June 07, 2016

Jenner & Block Partners Matthew D. Cipolla and Elizabeth A. Edmondson have been named “Rising Stars” by The New York Law Journal.  Mr. Cipolla’s work in the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice was recognized, and Ms. Edmondson was honored for her contributions to the Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration Practices.

Mr. Cipolla’s profile applauds his work on several prestigious cases after joining Jenner & Block, when, following the subprime mortgage crisis, he focused on white collar and regulatory concerns.  The piece notes Mr. Cipolla’s contributions as a member of the team monitoring Credit Suisse AG following its settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services, as well as his work for the New Jersey Legislative Committee on Investigation and its examination of the George Washington Bridge access lane closures in 2013.  The profile also lauds Mr. Cipolla’s contributions to Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee and his dedication to Face 2 Face, a charity raising HIV Awareness and promoting sustainable farming in Malawi and Cambodia.

Ms. Edmondson’s profile commends her important work on a number of cases including her contributions to a record-breaking $431 million award for a corporate client in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities fraud arbitration in 2009 and her work representing companies in the manufacturing industry.  The piece speaks to Ms. Edmondson’s range of work, noting that in the past year, she has represented, among others, a Fortune 100 company in an international arbitration case.  Her service to the New York City Bar’s Committee on Corrections and Community Reentry was also praised,  as well as her extensive pro bono work and dedication to creating opportunities for women in the legal profession.

The New York Law Journalprofiles 42 young lawyers in the 2016 issue of “Rising Stars.” All honorees were nominated by their colleagues.  Partner Tarsha A. Phillibert was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2015 and Partner Michael W. Ross was recognized in 2014.