Beth Wilkinson Named American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week and a Law360 Legal Lion for Win in Bellwether Trial for Bayer’s Xarelto

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 – Beth Wilkinson was named American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week and a Law360 Legal Lion. The accolades come after Beth successfully led a team of lawyers in defense of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals in a key bellwether trial over the blood thinner Xarelto. A federal jury in New Orleans deliberated for about one hour before unanimously deciding in favor of Bayer.

On the victory, Wilkinson said, “If you can make your case really clear, so the jury from opening to closings knows what you’re saying, it makes it easier to go back and come to a consensus.”

“When doctors come in and say this medication works and is important, it makes it very difficult for plaintiffs to prevail.”

Wilkinson will stay on as lead counsel in the next Xarelto trial in New Orleans, scheduled for May 30.

Beth Wilkinson is a founding partner at Wilkinson Stekloff. With offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Wilkinson Stekloff has quickly distinguished itself as the preeminent national boutique trial firm and was recently recognized as Benchmark Litigation’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

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