Under 40 Hotlist The US and Canada's top litigators aged 40 or younger

The second annual edition of Benchmark's Under 40 Hotlist has officially been published. These practitioners, all aged 40 or younger, have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the US and Canadian litigation community by peers and clients. The final lists appear below (the US appears first, followed by Canada's list.) Those who have provided bios have been hyperlinked.

Editorial content can be accessed here.

US UNDER 40 HOTLIST

Dariel Abrahamy - Greenspoon Marder, FL

Syed Ahmad - Hunton & Williams, DC

Carly Alameda - Farella Braun + Martel, CA

Gerardo Alcazar - Blackwell Burke, MN

Trevor Alexander - Calfee Halter & Griswold, OH

Winn Allen - Kirkland & Ellis, DC

Jason Alperstein - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, FL

Conrad Anderson - Balch & Bingham, AL

Benjamin Au - Durie Tangri, CA

Daniel Auerbach - Browning Kaleczyc Berry & Hoven, MT

Jeffrey Backman - Greenspoon Marder, FL

Justin Bagdady - Bodman, MI

Michael Balascio - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Dane Ball - Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, TX

David Ball - Bracewell, NY

Allison Balus - Baird Holm, NE

Nowell Bamberger - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, DC

Frank Bayuk - King & Spalding, GA

Christian Becker - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Lily Becker - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, CA

Kristin Beckman - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Aron Beezley - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, DC

Natalie Bennett - McDermott Will & Emery, DC

Michael Bentley - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, MS

Jamie Berger - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Jessamyn Berniker - Williams & Connolly, DC

Matthew Berkowitz - Shearman & Sterling, NY

Brett Berman - Fox Rothschild, PA

Matthew Berry - Susman Godfrey, WA

Theresa Bevilacqua - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Michael Bittner - Winston & Strawn, TX

Dorit Black - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Michael Blatchley - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

Bradley Bobroff - Proskauer Rose, NY

Brian Borchard - Kirkland & Ellis, IL

Jamie Boyer - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Heidi Bradley - Lane Powell, WA

Nicole Brakstad - LeClairRyan, VA

Rebecca Bratter - Greenspoon Marder, FL

Stephen Brauerman - Bayard, DE

Monica Braun - Stoll Keenon Ogden, KY

Judson Brown - Kirkland & Ellis, DC

Todd Brooks - Whiteford Taylor and Preston, MD

Jason Buchsbaum - Cohen and Wolf, CT

Yehudah Buchweitz - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Jennifer Burdman - King & Spalding, DC

Henninger Bullock - Mayer Brown, NY

Brian Burgess - Goodwin Procter, DC

Heather Burke - White & Case, CA

Jason Bushby - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, AL

Vicki Buter - Kutak Rock, NE

Colin Cabral - Proskauer Rose, CA

Michael Carey - Bowman and Brooke, MN

Rebecca Carson - Irell & Manella, CA

Matthew Carter - Winston & Strawn, IL

Aaron Casagrande - Whiteford Taylor Preston, MD

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, NY

Jenny Chou - Wiggin and Dana, CT

James Clark - Fox Rothschild, PA

Michelle Cohen - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NY

Eva Cole - Winston & Strawn, NY

Kelly Comarda - Hall Estill, OK

James Commons - McDermott Will & Emery, DC

Sam Cruse - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Margaret D'Amico - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Courtney Dankworth - Debevoise & Plimpton, NY

Amanda Davidoff - Sullivan & Cromwell , DC

Tiffany DeGruy - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, AL

Kate Demarest - Dorsey & Whitney, AK

Brendon DeMay - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Harrison Denman - White & Case, NY

Seth Day - Hall Estill, OK

Michael Diamant - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher & Crutcher, DC

Chris Dodson - Bracewell, TX

Greg Dorrington - Crowley Fleck, MT

Geoffrey Drake - King & Spalding, GA

Nathan Dupes - Bodman, MI

Steven Dutton - McLane Middleton, NH

Wesley Earnhardt - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Charles Eblen - Shook Hardy & Bacon, MO

Jennifer Ecklund - Thompson & Knight, TX

Joshua Elias - Gibbons, NJ

Daniel Elliott - LeClairRyan, CT

Matthew Enenbach - Kutak Rock, NE

Ryan Erickson - Lewis & LLewellyn, CA

Blaine Evanson - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, CA

Elaine Ewing - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, DC

Garrett Fail - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Joseph Falasco - Quattlebaum Grooms Tull & Burrow, AR

Jamal Faleel - Blackwell Burke, MN

Jessica Farley - Norton Rose Fulbright, TX

Muhammad Faridi - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NY

Kelly Farnan - Richards Layton & Finger, DE

John Farringer IV - Sherrard & Roe, TN

Nathan Fennessy - Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, NH

Daniel Fliman - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Aaron Flynn - Hunton & Williams, DC

Christopher Fontan - Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, MS

Brian Fork - Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, NC

Gerald Fornwald - Winthrop & Weinstine, MN

Kristin Fournier - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, NY

Kelly Frawley - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Carl Frazier - Stoll Keenon Ogden, KY

Sarah Frederick - Goodwin Procter, MA

Jared Friedmann - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Jessica Fuller - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, CO

Nitin Gambhir - McDermott Will & Emery, CA

Christian George - Akerman, FL

Jared Gerber - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Ryan Glasgow - Hunton & Williams, VA

Lisa Glasser - Irell & Manella, CA

Katherine Good - Whiteford Taylor Preston, DE

John Mark Goodman - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, AL

James Goodnow - Fennemore Craig, AZ

David Graff - Anderson Kill, NY

Michelle Grant - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Joseph Gratz - Durie Tangri, CA

Jennifer Greenblatt - Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum, IL

Geremy Gregory - Balch & Bingham, FL

Leah Grossi - King & Spalding, DC

Kristen Guinn - Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, MI

Joshua Hadiaris - Norman Hanson & Detroy, ME

Jill Hall - Bowles Rice, WV

Laura Hammargren - Mayer Brown, IL

Michael Hanin - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Jason Harbour - Hunton & Williams, VA

Paul Harris - Ulmer & Berne, OH

Carmon Harvey - LeClairRyan, PA

Naomi Haslitt - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, OR

Peter Hawkes - Lane Powell, OR

Heather Hawkins - Thompson Hine, OH

Tyler Heffron - Triplett Woolf Garretson, KS

Jay Heidrick - Polsinelli, MO

Michael Heister - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

Damaris Hernández - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Jason Herndon - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Eric Herzog - Norton Rose Fulbright , CA

Elizabeth Hess - Kirkland & Ellis, IL

Dan Hettich - King & Spalding, DC

Eric Heyer - Thompson Hine, DC

Michael Hindelang - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, MI

Corey Hinshaw - Watkins & Eager, MS

Sara Hirshon - Verrill Dana, MA

Melissa Ho - Polsinelli, AZ

Eric Hochstadt - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Chris Hogan - Reynolds Frizzell, TX

Amanda Hollis - Kirkland & Ellis, IL

John Holmes - Maynard Cooper & Gale, AL

Sean Hood - Fennemore Craig, AZ

Robert Hora - Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, NY

Pearlynn Houck - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Karen Howell - Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, MS

Susan Huber - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Timothy Hudson - Thompson & Knight, TX

Paul Hughes - Mayer Brown, DC

Sarah Hutchins - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, NC

Michael Huttenlocher - McDermott Will & Emery, NY

Audrey Ingram - Richards Kibbe & Orbe, DC

Adam Israel - Balch & Bingham, AL

Avi Israeli - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Brian Jacobs - Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello , NY

Nicole Jantzi - McDermott Will & Emery, DC

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

Anthony Kaim - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Blair Kaminsky - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

George Kanabe - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, CA

Alexander Kaplan - Susman Godfrey, TX

Aaron Katz - Ropes & Gray, MA

Anne Kaufold-Wiggins - Balch & Bingham, GA

Justin Kay - Drinker Biddle & Reath, IL

Bryan Keane - Dorsey & Whitney, MN

Jennifer Kennedy Park - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Paul Kessimian - Partridge Snow & Hahn, RI

Sarmad Khojasteh - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Antony Kim - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, DC

Michael Kimberly - Mayer Brown, DC

Laura Kissel - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Joshua Klarfeld - Ulmer & Berne, OH

Ashley Kleber - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Lane Knight - Balch & Bingham, AL

Barry Kooperman - Bowman and Brooke, MN

Matthew Korte - Ciresi Conlin, MN

Michael Lacy - Troutman Sanders, VA

Chanler Langham - Susman Godfrey, TX

Mark Lanpher - Shearman & Sterling, DC

Sarah Leivick - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Rory Leraris - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Benjamin Lewis - Bingham Greenebaum & Doll, KY

Marc Lewis - Lewis & LLewellyn, CA

Tracy LeRoy - Sidley Austin, TX

Vincent Levy - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Paul Llewellyn - Lewis & LLewellyn, CA

Michael Lohnes - Katten Muchin Rosenman, IL

Blair Loocke - Bracewell, TX

Abraham Lorber - Lane Powell, WA

David Luder - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Lori Lustrin - Bilzin Sumberg, FL

Ari MacKinnon - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Jonathan Macklem - Christian & Small, AL

Adeel Mangi - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler Webb & Tyler, NY

Linton Mann - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett , NY

Natalie Mantell - Gibbons, NJ

Eugene Mar - Farella Braun + Martel, CA

Daniel Mazanec - Greenspoon Marder, FL

Zachary Mazin - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Megan McCurdy - Stinson Leonard Street, MO

Jennifer McGahey - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, AL

Lori McGill - Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, DC

Kerry McGrath - Hunton & Williams, DC

Taylor McNeel - Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes,

Sonal Mehta - Durie Tangri, CA

Stephen Miles - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LA

Atara Miller - Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy , NY

Curtis Miller - Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, DE

Rory Miller - Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, CA

Brian Mitchell - Bracewell, TX

David Mitchell - Rose Law Firm, AR

Sarah Moffett - LeClairRyan, TX

William Monahan - Sullivan & Cromwell, NY

Kimberly Moore - Crowley Fleck, MT

Ashley Moore - McKool Smith, TX

Clint Morse - Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, NC

Lauren Moskowitz - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Elisabeth Muckala - Hall Estill, OK

Maureen Mueller - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, FL

Andrew Myers - Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, CO

Tibor Nagy - Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig, NY

Ayesha Najam - Gibbs & Bruns, TX

Omid Nasab - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Stacy Nettleton - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Joshua Newcomer - McKool Smith, TX

Grant Nichols - King & Spalding, DC

Nathan Nieman - Modrall Sperling, NM

Benjamin Norman - Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, NC

Bryan Nowlin - Hall Estill, OK

Damien Nyer - White & Case, NY

Brian O'Donoghue - Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum, IL

William Oden - Ward and Smith, NC

Jeffrey Oldham - Bracewell, TX

Courtney O'Mara - Fennemore Craig, NV

Quinn Oppenheim - Summit Law Group, WA

Demian Ordway - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Kevin Orsini - Cravath Swaine & Moore, NY

Amy Parker - Bracewell, TX

Michael Parrish - Ward and Smith, NC

Jim Pastore - Debevoise & Plimpton, NY

William Petit - Kelley Drye & Warren, TX

Djordje Petkoski - Shearman & Sterling, DC

Brant Pettis - Balch & Bingham, MS

Daniel Pfefferbaum - Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, CA

Kaytie Pickett - Jones Walker, MS

Michael Pieja - Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum, IL

Shannon Pierce - Fennemore Craig, NV

Bronwyn Pollock - Mayer Brown, CA

Ina Popova - Debevoise & Plimpton, NY

Samuel Portnoy - Gibbons, NJ

Jessica Post - Fennemore Craig, AZ

Kevin Post - Ropes & Gray, NY

Rose Prey - Andrews Kurth Kenyon, NY

Joseph Price - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

Shawn Rabin - Susman Godfrey, NY

John Rapp - Hinkle Law Firm, KS

Ruth Rauls - Saul Ewing, NJ

Kenneth Reinker - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, DC

Carrie Reilly - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, NY

Kathryn Reilly - Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, CO

Thomas Rheaume - Bodman, MI

Erin Rhinehart - Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing, OH

Joshua Richards - Saul Ewing, PA

Thomas Richie - Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings, AL

Jennifer Rogers - Watkins & Eager, MS

Jessica Rosenberg - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Benjamin Rubinstein - Herbert Smith Freehills, NY

Elizabeth Ryan - Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, TX

Christopher Samis - Whiteford Taylor and Preston, DE

John Sanders - Winston & Strawn, TX

Michelle Scheffler - Andrews Kurth Kenyon, TX

Kevin Schwartz - Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, NY

Matthew Schwartz - Sullivan & Cromwell, NY

Timothy Sensing - Watkins & Eager, MS

Tyler Schaffer - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Jennifer Sheffield - Lane Powell, WA

Ryan Shores - Shearman & Sterling, DC

Katherine Sinderson - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

David Singh - Weil Gotshal & Manges, CA

Katherine Slawe - Drinker Biddle & Reath, PA

Robert Spake - Polsinelli, MO

Dorothy Spenner - Sidley Austin, NY

Matthew Stein - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

James Stanton - Stanton, TX

Benjamin Strawn - Davis Graham & Stubbs, CO

Arun Subramanian - Susman Godfrey, NY

Daniel Sullivan - Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, NY

Andrew Tarr - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

John Tennert - Fennemore Craig, NV

Jason Tompkins - Balch & Bingham, AL

Stephen Tountas - Kasowitz Benson Torres, NY

Clarke Tucker - Quattlebaum Grooms Tull & Burrow, AR

Katherine Turner - Williams & Connolly, DC

James Tyrone - Watkins & Eager, MS

Jonathan Uslaner - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, CA

Jane VanLare - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Robert Vartabedian - Thompson & Knight, TX

Adam Vaught - Hinshaw & Culbertson , IL

Jeremy Vest - Boies Schiller Flexner, NY

Lisa Vicens - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

Erica Villanueva - Farella Braun + Martel, CA

Brett Venn - Jones Walker, LA

Kenneth Vorrasi - Drinker Biddle & Reath, DC

Joanna Wade - Winston & Strawn, NC

Amanda Wait - Hunton & Williams, DC

Craig Waldman - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NY

Genevieve Wallace - Susman Godfrey, WA

Bradley Walz - Winthrop & Weinstine, MN

Theresa Wardon - Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, CO

Kevin Weber - Gibbons, NJ

Ned Weinberger - Labaton Sucharow, DE

Hayley Wells - Ward and Smith, NC

Rachel Wetta - Foulston Siefkin, KS

Randall Whattoff - Cox Fricke, HI

Christopher Wiech - LeClairRyan, GA

Adam Wierzbowski - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, NY

Nicole Williams - Thompson & Knight, TX

Brenoch Wirthlin - Fennemore Craig, NV

Richard Worf - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, NC

Nicole Wrigley - Winston & Strawn, IL

Mary Young - Blackwell Burke, MN

Ryan Younger - Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull, AR

Andrew Zeve - Bracewell, TX

Caroline Zalka - Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY

Jared Zola - Blank Rome, NY

Rishi Zutshi - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NY

CANADA UNDER 40 HOTLIST

Ranjan Agarwal - Bennett Jones, Toronto

Todd Andres - Pitblado, Winnipeg

Melanie Baird - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Jean-Philippe Beaudry - Langlois, Quebec City

Audrey Boctor - Irving Mitchell Kalichman, Montreal

Gabrielle Brochu - Langlois, Montreal

Nadia Campion - Polley Faith, Toronto

Gerald Chan - Stockwoods, Toronto

Karine Chenevert - Borden Ladner Gervais, Montreal

Adam Crane - Patterson Law, Halifax

Jonathan Dale - Stewart McKelvey, St. John's

Pierre-Paul Daunais - Stikeman Elliott, Montreal

Marie-Louise Deslisle - Woods, Montreal

Ian Dunbar - McInnes Cooper, Halifax

Nadia Effendi - Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto

Andrea Gonsalves - Stockwoods, Toronto

Sana Halwani - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Nader Hasan - Stockwoods, Toronto

Nicolas Hooge - Farris Vaughn Wills & Murphy, Vancouver

Rebecca Jones - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Justin Lambert - Bennett Jones, Calgary

Matthew Lerner - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Jaimie Lickers - Gowling WLG, Hamilton

Michelle Maniago - Borden Ladner Gervais, Vancouver

Sarah McEachern - Borden Ladner Gervais, Vancouver

Tipper McEwan - Stewart McKelvey, Halifax

David McKinnon - Bennett Jones, Calgary

Curran McNicol - Fillmore Riley, Winnipeg

Pooja Mihailovich - Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto

Andrew Parley - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Mary Paterson - Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto

Christine Plante - Bennett Jones, Calgary

Shara Roy - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Scott Smith - Gowling WLG, Vancouver

Dena Varah - Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin, Toronto

Cory Withrow - Burchells, Halifax

Jonathan Woolley - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, Winnipeg

Jason Woychesyn - Bennett Jones, Toronto