracts disputes on behalf of clients including Palantir, earning her a spot among Law360’s Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Grace Shie

    Mayer Brown LLP’s Grace Shie manages global mobility programs for big-ticket businesses, including a top U.S. aerospace company, and previously helmed a major law firm’s immigration practice in Hong Kong, earning her a spot as one of three immigration practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' Rhett Van Syoc

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Rhett Van Syoc led teams that worked on nearly a dozen energy deals signed within the last year, including several big-ticket deals involving his primary client, private equity giant The Blackstone Group, earning him a spot as one of five energy attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Crowell's Juan A. Arteaga

    Crowell & Moring LLP's new antitrust partner Juan A. Arteaga's work investigating and successfully challenging multibillion-dollar deals during his time as an antitrust enforcer for the U.S. Department of Justice — from the SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev tie-up to the failed deal between Humana and Aetna — has earned him a spot as one of the competition law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Latham's Chad Rolston

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s Chad Rolston has successfully negotiated mergers and acquisitions with billions at stake for a broad base of major technology and semiconductor companies such as Broadcom, earning him a spot as one of five technology attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton's Jonathan Adler

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Jonathan Adler has participated in the formation of more than eight investment funds with commitments totaling nearly $19 billion since 2014 on behalf of a global client roster featuring such heavyweights as The Carlyle Group and KKR, earning him a spot among the five asset management law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: Boies Schiller's Randall Jackson

    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP’s Randall W. Jackson spent years as a prosecutor for the Southern District of New York before joining the firm’s global investigations and white collar practice, racking up major wins at trial in big federal cases like the infamous "Madoff Five" and "Cannibal Cop" cases, among others, earning him a spot as one of five trial attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2017

    Rising Star: WilmerHale's Tom Saunders

    WilmerHale’s Tom Saunders has spent his career building up a strong, successful appellate practice that capped off last year with a unanimous Supreme Court victory over requirements that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs give preference to veteran-owned small businesses, earning a spot as one of four appellate practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • 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.