This issue of the New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars features 50 outstanding attorneys who have made an impression on their colleagues, their clients and the larger legal community.

Our honorees, who are 40 years old or younger, practice in every sector of the bar—large and small firms, public interest agencies, educational institutions, government and corporations. They demonstrate the finest qualities of a good lawyer: first-rate legal skills, preparation, judgment, creativity, dedication and ethics. Many of our Rising Stars bring to the profession a point of view shaped by prior careers or roots in a foreign country.