Mayer Brown announced that three of the firm’s partners have been named 2019 “Rising Stars” by Law360: Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Michael Rayfield (New York), Banking & Finance partner Jan Stewart (Chicago) and Intellectual Property partner Allison Stillman (New York). This annual recognition honors attorneys under 40 “whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.”

Michael Rayfield - Cybersecurity & Privacy:
Law360 selected Mr. Rayfield for amassing victories for a range of companies, including helping Facebook obtain summary judgment in a putative class action over claims that the company violated an Illinois biometric privacy law. The publication also highlighted his dedication to pro bono work, particularly in criminal and immigration appeals where an individual’s life or liberty is at stake. (View profile.)

Jan Stewart - Securitization:
The publication selected Ms. Stewart for guiding high-profile clients in innovative securitization cases. For example, she advised Synchrony Financial on its creation of a new credit-card securitization master trust, which debuted with a $1 billion issuance of top-rated securities in 2018. She led more than two dozen offerings last year alone, which issued a combined $15 billion in securities. (View profile.)

Allison Stillman - Media & Entertainment: Ms. Stillman was selected for advising prominent digital media companies on cutting-edge copyright issues, including helping secure a federal court approval for a $43 million class action settlement on behalf of Spotify in a copyright suit brought by songwriters. The publication also noted her work in helping industry-leading digital services navigate the recently enacted Music Modernization Act. In particular, she has been working with the Digital Media Association in connection with implementing the legislation. (View profile.)