Future Star debuts 2016 Future Star 2016 debuts


Each Benchmark research cycle finds the team increasingly fulfilling its mission of uncovering new talent in the litigation and disputes arena in practically every jurisdiction. These individuals, designated as "future stars" not due to age but rather to their status of being seen as on the cusp of established stardom by the market, play a vital role in illustrating a firm's bench strength and its generational succession plan. Very often, these individuals are noted through peer and client review as being responsible for much of the "heavy lifting" at the firm and deserving of a higher level of recognition than may have been previously afforded to them.

The following is a list of such individuals who have made their debut in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Congratulations to all who have made the list this year.


Jennifer McGahey Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Emily Tidmore Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury
Warren Platt Snell & Wilmer
Theane Evangelis Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Grant Fondo Goodwin Procter
Kenneth Herzinger Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Joshua Hill Sidley Austin
Perlette Jura Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Joshua Lipshutz Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Mildred Segura Reed Smith
Jason Sheasby Irell & Manella
Carol Lynn Thompson Sidley Austin
Kathryn Reilly Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell
Tahlia Townsend Wiggin and Dana
David Buckner Grossman Roth
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod
Dorit Black Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
Michael de Leeuw Cozen O'Connor
Karen DeMasi Cravath Swaine & Moore
Joseph Dever Cozen O'Connor
Wesley Earnhardt Cravath Swaine & Moore
Yonatan Even Cravath Swaine & Moore
David Graff Anderson Kill
Benjamin Gruenstein Cravath Swaine & Moore
Victor Hou Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Avi Israeli Holwell Shuster & Goldberg
Lori Lesser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Adeel Mangi Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Michael Mervis Proskauer Rose
Atara Miller Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Kevin Orsini Cravath Swaine & Moore
Antony Ryan Cravath Swaine & Moore
John Sullivan Cozen O'Connor
Alexander Willscher Sullivan & Cromwell
Daniel Larsen Ater Wynne
Kirby Shealy Adams and Reese
Kirby Shealy Adams and Reese
Dane Ball Smyser Kaplan & Veselka
Jason Billeck Winston & Strawn
Danny David Baker Botts
Mark Giugliano Gibbs & Bruns
James Ho Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Alex Kaplan Susman Godfrey
Sean Raymond Susman Godfrey
Chris Stanfield Morgan Lewis
Blake Hamilton Durham Jones & Pinegar
Clint Hansen Fabian & Clendenin
Gregory Fox Lane Powell
Laura Marquez-Garrett Lane Powell
Andrea Ostrovsky Calfo Harrigan Leyh & Eakes
David Berl Williams & Connolly
Kathleen Bradish Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
John Chesley Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Colleen Conry Ropes & Gray
Amanda Davidoff Sullivan and Cromwell
Michael Diamant Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Jonathan Diesenhaus Hogan Lovells
Deidre Duncan Hunton & Williams
Jeffrey Knox Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Andrew Lacy Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Joseph Matelis Sullivan and Cromwell
Matthew McGill Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Adam Perlman Williams & Connolly
Benjamin Razi Covington & Burling
Sarah Razi Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Cynthia Richman Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Toby Singer Jones Day
Amir Tayrani Gibson Dunn & Crutcher