Seven alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law were among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2022, a list of attorneys under age 40 whose accomplishments as lawyers “transcend their age.”

Honorees were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

Alexandra Garrison Barnett ’10 of Alston & Bird was named a top employment attorney for playing a lead role in defending employer clients, including UPS, from lawsuits by workers.

Pedro Bermeo ’12 of Davis Polk was named a top capital markets law practitioner for helping to advise billion-dollar underwriting.

James McDonald ’07 of Sullivan & Cromwell was named a top compliance attorney for his roles in cryptocurrency cases and a $6 billion settlement with regulators.

Jason McManis ’13, the litigation department head for Ahmad Zavitsanos & Mensing, was named a top trial attorney for his role in major cases, including one brought by a group of doctors against UnitedHealth.

Brandon Moss ’11 of Wiley Rein was named a top white-collar practitioner for her role in defending a former pharmaceutical executive.

Brian Rabbitt ’08 of Jones Day was named a top white-collar practitioner for his accomplishments while at the U.S. Department of Justice, including a landmark Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement.

Jennifer Roy ’11 of Latham & Watkins was named a top environmental practitioner for guiding major utilities and energy companies on environmental policy and regulatory compliance.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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