For its series asking top-tier lawyers about their rise, and the advice they would offer up-and-coming lawyers, Law.com recently featured Wilkinson Stekloff partner Kieran Gostin.
Kieran on the biggest surprise about becoming a partner:
“…I came to realize that, in many ways, making partner is just the start of your career, and definitely not the culminating event that it can seem like when you are just starting out.”
Kieran’s advice to young associates who want to make partner:
“We are in a client-service business, and it is never too early to really start putting yourself in that mindset every day and focusing on how you can help your clients succeed. COVID-19 has not changed that advice.”
Kieran was also recently featured on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List for the second year in a row, and was named a 2020 National Law Journal D.C. Rising Star. He was recently part of the Wilkinson Stekloff team that won a complete defense verdict at trial in a $600 million consumer class action lawsuit brought against Bayer by customers of the company’s One A Day multivitamins. Prior to joining the firm, Kieran served for several years as trial attorney for the Federal Programs Branch at the Department of Justice.