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Law360 named Partners Luke C. Platzer and Edward L. Prokop and Special Counsel Amna Arshad 2018 Rising Stars. They join a list of top litigators and dealmakers under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional legal accomplishments, selected from a group of more than 1,200 lawyers nominated for the honor.
Mr. Prokop is one of six lawyers named in the Mergers and Acquisitions category. His profile describes his work representing General Dynamics through its $9.7 billion acquisition of information technology government contractor CSRA, as well as Snyder’s-Lance on both its multibillion-dollar purchase of Diamond Foods and later the snack food company’s almost $5 billion acquisition by Campbell’s Soup Company. Mr. Prokop also discusses the future of M&A law, noting that while “limited in terms of how disruptive it is right now,” blockchain is a possible game-changer.
Ms. Arshad, who is a member of Law360’s Transportation Editorial Board, is recognized in the Transportation category and Mr. Platzer in Telecommunications. Profiles of them will be published in the coming weeks.