Brian Cohen and Edward "Smitty" Smith named Law360 Rising Stars

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Law360 has named Brian Cohen and Edward "Smitty" Smith to its 2017 list of Rising Star attorneys. This year, 156 attorneys under the age of 40  were chosen from the more than 1,200 submissions for their legal accomplishments that "transcend their age."

In its recognition of Cohen, a partner in the firm's Chicago office, Law360 noted that he "has made a name for himself as a trusted member of the law firm's hospitality and leisure group by guiding high-profile deals such as InterContinental Hotels Group's $430 million acquisition of independent boutique leader Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants." Cohen was also described as having "substantial experience handling matters related to the acquisition, development and financing of various property types."

Smith, a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office and a member of the Telecommunications group, was recognized in part for his previous efforts to "deliver broadband to underserved communities" and for guiding the "Federal Communications Commission's spectrum-repurposing incentive auction."

Cohen and Smith both have extensive transactional law experience in cross border matters and a shared commitment to support their communities.