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Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

Top 10 Women Litigators in US

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Top 250 Women in Litigation

Beth has served as lead counsel in over 50 jury trials, including numerous bet-the company, multibillion-dollar cases. She has developed an unrivaled record of victories in federal and state courts throughout the country. Her career has taken Beth from the Army to a leading role in the prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombers to nationally recognized work as a litigation partner at two of the nation’s most prominent law firms, and to founding Wilkinson Stekloff.

Most recently, Beth was lead trial counsel for Microsoft in the FTC’s challenge to Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision — the second-largest merger in history and the biggest involving a technology company. She defeated the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the transaction after a five-day trial that began less than four weeks after the FTC filed its federal court complaint, and directed all aspects of litigation strategy from the time the acquisition was announced in January 2022, positioning the case for a federal court victory on an unprecedented timetable. American Lawyer named Beth “Litigator of the Week” and described the firm as “the legal equivalent of an elite special ops unit,” for leading the successful defense.

Beth is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of American Law Institute, and a Legal 500 Hall of Fame “Leading Trial Lawyer.” She has been named American Lawyer “Litigator of the Year,” Law360 “Trial Ace” and “Trial MVP,” and National Law Journal “Winning Litigator.”

named Beth “Star Trial Lawyer” and honored her for her “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession,” describing Beth as “the best trial lawyer there is,” a “superstar,” and a “lion at the bar” and noting her “supreme advocacy” and “unparalleled experience acting as lead trial counsel.” Beth has been named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation and chosen for their elite group of the 10 leading women litigators who stand out from their “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list, as well as their list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” 

Beth’s other recent representations:

  • Lead trial counsel defending Altria Group, Inc. in the first government entity
    bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation arising out of Altria’s minority investment
    in JUUL Labs, Inc. Just one day after Beth and the Wilkinson Stekloff team completed cross-examinations in plaintiff’s case and the defense case was about to begin, plaintiffs agreed to a global settlement with Altria that resolved the personal injury, consumer class action, and government entity cases brought in over 6,000 e-vapor cases in state and federal courts.
  • Lead trial counsel for Altria in an administrative trial related to the FTC’s challenge of Altria’s minority investment in JUUL. Obtained a full dismissal of claims against Altria. Also lead counsel for Altria in putative class action lawsuits in the Northern District of California related to the same investment.

Updated July 2023