Beth Wilson focuses her practice on government investigations and complex civil litigation. She has represented individuals, corporations, and law firms in a variety of matters in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. Beth has experience providing advice at every stage of litigation from pre-litigation to appeals in a broad range of substantive areas. 

Beth also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on criminal matters. While seconded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Beth represented over 200 individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges. She tried multiple cases as bench and jury trials, and also represented clients in a variety of adversarial proceedings including bail review and violation of probation hearings. 

Beth received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an executive editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to joining Williams & Connolly, Beth clerked for Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Beth’s experience includes:

  • Representation CVS in multi-jurisdictional securities class actions relating to the company’s announcement of a goodwill impairment, securing and maintaining multiple dismissals with prejudice in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
  • Representation of law firm in legal malpractice action in California state court. 
  • Representation of plaintiff board member alleging fraud claims in New York state court.
  • First-chair trial counsel in several criminal jury and bench trials while on secondment to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. 
  • Representation of senior executive in Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations.
  • Representation of directors of Fortune 10 company in shareholder derivative action in state court.  
  • Representation of license holder in Inter Partes Review proceedings and a patent infringement matter in federal district court. 
  • Representation of private equity company executive in DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) investigations of securities fraud; government declined to prosecute.
  • Representation of non-profit organization in D.C. trial and appellate courts, winning dismissal of breach of contract action and affirming dismissal on appeal. 
  • Representation of individual in an administrative action before a government agency, securing reversal of client’s security clearance denial. 




Professional Affiliations

Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court


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