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National Law Journal Recognizes Zaslavsky as a 2019 “DC Rising Star”

July 25, 2019


WASHINGTON, DC—July 25, 2019—Counsel Sergei Zaslavsky was named to the National Law Journal’s list of “DC Rising Stars.” The list recognizes “the Washington, DC, region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and under.”

In his award profile, Zaslavsky reflected on his opportunity to work on the AT&T-Time Warner merger trial. 

“[During that trial] it was incredibly special to work with, and learn from, so many professionals at the top of their game,” he said. “Everything from lead lawyer Dan Petrocelli’s cross examinations to the paralegal work was performed at a world-class level. And it was rewarding to see that work help the judge reach the right answer.”

Zaslavsky also reflected on his first year as an associate and the most valuable lesson he learned then. 

“The document work that frequently flows down to junior associates may seem unglamorous, but is vitally important, especially in antitrust cases,” Zaslavsky said. “Key insights are more likely to come from grappling with the documents than from abstract brainstorming.”

He concluded that one of the keys to his success was to, “Devour the record and know the facts. A trial lawyer needs to see the forest and the trees.”

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Christopher Rieck
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