Under 40 Hot List - 2016

July 22nd 2016 marks the date of the announcement of the very first Under 40 Hot List, a new accolade of Benchmark Litigation meant to honor the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.  Through a process of peer review and case examination, this list has been compiled over a process of many months to assemble this collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys. The winners of this new accolade are as follows:

Kip Adams - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, MA

Trevor Alexander - Calfee Halter & Griswold, OH

Nathan Alexander - Dorsey & Whitney, WA

Winn Allen - Kirkland & Ellis, DC

Joshua Amsel - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Conrad Anderson - Balch & Bingham, AL

Paula Anderson - Shearman & Sterling, NY

Jessica Anthony - Ballard Spahr, PA

Benjamin Au - Durie Tangri, CA

Micheal Balascio - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Dane Ball - Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, TX

Allison Balus - Baird Holm, NE

Frank Bayuk - King & Spalding, GA

Lily Becker - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, CA

Christian Becker - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Kristin Beckman - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Michael Bentley - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, MS

Jason Benton - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Fritz Berckmueller - Calfee Halter & Griswold, OH

Sara Berg - Browning Kaleczyc Berry & Hoven, MT

Jamie Berger - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Matthew Berkowitz - Shearman & Sterling, NY

David Berl - Williams & Connolly, DC

Brett Berman - Fox Rothschild, PA

Theresa Bevilacqua - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Dorit Black - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Michael Blatchley - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

Jamie Boyer - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Frank Brame - Vinson & Elkins, TX

Monica Braun - Stoll Keenon Ogden, KY

Daniel Bress - Kirkland Ellis, DC

Christopher Brooker - Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, KY

Todd Brooks - Whiteford Taylor Preston, MD

Yehudah Buchweitz - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Peter Buckley - Fox Rothschild, PA

Jennifer Saltz Bullock - Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, FL

Henninger Bullock - Mayer Brown, NY

Jennifer Burdman - King & Spalding, DC

Jason Bushby - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, AL

Vicki Buter - Kutak Rock, NE

Andre Caldwell - Crowe & Dunlevy, OK

Michael Carey - Bowman and Brooke, MN

Rebecca Carson - Irell & Manella, CA

Matthew Carter - Winston & Strawn, IL

Brandon Cate - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

Zach Chaffee-McClure - Shook Hardy & Bacon, MO

John Challis - Polsinelli, MO

Mark Champoux - Davis Graham & Stubbs, CO

Nathan Chase - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Chris Chauvin - Thompson & Knight, TX

Tai-Heng Cheng - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, NY

Max Chester - Foley & Lardner, WI

Jenny Chou - Wiggin and Dana, CT

Brian Christiansen – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, DC

Daniel Chung - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, DC

James Clark - Fox Rothschild, PA

Michelle Cohen - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NY

Eva Cole - Winston & Strawn, NY

James Commons - McDermott Will & Emery, DC

Toby Crouse - Foulston Siefkin, KS

Sam Cruse - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Brock Czeschin - Richards Layton & Finger, DE

Erin Dailey - GableGotwals, OK

Brad Daniels - Stoel Rives, OR

Danny David - Baker Botts, TX

Amanda Davidoff - Sullivan and Cromwell, DC

Jonathan Davidson - Kessler Topaz, PA

Tiffany deGruy - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, AL

Lisa DeJaco - Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, KY

Claire DeLelle - White & Case, DC

Kate Demarest  - Dorsey & Whitney, AK

Harrison Denman - White & Case, NY

Michael Diamant - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, DC

Ryan DiClemente - Saul Ewing, NJ

Eric Dittman - Paul Hastings, NY

Tanya Dmitronow - Proskauer, NY

Christopher Dodson - Bracewell, TX

Adam Doerr - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

John Doroghazi - Wiggin and Dana, CT

Greg Dorrington - Crowley Fleck, MT

Geoffrey Drake - King & Spalding, GA

Agnes Dunogue - Shearman & Sterling, NY

Wesley Earnhardt - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Charles Eblen - Shook Hardy & Bacon, MO

Jennifer Ecklund - Thompson & Knight, TX

Matthew Enenbach - Kutak Rock, NE

Jacob Esparza - Legge Farrow Kimmitt McGrath & Brown, TX

Theane Evangelis - Gibson Dunn, CA

Blaine Evanson - Gibson Dunn, CA

Elaine Ewing - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, DC

Garrett Fail - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Joseph Falasco - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

Jessica Farley - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

John Farringer IV - Sherrard & Roe, TN

Susan Faunce - Berman & Simmons, ME

Kevin Fee - Sidley Austin, IL

Rachel Feldman - White & Case, CA

Christianna Finnern - Winthrop & Weinstine, MN

Kristen Fiore - Akerman, FL

Daniel Fliman - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Aaron Flynn - Hunton & Williams, DC

Gerald Fornwald - Winthrop & Weinstine, MN

Kristen Fournier - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, NY

Adrianne Fouts - Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law, ME

Christopher Fox - Thompson Hine, GA

Carl Frazier - Stoll Keenon Ogden, KY

Alex Fugazzi - Snell & Wilmer, NV

Jessica Fuller - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, CO

Michele Haydel Gehrke - Polsinelli, CA

Susannah Geltman - Simpson Thacher, NY

Christian George - Akerman, FL

Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

Molly Given - Bowman and Brooke, MN

Ryan Glasgow - Hunton & Williams, VA

Lisa Glasser - Irell & Manella, CA

John Mark Goodman - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, AL

James Goodnow - Fennemore Craig, AZ

Michelle Grant - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Joseph Gratz - Durie Tangri, CA

Jonathan Green - Kaye Scholer, NY

Joshua Greenblatt - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

David Greenspan - Winston & Strawn, NY

Kristen Guinn - Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, MI

Aundrea Gulley - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Joshua Hadiaris - Norman Hanson Detroy, ME

Jill Hall - Bowles Rice, WV

Serena Hallowell - Labaton Sucharow, NY

Michael Hanin - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Jason Harbour - Hunton & Williams, VA

Richard Hatch - Rodey Law Firm, NM

David Hawkins - Vinson & Elkins, DC

Heather Hawkins - Thompson Hine, OH

Matthew Haynes - LeClairRyan, VA

Tyler Heffron - Triplett Woolf & Garretson, KS

Jason Herndon - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Elizabeth Hess - Kirkland & Ellis, IL

Dan Hettich - King & Spalding, DC

Joshua Hill - Sidley Austin, CA

Wesley Hill - Ward Smith & Hill, TX

Michael Hindelang - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, MI

Corey Hinshaw - Watkins & Eager, MS

Melissa Ho - Polsinelli, AZ

Eric Hochstadt - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Amanda Hollis - Kirkland & Ellis, IL

John Holmes - Maynard Cooper & Gale, AL

Kristina Holmstrom - Lewis Roca Rothberber Christie, AZ

Sean Hood - Fennemore Craig, AZ

Pearlynn Houck - Robinson Bradshaw, NC

Timothy Hudson - Thompson & Knight, TX

Rodney Hunsinger II - McAfee & Taft, OK

Mark Hurst - Stoll Keenon Ogden, KY

Sarah Hutchins - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Michael Huttenlocher - McDermott Will & Emery, NY

Avi Israeli - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Martin Jackson - Sidley Austin, NY

Brian Jacobs - Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, NY

Taleah Jennings - Schulte Roth & Zabel, NY

Travis Jensen - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, CA

Gregory Jones - McDermott Will & Emery, CA

Jameson Jones - Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, CO

Jason Jowers - Morris James, DE

Moez Kaba - Hueston Hennigan, CA

Christine Kain - Faegre Baker Daniels, MN

George Kanabe - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, CA

Aaron Katz - Ropes & Gray, MA

Bryan Keane - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Derek Kearl - Holland & Hart, UT

Richard Kebrdle - White & Case, FL

Christopher Keegan - Kirkland & Ellis, CA

Jennifer Kennedy Park - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Paul Kessimian - Partridge Snow & Hahn, RI

Christopher Kiger - Smith Anderson, NC

Antony Kim - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, DC

Lane Knight - Balch & Bingham, AL

Rudolf Koch - Richards Layton & Finger, DE

Barry Koopmann - Bowman and Brooke, MN

Matthew  Korte - Ciresi Conlin, MN

David  Kushner - Willcox & Savage, VA

Michael Lacy - Troutman Sanders, VA

Chanler Langham - Susman Godfrey, TX

Mark Lanpher - Shearman & Sterling, DC

Paul Lantieri - Ballard Spahr, PA

Shawn Larsen-Bright - Dorsey & Whitney, WA

Jill Laslovich - Crowley Fleck, MT

Tracy LeRoy - Sidley Austin, TX

Gabrielle Levin - Gibson Dunn, NY

Michael Lohnes - Katten Muchin Roseman, IL

Monica Loseman - Gibson Dunn, CO

Joseph Loy - Kirkland & Ellis, NY

David Luder - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Lindsay Lundholm - Baird Holm, NE

Brian Lutz - Gibson Dunn, CA

Ari MacKinnon - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Adeel Mangi - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NY

Laura Marquez-Garrett - Lane Powell, WA

Scott Martin - Gibson Dunn, DC

Tiffany Martin - Modrall Sperling, NM

Stephanie Mays - Maynard Cooper & Gale, AL

Zachary Mazin - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Merritt McAlister - King & Spalding, GA

Kathaleen McCormick - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, DE

Lauren Tucker McCubbin - Polsinelli, MO

Megan McCurdy - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Heather McElroy - Ciresi Conlin, MN

Jenna McGee - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, SC

Lori McGill - Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, DC

Daniel McKenna - Ballard Spahr, PA

Dana McSherry - McDermott Will & Emery, MA

Chadwick McTighe - Stites & Harbison, KY

McKinley Measley - Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, DE

Sonal Mehta - Durie Tangri, CA

Joseph Merschman - Wiggin and Dana, CT

Stephen Miles - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

William Miller - Dorsey & Whitney, IA

Atara Miller - Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, NY

Mark Miller - Holland & Hart, UT

Mark Mintz - Jones Walker, LA

Paul Mishkin - Davis Polk & Wardwell, NY

Matthew Mitchell - Moore & Van Allen, NC

William Monahan - Sullivan & Crowmwell, NY

Christine Montenegro - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Kimberly Moore - Crowley Fleck, MT

Ashley Moore - McKool Smith, TX

Greg Moore - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

Daphne Morduchowitz - Kaye Scholer, NY

Mary Clay Morgan - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, MS

Brian Morrissey - Sidley Austin, DC

Kelly Moser - Perkins Coie, WA

Mark Mosier - Covington & Burling, DC

Lauren Moskowitz - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Kimberly Mottley - Proskauer, MA

Keil Mueller - Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter, OR

Garrett Nail - Thompson Hine, GA

Kip Nesmith - Burr Forman, AL

Benjamin Nevius - Fox Rothschild, PA

Joshua Newcomer - McKool Smith, TX

Stephanie Niehaus - Squire Patton Boggs, NY

Luke Nikas - Boies Schiller & Flexner, NY

Andrew Oettinger - Godfrey & Kahn, WI

Lucas Olts - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, CA

William O'Neil - Winston & Strawn, IL

Kevin Orsini - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Andrea Ostrovsky - Calfo Harrigan Leyh & Eakes, WA

David Owsley - Stites & Harbison, KY

Ashley Pack - Dinsmore & Shohl, WV

Melissa Pallett-Vasquez - Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, FL

Kelly Pate - Balch & Bingham, AL

Bruce Paul - Stites & Harbison, KY

Daniel Pfefferbaum - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, CA

Connie Pfeiffer - Beck Redden, TX

Jennifer Poppe - Vinson & Elkins, TX

Jessica Post - Fennemore Craig, AZ

Duffie Powers - Gallivan White & Boyd, SC

Andrea Price - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Erin Ranahan - Winston & Strawn, CA

Gregory Rapawy - Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, DC

Harley Ratliff - Shook Hardy & Bacon, MO

Ruth Rauls - Saul Ewing, NJ

Bradford Ray - Jones Walker, MS

Benjamin Razi - Covington & Burling, DC

Kathryn Reilly - Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, CO

Carrie Reilly - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, NY

Erin Rhinehart - Faruki Ireland & Cox, OH

Joshua Richards - Saul Ewing, PA

Heather Richardson - Gibson Dunn, CA

Thomas Richie - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, AL

Cynthia Richman - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, DC

Lisa Richman - McDermott Will & Emery, DC

Amy Riella - Vinson & Elkins, DC

Ben Roach - Nyemaster Goode, IA

John Robb - LeClairRyan, VA

Alex Roberts - Beck Redden, TX

Brian Rocca - Morgan Lewis & Bockius, CA

HL Rogers - Sidley Austin, DC

Morgan Rogers - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Ryan Roman - Akerman, FL

Cassidy Rosenthal - Stites & Harbison, KY

Tammy Roy - Cahill Gordon & Reindel, NY

Amy Rubenstein - Schiff Hardin, IL

Rene Ruiz - Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, FL

Eric Rumanek - Troutman Sanders, GA

Jennifer Rush - Norman Hanson & DeTroy, ME

Richard Russo - Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, PA

Nicholas Salter - Fox Rothschild, PA

Christopher Samis - Whiteford Taylor and Preston, DE

Darin Sands - Lane Powell, OR

Edmund Sauer - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, TN

Daniel Saval - Brown Rudnick, NY

Justin Sawyer - Sutin Thayer& Browne, NM

Adam Schramek - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

Joel Schroeder - Faegre Baker Daniels, MN

David Schulte - Thompson & Knight, TX

Catherine Schumacher - Kaye Scholer, NY

Kevin Schwartz - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, NY

Nathan Seltzer - Latham & Watkins, DC

Steven Shackelford - Susman Godfrey, NY

Mitesh Shah - Maynard Cooper & Gale, AL

Sujal Shah - Morgan Lewis & Bockius, CA

Maaren Shah - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, NY

Timothy Shannon - Verrill Dana, ME

Jason Sheasby - Irell & Manella, CA

Andrew Shen - Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, DC

Ross Shinyama - Watanabe Ing, HI

Ryan Shores - Hunton & Williams, DC

Bill Sigler - Fisch Sigler, DC

Bennett Silverberg - Brown Rudnick, NY

Katherine Sinderson - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

Mariposa Padilla Sivage - Sutin Thayer & Browne, NM

Jeffrey Sklar - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, AZ

Christopher Smith - Husch Blackwell, MO

Grayson Smith - Gallivan White & Boyd, SC

Bridget Smitha - Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, FL

John Isaac Southerland - Huie Fernambucq & Stewart, AL

Dorothy Spenner - Sidley Austin, NY

Craig Stanfield - Morgan Lewis & Bockius, TX

Howard Steel - Brown Rudnick, NY

Matthew Stein - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Whitt Steineker - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, AL

Brian Stekloff - Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, DC  

Angela Stephens - Stites & Harbison, KY

Jarod Stewart - Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, TX

Tara Stingley - Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, NE

Arun Subramanian - Susman Godfrey, NY

Dawn Sugihara - Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, HI

James Sullivan - Calfee Halter & Griswold, OH

Alison Tanchyk - Morgan Lewis & Bockius, FL

Andrew Tarr - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Amir Tayrani - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, DC

Jaime Theriot - Troutman Sanders, GA

Caleb Thomas - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Krystle Thomas - Rodey Law Firm, NM

Andrea Thompson - Stoel Rives, OR

Jason Tompkins - Balch & Bingham, AL

Stephen Tountas - Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, NY

Travis Tu - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NY

Clarke Tucker - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

James Tyrone - Watkins & Eager, MS

Jonathan Uslaner - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, CA

Robert Vartabedian - Thompson & Knight, TX

Carol Villegas - Labaton Sucharow, NY

Evan Vincent - Crowe & Dunlevy, OK

Keith Volpi - Polsinelli, MO

Amanda Wait - Hunton & Williams, DC

Craig Waldman - Simpson Thacher, NY

Alex Walker - Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris and Sisk, NM

Breon Walker - Gallivan White & Boyd, SC

Antoinette Walker - Morris & Morris, VA

Daniel Ward - Ropes & Gray, MA

Wendy Waszmer - King & Spalding, DC/NY

Misty Watt - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Jeffrey Webb - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

Morgan Weber - Browning Kaleczyc Berry and Hoven, MT

Bryan Webster - McDermott Will & Emery, IL

Meredith Weinberg - Perkins Coie, WA

Justin Weiner - MoloLamken, IL

Charles Weir - McDermott Will & Emery, CA

Joe Wetzel - King & Spalding, CA

Randall Whattoff - Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, HI

Lexie White - Susman Godfrey, TX

Adam Wierzbowski - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

Nicole Williams - Thompson & Knight, TX

Harry Wilson - Markowitz Herbold, OR

Brad Wilson - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, NY

Joseph Windler - Winthrop & Weinstine, MN

Joseph Winebrenner - Faegre Baker Daniels, MN

Richard Worf - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Brad Yeretsky - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Mary Young - Blackwell Burke, MN

Michael Zogby - Drinker Biddle & Reath, NJ

Congratulations to all of the inaugural Hotlisters!