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Wilkinson Stekloff Partners Kieran Gostin, Rakesh Kilaru, and Moira Penza named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 40 & Under Hot ListJuly 21, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Benchmark Litigation has honored three Wilkinson Stekloff partners on its exclusive “40 & Under Hot List” of the most notable up-and-coming litigators in the U.S. Kieran Gostin, Rakesh Kilaru, and Moira Penza were noted as being among the best and brightest young law firm partners in the country, based on Benchmark research taking into account their work on noteworthy recent cases and input from clients and peers. Benchmark is hailed as the Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. “We are proud to see our partners recognized for their hard work and dedication to achieving great results for our clients,” said Founding Partner Beth Wilkinson. “As a firm, we’re committed to developing the next generation of trial lawyers. Kieran, Rakesh, and Moira exemplify that emerging leadership and are outstanding role models within the firm.” Kieran has been included on the list for the second year in ...
Bloomberg Law Recognizes Partners Moira Penza and Rakesh Kilaru in They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40July 15, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a nationwide competition, Bloomberg Law honored Wilkinson Stekloff partners Moira Penza and Rakesh Kilaru in its inaugural edition of They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40, recognizing them as “stellar young lawyers” who “represent the best of the future of the legal profession.” In choosing whom to honor, Bloomberg Law spent months reviewing nominees’ records of success for their clients, as well as leadership contributions to their firms and communities, their thoughts on what they’re most proud of as attorneys, lessons learned as first-year attorneys, how they define success, their most influential mentors, and feedback from clients. Moira and Rakesh stood out as top-notch litigators, “innovators and pro bono advocates.” The group of honorees was also recognized for their diversity and inclusion efforts, investing “time into making the legal profession a better reflection of our world.” Moira Penza was recognized for her trial work at Wilkinson ...
ICYMI: Wilkinson Stekloff Partner Ralia E. Polechronis Featured in “How I Made Partner” SeriesJuly 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wilkinson Stekloff partner Ralia E. Polechronis has been featured in ALM’s “How I Became Partner” series, which highlights how some of the most prominent lawyers in the field climbed to top positions in the legal world and imparts their advice to newcomers in the legal profession. Ralia on the stellar partnership at Wilkinson Stekloff: “Partnership is very much a two-way street—you have to perform, but you also need those already there to cheer you on." - Ralia Polechronis. Ralia’s advice to young associates who want to become partner: “Put yourself out there. Take risks and ask questions. Treat each assignment—no matter how mundane—as the most important task for your team and your client. Make yourself indispensable. If you are the person partners and your peers go to for the answers, you are doing something right. Finally, and this is just as important as the other advice, give ...