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Aleshadye Getachew

Associate

Aleshadye Getachew is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh. She has represented corporate and individual clients in a broad range of matters, including a federal criminal case, class actions, and other complex civil litigation. She has experience in all aspects of trial strategy and preparation. Aleshadye maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in both criminal and civil matters.

Aleshadye graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she earned the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Clinic Student for her advocacy on homelessness issues in Washington, DC. She also interned with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.


Education

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, B.S. (2010)
  • Law: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude (2014)
    Notes Editor, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

Notable Matters

  • Member of the trial team that won a complete defense verdict in Russell v. Janssen, the second state-court bellwether trial involving Xarelto in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
  • Member of the trial team that won JNOV in Hartman v. Janssen, the first state-court bellwether trial involving Xarelto in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
  • Member of the briefing team that secured summary judgment on behalf of Georgia-Pacific in a multi-billion-dollar class action alleging Sherman Act violations by the largest manufacturers in the containerboard and corrugated products industries.