Washington, D.C. – Crain’s New York Business has named Wilkinson Stekloff partners Moira Penza and Ralia Polechronis to its Crain’s New York Business 2021 “Notable Women in Law” list. Crain’s selected attorneys based on their skills, sense of justice, and professional achievements. Moira and Ralia were also recognized for their pro bono work and commitment to helping their communities.
Crain’s highlighted Moira’s high-profile litigation practice which builds upon her resume as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Crain’s explained, “She’s been fielding an independent review of the Washington Football Team’s policies amid allegations of workplace misconduct. . .She’s also representing Altria in a series of. . .lawsuits arising out of its investment in Juul.”
“I am honored to be recognized for my high-profile litigation experience and for the key role Wilkinson Stekloff plays in pro bono advocacy,” said Wilkinson Stekloff Partner Moira Penza. “It is important that we continue to recognize the rise of women in the legal profession and their achievements.”
Crain’s described Ralia as a “skilled litigator with knowledge of intricate commercial matters” and also noted her unique experience as the former executive director and general counsel of the Partnership for Educational Justice. Highlighting her work at Wilkinson Stekloff, Crain’s said, “Polechronis recently led an investigation of claims alleging corporate waste and breach of fiduciary duty related to the national opioid crisis—one in a streak of complex cases she has handled.”
“I am thrilled to be named to Crain’s Notable Women in Law list,” said Wilkinson Stekloff Partner Ralia Polechronis. “Alongside our firm’s work in high-stakes trials, I will continue to dedicate my time and resources to helping others in the New York City area overcome barriers at a time when many individuals are in need of legal assistance.”
Founded in February 2016, Wilkinson Stekloff has grown to nearly 40 lawyers and has quickly established itself as the leading trial boutique firm in the country. The firm has tried over a dozen cases to verdict across the country, winning the vast majority, and has won several other pre-trial victories in bet-the-company cases.