WASHINGTON — Wilkinson Walsh today announced the addition of three new associates in its Washington office and one new associate in its Los Angeles office. Xiao Wang, D’Juan Jones, Jaclyn Delligatti, and Meghan Cleary join Wilkinson Walsh’s team of expert litigators as the firm nears its third year.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Xiao, D’Juan, Jaclyn, and Meghan into the Wilkinson Walsh family,” said Beth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Founding Partner. “Our firm’s strength comes from the diversity of our team and the hands-on, inside-the-courtroom experience that all of our attorneys receive. We are confident that this group of stellar associates will become future litigation superstars.”
Xiao Wang joins Wilkinson Walsh from Williams &Connolly LLP, where he worked on insider trading, immigration, and media and entertainment matters. Before joining Williams & Connolly, he clerked for Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge Karen N. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Xiao graduated from Yale Law School and received his Bachelors and Masters of Public Policy degrees from the University of Virginia.
D’Juan Jones most recently served as a law clerk for Judge LaShann Dearcy Hall of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was previously an associate in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP, where his practice focused on securities enforcement, white-collar crime, and complex commercial litigation. D’Juan received a J.D. in 2016 from Howard University School of Law.
Jaclyn Delligatti comes to Wilkinson Walsh after serving as a law clerk for Judge Jose Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jaclyn was previously a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She graduated from Yale Law School in May 2016.
Meghan Cleary served as a law clerk for Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Meghan was a summer associate at Williams& Connolly, and she graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2016.
Founded in February 2016, Wilkinson Walsh has quickly distinguished itself as the preeminent boutique trial firm in the country. The firm, which was recognized as “Boutique Law Firm of the Year” in 2017, has won several decisive, high-stakes victories, including four full defense verdicts in federal and state courts for Bayer in bellwether trials involving Xarelto, a defense jury verdict in a defamation suit for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and a complete defense verdict for Altria in a high-stakes consumer class action.
Wilkinson Walsh has also won several cases before trial, including summary judgment for Georgia Pacific in an antitrust class action alleging over $10 billion in damages, complete dismissal of a securities fraud class action for MAXIMUS Inc., and complete dismissal for the NFL in a class action challenging the League’s multi-billion-dollar distributorship arrangement with DIRECTV for the Sunday Ticket package. The firm has attracted a diverse and energetic collection of the brightest legal talent in the country, boasting a lineup that now includes five former federal prosecutors, a former federal public defender,seven former Supreme Court clerks, and dozens of former federal appellate and district court clerks.