On October 20, Wilkinson Stekloff Founding Partner Beth Wilkinson will receive the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ (LAFLA) Maynard Toll award, established to honor members of the bar for their commitment to public service. Beth joins a distinguished list of past honorees, including former California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Paez, former U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Shirley M. Hufstedler. Wilkinson Stekloff is proud to support LAFLA’s mission of achieving equal justice for underserved populations, and congratulates Beth on this well-deserved recognition.
Beth Wilkinson, partner and co-founder of Wilkinson Stekloff LLP, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in North America. The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers with diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. Membership is limited to the top one percent of the total population of lawyers from any state or province. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship in the College. Only those lawyers who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality are considered to be inducted as Fellows. “I could not feel more honored about the American College of Trial Lawyers’ recognition, nor more grateful to our clients for trusting me and Wilkinson Stekloff to handle their important trials,” Wilkinson …
Benchmark Litigation has named founding partners Beth Wilkinson and Alex Walsh to its list of “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in the U.S. Click here to read Benchmark’s “firm spotlight” of Wilkinson Stekloff, which features an interview with Beth. To view Benchmark’s Top 250 list in its entirety, visit Benchmark Litigation.com.
Founding partner Beth Wilkinson was featured in the June 27 issue of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal as a “power player” among outside counsel in the sports industry. “Beth has handled some of the biggest class-action cases in sports while representing Major League Baseball and the NFL.” — Sports Business Journal Wilkinson Stekloff currently represents the NFL in a putative antitrust class action challenging the League’s broadcast arrangement for its Sunday Ticket Package. The firm also represents the NCAA in a defamation suit set for trial in Los Angeles. Read more at Sports Business Journal.
On April 7, 2016, Wilkinson Stekloff’s trial team, led by Wilkinson Stekloff Founding Partner Beth Wilkinson, won its first major trial just two months after the firm opened its doors. Following a three week trial, a St. Louis jury deliberated for less than an hour and found that Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris unit did not deceive smokers with the marketing of Marlboro Lights. Plaintiffs sought more than $1.5 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. The Wilkinson Stekloff team worked with attorneys from Winston & Strawn led by George Lombardi, the co-chair of Winston’s litigation practice. Read more about Wilkinson Stekloff’s successful representation at The Associated Press.
Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 9:04 PM ET) — One morning in 2014, in a Boston courtroom, Beth Wilkinson stood facing a witness that she wasn’t ready for. The witness had prepped with her partner, Alexandra Walsh, whose seat sat empty next to her. At that moment, Walsh was sick in a hotel room, waiting for an emergency doctor to arrive. “She couldn’t talk; she couldn’t even sit in the courtroom,” Wilkinson said. “It was horrible,” Walsh said. They had been hired just three weeks before by entrepreneur Michael Rubin, whose GSI Commerce was being… Read the full article at www.law360.com
Law360, New York (February 26, 2016, 10:29 PM ET) — The boutique launched weeks ago by two former Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP trial superstars has already hired a dozen more lawyers, doubling its head count since it opened its doors, the founders said in an exclusive interview Friday. Washington, D.C.-based Wilkinson Stekloff & Eskovitz LLP now employs seven partners, 13 associates and two counsel, founding partner Beth Wilkinson said, for a total of 22 — a leap from the fewer than 10 people she and co-founder Alexandra Walsh started with in January after… Read the full article at www.law360.com