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Rising Stars Awards Americas 2020 – Winners Announced!

All of the winning up and coming stars in their countries and practice areas announced this week



The Rising Stars Americas Awards 2020 has just announced 110 rising stars from across 22 practice area specialisms and 10 international jurisdictions.

We were unable to hold an awards presentation in these uncertain times, however the team is pleased to be able to present a short presentation with more information on all the winners. The full list of winners is below.

Congratulations to Baker McKenzie and White & Case, which have topped the list with the most rising stars in their teams. To learn more about how we chose the winners, please look at our methodology for the 2020 awards. Thank you for your continued interest and support for these awards and CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2020 rising stars.

Practice Area Awards

Antitrust and competition

Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mariana Carrión Valencia, SAI Law & Economics
Michael Laskey, Stikeman Elliott
Sophia A Vandergrift, Sullivan & Cromwell

Aviation

Jasmine Jin, Blake Cassel & Graydon
John Brown, McAfee & Taft
Justine Chilvers, Vedder Price
Laura Lewis, Holland & Knight

Banking and finance

Benjamin Sayagh, Milbank
Laure Fouin, McCarthy Tétrault
Marcela Silva, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría
Matthew Haist, Ashurst

Capital markets

Byron B Rooney, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Frederick Ryan Castillo, Mayer Brown
Mark J DiFiore, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Michael Hickey, Blake Cassel & Graydon

Commercial arbitration

David Riesenberg, White & Case
Jennifer Ivers, White & Case
Jessica Beess und Chrostin, Covington & Burling
Pablo Correa, Ugarte & Correa

Corporate / M&A

Erin Hanson, White & Case
Héctor Zegarra, Garrigues
Jakob Rendtorff, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Raaj S Narayan, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Silvia Castro Cunha Zono, TozziniFreire Advogados

Energy and natural resources

Alejandro Espejo, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría
Esteban Fresno, Carey
Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Baker McKenzie
Stephen Hug, Bracewell

Environment

Joel Eagle, Thompson Hine
Patrick Welsh, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Insurance and reinsurance

Guyon Knight, McDermott Will & Emery
Tamara Bruno, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Investment funds

Luc Jansen, Kirkland & Ellis
Stephanie A Capistron, Dechert

Labor and employment

Molly Senger, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Philip Person, Greenberg Traurig

Life Sciences

Abigail Smith, Smart & Biggar
Hannah Freeman, Ropes & Gray

Litigation

Amisha Patel, Dechert
César Ramos, Albagli Zaliasnik
Cristina Mejía, Baker McKenzie
Grace J Lee, Shearman & Sterling
Jacqueline E Tambone, Greenberg Traurig
Linton Mann III, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Media and entertainment

Brian Ascher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Scott Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard

Patents

Annie King, Fish & Richardson
Bentley Gaikis, DLA Piper
Elizabeth Karnas, Fish & Richardson
Emilio Berkenwald, Berken IP
Eugenio Hoss, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Paula Caraffa Morando, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Privacy and data protection

Amy Pimentel, McDermott Will & Emery
Brittany Bacon, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Darren Abernethy, Greenberg Traurig

Private equity

Jessie Baxter, White & Case
Nicholas Jay Houpt, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Real estate

Eliska Krausova, Proskauer Rose
Jocelyn Bush Redman, Shearman & Sterling
Michael Davis, Greenberg Traurig

Restructuring and insolvency

Kathryn Esaw, Osler
Matthew Brod, Milbank
Samatha Braunstein, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Tax

Brian Krause, Skadden Arps Slate Meaghan & Flom
Cristina Stiefken, Lewin & Wills
Diana Juárez Martínez, Baker McKenzie
Lina G Dimachkieh, Vinson & Elkins

Trademark

Ashley Edmonds, Kilpatrick Townsend
Graham Hood, Smart & Biggar
Nicole Zeit, Torys
Thaís Elise Pedace, David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

White collar crime

Ann Sultan, Miller & Chevalier
Gabriel Querry, McCarthy Tétrault
Katherine J Stoller, Shearman & Sterling
Margot Laporte, Miller & Chevalier
Rebecca Worthington, Squire Patton Boggs

Jurisdiction Awards


Argentina

Eugenio Hoss, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Maria Paula Bassi, Baker McKenzie
Paula Caraffa Morando, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum
Thomas Ambrosini, Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi

Brazil

Eduardo Barboza Muniz, BDE | Brigagão Duque Estrada Advogados
Franciny de Barros, BMA | Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
Jana Araujo, Lefosse Advogados
Ricardo Binnie, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Silvia Castro Cunha Zono, TozziniFreire Advogados
Thaís Elise Pedace, David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

Canada

Bentley Gaikis, DLA Piper
Graham Hood, Smart & Biggar
Jasmine Jin, Blake Cassel & Graydon
Michael Laskey, Stikeman Elliott
Nicole Zeit, Torys
R Nelson Godfrey, Gowling WLG

Chile

César Ramos, Albagli Zaliasnik
Marcela Silva, Philippi Prietocarrioza Ferrero DU & Uría
Pablo Correa, Ugarte & Correa
Santiago Bravo, Claro & Cia

Colombia

Cristina Mejía, Baker McKenzie
Cristina Stiefken, Lewin & Wills
Sebastian Quintero, Brigard Castro

Ecuador

Damián Hidalgo Robayo, Bustamante & Bustamante

Mexico

Mariana Carrión Valencia, SAI Law & Economics
Diana Juárez Martínez, Baker McKenzie
Daniel Legaspi, Santamarina + Steta
Mariana Vargas, Basham Ringe y Correa

Panama

Marycarmen Gonzalez, Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez
Melquisedec Sánchez, Evans Gonzalez Moreno & Asociados

Peru

Lucía Olavarría, Quiñones Alayza Abogados
Héctor Zegarra, Garrigues
Uldarico Ossio, Estudio Echopar

United States

Ann Sultan, Miller & Chevalier
Anna K Milunas, Blank Rome
Annie King, Fish & Richardson
Benjamin Sayagh, Milbank
Brian C Ascher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
David Riesenberg, White & Case
Devin M O'Connor, Latham & Watkins
Eric Rothman, Arnold & Porter
Erin Hanson, White & Case
Floriane Lavaud, Debevoise & Plimpton
Grace Lee, Shearman & Sterling
Guyon Knight, McDermott Will & Emery
Hannah Freeman, Ropes & Gray
Jacqueline Tambone, Greenberg Traurig
Jason Lissy, Jones Day
Jennifer Ivers, White & Case
Jessica Beess und Chrostin, Covington & Burling
Jillian Kirn, Greenberg Traurig
John Brown, McAfee & Taft
Justine Chilvers, Vedder Price
Kabir Duggal, Arnold & Porter
Katherine Stoller, Shearman & Sterling
Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Laura Lewis, Holland & Knight
Lina Dimachkieh, Vinson & Elkins
Louise Gibbons, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Margaret E Peloso, Vinson & Elkins
Margot Laporte , Miller & Chevalier
Mark DiFiore, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Matthew Greenberg, Vinson & Elkins
Matthew Brod, Milbank
Matthew Haist, Ashurst
Mireille Oldak, Baker McKenzie
Raaj Narayan, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Baker McKenzie
Samantha Braunstein, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Samuel Zimmerman, Hogan Lovells
Scott Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard
Sirathorn Dechsakulthorn, DLA Piper
Sophia Vandergrift, Sullivan & Cromwell
Vynessa Nemunaitis, Weil Gotshal & Manges
William Friedman, Davis Wright Termaine
Young Lee, Weil Gotshal & Manges

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