Davis Polk partner Lara Samet Buchwald has been named to Bloomberg Law’s “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40” list. The inaugural award recognizes the accomplishments of lawyers under the age of 40 nationwide.

The award highlights Lara’s role as litigation counsel to EdgeMarc in its Chapter 11 case, in which she worked to build consensus and steer the case to a successful sale and plan confirmation, all on a tight timeline. From 2019-2021, Lara also secured a number of litigated victories against litigation trusts, including on behalf of individuals and large financial institutions.

In the profile, Lara describes the journey of her legal career, including what she is most proud of as a lawyer – mentoring young lawyers. “While I could point to tangible case successes, mentoring successes are equally tangible,” Lara said. “I can look around the firm and see lawyers that I mentored succeeding as senior associates, counsel, and now partners. And I can look to the private sector, to academia, to government, to politics, and beyond, and see other lawyers that I mentored flourishing in their chosen career paths. It is gratifying.”

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