Crain’s New York Selects Partners Moira Penza and Ralia Polechronis as “Notable Women in Law”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wilkinson Stekloff is pleased to congratulate Partners Moira Penza and Ralia Polechronis on being named 2022 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business.

The elite list of 119 lawyers includes women in all areas of law in New York City and surrounding counties who have been practicing for at least ten years and have attained a leadership role at their firms. Crain’s writes that honorees were chosen “not only for their skills and accomplishments in the courtroom, but for their leadership outside of it.”

Moira Penza is an accomplished litigator with a record of success winning high-stakes civil and criminal trials. Her work has been recognized through industry accolades such as Bloomberg Law’s 2021 They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40; Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 40 and Under Hot List; and Law 360’s list of 2020 Rising Stars in the prestigious “Trials” category. Moira is a lifelong New Yorker who has dedicated much of her career to public service and pro bono work focused on the New York community and New York courts, especially on behalf of victims of sexual violence.

Ralia Polechronis is a highly skilled litigator with expertise in complex civil matters at all phases of litigation, including in MLDs and class actions, and products liability, breach of contract, and fraud cases. Most recently, Ralia was part of the team securing a pre-trial victory in Northrup v. Covidien on summary judgment. Ralia served as a New York City Urban Fellow in the Administration for Children’s Services under the Deputy Commissioner for Child Protective Services, and on the New York City Bar Committee for Education and the Law. She led the Bronx-based MESA Charter High School’s founding Board of Trustees as its Chair for five years. Ralia served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Judith S. Kay on the New York Court of Appeals.

Wilkinson Stekloff congratulates these outstanding attorneys.