Wilkinson Stekloff is pleased to announce the addition of seven associates. The new class includes a Rhodes Scholar, a former SCOTUS law clerk, and five other highly accomplished attorneys who all share a commitment to trial work and pro bono service.
“Our firm is committed to developing the next generation of trial lawyers and giving them meaningful trial experience and client exposure. We are excited to welcome this talented group to our team,” said Beth Wilkinson, founding partner, Wilkinson Stekloff.
“We are proud to have this new class join our firm, and look forward to their many contributions and supporting them in their professional development as they start this next chapter of their careers,” said Founding Partner Brian Stekloff.
The new WS associates include:
Before joining the firm, Emily was a law clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a litigation associate at Milbank. She attended Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. While studying at Georgetown, Emily was a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic and successfully briefed a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers award for her work. Emily also was a member of the moot court team and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Robert served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before joining the firm. He attended Northwestern Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, as well as a member of the Moot Court Society and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Erin F. Delaney. He also served as a Student Attorney in the Eviction and Unemployment Defense Clinic, where he successfully led the defense of his client in an emergency eviction hearing. Before law school, Robert worked as an Investigative Analyst for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Most recently Brian was a law clerk to the Honorable Debra A. Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Gregory H. Woods on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated from Yale Law School in 2019, where he was awarded the Potter Stewart, Benjamin Cardozo, and William E. Miller prizes. Before law school, he studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Williams College.
Before joining the firm, Mikaela was a law clerk to the Honorable C. Darnell Jones, II on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mikaela attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law and the Production Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Affairs. Upon graduation, Mikaela received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. During law school, Mikaela was a member of the National Team and served as the Training Chair for her school’s mock trial team. She also served as a Student Attorney in the Civil Practice Clinic, where she assisted clients in eviction, bankruptcy, and social security cases. In addition to her clinic experience, Mikaela interned for the United States Department of Justice and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity.
Before joining the firm, Logan was a law clerk to the Honorable John B. Nalbandian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable Thomas T. Cullen of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Prior to clerking, he worked on complex litigation and regulatory matters as an Associate at an international law firm. In that role, he also briefed and won a pro bono representation before an Administrative Law Judge after succesfully cross-examining a government expert. Logan graduated from the Duke University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal and as a member of the Moot Court Board.
Jenna returns to the firm after serving as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She previously served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond Kethledge and Judge Amul Thapar, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During her time at WS, Jenna represented clients in antitrust, consumer class action, sports, and other matters; she was a member of the team that successfully defended Altria in an administrative trial related to the FTC’s challenge of Altria’s $12.8 billion minority investment in JUUL Labs. Jenna also has significant internal investigation experience. Jenna graduated from Yale Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief for the Yale Journal on Regulation.
Kristen was most recently a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis. She also served as a Public Interest Graduate Fellow at the Chicago Legal Clinic. Kristin graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she served as a Summer Honors Program Intern at the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, a Student Attorney in the Bluhm Legal Clinic Center for Criminal Defense, and a Judicial Extern to the Honorable John Z. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before law school, Kristen worked as a finance associate at the U.S. headquarters of a global healthcare company and volunteered as the Assistant Coach of the Northern Illinois University Mock Trial Program.