Alysha Bohanon is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Alysha served as a law clerk to Judge Stephanie D. Thacker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge Mark R. Hornak of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Alysha graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Law Review. During her time in law school, Alysha also served as a legal writing student instructor, a legal research assistant, and a graduate writing consultant. She received the Class of 2017’s Most Outstanding Contribution Award, and her student note, “Tweeting the Police: Balancing Free Speech and Decency on Government-Sponsored Social Media Pages,” 101 MINN. L. REV. 341 (2016), won the 2017 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, a national writing award given to ten law students annually. Alysha obtained bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from the University of Minnesota.
- Undergraduate: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, B.A., summa cum laude (2014)
- Law: University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (2017)
Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Law Review
- Judge Mark R. Hornak, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2017-18)
- Judge Stephanie D. Thacker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2018-19)
- Member of the trial team that secured a groundbreaking victory for Microsoft, defeating the FTC’s efforts to enjoin its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard and winning the second-biggest merger trial in American history. Following a five-day bench trial, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley denied the FTC’s motion for preliminary injunction, finding that the FTC failed to make its case that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the gaming industry.
- Member of the trial team defending Altria Group, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in the first government entity bellwether trial, brought by the San Francisco Unified School District, in multi-district litigation arising out of Altria’s minority investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. On May 10, 2023, just one day after the team completed cross-examinations in plaintiff’s case and the defense case was about to begin, plaintiffs agreed to a global settlement with Altria that resolved the personal injury, consumer class action, and government entity cases brought in over 6,000 e-vapor cases in state and federal courts.
- Member of the trial team defending Altria Group, Inc. in an administrative trial related to the FTC’s challenge of Altria’s $12.8 billion minority investment in JUUL Labs. Obtained a full dismissal of claims against Altria by the FTC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge. Also counsel for Altria in putative class action antitrust lawsuits pending in the Northern District of California related to the JUUL Labs investment.
- Member of team that secured pro bono client’s early release after more than 25 years in prison. Client had been sentenced to life in prison for a crime committed as a teenager, and he was eligible for resentencing pursuant to D.C.’s Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (“IRAA”). The WS team’s successful motion for relief identified significant mitigating evidence in the client’s personal history and his rehabilitation while in prison. Following a hearing, the court resentenced the client to time served and he was immediately released.
- Member of the legal team representing Bayer in coordinated trial proceedings over Essure, a permanent contraception device, in Alameda County, California.