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 2022:

Jacqueline Adorno, managing attorney, Mobilization for Justice

Nefertiti Alexander, partner, Kasowitz Benson Torres

Yen-Yi Anderson, partner, Anderson & Associates

Patricia Astorga, chief legal officer, Mintz Group

Noam Biale, counsel, Sher Tremonte

Lina Bensman, partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kelly Cataldo, partner, Latham & Watkins

Andrew Elken, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Brett Fleisher, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Russell Franklin, partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 

Amanda Genovese, partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders

David Gringer, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Michael Hill, special counsel, Covington & Burling

Cheryl James, vice president and associate general counsel, New York Life

Richard Kim, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Lena Konanova, partner, Selendy Gay Elsberg

Kelly Newsome, senior associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Will Page, staff attorney, The Legal Aid Society

Avni Patel, partner, Walden Macht & Haran

Edward Prokop, partner, Jenner & Block

Shaila Rahman Diwan, partner, King & Spalding

Annie Railton, partner, Goodwin Procter

Heather Ripley, partner, Alston & Bird

Danny Rubens, partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Danielle Toalton, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Alberta Yan, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US

The winners will be recognized in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence web presentation and honored Oct. 6th 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, Diversity Initiative 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].


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