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August 4, 2020

National Law Journal Names Brian Ashin and Mercedes Morno D.C. Rising Stars

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 4, 2020 — The National Law Journal has named King & Spalding partner Brian Ashin and associate Mercedes Morno to its 2020 D.C. Rising Stars list, which recognizes attorneys in the region under 40 who have “excelled on some of the biggest stages, representing high-profile clients and securing high-dollar victories.”

Ashin, a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group, concentrates on real estate, technology, retail and energy transactions representing private equity sponsors, fundless sponsors, family offices, financial institutions and private companies in leveraged acquisitions, debt financings, growth equity investments, leveraged recapitalizations, joint ventures, project financings, restructurings and reorganizations.

Morno, an associate in the firm’s Government Matters practice, advises clients on international trade and regulatory matters, focusing on trade remedy and trade compliance proceedings and related litigation. She advises across sectors, including the steel, chemical, defense, and technology industries.

To view their profiles and see the full list of Rising Stars, click here.

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