Euromoney Honors Multiple Dechert Lawyers in Europe and the Americas as Rising Stars

February 19, 2021

Dechert LLP lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic have been recognized for excellence in their respective practice areas in Euromoney/Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Awards 2020. Separate awards are held to honor rising star lawyers in Europe and the Americas. 

In the Americas region:

Stephanie Capistron, a Boston-based financial services partner, was recognized in the “Investment Funds” category. Ms. Capistron advises U.S. registered investment companies and their investment advisers on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance and corporate matters, including the development and launch of new funds, regulatory and compliance matters relating to existing funds, fund reorganizations and requests for exemptive relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also advises boards of directors/trustees of U.S. registered investment companies on fund governance and fiduciary oversight matters. Ms. Capistron was recognized in the same category in the 2019 Americas Rising Stars Awards.

Amisha Patel, a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office, was honored in the “Litigation” category. Ms. Patel, who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and white collar investigations, has experience at all stages of litigation. Her practice spans multiple industries, including automotive, consumer products, telecommunications, technology, life sciences, oil and gas, and sports. Ms. Patel has represented clients in state and federal courts, and before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities. She regularly advises on litigation strategy, effective case management, and outside-the-box resolutions.

In Europe:

Karen Coppens, a Paris-based national partner, was recognized for excellence in the “White Collar Crime” category. Ms. Coppens advises governments, multinational organizations (including boards and audit committees) and individuals under investigation by authorities including the French Parquet National Financier, French investigating judges, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the UK National Crime Agency (and their international counterparts). Ms. Coppens, who relocated from London to Paris in 2019, was also recognized by Euromoney as one of just five up-and-coming lawyers in France.

Claire Bentley, an associate in Dechert’s financial services group, was named as a finalist in the “Investment Funds” category. Ms. Bentley, who relocated from Singapore to London in 2019, focuses her practice on investment fund transactions, including the structuring and formation of various alternative investment funds, including private equity, private credit, real estate and venture capital funds, secondary transactions, co-investments, carried interest arrangements and management team spin-outs. She has been recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Winners in the Americas were announced on January 28, while those in Europe were honored in an online ceremony on February 18.

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