The New York Law Journal announces the Rising Stars of 2017, as part of its Professional Excellence recognition event:

Stephen Broome, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Ellen Ching, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Jennifer Chu, Debevoise & Plimpton

Melanie Figueroa, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Jared Friedmann, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Evandro Gigante, Proskauer Rose

Rajani Gupta, Allen & Overy

Meaghan Gragg, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Laura Hall, Allen & Overy

Damaris Hernández, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Sophia Hudson, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Randall Jackson, Boies Schiller Flexner

Jaren Janghorbani, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Kerry Johnson, DLA Piper

Jonathan Kim, Dechert

Vincent Levy, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Lauren Helen Leyden, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Andrew Milano, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Saee Muzumdar, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Joshua Naftalis, Southern District of New York

Andrew Parlen, O’Melveny & Myers

Michael Pikiel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Faiza Rahman, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

David Sarratt, Debevoise & Plimpton

Matthew A. Schwartz, Sullivan & Cromwell

Matthew L. Schwartz, Boies Schiller Flexner

Alex Spiro, Brafman & Associates

Brandon Van Dyke, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Lisa Vara, Sanctuary for Families

Michael Zoppo, Fish & Richardson

The Rising Stars will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 17 at Tribeca Rooftop. Honorees for Litigation Departments of the Year will be announced in the coming weeks.

See the 2017 finalists for Attorney of the Year and honorees for Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Leadership, In-House Legal Departments and General Counsel Impact here.