Awards & Recognition

Amanda Fenster Named 2020 Rising Star for Mergers & Acquisitions

— Law360

Mergers & Acquisitions partner Amanda Fenster has been named one of Law360’s “Rising Stars” for M&A in recognition of her dealmaking expertise and record of success advising complex and significant transactions.

Law360 profile highlighted Ms. Fenster’s work advising Willis Towers Watson PLC in its proposed $80 billion combination with Aon PLC, a cross-border deal notable for its magnitude as well as its complexity.

Ms. Fenster emphasized the collective effort that goes into advising major M&A and the collaborative expertise required to provide novel and effective solutions to challenging transactions.

"I'm lucky enough to be working alongside people who are not only at the top of their fields professionally, but who are also supportive and encouraging of one another," Ms. Fenster said. “And being part of an M&A team helping the client work through issues and finding creative solutions to address them is a big part of what I find makes M&A practice, particularly at Weil, so engaging and enjoyable.”

In addition to the team focus, M&A interests her because it is dynamic and always evolving, Ms. Fenster told Law360. Each deal poses unique issues at the intersection of law, business and strategy.

"You just always have to remember to be nimble in responding to client needs," Ms. Fenster said. "And just focus on the particular transaction at hand and how to effect the best results."

The “Rising Star” awards recognize top attorneys under the age of 40 “whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The honorees were selected by Law360 from a competitive pool of more than 1,300 submissions.

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