Alexandra Walsh

Alexandra Walsh

A founding member of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, Alexandra Walsh has successfully represented companies and individuals in a range of civil and criminal matters at both the trial and appellate level. She has obtained winning verdicts on both the defense and plaintiff side in courts throughout the country and successfully argued appeals in numerous federal courts. Alexandra also has extensive experience leading internal investigations for corporate clients throughout the world. Before founding the firm, Alexandra was a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, D.C.

Notable Matters

Alexandra’s notable matters before founding Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz include:

  • Complete defense verdict in the first two cases ever tried in the national litigation alleging that Pfizer failed to warn its anti-depressant medicine Zoloft causes cardiac birth defects if taken while pregnant.
  • Billion-dollar verdict for Liberty Media Corporation in securities fraud and breach of contract action brought against French media conglomerate Vivendi SA.
  • Complete defense verdict in action by the founders of online flash sale site, Rue La La, alleging that Kynetic and its CEO Michael Rubin conspired with eBay to deprive them of the value of their company.
  • Eve-of-trial dismissal of securities fraud class action after successful motion to exclude an amended opinion offered by plaintiffs’ damages expert, Daniel Fischel.
  • Full reversal of district court order granting public access to reports of independent consultant prepared as part of consent agreement with the SEC.
  • Successful defense of dismissal of insider trading action in a case raising first-impression issues concerning the proper interpretation of Section 16(b).

Clients & Industries

Following law school, Alexandra clerked for Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. In private practice, she has represented corporate clients in a range of industries, from pharma to financial services, manufacturing to sports entertainment, with clients including Pfizer, Citigroup, ADT Securities, Georgia Pacific, and Major League Baseball. She has also defended individuals against high-profile federal criminal prosecutions and investigations, including Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff to VP Dick Cheney, and Michael S. Singer, best-selling author and former CEO of WebMD’s Medical Manager Corporation. Alexandra was recently named by Chambers as a rising star in the white collar criminal practice, and she has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Other Activities

Alexandra is also an active member of the legal community. She has served on the Advisory Committee on Procedures for D.C. Circuit, as Deputy Chair of ABA White Collar Crime Committee for the D.C. Region, as a board member for the D.C. Circuit Historical Society, and as a member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court. Alexandra also writes and speaks on a variety of legal matters, with a particular focus on criminal defense issues.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Bowdoin College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Law: Stanford University, J.D., With Distinction; Order of the Coif; Managing Board, Law Review

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Merrick B. Garland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2001-2002)
  • The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, United States Supreme Court (October Term, 2003)