Managing Partner, Wilkinson Stekloff LLP

James Rosenthal joined Wilkinson Stekloff in 2018. He was previously Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Altria Client Services, and before joining Altria, was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, James created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read James's pledge here

Wilkinson Stekloff was founded in 2016 with a goal of correcting "structural inequalities in Big Law that have contributed to the dearth of women at the top of the legal profession." The firm does not use billable hours and does not have a lock-step promotion model, in an effort to develop diverse talent. Wilkinson Walsh was also recently rated the third best midsize law firm for diversity

Joined LCLD 2020 


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Ralia Polechronis

Attendance 
Annual Meeting (2020)


Member: James Rosenthal 

Diversity Professional:Kieran Gostin

Communications: Rakesh Kilaru