Benchmark Litigation Names Five Partners to 40 & Under Hotlist

August 4, 2020

Benchmark Litigation named Los Angeles partner Heather Richardson, New York partner Gabrielle Levin and Washington, D.C. partners Daniel Chung, Michael Diamant and Amir Tayrani to its annual 40 & Under Hotlist, which recognizes the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners aged 40 or younger.  The list was published on July 30, 2020.

Heather Richardson focuses on health care, insurance, and class action matters.  She has represented health plans and plan sponsors in a variety of lawsuits, arbitrations, and government inquiries on a wide range of issues including reimbursement policy, coverage determinations, quality of care, pharmacy benefits, and provider contracting.

Gabrielle Levin represents clients in employment, securities, and general litigation matters.  She also has experience in the defense of employers in Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower protection litigation, discrimination and retaliation claims, executive compensation disputes, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, and wage and hour class actions.

Daniel Chung is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and commercial litigation matters.

Michael Diamant has broad white collar defense experience representing corporations and corporate executives facing criminal and regulatory charges. He has represented clients in an array of matters, including accounting and securities fraud, antitrust violations, and environmental crimes, before law enforcement and regulators, like the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Amir Tayrani has significant experience representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Amir also has an active administrative and regulatory practice. He regularly counsels clients in connection with matters pending before federal regulatory agencies—including the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency—and represents clients in litigation challenging agency action in the D.C. Circuit and other federal courts.