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Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars

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Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

The V&E attorneys recognized by Law360 are listed below, by the category in which they won.

Benefits: Stephen Jacobson. Jacobson is an experienced executive compensation attorney who advises public and private companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies on employment, compensation, and benefits matters in business transactions.

In an interview with Law360, Jacobson described his proudest moments as an attorney as those spent mentoring younger attorneys at the firm. Seeing his mentees become clients’ first points of contact for executive compensation matters and work on transactions with skills and confidence fills him with pride, he said.

Jacobson’s complete Rising Stars profile can be viewed here.

Energy: Lande Spottswood. Spottswood is an accomplished corporate lawyer who focuses her practice on large and complex strategic transactions, often in the energy and industrial sectors. Her clients include public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.

“I get the most positive reinforcement, the most professional satisfaction when I find that I have one of those relationships where a client that I respect is looking to me for legal advice, yes, but legal advice as it fits into a larger strategic picture,” Spottswood told Law360 when asked about the part of her job she finds most rewarding.

Spottswood’s complete Rising Stars profile can be viewed here.

Environmental: Margaret Peloso. Peloso’s areas of practice are environmental law and climate change. With respect to climate change, she handles a variety of matters, including advising on climate change risk management and climate change adaptation issues. Peloso also works on a variety of complex environmental litigation matters and deals extensively with the notice and comment process on a wide range of federal environmental regulations.

When asked by Law360 what motivates her, Peloso said integrating scientific concepts into the legal context, though challenging, is some of the work she likes best. “I am very motivated by the idea of being able to do a lot to both help my clients and make a positive impact on the environment by being somebody who can help to use science to inform decision making, to use science to inform litigation strategy and help to get good quality information to those processes,” she said.

Peloso’s complete Rising Stars profile can be viewed here.

Law360’s 2019 Rising Stars were selected from more than 1,300 nationwide submissions. Winners were identified on the basis of their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

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