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 back to colleagues and share the knowledge you’ve acquired that has aided in your successes.” – Ralia Polechronis.
This year, Ralia was also featured in Crain’s New York Business 2021 “Notable Women in Law” list, which described her as “skilled litigator with knowledge of intricate commercial matters.” Crain also highlighted her experience as the former executive director and general counsel of the Partnership for Educational Justice.
Founded in February 2016, Wilkinson Stekloff has grown to nearly 40 lawyers and has quickly established itself as the leading trial boutique firm in the country. The firm has tried over a dozen cases to verdict across the country, winning the vast majority, and has won several other pre-trial victories in bet-the-company cases.