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LMG Rising Stars Awards Americas 2020 – Winners Announced!

All of the winning up-and-coming stars in their countries and practice areas have been announced by Legal Media Group



Today, 110 Rising Stars from across 22 practice area specialisms and 10 international jurisdictions have been announced by Legal Media Group, which includes Managing IP.

We were unable to hold an awards presentation in these uncertain times, so please view our short presentation here for more information on all the winners. The full list of winners is below.

Congratulations to Baker McKenzie and White & Case who have topped the list with the most rising stars in their teams. To learn more about how we chose the winners, please access our methodology for the 2020 awards. Thank you for your continued interest and support of 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 D Brown, McAfee & Taft
Justine L 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 A Ivers, White & Case
Jessica A 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 J Hug, Bracewell

Environment

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

Insurance and reinsurance

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

Investment funds

Luc Jansen, Kirkland & Ellis
Stephanie A Capistron, Dechert

Labor and employment

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

Life Sciences

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

Litigation

Amisha R 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 C Ascher, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Scott J Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard

Patents

Annie King, Fish & Richardson
Bentley Gaikis, DLA Piper
Elizabeth T Karnas, Fish & Richardson
Emilio Berkenwald, Berken IP
Eugenio Hoss, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Paula Caraffa Morando, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Privacy and data protection

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

Private equity

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

Real estate

Eliska Krausova, Proskauer Rose
Jocelyn Bush Redman, Shearman & Sterling
Michael H 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 M 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 J Lee, Shearman & Sterling
Guyon H Knight, McDermott Will & Emery
Hannah H Freeman, Ropes & Gray
Jacqueline E Tambone, Greenberg Traurig
Jason B Lissy, Jones Day
Jennifer A Ivers, White & Case
Jessica A Beess und Chrostin, Covington & Burling
Jillian C Kirn, Greenberg Traurig
John D Brown, McAfee & Taft
Justine L Chilvers, Vedder Price
Kabir Duggal, Arnold & Porter
Katherine J Stoller, Shearman & Sterling
Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Laura Lewis, Holland & Knight
Lina G Dimachkieh, Vinson & Elkins
Louise Gibbons, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Margaret E Peloso, Vinson & Elkins
Margot Laporte , Miller & Chevalier
Mark J DiFiore, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Matthew A Greenberg, Vinson & Elkins
Matthew Brod, Milbank
Matthew Haist, Ashurst
Mireille R Oldak, Baker McKenzie
Raaj S Narayan, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Rocio Guadalupe Mendoza, Baker McKenzie
Samantha Braunstein, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Samuel L Zimmerman, Hogan Lovells
Scott J Sholder, Cowan Debaets Abraham & Sheppard
Sirathorn BJ Dechsakulthorn, DLA Piper
Sophia A Vandergrift, Sullivan & Cromwell
Vynessa Nemunaitis, Weil Gotshal & Manges
William M Friedman, Davis Wright Termaine
Young Lee, Weil Gotshal & Manges

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