Julian Jiggetts is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff.Julian has represented corporate clients in products liability, class actions, antitrust civil and criminal matters, and internal investigations. He also maintains an active family law pro bono practice, having first-chaired multiple bench trials in D.C. Superior Court regarding custody and child support proceedings. Before joining the firm, Julian was an associate at Skadden, where he focused on securities litigation.
Julian graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the Harvard Defenders. Julian focused his representation on indigent clients facing misdemeanor charges in Massachusetts state court, in addition to clients facing custody and divorce proceedings.
While studying at Harvard, Julian served as social chair for the Black Law Students Association, as well as a researcher for the Islamic Legal Studies Program. Julian received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, where he studied Middle East Studies and Public Policy. Julian is also a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship.
- 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.
- Served as a member of the defense team in Clark v. Monsanto, a trial involving claims that the herbicide Roundup causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Clark was the fourth case in this mass tort to go to trial; the three previous trials resulted in verdicts against Monsanto ranging from $81 million to over $2 billion. After a single day of deliberation, a jury delivered the first-ever verdict for Monsanto in the Roundup mass tort litigation.
- Served on the defense team in Northrup v. Covidien, litigation arising from claims that one of their hernia mesh products had design and manufacturing defects, and that the company provided inadequate warnings about the risks of hernia mesh. The U.S. District Court Judge handed down a decisive pre-trial victory based on key admissions from Plaintiff’s expert that were quoted extensively in the Court’s opinion dismissing the case.