jw2 (Jackson Walker Women) - A Formula with a Focus
Jackson Walker Women (jw2) is an initiative dedicated to the attraction, retention, and promotion of women professionals. Through its programs, jw2 creates opportunities for women attorneys to build strong networks to sustain a successful and satisfying legal career. At the same time, jw2 supports women in their efforts to make an impact in the community.
Women practice in all areas of the firm, serving as lead counsel in litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters. Currently, JW has more than 100 women attorneys. Many of JW's women attorneys have been recognized by their peers and professional organizations for their outstanding legal skills. JW's women attorneys are part of the firm's leadership, serving on management, compensation, and other committees. Publications such as The National Law Journal, Texas Monthly, and Texas Lawyer have acknowledged JW's women attorneys as being exceptional in their practice.
Kathleen McElroy LaValle is a partner in the Litigation section of Jackson Walker and head of the jw2 initiative. She has successfully developed her litigation and regulatory practice in Texas while raising her children and serving on various committees in the firm.
Jackson Walker publishes "Connect", a newsletter outlining the firm's support for women initiatives and the accomplishments of its women attorneys.