Our Rising Stars awards recognize the region’s most promising lawyers 40 and younger by the date of submission. It has always been a competitive category, and this year was no exception. Submissions were judged by an outside panel of experts.

The Law Journal is excited to congratulate our winners for 2021:

Ejim Achi, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Rachel Beardsley, partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Martin Bell, partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Lauren Connell, pro bono counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Gregory Dubinsky, partner, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Uchechi Egeonuigwe, associate, Brown Rudnick

Nicole Fanjul, partner, Latham & Watkins

Alison Frick, founding partner, Kaufman Lieb Lebowitz & Frick 

Jacob Gardener, counsel, Walden Macht & Haran

Chris Gartman, partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Taren Greenidge, senior counsel, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete

Peter Halprin, partner, Pasich LLP

Meegan Hollywood, partner, Robins Kaplan

Anne Karl, partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Sarmad Khojasteh, partner, Kasowitz Benson Torres

Katharine Liao, partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Ryan McLeod, partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Rebeca Mosquera, associate, Akerman

Jesse Nevarez, partner, Goodwin Procter

Arinze Onugha, partner, Sullivan & Worcester

John Quinn, partner, Kaplan Hecker & Fink

Margaret Rogers, partner, Arnold & Porter

Brette Tannenbaum, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Lilia Toson, supervising attorney, The Legal Aid Society

Nicole Washington, partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Shengyang Wu, attorney, Wenjie Sun and Associates, P.C. 

Joe Zujkowski, partner, O’Melveny & Myers

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