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Austin employment lawyer hailed as a rising star by Law360

April 1, 2016

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Employment and labor partner Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani has been named one of Law360's Rising Stars for 2016. This annual award recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 who have achieved major milestones in their legal career. This year, Law360 considered a pool of 1,100 nominees nationwide, hailing from 87 law firms and spanning 32 practice areas.

Giarratani is one of just 179 lawyers chosen in the US and one of only seven employment and labor lawyers selected by Law360.

Giarratani has been recognized for her superb work. In addition to her tremendous litigation successes and her formidable representation of clients before governmental agencies, of interest to Law360 was Giarratani’s career trajectory. She started with our firm as a receptionist, became a double Harvard alumna (undergraduate and law school), returned to the firm as a successful associate then later joined our partner ranks two years ago.

Shauna Johnson Clark, Norton Rose Fulbright's US Head of Employment and Labor, commented:

"Shafeeqa is an integral part of our firm's labor and employment practice. Her hard work, incredible determination, strong commitment to excellence and fierce loyalty to her colleagues and clients makes her an invaluable member of our firm."

Law360 will begin running individual features on each honoree next week.