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 Greenide, 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

The winners will be recognized in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored Oct. 13th at the New York Legal Awards at Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event will feature numerous other awards, including Distinguished Leaders, Lifetime Achievement, Litigation Departments of the Year, Innovation, Dealmakers, In-House Impact, and the announcement of the Attorney of the Year. For information about tickets and sponsorships for the event, please contact Andre Sutton at [email protected].