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Our Rising Stars award recognizes the region’s most promising lawyers who are no older than 40 by the date of submission. It was a competitive category judged by an outside panel of experts.

The Law Journal is excited to congratulate the winners:

Lauren Moskowitz, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Anisha Dasgupta, Office of the New York State Attorney General

Muhammad Faridi, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

Jim Pastore, Debevoise & Plimpton

Ken Suzuki Myers, Fenwick & West

Arun Subramanian, Susman Godfrey

Kevin Schwartz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Dana Berkowitz, Stris & Maher

Sharon Robertson, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Alison Stein, Jenner & Block

Brian Horan, New York City Law Department

Luke Nikas, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Nola Heller, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Brittany Bacon, Hunton Andrews Kurth

David Hammerman, Latham & Watkins

Lawrence Elbaum, Vinson & Elkins

Kelly DiBlasi, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Leigh Nathanson, Boies Schiller Flexner

Kimberly Petillo-Décossard, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Christopher Yeung, Covington & Burling

Rebecca Kahan Waldman, Dechert

Hesh Parlikad, Jones Day

Jessica Ortiz, Molo Lamken

Jennifer Wu, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Linton Mann III,  Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vishal Gupta, Steptoe & Johnson

Brian Feldman, Harter Secrest Emery

Tanisha James, Cooley

Eileen Patt, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

The winners will be recognized in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored Oct. 10 at the New York Legal Awards at Tribeca 360 in New York City. The event will feature numerous other awards, including Lifetime Achievement, Litigation Department of the Year, GC Impact and In-House Legal Departments, Distinguished Leaders and the announcement of the Attorney of the Year winner. For more information about additional tickets and sponsorships for the event, please contact Andre Sutton at