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Rising Stars Awards Americas 2022 – winners announced

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The Rising Stars Awards releases its winners for the 2022 Americas awards.

The Rising Stars Awards has announced its winners for the 2022 Americas awards, celebrating rising stars from across practice areas throughout the region. Also being recognised are emerging leaders from in-house teams.

The Rising Stars Awards aims to recognise the outstanding work being done by the region’s emerging leaders. These individuals are associates, of counsels, and recently made partners, who have been rising to prominence within their chosen specialisms. It is our privilege to acknowledge the astounding work being accomplished by lawyers who may well be the next generation of leaders in their fields.

Please join with us as we celebrate the achievements of the Rising Stars 2022.

Without further ado the winners are…



In-House Awards

Agriculture

Roberto Acauan – SLC Agrícola

Stefani Navarro – Corteva Agriscience



Automotive

Patricia Brennan – Bosch



Aviation

Ana María Sánchez – Easyfly

Carolina Fajardo – Avianca

Maria Camila Jimenez Zapata – Viva Air



Banking & Financial Services

Bianca Thomas – BMO Financial

Bruno Duque – Banco BTG Pactual

Cláudia Maciel Polonio – Banco GM SA

Felipe Andreu – BTG

Juliana Strohl – TruePay

Litza Sester – Genial Investmentos

Luciano Prado – Jive Investments



Construction

Oscar Villanueva – Aenza

Pedro Olaechea Cadenillas – Novonor



Consumer Goods and Services

Laura Stevens – Cengage Group

Michal Rosenn – Noom

Rodolfo Araujo – iFood



Entertainment

Vinicius Ribeiro - Sky



Food and Beverage

Ella Silva - AmBev



Healthcare

Erik Cordova – Kimberly Clark



Industrials and Manufacturing

Ana Paula Clement - UNIPAR



Insurance & Reinsurance

Adriana Vaduva – Allstate Insurance



Investment Management and Funds

Frances Welbergen – British Columbia Investment Management Corporation



Media

Andressa Genovesi – Lions Source

Nathaniel Boyer - Hearst



Natural Resources

Buillermo Pizarro – Asesorías e Inversiones Benjamín SA

Gustavo Farran – Natura & Co



Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Antonio Donatlan – Abbott

Bruno Becker – Abbott

David Van Buskirk – Elanco

Kang Lee – JAMP Pharma Group

Renato Batista de Oliveira - AstraZeneca



Power

Alice Azevedo – Canadian Solar

Felipe Artigas – Engie

Laura Streit – Apex

Laura Zuñiga – Luz del Sur

Roberto Koshiyama – Nebras Power

Roberto Zillo – Canadian Solar

Verónica Arbulu – Statkraft



Real Estate

Jacques Ghosn - WeWork



Technology & Telecommunications

Jacques Horn – TIM SA

Joshua Dingott – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kimiya Shams – Devialet

Marcelo Meijas – TIM SA

Tatiana Cavancanti – TIM SA

Veronica Belchior – Sinqia

Victor Díaz Infante – Uber



Transport

Charles Hoang – Air Transat

Jean-Emmanuel Beaubrun – Air Transat

Paul Gagnon – Taiga Motors



Practice Area Awards

Antitrust & Competition

Alessandro Pezzolo Giacaglia – Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Caeli Higney – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Juan Carlos Burgos – Galicia Abogados

Michael Caldecott – McCarthy Tétrault

Preston Miller – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett



Aviation

Adrianna Jenson – Daughtery Fowler Pergrin Haught & Jenson

Eduardo Penna – Costa Albino & Lasalvia Advogados

Nicholas Milburn – Milbank

Philip Weissman – Clyde & Co

Rachel Welford – Cozen O’Connor

 

Banking & finance

Andrés Mosqueira – White & Case

Angelina Liang - Dechert

Dan Dedic – Goodmans

Laure Fouin – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Magnus Wieslander – Shearman & Sterling

 

Commercial arbitration

Amy Endicott – Arnold & Porter

Estefanía Ponce Durán – Posse Herrera Ruiz

Eva Chan – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Lindsey Schmidt – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Orlando Palominos – Lembeye

 

Copyright

Carla do Couto Hellu Battilana – TozziniFreire Advogados

Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie – Smart & Biggar

Joshua Simmons – Kirkland & Ellis

Shaelyn Dawson – Morrison & Foerster

Ximena Aramburu – Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

 

Corporate Governance

Caroline Kim – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Julia Lapitskaya – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Michael Arnold – Cravath Swaine & Moore

Willian Dias Cunha – StoccheForbes Lawyers



Debt Capital Markets

John Ablan – Mayer Brown

Lisa Collier – Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Lorena Kiehnle – Galicia Abogados

Paulo Fernando de Menezes Cardoso – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stephen Alicanti – DLA Piper



Energy, Natural Resources, & Mining

Andrew Ketner – King & Spalding

Diana Briones – Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Filipe Morais Cunha – Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Peter Danner – Torys

Stephanie Coco – Vinson & Elkins



Environment

Camila Martinez Encina – Eelaw

Corrine Snow – Vinson & Elkins

Devin O'Connor – Latham & Watkins

Jennifer Cornejo – Kirkland & Ellis

Michael Manhas – Norton Rose Fulbright



Equity Capital Markets

C Daniel Haaren – Cravath Swaine & Moore

Jana Aaújo – Lefosse Advogados

Júlia Rosa Barbosa Alves Rodrigues – BMA Advogados

Megan McDermott – Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Robyn Enslen – Bennett Jones



Financial Services Regulation

Kyle Gerow – Goodmans



Insurance & reinsurance

Anna Milunas – Blank Rome

Avi Sharabi – Stieber Berlach

Gabriel Loli León – Osterling Abogados

Juan José López – BLP

Orrie Levy – Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna

 

International trade

Matthew Rabinowitz – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Michel Zelaya – Santamarina + Steta

Peter Jeydel – Steptoe & Johnson

Robert Glasgow – McCarthy Tétrault

Sarah Shulman – Cassidy Levy Kent



Investment funds

Daniel Blumenthal – Schulte Roth & Zabel

Mariane Caroline Kondon – Moattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Sally Bergmann – Debevoise & Plimpton

Shawn Cymbalisty – Olser Hoskin & Harcourt

Stephanie Capistron - Dechert



Labour & Employment

Elizabeth England – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Matias Nahuel Fuse – Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Matthew Bobby – Cravath Swaine & Moore

Roberto Lewin Vial – Barros Silva Varela & Vigil

Tiffany Phan – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

Life sciences

Abigail Smith – formerly of Smart & Biggar

Branden Berns – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Cecilia Stahlhut Espinosa – Hogan Lovells

Michael Schubert – Leydig Voit & Mayer

Nicole Recchi Aun – Pinheiro Neto Advogados



Litigation

Adam Mintz – Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Benjamin Mundel – Sidley Austin

Jean-Sebastien Dupont – Smart & Biggar

Marc James Tacheji – Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Thais Arza Monteiro – Mattos Filho Advogados





Media & Entertainment

Amy Stein – Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard

Ilissa Samplin – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Joshua Greenberg – Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard

Michelle Gourley – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Pooneh Aminian – Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard



Mergers & Acquisitions

Amelia Miao – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Brittany Sakowitz – Kirkland & Ellis

Leslie Wong – Clark Wilson

Saee Muzumdar – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Thiago José da Silva – Pinheiro Neto Advogados



Patent

Cook Alciati – Gardella Grace

Cristián Barros – Sargent & Krahn

Patrick Laycock – Parlee McLaws

Peng Lin – Fish & Richardson

Sharonmoyee Goswami – Cravath Swaine & Moore

 

Privacy & Data Protection

Amy Pimentel – McDermott Will & Emery

Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Eduardo Magrani – Demarest

Ellie Marshall – Blake Cassels & Graydon

Eva Pulliam – Arent Fox

 

Private Equity (including Venture Capital)

Héctor Zegarra – Garrigues

Luiza Ozores Igel – Stocche Forbes Advogados

Neeta Sahadev – White & Case

Quinton Farrar – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher



Product liability

Ashley Paterson – Bennett Jones

Emily Ullman – Covington & Burling

Nicole Henderson – Blake Cassels & Graydon

Richard Tabura – Greenberg Traurig

Taryn Harper – Greenberg Traurig



Project Finance

Adrian Leal – White & Case

Ana Irma Amado Córdova – Creel Garcia-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez

Laercio Munechika – Stocche Forbes Advogados

Miguel Duran – Milbank

Pedro Antonio Morales – Miranda & Amado



 Real estate

Daniel Shlomi – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Danielle Jackson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Justin Vilinsky – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Karin Muñoz – CMS Carey & Allende

Mehdi Eddebbarh – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher



Restructuring & insolvency

Alice Byowitz – Kramer Levin

Jason Zachary Goldstein – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Matthew Brod – Milbank

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou – Lennox Paton

Thiago Dias Costa – Felsberg Advogados



Securities Litigation

Lauren Rosenberg – Cravath Swaine & Moore

Sheila Ramesh – Cahill Gordon & Reindel



Shipping & Maritime

Ellen McGlynn – Collier Walsh Nakazawa

Han Deng – Reed Smith

Kaitlin Smiley – Norton Rose Fulbright

Maria Carollina de França – Costa Albino & Lasalvia Advogados

Natalie Radabaugh – Blank Rome



Structured Finance & Securitisation

Camila Mari Ohno – Pinheiro Guimarães

Danielle Butler – Blake Cassels & Graydon

Mark DiFiore – Davis Polk & Wardwell

Shawn Kodes – Weil Gotshal & Manges

Tracy Feng – Allen & Overy

 

Tax

Casey Richardson-Scott – Blake Cassels & Graydon

Eduardo Brandt – Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Julia Ushakova-Stein – Fenwick & West

Lina Dimachkieh – Vinson & Elkins

Luciana Simões de Souza – Mattos Filho Advogados



Tax Dispute Resolution

Alejandro Madero – Galicia Abogados

Amanda Heale – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Brandon King – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Carla Peirano – Estudio Echecopar

Julia Ushakova-Stein – Fenwick & West

 

Technology

Erin Rubin – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Miaa Rendar – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman



Trademark

Andrea Chunga – BARLAW

Ashley Edmonds – Kilpatrick Townsend

Graham Hood – Smart & Biggar

Jeremy Boczko – Hunton Andrews Kurth

R Nelson Godfrey – Gowlling WLG



Transfer pricing

José Manuel Zárate López – Basham Ringe y Correa

Luis Tuesta – TPC Group

Matthew De Felice – Valentiam Group

Peter Kurjanowicz – Grant Thornton

Sirathorn BJ Dechsakulthorn – DLA Piper



Wealth Management

Caljionah Smith – Appleby

Elizabeth Faist – Djuric Spratt

Esmond Brown – Appleby

Heather Benjamin – Cravath Swaine & Moore

Sean Imfeld – Milbank

 

White Collar Crime

Darcy Harris – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Gabriel Querry – McCarthy Tétrault

Karla Lini Maeji – TozziniFreire Advogados

Katherine Stoller – Shearman & Sterling

Liam Kelley – Blake Cassels & Graydon



Jurisdiction Awards

Argentina

Camila Corvalán – Beccar Varela

Matias Nahuel Fuse – Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi



Bahamas

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou – Lennox Paton



Brazil

Carla do Couto Hellu Battilana – TozziniFreire Advogados

Thiago José da Silva – Pinheiro Neto Advogados



Canada

Amelia Miao – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Jean-Sebastien Dupont – Smart & Biggar



Caribbean

Esmond Brown – Appleby



Chile

Karin Muñoz – CMS Carey & Allende

Orlando Palominos – Lembeye



Colombia

Estefanía Ponce Durán – Posse Herrera Ruiz

Sebastian Quintero – Baker McKenzie



Costa Rica

Juan José López - BLP



Ecuador

David Toscano – TADIR Dispute Resolution



Mexico

Eduardo Brandt – Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Lorena Kiehnle – Galicia Abogados



Panama

Allen Candanedo – Morgan & Morgan

Joelis Araúz Ospino – Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez



Peru

Diana Briones – Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Luis Tuesta – TPC Group



US

Benjamin Mundel – Sidley Austin

Julia Ushakova-Stein – Fenwick

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