WASHINGTON — Wilkinson Stekloff today announced the addition of five new associates in its Washington D.C. office and one new associate in its New York office. Megan Braun, Zach Fields, Julian Jiggetts, Michelle Li, Blake Neal, and Alison Zoschak join Wilkinson Stekloff’s industry-leading trial practice as the firm nears its fifth year.
“We are excited to have Megan, Zach, Julian, Michelle, Blake, and Alison joining us. Our new associates are incredibly talented and will bring diverse perspectives that will help us deliver the best results for our clients” said James Rosenthal, Wilkinson Stekloff Managing Partner.
Megan Braun comes to Wilkinson Stekloff after completing three clerkships, most recently on the Supreme Court for Chief Justice John Roberts. She previously clerked for Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before clerking for the Chief Justice, Megan also served in the Office of the Solicitor General as a Phillips Fellow and as a Bristow Fellow. Megan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, a master’s degree from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and her law degree from Yale Law School. Megan will be joining the Washington, D.C. office.
Zach Fields comes to Wilkinson Stekloff after working at the firm as a Summer Associate in 2019. Zach earned his law degree from Yale Law School, where he earned every mock trial and moot court award in the school’s intramural competitions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where he captained the mock trial team, winning the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship. Zach will be joining the firm’s New York office.
Julian Jiggetts joins Wilkinson Stekloff from Skadden Arps in New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he worked as a student attorney for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and as Case Assignment Director for the Harvard Defenders. Julian will be joining the Washington, D.C. office.
Michelle Li earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she served as Executive Development Editor for the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Teaching Fellow. Michelle was a member of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project and the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Michelle will be joining the Washington, D.C. office.
Blake Neal comes to Wilkinson Stekloff after clerking for Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his law degree from Yale Law School. While in law school, Blake was Senior Editor of the Yale Journal of Regulation and Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. Blake will be joining the firm in the Washington, D.C. office.
Alison Zoschak joins Wilkinson Stekloff after serving as a law clerk for Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alison received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she served as Notes Editor for the Columbia Law Review and received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize. Alison will be joining the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Founded in February 2016, Wilkinson Stekloff has grown to over 40 lawyers and has quickly established itself as the leading boutique trial firm in the country. The firm was recently named by Vault as a Top Litigation Boutique for the third consecutive year, and recognized by Chambers and Partners as Highly Commendable in the Diversity and Inclusion Awards for Pro Bono work. In just over four years, Wilkinson Stekloff has tried over a dozen cases to verdict across the country, winning the vast majority, and has delivered favorable results to clients before trial in other bet-the-company cases.