Bloomberg Law
July 27, 2023, 9:00 AM

They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40—Meet Our 2023 Honorees

Lisa Helem
Lisa Helem
Executive Editor

When we posted our first call for nominations for “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40" in December 2020, we knew that we were on the cusp of something exciting. With excellence as our standard, we sought to feature young lawyers who took the reins on key client matters early in their careers, earning the confidence of more senior attorneys at their organizations, and raising the bar in their work on behalf of their clients and communities.

Today, we’re excited to launch the third annual edition of “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40,” our Bloomberg Law award recognizing the accomplishments of stellar young lawyers nationwide.

Our team of editors and reporters evaluated an accomplished collection of nominees from an array of law firms, government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations across the country. We examined how the nominees navigated client responsibilities, how they balanced leadership roles, pro bono commitments, and more.

We are thrilled to present a sterling class, one whose members have led industry-shifting M&A deals, won high-stakes trials and provided needed counsel to government officials. Our list is also inclusive of those with a range of life experiences, cultures, and practice areas — diverse in all senses of the word.

Our 2023 They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40 honorees represent the best of the future of the legal profession. From appellate aces to white collar wizzes, our honorees take their place in our now storied Bloomberg Law tradition.

Top row, from left: Brittany Amadi of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; Amir Ali of MacArthur Justice Center; Abigail Gregor of Ropes & Gray and Nico Martinez of Bartlit Beck. Bottom row, from left: Tim Chen Saulsbury of Morrison & Foerster; Saee Muzumdar of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Joshua Matz of Kaplan Hecker & Fink and Christine Okike of Kirkland & Ellis.
Jonathan Hurtarte / Bloomberg Law

Read more about the 2023 class in the Q&As below. Then, take a look at the 2023 edition of our fun companion piece, “By the Numbers,” where you can learn about the most popular law schools and practice areas for the 40 Under 40—along with a selection of other fun facts. Also, in their “out of office” photos, new for 2023, you can get a glimpse of what our honorees do for fun when they’re not billing hours. And check out their summer playlists as well. (Spoiler: The Bey Hive and Swifties will feel seen.)

Introducing the 2023 honorees of “They’ve Got Next: the 40 Under 40.”


Lauren Roberta Kennedy of Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Priyanka Timblo of  Holwell Shuster & Goldberg


Amir Ali of MacArthur Justice Center
Joshua Matz of Kaplan Hecker & Fink

Appellate & White Collar, Investigations and Crisis Leadership

Anna Moody of Debevoise & Plimpton

Banking and Finance

Nicole Fanjul of Latham & Watkins
Emily Johnson of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Colin Lloyd of Sullivan & Cromwell

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Christine Okike of Kirkland & Ellis
Gregory Pesce of White & Case
Rachel Ringer of Kramer Levin

Capital Markets

Nicholas Dorsey of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Emerging Technology Transactions & Intellectual Property

Jonathan Ashtor of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Environmental Law

Dina Mishra of US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Appellate Section

Health Care and Life Sciences

Abigail Gregor of Ropes & Gray
Matt Miller of K & L Gates

Intellectual Property

Brittany Amadi of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Natalie Bennett of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Brian Johnson of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider
Tim Chen Saulsbury of Morrison & Foerster

International Arbitration

Randa Adra of Crowell & Moring

Labor & Employment

Anne Villanueva of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Rose Leda Ehler of Munger, Tolles & Olson
Rohit Nath of Susman Godfrey
Nicholas Kennedy of Baker McKenzie
Nico Martinez of Bartlit Beck
Lauren Gallo White of Wilson Sonsini
Chris Domingo of Jones Day

Litigation and Tax

Geng Chen of Susman Godfrey

Mergers & Acquisitions

James Hu of White & Case
Jake Kling of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Derrick Lott of Shearman & Sterling
Saee Muzumdar of Gibson Dunn

Products Liability

Emma Ross, M.D. of Goldman Ismail
Mattie Hutton of O’Melveny & Myers

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Stacey McEvoy of Hogan Lovells

Securities and Shareholder Actions

Stephen Barry of Latham & Watkins

White Collar, Investigations and Crisis Leadership

Phara Guberman of Cadwalader
Krystal Durham of Williams & Connolly
Lauren Moore of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

To contact the editor and reporter on this special report: Lisa Helem at

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