Jackson Walker congratulates James McFall on being selected for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 46th Leadership Dallas class.
Founded in 1975, Leadership Dallas is the DRC’s flagship leadership development program aimed at growing an ongoing pipeline of diverse leaders. The nine-month educational program features a select group of ambitious civic leaders who have been selected to explore the critical issues facing the community through lectures, discussion groups, on-site visits, simulations, and other leadership development activities.
With his admittance, James joins Jackson Walker’s ever-growing list of Leadership Dallas participants, including W. Ross Forbes, Jr., Alex Frutos, Larry E. Glasgow, J. Colter Harris, William H. Hornberger, Brian A. Kilpatrick, Retta A. Miller, Brad Nitschke, Ashley Scheer, Justin Shipley, Stephanie Collette Sparks, Nathaniel St. Clair, II, Christopher A. Thompson, and Peter K. Wahl.
James Carlos McFall focuses his practice on media, sports, entertainment, and complex commercial litigation, including cases of alleged fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and theft of trade secrets. He has represented clients in federal and state courts Texas and California. James has been named a “Rising Star” in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers from 2017-2018 and in 2020.
Since 2015, James has co-chaired the ABA’s First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition, an annual competition which is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law and to prominent members of the media bar. In addition to co-chairing the Moot Court Competition, James serves as an At-Large member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Communications Law. He also volunteers his time as President of the Windcrest/Northeast Bridge Builders, a nonprofit that he helped form with his high school classmates and local business leaders aimed at providing resources and improving educational opportunities for students in his hometown of San Antonio.
James received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.