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Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star Awards – 2019 winners announced




The best rising stars lawyers from across the continent congregated at The Pierre Hotel last night to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group’s second annual Americas Rising Stars awards.

An audience of in-house and private practice lawyers gathered to celebrate the achievements of those firms setting the standard in terms of attracting, developing, retaining and promoting talent and rising star attorneys leading the field in the legal sector across the Americas.

In the firm categories, Weil Gotshal & Manges was named the best international firm for talent management and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt took home the national prize. The best mentoring trophies were taken home by Fenwick & West and Sullivan & Cromwell. In the practice area awards, Cravath Swaine & Moore, White & Case, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Sidley Austin all won three categories. Weil Gotshal & Manges won three categories.

A full list of winners is detailed below. For more information, please contact Rebecca Synnott Rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com or call +1 212-224-3337.

For photos from the evening please click here:

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Individual rising stars

Best in antitrust/competition

Rory Leraris
Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in aviation

Mark Ditto
Vedder Price

Best in banking & finance (incl project finance)

M Janine Jjingo
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Best in bankruptcy litigation

Shane Ramsey
Nelson & Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Best in capital markets

Byron Rooney
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Best in commercial arbitration

Ari Mackinnon
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Best in copyright and trademark

Anna Naydonov
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Clark Wohlferd
White & Case

Best in environment
Stacie Fletcher
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in financial regulation

Ryne Miller
Sullivan & Cromwell

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Oscar Pinkas
Dentons

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Michael Carolan
Troutman Sanders

Best in investment funds

Stephanie Capistrom
Dechert

Best in labor & employment

Katherine Smith
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Best in life sciences

Adriana Tibbitts
Hogan Lovells

Best in litigation: Appellate

Adam Banks
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in litigation: General commercial

Blair Kaminsky
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Best in litigation: Securities

K Mallory Brennan
Shearman & Sterling

Best in litigation: Trial lawyer

Patrick Arenz
Robins Kaplan

Best in media & entertainment

Jessica Stebbins Bina
Latham & Watkins

Best in mergers & acquisitions

Aaron Gruber
Cravath Swaine & Moore

Best in patent

Anish Desai
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in private equity (including venture capital)

Garrett Charon
Ropes & Gray

Best in product liability

Michelle Ramirez
Sidley Austin

Best in real estate

Whitney Salinas
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Best in structured finance (incl securitization & derivatives)

Shawn Kodes
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best in tax and tax disputes

Ora Grinberg
Fenwick & West

Best in transfer pricing

Nicholas Wilkins
White & Case

Best in white collar crime

Michael Mann
Sidley Austin

Latin America awards

Best in Latin America: Banking & finance

Diana Bogotá

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Best in Latin America: Corporate

Diana Henne
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Best in Latin America: Energy

Rafael Baptista Baleroni
Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Best in Latin America: Intellectual property

Darliss Marcela Gordon Arana
Consortium Legal

Best in Latin America: Litigation

Jorge Sepúlveda
CorreaGubbins

Best in Latin America: Tax

Jorge Correa
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Firm awards

Best national mentoring program

Fenwick & West

Best international mentoring program

Sullivan & Cromwell

Best national firm for talent management

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Best international firm for talent management
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Country awards

Best firm in Brazil

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Best firm in Canada

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Best firm in the Caribbean

OMG

Best firm in Central America

Consortium Legal

Best firm in Chile

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Best firm in Colombia

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Best firm in Mexico

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Best firm in Peru

Estudio Echecopar

Best firm in Uruguay

Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates

Best firm in Venezuela

InterJuris Abogados

Cases / matters / deals of the year

Case of the year

Ohio v American Express

Rory Leraris
Cravath Swaine & Moore

Matter of the year

DOJ antitrust approval for Disney’s $71.3 acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s assets

Ken Reinker
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Deal of the year

Financing of ESL’s $5.2 billion acquisition of Sears Holdings

Katherine Reaves
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Deal of the year

Lightspeed IPO
Ryan Dzierniejko
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Deal of the year

StoneCo Ltd’s $1.4 billion IPO, Nasdaq listing and private placement

Byron Rooney

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Deal of the year

Lantern Entertainment’s $289 million acquisition of The Weinstein Company’s assets

Meredith Lahaie
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Deal of the year

Formation of ExodusPoint
Dave Form

Sidley Austin

Deal of the year

Formation of Carlyle Partners VII

David Greene

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Deal of the year

GSK’s $5.1 billion acquisition of TESARO

Adriana Tibbitts
Hogan Lovells

Case of the year

US Bank v DLJ Mortgage Capital

Lena Konanova
Selendy & Gay

Matter of the year

Wilmington Trust litigation

Katherine Sinderson
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman

Deal of the year

Shire’s $62 billion acquisition by Takeda

Daniel Brass

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Deal of the year

Linde’s $70 billion merger with Praxair

Aaron Gruber

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Case of the year

ATI v Iancu

Aaron Fahrenkrog

Robins Kaplan

Case of the year

Blackstone Group’s $7.6 billion acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust

Whitney Salinas

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Deal of the year

Tax aspects of Coca-Cola’s $5.1 billion acquisition of Costa

B Chase Wink
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Case of the year

City of Almaty, Kazakhstan et al v Mukhtar Ablyazov et al

John Curley
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney


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