Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announces that Megan Bannigan, Jennifer Chu, Susan Gittes, Brian Liu, Ina Popova, John Rife and Jane Shvets have been named “Rising Stars” by Law360. With seven lawyers spotlighted across different practice areas, Debevoise ranked second in the number of rising stars selected from one firm. The Law360 “Rising Stars” list recognizes attorneys “under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age”. Read the Law360 article here.
Megan Bannigan, Law360 Rising Star: Intellectual Property
Ms. Bannigan, counsel and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Media Group, focuses on matters involving trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, false advertising, rights of publicity, licensing and other contractual disputes and cyber/privacy. She represents clients across a range of industries, including consumer products, cosmetics, entertainment, fashion and luxury goods, financial services, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, professional sports and technology.
Jennifer Chu, Law360 Rising Star: Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms. Chu, a partner and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups, focuses on advising corporations and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate matters. Her clients span a broad range of industries with a particular focus on transactions in the healthcare, financial services and insurance industries.
Susan Gittes, Law360 Rising Star: Insurance
Ms. Gittes, a partner and a member of the firm’s Insurance and Commercial Litigation Groups, focuses on complex civil litigation and regulatory inquiries. She has significant experience in federal and state courts with a focus on representing insurance companies in a broad range of litigation and regulatory matters, and represents corporations and their directors and officers in federal securities class actions and Delaware Chancery Court.
Brian Liu, Law360 Rising Star: Transportation
Mr. Liu, a partner and a member of the firm’s Aviation Practice Group, focuses on all aspects of aviation and equipment finance, and regularly represents airlines, leasing companies and financial institutions. His experience includes advising clients on enhanced equipment trust certificate and secured notes issuances, securitizations, syndicated credit facilities, second lien facilities, warehouse facilities, sale/leasebacks and restructurings.
Ina Popova, Law360 Rising Star: International Arbitration
Ms. Popova, a partner and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, focuses on international arbitration and litigation and public international law. She represents clients in a broad range of international matters, with particular experience in the energy, mining, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors, and advises investment firms and asset managers in evaluating investments in international claims or arbitration awards.
John Rife, Law360 Rising Star: Fund Formation
Mr. Rife, a partner and a member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group, focuses on advising institutional and independent sponsors of buyout, debt, secondaries, real estate, emerging markets, infrastructure and energy funds, as well as funds of funds, on a broad range of matters including fund formation and ongoing operational matters, co-investments, carried interest arrangements and internal reorganizations. He also regularly advises sponsors and investors on secondary transactions, including fund restructurings and other sponsor-led liquidity solutions.
Jane Shvets, Law360 Rising Star: White Collar
Ms. Shvets, a partner and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, focuses on white collar defense and internal investigations, in particular regarding compliance with corrupt practices legislation, as well as compliance assessments. She also advises multinational clients on data protection and cybersecurity matters as well as a wide range of sanctions issues.
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