Nine talented Latham partners with diverse practices in transactional, litigation, and regulatory areas have been named 2023 Rising Stars by Law360 — the most honorees among law firms for the third consecutive year. The annual feature recognizes "attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age," who “were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines,” according to Law360, which reviewed more than 1,300 nominations across multiple areas of practice.
The 2023 Latham rising stars honorees are:
- Erin Brown Jones, a litigation and trial partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigation Practice, honored in the Compliance category. she advises clients on high-stakes, cross-border enforcement, compliance, transactional, and litigation matters across a range of regulatory regimes, with a focus on FCPA and SEC enforcement matters.
- Julie Crisp, a tax partner in the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice, named in Law360’s Benefits category. Based in the Century City office, she advises clients on the full spectrum of executive compensation and employee benefits matters that can shape market-changing transactions and sustain businesses.
- Samir Deger-Sen, a litigation and trial partner in the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice, honored in the Appellate category. Based in New York, he focuses his practice on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex commercial litigation. He has argued before the US Supreme Court and been a lead brief writer in multiple cases before the Court.
- Amy Hargreaves, a litigation and trial partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigation Practice, selected in the Healthcare category. Based in San Diego, she helps healthcare and life sciences clients navigate government and internal investigations, False Claims Act defense, and compliance-related matters.
- Kirsten Jackson, a litigation and trial partner in the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, named in the Insurance category. Based in Los Angeles, she represents policyholders in insurance recovery matters across the full spectrum of insurance and liability cases.
- Alan Kimball, a tax partner in the Transactional Tax Practice, selected in the Tax category. Based in New York, he helps private equity firms and public and private companies navigate the tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, often developing innovative approaches to address client needs and helping to devise and implement efficient transaction structures.
- Britt Lovejoy, a litigation and trial partner in the Connectivity, Privacy & Information Practice, named in the Technology category. Based in the Bay Area, she represents technology and digital media companies, including software developers, music streaming services, and other internet platforms, in copyright, competition, and commercial litigation matters.
- Alex Martin, a finance partner in the Structured Finance Practice, honored in Law360’s Structured Finance category. Based in London, he advises on securitization, structured finance, and private credit transactions across a variety of asset classes, with a particular focus on collateralized loan obligation transactions (CLOs) and asset-backed financing transactions.
- Christopher Peponis, a finance partner in the Project Development & Finance Practice, selected in the Project Finance category. Based in Houston, he advises sponsors, private equity investors and strategics on balance sheet and non-recourse financed project structuring, commercialization and financing in the conventional and renewable energy sector, particularly, renewable fuels, hydrogen, ammonia and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.