Wilkinson Walsh Founding Partner Alexandra Walsh Named A National Law Journal Elite Boutique Trailblazer

WASHINGTON – Wilkinson Walsh founding partner Alexandra Walsh was selected by the National Law Journal from a nationwide pool of candidates as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer. In 2016, Walsh left the big law firm model behind and co-founded Wilkinson Walsh, a new trial boutique that focuses on high-stakes trials and emphasizes alternative fee arrangements, diversity, and training the next generation of trial lawyers. Less than two years since opening its doors, Wilkinson Walsh has become the preeminent national trial boutique, already earning accolades as Benchmark’s “Litigation Boutique of the Year.”  Last month, the firm announced that it will add even more firepower to its ranks, recruiting seven new associates to join the firm after completing prestigious clerkships—two of whom clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court. National Law Journal selected fewer than 25 lawyers, who are among the nation’s top litigators and are making their mark on the legal field. Read …

Wilkinson Walsh Wins Two High Stakes Antitrust Cases in Two Months for Georgia-Pacific and the NFL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wilkinson Walsh has won two major antitrust cases before trial for Georgia Pacific LLC and the National Football League. On August 3, Wilkinson Walsh won summary judgment for Georgia Pacific LLC in an antitrust class action lawsuit involving over $10 billion in claimed damages.  The court’s decision came just one day after it preliminarily approved a settlement in which Georgia Pacific’s co-defendants agreed to pay over $350 million. Plaintiffs in this case were direct purchasers of containerboard products who claimed that Georgia Pacific and several other major containerboard producers conspired to restrict the supply of containerboard, and thus increase its price, between 2004 and 2010.   After the district court certified Plaintiffs’ proposed class, Georgia Pacific hired Wilkinson Walsh to handle all aspects of summary judgment briefing and trial. The Wilkinson Walsh team, led by Beth Wilkinson, Alexandra Walsh, and Brant Bishop, developed an evidentiary record focused on …

Wilkinson Walsh Co-Founders Are Blazing a Trail as Women First-Chair Trial Lawyers

March 1, 2017 – Wilkinson Walsh co-founders Beth Wilkinson and Alexandra Walsh are blazing a trail for women as first-chair trial lawyers, a role long dominated by men. Wilkinson and Walsh have unparalleled experience trying sophisticated, high-profile cases, which is still uncommon at many law firms. A recent ABA Journal feature highlighting the gender discrepancy among top litigation firms recognized Wilkinson and Walsh for their efforts to bring more women to the forefront, both by example and by advocating for greater female representation in the first-chair role. “’I think you can either complain—which is what I sometimes do—or try to make a difference,’ [Wilkinson] says. ‘And we’re trying to make a difference.’” Half of the partners at Wilkinson Walsh are women; and with the exception of the appellate partner, they all have experience first-chairing trials. Read the full story here: http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/female_first_chairs

Alex Walsh Talks Work and Life with Stanford Lawyer Magazine

Founding Partner Alex Walsh is profiled in the current edition of Stanford Lawyer Magazine, where she discusses her pioneering career in law and the launch of Wilkinson Walsh. Walsh, who is currently traveling the world with her husband and children on a 10-month sabbatical, says that the firm is unrivaled in its ability to accommodate its employees’ interests and needs – a beacon to a new generation of lawyers. “We take great pride that our firm was strong enough to say to Alex, ‘Go take 10 months off. Enjoy it. Come back to us. You are going to be a better lawyer, and our firm is going to be better because of it,’” said co-founding partner Beth Wilkinson. “That could not happen at a big firm. I take it as a badge of honor we were able to do this.” Read the full interview at Stanford Lawyer Magazine.

Bond Behind Trial Firm Wilkinson Walsh Forged By Garland

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 9:04 PM ET) — One morning in 2014, in a Boston courtroom, Beth Wilkinson stood facing a witness that she wasn’t ready for. The witness had prepped with her partner, Alexandra Walsh, whose seat sat empty next to her. At that moment, Walsh was sick in a hotel room, waiting for an emergency doctor to arrive. “She couldn’t talk; she couldn’t even sit in the courtroom,” Wilkinson said. “It was horrible,” Walsh said. They had been hired just three weeks before by entrepreneur Michael Rubin, whose GSI Commerce was being… Read the full article at www.law360.com