Jones Day's Shirlethia Franklin and Alexandra Wilde named to Bloomberg Law's "They've Got Next" list
Jones Day partners Shirlethia Franklin and Alexandra Wilde have been named to Bloomberg Law's "They've Got Next" list. The lawyers included in Bloomberg Law's annual recognition are profiled as "the next generation of lawyers assuming leadership roles and scoring wins for clients right now."
Shirlethia Franklin is based in the Firm's Washington Office and is a partner in the Business & Tort Litigation Practice. A former senior U.S. Department of Justice official, Ms. Franklin handles disputes involving the federal government and litigates complex, high-stakes civil cases across a broad range of jurisdictions and industries. She is currently defending a major retailer in nationwide civil litigation brought by state attorneys general and municipalities concerning the distribution and sale of prescription opioids, and a global biopharmaceutical company against claims concerning its insulin pricing practices.
Ms. Franklin recently led an ad hoc board committee of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, conducting an extensive evaluation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, then-nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, and producing a report recommending confirmation by the U.S. Senate. In late 2021, Ms. Franklin was appointed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to serve as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Commissioners are responsible for recommending a group of candidates to the President for selection as White House Fellows, one of the nation's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Ms. Franklin was a member of the 2013-2014 Class of White House Fellows. In 2020, she served on the Department of Justice Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition and was recognized by the National Law Journal as a "D.C. Rising Star" and by the Washington Business Journal as a "40 Under 40" honoree.
Based in the Firm's Houston Office and a partner in the Energy Practice, Alexandra Wilde represents clients in complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carveouts, private equity investments, joint ventures, and related general corporate matters. She focuses her practice on key areas of the energy industry and has completed more than $30 billion of transactions.
Some of her recent representative matters include transactions in renewable energy, cleantech, specialty chemicals, and traditional upstream/midstream/downstream oil and gas markets (including pipeline processing and transportation systems, terminals, oil field services, and oil and gas properties). In 2021, The Deal recognized Ms. Wilde as an M&A Rising Star. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Energy Law.
In addition to successful client representations, the lawyers on Bloomberg's list are also recognized for establishing early ownership of key roles; leadership skills; pro bono service to their communities; displaying new ways of thinking about their legal practices through innovation or thought leadership; and demonstrating tangible support for, and participation in, diversity and inclusion efforts.