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Rising Stars Awards Americas 2020 – Winners Announced!

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All of the winning up and coming stars in their countries and practice areas announced today

 

 

110 Rising Stars from across twenty-two practice area specialisms and ten international jurisdictions have been announced.

We were unable to hold an awards presentation in these uncertain times, please view our short presentation here for more information on all the winners. The full list of winners is below.

Congratulations to Baker McKenzie and White & Case who have topped the list with the most rising stars in their teams. To learn more about how we chose the winners, please access our methodology for the 2020 awards. Thank you for your continued interest and support of these awards and CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2020 Rising Stars.


Practice Area Awards

Antitrust and competition

Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mariana Carrión Valencia, SAI Law & Economics

Michael Laskey, Stikeman Elliott

Sophia A Vandergrift, Sullivan & Cromwell

Aviation

Jasmine Jin, Blake Cassel & Graydon

John D Brown, McAfee & Taft

Justine L Chilvers, Vedder Price

Laura Lewis, Holland & Knight

Banking and finance

Benjamin Sayagh, Milbank

Laure Fouin, McCarthy Tétrault

Marcela Silva, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría

Matthew Haist, Ashurst

Capital markets

Byron B Rooney, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Frederick Ryan Castillo, Mayer Brown

Mark J DiFiore, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Michael Hickey, Blake Cassel & Graydon

Commercial arbitration

David Riesenberg, White & Case

Jennifer A Ivers, White & Case

Jessica A Beess und Chrostin, Covington & Burling

Pablo Correa, Ugarte & Correa

Corporate / M&A

Erin Hanson, White & Case

Héctor Zegarra, Garrigues

Jakob Rendtorff, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Raaj S Narayan, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Silvia Castro Cunha Zono, TozziniFreire Advogados

Energy and natural resources

Alejandro Espejo, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría

Esteban Fresno, Carey

Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Baker McKenzie

Stephen J Hug, Bracewell

Environment

Joel D Eagle, Thompson Hine

Patrick Welsh, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Insurance and reinsurance

Guyon H Knight, McDermott Will & Emery

Tamara D Bruno, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Investment funds

Luc Jansen, Kirkland & Ellis

Stephanie A Capistron, Dechert

Labor and employment

Molly T Senger, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Philip I Person, Greenberg Traurig

Life Sciences

Abigail Smith, Smart & Biggar

Hannah H England (Freeman), Ropes & Gray

Litigation

Amisha R Patel, Dechert

César Ramos, Albagli Zaliasnik

Cristina Mejía, Baker McKenzie

Grace J Lee, Shearman & Sterling

Jacqueline E Tambone, Greenberg Traurig

Linton Mann III, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Media and entertainment

Brian C Ascher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Scott J Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard

Patents

Annie King, Fish & Richardson

Bentley Gaikis, DLA Piper

Elizabeth T Karnas, Fish & Richardson

Emilio Berkenwald, Berken IP

Eugenio Hoss, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Paula Caraffa Morando, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Privacy and data protection

Amy C Pimentel, McDermott Will & Emery

Brittany M Bacon, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Darren Abernethy, Greenberg Traurig

Private equity

Jessie I Baxter, White & Case

Nicholas Jay Houpt, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Real estate

Eliska Krausova, Proskauer Rose

Jocelyn Bush Redman, Shearman & Sterling

Michael H Davis, Greenberg Traurig

Restructuring and insolvency

Kathryn Esaw, Osler

Matthew Brod, Milbank

Samatha Braunstein, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Tax

Brian Krause, Skadden Arps Slate Meaghan & Flom

Cristina Stiefken, Lewin & Wills

Diana Juárez Martínez, Baker McKenzie

Lina G Dimachkieh, Vinson & Elkins

Trademark

Ashley M Edmonds, Kilpatrick Townsend

Graham Hood, Smart & Biggar

Nicole Zeit, Torys

Thaís Elise Pedace, David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

White collar crime

Ann Sultan, Miller & Chevalier

Gabriel Querry, McCarthy Tétrault

Katherine J Stoller, Shearman & Sterling

Margot Laporte , Miller & Chevalier

Rebecca Worthington, Squire Patton Boggs

Jurisdiction Awards

 

Argentina

Eugenio Hoss, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Maria Paula Bassi, Baker McKenzie

Paula Caraffa Morando, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Thomas Ambrosini, Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi

Brazil

Eduardo Barboza Muniz, BDE | Brigagão Duque Estrada Advogados

Franciny de Barros, BMA | Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Jana Araujo, Lefosse Advogados

Ricardo Binnie, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Silvia Castro Cunha Zono, TozziniFreire Advogados

Thaís Elise Pedace, David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

Canada

Bentley Gaikis, DLA Piper

Graham Hood, Smart & Biggar

Jasmine Jin, Blake Cassel & Graydon

Michael Laskey, Stikeman Elliott

Nicole Zeit, Torys

R Nelson Godfrey, Gowling WLG

Chile

César Ramos, Albagli Zaliasnik

Marcela Silva, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría

Pablo Correa, Ugarte & Correa

Santiago Bravo, Claro & Cia

Colombia

Cristina Mejía, Baker McKenzie

Cristina Stiefken, Lewin & Wills

Sebastian Quintero, Brigard Castro

Ecuador

Damián Hidalgo Robayo, Bustamante & Bustamante

Mexico

Mariana Carrión Valencia, SAI Law & Economics

Diana Juárez Martínez, Baker McKenzie

Daniel Legaspi, Santamarina + Steta

Mariana Vargas, Basham Ringe y Correa

Panama

Marycarmen Gonzalez, Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez

Melquisedec Sánchez, Evans Gonzalez Moreno & Asociados

Peru

Lucía Olavarría, Quiñones Alayza Abogados

Héctor Zegarra, Garrigues

Uldarico Ossio, Estudio Echopar

United States

Ann Sultan, Miller & Chevalier

Anna K Milunas, Blank Rome

Annie King, Fish & Richardson

Benjamin Sayagh, Milbank

Brian C Ascher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

David Riesenberg, White & Case

Devin M O'Connor, Latham & Watkins

Eric Rothman, Arnold & Porter

Erin Hanson, White & Case

Floriane Lavaud, Debevoise & Plimpton

Grace J Lee, Shearman & Sterling

Guyon H Knight, McDermott Will & Emery

Hannah H Freeman, Ropes & Gray

Jacqueline E Tambone, Greenberg Traurig

Jason B Lissy, Jones Day

Jennifer A Ivers, White & Case

Jessica A Beess und Chrostin, Covington & Burling

Jillian C Kirn, Greenberg Traurig

John D Brown, McAfee & Taft

Justine L Chilvers, Vedder Price

Kabir Duggal, Arnold & Porter

Katherine J Stoller, Shearman & Sterling

Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Laura Lewis, Holland & Knight

Lina G Dimachkieh, Vinson & Elkins

Louise Gibbons, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Margaret E Peloso, Vinson & Elkins

Margot Laporte , Miller & Chevalier

Mark J DiFiore, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Matthew A Greenberg, Vinson & Elkins

Matthew Brod, Milbank

Matthew Haist, Ashurst

Mireille R Oldak, Baker McKenzie

Raaj S Narayan, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Baker McKenzie

Samantha Braunstein, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Samuel L Zimmerman, Hogan Lovells

Scott J Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard

Sirathorn BJ Dechsakulthorn, DLA Piper

Sophia A Vandergrift, Sullivan & Cromwell

Vynessa Nemunaitis, Weil Gotshal & Manges

William M Friedman, Davis Wright Termaine

Young Lee, Weil Gotshal & Manges

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